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Make Lotus
Model Elise Concept
Concept year 2010
Production year 2015
Engine 2.0 litre 4-cylinder supercharged

The Lotus Elise concept which was debuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is designed to provide an accurate preview of the new Elise due to hit the streets in 2015.

Purists - and who else buys an Elise - will probably be rightfully unhappy about the fact the new Elise is heavier, more complicated and more expensive than the original Elise. And they've got a right to be upset. Lotus had been carrying the flag for all driving enthusiasts with their lightweight and minimalist sports cars for years. Now the new generation of cars is not much different to any other sports car manufacturer.

Aside from die-hard lightweight Lotus fans, most other people will be pretty happy with the coming changes, as they make the car a bit more appealing to the ordinary driver.

There's not many complaints about the styling - other than the fact its not as easily identifiable or characterful than the old car.

The 2015 Lotus Elise Concept features sharp chiseled lines in place of the old cars curves and swoops.

Danny Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: "We worked very hard on getting the 2015 Elise exactly right, it's our entry level car so it needs to give a proper introduction to the Lotus driving experience. The 2015 Elise you can buy now is still a fantastic car, make no mistake, Lotus remain very proud of it, but this is a natural progression for us moving forward. The 2015 Elise will also be class-leading in terms of performance and efficiency but it will do more than that it will take the 2015 Elise model to the forefront of its class across the board. The design of the Elise 2015 is perfect for the target market, it's young, strong, confident, verging on ruthless, it mirrors the engineering and technology. It's the next generation 2015 Elise for a new generation of Lotus drivers."

Lotus Elise concept specifications:
Layout: 2 seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: Petrol with start/stop option
Hybrid technology: Mild hybrid, i.e. start/stop technology
Cylinders: 4
Capacity: 2.0 litre
Power/Torque: 320 PS / 330 Nm
Rev limit: 7,800 rpm
0-100 km/h: 4.3 seconds
Top speed: 270 km/h
CO2: approx (CO2/km) 150 g/km
Weight: 1,095 kg
Seats: 2
Transmission: 6 Speed Manual, DCT optional
Drive: RWD
Start of production: Early 2015
Enters the market: Spring 2015

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