Although nobody expected, as the 2014 Elite was unveiled, Lotus amazed us today with the 2013 Esprit Concept, introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The new car looks impressive and promises to be the ultimate supercar, paying tribute to the legendary Esprit. The car uses a powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering up to 620 hp and 720 Nm of torque, capable to push it to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds and to a top speed of 330 km or 205 mph.
The engine is mated to a 7-speed DCT. Regarding the debut, the new Lotus Esprit will make its debut in the market in Spring 2013 and will carry a price tag of around £110,000 or $173,000. The car that has a total weight of 1,450 kg promises to be a rival for many supercars on the market. Furthermore, it will be fitted with an optional KERS hybrid technology seen on the Formula 1 cars.
“Not only does the 2013 Esprit look incredible but it has the performance to match. We’ve stuck to the Lotus core values of performance through lightweight and teamed them with future technology and exceptional engineering to ensure that the 2013 Esprit will be the leader of the pack. The design is aggressive, you have to see it to appreciate how low and wide the proportions are but it still retains a level of dignity, of class and most of all exclusivity. I’m very proud of this car.” said Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus.