Base Lotus Esprit will be hybrid; powerful versions will be lighter

Lotus seems to be taking their "five-year, five model plan" very seriously and the new generation Esprit set to be released at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show will be the model to set that plan in motion.

New details about the future supercar revealed that the Esprit will, in fact, be offered in two versions. A base model will combine a 100 HP electric motor to a normally aspirated V8 engine and a more powerful version will drop the hybrid system and focus on weight-saving measures.

"There will be no hybrid system, the engine will have more power, but the major performance gains will come from losing weight," said Bahar. "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 carbon fiber."

Sales for the new Lotus Esprit will begin in Europe in Summer 2013.

Source: Autocar

3 comments:

Wow, it was luxurious in white. It’s pure elegant and vibrant. The bumper is great enough to catch attention.

this new model of Lotus is so beautiful. its design is well thought,its good to use for racing because of its capabilities is very high class and the engine is more powerful than other cars. so it is a good creation keep it going.

Well, aside from having such a good exterior design, I am sure that the plan for this Lotus Esprit will be a success. Hybrid car but in lighter version, what a good plan

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