Just curious, has Lotus ever made a model that had an automatic transmission? :shrug:
Ferrari and Lamborghini don't make sports cars. They make ultra expensive exotics. Heck, Lamborghini doesn't even make cars used for sport. Real performance cars have manual transmissions and no torque converters whether or not they have a clutch pedal.tell that to every other sports car company, ferrari, lambo, etc...:shrug:
You refer to the '90s M100 Elan like is was a bad thing - it wasn't. And as far as I know, they were all manuals.Don't forget the wonderful front wheel drive Elan in the 70s..... was it an automatic as well ?
Besides that race car, one of the later versions of the Ford GT-40 had an automatic - it did very well in endurance racing.:no:
My Uncle had this model Elite with an auto. I once took it for a spin and got rearended by a minivan going about 40 MPH. The front of the minivan was destroyed and there was hardly any damage to the Elite:shrug:Short answer: Yes.
The 70s Elite is the only model I know of, but I could very easily be wrong.
Edit: After some more searching, it looks like the Eclat (75-82) and Excel (85-92) were also offered with a 4-speed auto.