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Lotus Esprit Concept

Lotus Esprit Concept

Lotus Esprit Concept

Lotus Esprit Concept
Make Lotus
Model Esprit Concept
Concept year 2010
Production year 2013
Engine 5.0 litre V8 - hybrid optional

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show Lotus unveiled an amazing five all-new concept vehicles. Essentially they revealed their entire future lineup all in the space of one evening. The headline act was the introduction of the Lotus Esprit Concept, a car which everyone had been expecting but no one knew the details.

The new Lotus Esprit should be in showrooms by 2013, and as the flagship model it is the one everyone will be judging most fiercely.

The styling of the new Lotus Esprit concept is significantly different to the old car. In fact if it weren't for the badges it would be impossible to identify it as a Lotus. It looks more like a next-generation Honda NSX.

Powering the Lotus Esprit concept is a supercharged, 5.0 litre V8 which produces 620 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque. Thanks to this beasty engine the Esprit concept can catapult itself to 62 mph (100km/h) in just 3.4 seconds. Top speed is 205mph (330 km/h).

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus said of the new Esprit concept: "One has to be very careful when taking on the challenge of reinventing such an iconic classic as the 2013 Esprit - everyone has an opinion. There's a fine balance between acknowledging the greatness of the past whilst at the same time rapidly leaping forward to the future and ensuring that this car not only does the name 2013 Esprit justice but also the Lotus brand. I think we've managed to find the balance and in doing so created a new icon, a car people will find hard to resist. Not only does the 2013 Esprit look incredible but it has the performance to match. We've stuck to the Lotus core values of performance through lightweight and teamed them with future technology and exceptional engineering to ensure that the 2013 Esprit will be the leader of the pack. The design is aggressive, you have to see it to appreciate how low and wide the proportions are but it still retains a level of dignity, of class and most of all exclusivity. Iím very proud of this car."

Lotus Esprit concept specifications:
Layout: 2 seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive
Engine: Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid technology: Optional KERS
Cylinders: V8
Capacity: 5.0 litre
Power/Torque: 620 PS / 720 Nm
Rev limit: 8,500 rpm
0-100 km/h: 3.4 seconds
Top speed: 330 km/h
CO2: approx (CO2/km) 250 g/km
Weight: 1,450 kg
Seats: 2
Transmission: 7 Speed DCT
Drive: RWD
Start of production: End of 2012
Enters the market: Spring 2013

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