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Re: Fall 2004 Edition - Speed Magazine
Page 20 - "Scoop Zone":
Spied on a test track in Britain, this
secret Lotus prototype sportscar is
believed to be the third-generation Elise,
which we may see in late 2006 or 2007.
The current second-generation Elise
has been making such a splash here and
everywhere else in the world, that Lotus
has already begun building a prototype of its successor.
The Elise 'Series 3' should fully comply with U.S. federal crash standards. It will probably continue with the current 1.8-liter inline-4, but power may be upped to 200 bhp to offset any weight gain. Should be a rocket, though with performance that'll be on par with the current Elise.
 

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wallabyguy said:
If you go into the
main section (Rumors and News About the Elise) and scroll back to 10/12 -' 2006 Elise In Road and Track' thread. Enter and scroll down to Miguel's posting of
10/12 and 'click-on' the first of the three
URL's he lists to see the photo and a
previous 'short' article on the 2007 car.
 

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It's the same picture, a yellow RX8/S2000 like thing.
 

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What is most alarming about the new
model is that the present one may only
have a two-year,' three' at most, life span for U.S. production. Imagine waiting
all that time and then finding out you're
in line for a car that is now heavier and bulkier in design. Then again, 'fatties' will
be able to say, 'I can exhale in this one!'
 
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