2014 Lotus Elite Renderings

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Price 

  approx $181,900

Production 

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Engine 

5 liter V8

Weight 

3638 lbs

Aspiration 

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Torque 

531 lb-ft

HP 

up to 612 hp

HP/Weight 

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HP/Liter 

122.4 hp per liter

1/4 mile 

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0-62 mph 

3.7 seconds

Top Speed 

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(from Lotus Press Release)  A New British Expression of Exclusivity

Look up elegant in the dictionary and youíll find variations on the following 1. dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour, 2. superb taste in design, style and 3. something elegant; the ultimate refinement.

The ground-breaking new Elite is exactly that. Itís compact yet chic body is elegance incarnate. Itís not only exquisitely elegant, in keeping with Lotusí core values, itís a car of substance incorporating some of the very latest technological innovations Lotus has to offer. The slick retractable hard top and the optional use of hybrid technology with KERS are typical examples of Lotus tailoring technology to deliver perfect performance.

Set for release in spring 2014, this is an innovative, exciting GT that will set a new benchmark in design, performance and emissions. And itís not all about sleek lines and stunning bodywork with this particular 2+2, what hides beneath this shark like exterior perfectly does the aesthetics justice. A front-mid positioned 5.0 litre V8 engine delivering up to 620 PS meaning drivers can expect to go from 0-100 km/h in approximately 3.7 seconds.

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: ďThereís no denying that the Elite is breathtakingly beautiful to look at but itís so much more than that, itís a car that over delivers in all other aspects as well. One could say itís a car of perfect contradictions, itís compact yet spacious, high performing yet low emitting, lightweight yet still reassuringly solid. Itís a car that we are exceptionally proud of at Lotus and we truly believe that there is nothing else like it out there both in terms of styling and performance.

ďMake no mistake, thereís a definite market requirement for the Elite Ė itís the ultimate sports car feel with comfort and space. There will always be those who believe that Lotus should stick to small sports cars but we didnít take the decision to design something like the Elite lightly, itís based on months of careful research and planning. Itís worth noting that total 2+2 production represented over 20 per cent of Lotus build between 1948 and 1996 (pre small car platform) and 11 per cent over all, this sector has been very successful for us in the past and now the Elite raises the benchmark higher still.Ē

The Elite will redefine ďmodern classicĒ.