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BBC News - Lotus to unveil five new sportscars

Hopefully the Elan will be in the sub 2500lb range.

Edit; or maybe I read the wrong... The Elise might be the fat one.
Interesting that it will be placed above the Elise in the pricing structure...

:popcorn:

"This is not just about the cars, it's about the complete remake of the brand," boss Dany Bahar told BBC News. Scares the hell out of me.
 

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Got it, there are two different white cars, assume the Elise and Esprit. Nice first look, hope to see the studio type shots and more details in the next week.
 

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Very interesting. All the cars look more upscale, but also somewhat futuristic/Japanese.
 

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Here are all the specifications. Credit to Gauss on Rennteam: http://www.rennteam.com/forum/page1.html?vs=6

Esprit

V8 petrol
5 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
620hp. !
8500 rpm max
0-60 3.4secs
Top speed 330kmh
Co2 250
Weight 1450kgs
Seats 2

Elan

V6 petrol
4 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
450hp. !
7800 rpm max
0-60 3.5secs
Top speed 310kmh
Co2 199!
Weight 1295kgs
Seats 2 +2-option

Elite

V8 petrol
5 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
620hp. !
8500 rpm max
0-60 3.7secs
Top speed 315kmh
Co2 215
Weight 1650kgs
Seats 2 +2


Elise

V4 petrol
2 litre
6 speed dct gearbox
320hp. !
7800 rpm max
0-60 4.3secs
Top speed 270kmh
Co2 150
Weight 1095kgs
Seats 2

Eterne


V8 petrol
5 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
620hp. !
8500 rpm max
0-60 4.0secs. - WTF - it's a 4 door!
Top speed 315kmh
Co2 220
Weight 1800kgs
Seats 4
 

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The Elan (yellow) looks awesome actually...starting to grow on me. Though, I am having some trouble identifying a common brand theme, but perhaps it will become more apparent with better pictures.
 

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Oh goodie, moved to a section that doesn't show on the front page...

Cool considering it's the only thread with actual pictures from the upcoming cars so far.
 
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