Lotus Confirms Lightweight Versions of Future Models

Ever since Lotus reinvented itself last year, announcing a new range of cars that would allow it to move upmarket, there was an important concern that the company would loose the lightweight philosophy that made it famous.
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Now Lotus CEO Dany Bahar comes to put an end to all that, confirming that the company will also build hardcore versions of the new vehicles, as autocar writes. Bahar explains that these super Lotuses will focus on offering greater performance by going on a diet and will also get some extra power.

“There will be no hybrid system, the engine will have more power, but the major performance gains will come from losing weight,” the CEO told the aforementioned source. “The ‘Racing’ versions of each model will always be pure, driver’s cars. There will be never be anything unnecessary on them, and we will use materials such as carbonfibre.”

In addition to that, Bahar confirmed that Lotus will offer a in-house developed electric or range-extended supermini starting from late 2013.
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