Paris Preview: 2014 Lotus Elite
For example, the retractable hard top version and the optional use of hybrid technology with KERS are just a few of the features used by Lotus on the 2014 Elite. Praised as the dawn of a new era for the automaker, the Elite is thought to offer the first taste of what’s to come from Lotus in the future.
“There’s no denying that the Elite is breathtakingly beautiful to look at but it’s so much more than that, it’s a car that over delivers in all other aspects as well,” Dany Bahar, CEO of
The Elite sports a 2+2 seat configuration, with the front-mid positioned 5.0l V8 engine delivering up to 620 PS. This means that drivers can expect to go from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in approximately 3.5 to 3.7 seconds.
“Make no mistake, there’s a definite market requirement for the Elite – it’s the ultimate sports car feel with comfort and space,” added Bahar. “There will always be those who believe that Lotus should stick to small sports cars but we didn’t take the decision to design something like the Elite lightly, it’s based on months of careful research and planning. It’s worth noting this sector has been very successful for us in the past and now the Elite raises the benchmark higher still.”
autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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