Report: Lotus focusing fully on the all-new 2013 Esprit

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 1, 2010

As you may know already, Lotus unveiled five impressive sport concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in October the 2014 Elite, 2013 Elan Concept, 2013 Esprit, 2015 Eterne and 2015 Elise Concept. Still, don’t expect to see these cars too soon on the road as the British manufacturer is only working on the Esprit Concept.

According to the latest reports from Autocar, Lotus is focusing fully on the all-new Esprit, which is set to hit the dealerships in 2013.

The car is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine (same found on the Lexus LFA) capable to deliver 550 hp or 620 in the R version.

Mated to a seven-speed paddle-shift gearbox, the car will be capable to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.2 seconds. Still, the car delivers just 250 g/km, a very low number for its segment. Furthermore, the car will be fitted with a optional KERS hybrid technology.

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: “The Esprit is the ultimate supercar. In the past when people thought of the Esprit, they thought of the movies, Bond, Pretty Woman, Basic Instinct but this time around, the car is the star of the show.”

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