2010 Paris Motor Show: 2015 Lotus Eterne Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 30, 2010

Behold the Lotus Eterne Sedan Concept, the British response to the Porsche Panamera. Unveiled today at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the new four door super saloon from Lotus promises to offer a new level of elegance and the ultimate expression of refined style.

The Lotus Eterne is a true four seater sports GT and is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering up to 620 PS and 720 Nm of torque, and capable to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.0 seconds, as well as to a top speed of 315 km/h or 192 mph.

With a total weight of 1,800 kg, the car will make its debut in 2015 and will be available in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. A hybrid version will also be available, and this model will use a hybrid gearbox with integrated electric motors. The Lotus Eterne will be introduced on the market in Spring 2015, and will carry a price tag of £120,000 or $189,000.

Breaking tradition, the Lotus Eterne is a front engine, rear drive, four door sports car delivering spacious sophistication for the discerning driver. It offers high performance, but it has low levels of emissions.

It has solid tracking and yet is lightweight. The vehicle takes advantage of carbon fibre materials and aluminium to save on weight. It has been described as a vehicle of contradictions as it has provoked a significant amount of interest.

Leaving its two-door competitors behind, Lotus has changed the sporting experience to allow for a collective shared experience of the power and passion the vehicle brings.

Press Release

Lotus Eterne Concept

Enter the Lotus Eterne, the four door super saloon from Lotus. If the Elite is elegance incarnate then the Lotus Eterne is elegance redefined.
The Lotus Eterne is a true four door, four seater sports GT. It’s the ultimate expression of refined style, sophistication and grace. But wait. An elegant, graceful sports car? Surely not.

A sports car by definition can’t be graceful. Powerful, exciting, aggressive yes, but not graceful. Yet here it is, the ultimate paradox - the Lotus Eterne. Power and grace, performance and elegance, beauty and strength all in one stunning package.

With a 5.0 litre pressure charged V8 engine delivering up to 620 PS the Lotus Eterne is aiming for best in class performance and efficiency.

In keeping with the rest of the new line-up, the Lotus Eterne will benefit from hybrid technology.

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: “The Lotus Eterne is sensational to look and as with the rest of the range it also over delivers in all other aspects as well. Similar to the Elite, it’s a car of perfect contradictions, it’s compact yet spacious, high performing yet low emitting, relative lightweight yet still reassuringly solid.”

30 Sep 2010 11:24:56
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UPDATE: First Lotus Eterne video added

As announced a few hours ago, Lotus has just premiered the new Lotus Eterne 4-door sedan at the Paris auto show. As yu can see in this official images, the general styling lines of the Lotus Eterne are similar to the ones of the previously shown Elite coupe. The front fascia of the Lotus Eterne has basically the same styling.

Enter the Lotus Eterne, the four door super saloon from Lotus. If the Elite is elegance incarnate then the Lotus Eterne is elegance redefined.

The Lotus Eterne is a true four door, four seater sports GT. It’s the ultimate expression of refined style, sophistication and grace. But wait. An elegant, graceful sports car? Surely not.

A sports car by definition can’t be graceful. Powerful, exciting, aggressive yes, but not graceful. Yet here it is, the ultimate paradox - the Lotus Eterne. Power and grace, performance and elegance, beauty and strength all in one stunning package.

With a 5.0 litre pressure charged V8 engine delivering up to 620 PS the Lotus Eterne is aiming for best in class performance and efficiency.

In keeping with the rest of the new line-up, the Lotus Eterne will benefit from hybrid technology.

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: “The Lotus Eterne is sensational to look and as with the rest of the range it also over delivers in all other aspects as well. Similar to the Elite, it’s a car of perfect contradictions, it’s compact yet spacious, high performing yet low emitting, relative lightweight yet still reassuringly solid.”

“We truly believe that there is a market for the Lotus Eterne, there is nothing else like it out there both in terms of design, capacity and performance. The biggest difference between the Lotus Eterne and it’s class competitors is that it’s not an evolution of an existing two-door model, it’s a deliberate and considered stand-alone creation. It’s the ultimate four door sports car.” Sometimes there are no rules to be broken, so it is time to define them instead.

Lotus Eterne Specification *
Layout: 4 seater, front-mid-engined, rear wheel drive,
all wheel drive is optional
Engine: Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid Technology: Hybrid gearbox with integrated electric motors
and KERS
Cylinder: V8
Capacity: 5.0 litre
Power/Torque: 620 PS / 720 Nm
Rev limit: 8,500 rpm
0-100 km/h: 4.0 seconds
Top speed: 315 km/h
CO₂ approx (CO₂/km): 220 g/km**
Weight: 1,800 kg
Seats: 4
Transmission: Full Hybrid transmission
Drive: RWD, AWD optional
Start of production: Early 2015
Enters the market: Spring 2015
Price indication: Circa £120,000
*Please refer to the ‘Further Information’ section in the Media Kit for information relating to this specification.
**Using optional hybrid

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