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Lotus Esquive

Lotus Esquive

Lotus Esquive

Lotus Esquive

Lotus Esquive

Lotus Esquive

All images used with the permission of Mayeul Walser
Make Lotus
Model Esquive
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine electric

The Lotus Esquive (Dodge in French) is the work of Mayeul Walser, a Transport Design student at CREAPOLE-ESDI in Paris. Previous examples of work from Walser include the Saab Fashionista and the Alpine Renaissance.

The Esquive was designed as a sports vehicle for the Russian market. So before the concept began to take shape Walser did research into Russia as a country, gathering inspiration from the sheer size of the country with its wide open expanses, and also Russian aerospace design.

Unlike all other Lotus products which are strictly for use on-road, the Esquive has been designed as a mild off-roader to take advantage of the Russian countryside. The windscreen/roof panels can be removed to open up the cabin to the elements and effectively turn the vehicle into a 21st century sports buggy.

The styling of the Esquive utilizes evasive intersecting lines to provide a sense of movement throughout the design. This sense of dynamic ability is one of the traits most closely associated with the Lotus brand with its lightweight = better handling philosophy. Walser envisages a carbon fibre monocoque chassis for the Esquive, covered by fiberglass body panels.

The proposed drive train for the Lotus Esquive is a set of four electric motors developing a total of 260 hp (190 kW). Driving the front wheels are a pair of 55 hp (40kW) motors, while at the rear a duo of 75 hp (55kW) motors power the back wheels. Not just four wheel drive, the Esquive has also been designed with four wheel steering in mind for sharper cornering.

Dimensions of the Lotus Esquive:
Length - 4,000 mm (13 feet)
Height - 1,250 mm (4.1 feet)
Width - 2,200 mm. (7.2 feet)


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Lotus Esprit Concept
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