Lotus Super Elise Preview Looks Stunning

Lotus Super Elise rendering 3 photos
Photo: Julian Thomson
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 Julian Thomson is the man behind the breathtaking Jaguar C-X75 Concept, a car that needs no introduction. He’s also the man behind these sketches that preview what he would like to be the Lotus Super Elise.
The Jaguar advanced design director published the two photos on Twitter and the internet community went wild. With the possibility of seeing such a car from Lotus become reality, that’s hardly a surprise.

Julian was the one that also brought the Elise Series 1 model into this world and, according to his own statements, that one didn’t come out exactly as he wanted. Knowing how the auto industry works, we can definitely see why that happened. However, he hopes things will be different with his new creation.

Compared to the Elise, this new car should be 30 mm lower and between 75 and 100 mm wider in the hips, at least if we’re to believe what he had to say about it.

Just by looking at the renderings, you can tell that this will be a car that will take no prisoners, at least if we’re to judge it by what we get to see now. However, things will probably change a bit by the time it hits the streets in production guise.

Either way, rumor has it that the engine under the bonnet will still be a Honda V-TEC unit with a sequential gearbox that will be sending the power to the rear-wheels, of course. Considering the design and the hopes the Lotus community has, we’re thinking that this should be a more focused track car than a daily driver which could go either way in terms of sales.
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