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The future of Lotus Cars - a 27 page brochure brought to you by www.LotusEnthusiast.net
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THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA

A NEW GENERATION. A NEW EXPERIENCE
CONTENTS Lotus Heritage Introduction Lotus Esprit Lotus Elan Lotus Elise Lotus Elite Lotus Eterne Further Information 2-5 6-7 8-17 18-25 26-33 34-41 42-43 44

BORN TO PERFORM
When Colin Chapman built his first competition car in 1948, he adopted the theory of “to add speed, add lightness”. This principle became the cornerstone for the company he founded and it has been at the core of every Lotus car produced, whether for road or track. From the formation of the company through to the present day, each and every Lotus carries the ethos of Colin Chapman’s exacting standards for innovation and design excellence.
2 Lotus Heritage

This spirit is evident in a history that includes over 475 Grand Prix starts and seven Formula 1 World Championships. In addition, Lotus cars has also successfully competed in Rally, Indy car, Le Mans and Saloon car classes, whilst creating iconic road cars such as the Elise, Elan, Esprit, Evora and Exige. From inception to the present day, each and every Lotus is born to perform. Welcome to the new generation.
Lotus Heritage 3

DRIVEN BY PASSION
When driving is in your blood, you can’t help but feel your pulse beat stronger when you catch sight of the new generation cars from Lotus. Powerful, sleek and stirring, they’re the result of Lotus doing what it has always done with an unquenchable passion: innovate. Always pushing the boundaries of what is possible – both on and off the track. It’s thanks to the engineering excellence of Lotus, for instance, that we have ‘ground effects’, aerofoil wings, the monocoque chassis and active suspension. Which is why, when you take the wheel of the latest models to carry the Lotus badge, you will instinctively feel the spirit and power of this heritage surround you. Engineering that makes the most efficient use of the minimum number of parts. Design built around a perfectly balanced chassis. A car and an experience like no other. From the original Elite to the lightweight bonded chassis of the new generation Evora, the principle is the same. Drive with passion.

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Lotus Heritage

Lotus Heritage

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ESPRIT. ELAN. ELISE. ELITE. ETERNE

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Introduction

Introduction

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LOTUS ESPRIT

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Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit

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10 Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit 11

12 Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit 13

14 Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit 15

ESPRIT SPECIFICATION*
Layout Engine Cylinder Capacity Power/Torque Rev limit 0-100 km/h Top speed CO₂ approx (CO₂/km) Weight Seats Transmission Drive 2 seater, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Petrol, hybrid optional V8 supercharged 5.0 litre 620 PS / 720 Nm 8,500 rpm 3.4 seconds 330 km/h 250 g/km** 1,450 kg 2 7 Speed DCT RWD

*Please refer to page 44 of this brochure for information relating to this specification. **With optional hybrid.

16 Lotus Esprit

Lotus Esprit 17

LOTUS ELAN

18 Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan 19

20 Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan 21

22 Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan 23

ELAN SPECIFICATION*
Layout Engine Cylinder Capacity Power/Torque Rev limit 0-100 km/h Top speed CO₂ approx (CO₂/km) Weight Seats Transmission Drive 2 seater (optional 2+2), mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Petrol, hybrid optional V6 supercharged 4.0 litre 450 PS / 465 Nm 7,800 rpm 3.5 seconds 310 km/h 199 g/km** 1,295 kg 2, 2+2 optional 7 Speed DCT RWD

*Please refer to page 44 of this brochure for information relating to this specification. **With optional hybrid.

24 Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan 25

LOTUS ELISE

26 Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise 27

28 Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise 29

30 Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise 31

ELISE SPECIFICATION*
Layout Engine Cylinder Capacity Power/Torque Rev limit 0-100 km/h Top speed CO₂ approx (CO₂/km) Weight Seats Transmission Drive 2 seater, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Mild hybrid, petrol with start/stop option Inline 4 turbocharged 2.0 litre 320 PS / 330 Nm 7,800 rpm 4.3 seconds 270 km/h 150 g/km 1,095 kg 2 6 Speed Manual, DCT optional RWD

*Please refer to page 44 of this brochure for information relating to this specification.

32 Lotus Elise

Lotus Elise 33

LOTUS ELITE

34 Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite 35

36 Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite 37

38 Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite 39

ELITE SPECIFICATION*
Layout Engine Cylinder Capacity Power/Torque Rev limit 0-100 km/h Top speed CO₂ approx (CO₂/km) Weight Seats Transmission Drive 2+2 seater, front-mid-engined, rear-wheel drive Petrol, hybrid optional V8 supercharged 5.0 litre 620 PS / 720 Nm 8,500 rpm 3.7 seconds 315 km/h 215 g/km** 1,650 kg 2+2 Hybrid transmission RWD

*Please refer to page 44 of this brochure for information relating to this specification. **With optional hybrid.

40 Lotus Elite

Lotus Elite 41

ETERNE SPECIFICATION*
Layout Engine Cylinder Capacity 2 seater, front-mid-engined, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is optional Petrol, hybrid optional V8 supercharged 5.0 litre 620 PS / 720 Nm 8,500 rpm 4.0 seconds 315 km/h 220 g/km** 1,800 kg 4 Hybrid transmission RWD, AWD optional

LOTUS ETERNE

Power/Torque Rev limit 0-100 km/h Top speed CO₂ approx (CO₂/km) Weight Seats Transmission Drive

*Please refer to page 44 of this brochure for information relating to this specification. **With optional hybrid.

42 Lotus Eterne

Lotus Eterne 43

FURTHER INFORMATION

Whilst all vehicles shown in this brochure are Production Intent Prototypes, they represent concept vehicles being designed and developed by Lotus Cars. Lotus Cars reserves the right to change the external and internal design of the Production Intent Prototypes, the specification, performance, dimensions, weight, fuel consumption, powertrain details and any other product information at anytime and without notice for any reason whatsoever. Details of performance, weight, fuel consumption and other production information relating to the

Production Intent Prototypes are not official or proven figures and represent the intended performance, weight, fuel consumption and other product information of the Production Intent Prototypes. The design, specification and performance figures for all Production Intent Prototypes contained within this brochure will be confirmed following official testing and will be available from Lotus Cars at a date to be announced. © Group Lotus plc 2010

44 Further Information

Lotus Cars takes its corporate social responsibility seriously. Committed to achieving an FSC 100% claim or FSC Mixed Sources on all of its printed materials.

For further information on the future Lotus range, and to register your interest, please visit our website.

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