The Lotus Etna was a creation of Giorgetto Giuguaro from
the Italian styling house ItalDesign.
The Etna was based on a modified Lotus Esprit chassis
and featured the same mid-engine layout. The proposed
power plant was an all-alloy 90 degree V8 which developed
330 bhp @ 6,500 rpm. However in reality the Lotus Etna
was just a styling model and was incapable of moving under
its own power.
The wedge-shaped, carbon
fibre reinforced body helped the Etna achieve a low
drag coefficient, and a theoretical top speed of 182 mph
The 1984 Lotus Etna concept never found its way into production
and the car remains a one-off.
Similar and related vehicles:
Lotus Esprit Concept
Lotus Elan Concept
Lotus Elise Concept
Lotus Hot Wheels