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Lotus - 2010 Elan Concept
Lotus - 2010 Elan Concept

Lotus - 2010 Elan Concept

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Lotus Elan Concept As the old saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it. In the past we were educated to believe we can't have it all. But that was the past. Today's drive... More »
Lotus Elan Concept

As the old saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it. In the past we were educated to believe we can't have it all. But that was the past. Today's driver demands more and the Lotus Elan delivers.

The Lotus Elan is the beating heart of the new Lotus line-up. It's a high performance sports car, that much is clear, it's a Lotus after all, but thanks to some clever innovations the Lotus Elan also has everyday usability too.

With a 2+2 variant, the Lotus Elan should be the only car you need.

Set for release during the second half of 2013, the Lotus Elan features a 4.0 litre V6 pressure charged engine capable of delivering up to 450 PS and taking into consideration its relative light weight of 1,295kg, the Lotus Elan's performance edges on supercar.

From a styling perspective, the Lotus Elan is built like an athlete with a muscular physique and perfect poise. It's a thoroughbred, rigid with tension, ambitious and addictive, nothing but best in class will suffice for this car.

It's not enough to simply provide performance and exceptional looks, innovation is also integral to the Lotus Elan's appeal. In keeping with the rest of the new Lotus range, the Elan features optional hybrid technology with KERS.

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: "If there was ever a car to make you drive the long way home, it's the Lotus Elan. Perfect for both road and track, the Lotus Elan not only ticks all the boxes, it creates new ones too."

"The Elan will convert people to Lotus, I would challenge people not to become addicted to driving it. It will also go a long way towards dispelling the old misconceptions about this class, that in order to have high performance you must sacrifice usability - those days are gone."

"Once you drive an Elan you won't look back, it will give you things you didn't even realise you were missing - that's the essence of Lotus and the Elan perfectly captures that spirit."

One car, zero compromise.

Lotus Elan Specification

Layout: 2 seater (optional 2+2), mid-engined, rear wheel drive

Engine: Petrol, hybrid optional

Hybrid technology: Optional KERS

Cylinder: V6

Capacity: 4.0 litre

Power/Torque: 450 PS / 465 Nm

Rev limit: 7,800 rpm

0-100 km/h: 3.5 seconds

Top speed: 310 km/h

CO2/km: 199 g/km (using optional hybrid)

Weight: 1,295 kg

Seats: 2

Transmission: 7 Speed DCT

Drive: RWD

Start of production: Summer 2013

Enters the market: Autumn 2013

Price indication: Circa £75,000
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