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.