The future Lotus Eagle 2+2 coupe will make its world debut in July at the London Motor Show. It will be powered by a Toyota engine, and CarMagazine thinks it will be something around the 24-valve V6, that produces 262bhp at 6200rpm and 248lb ft at 4700rpm.
It will be priced around £45,000. The Eagle is the first properly new Lotus in 13 years, and will showcase the firm’s new versatile vehicle architecture. The same basic system, which has set hardpoints for the four corners of the car but can be extended vertically and horizontally between them, will also underpin the 2010 Lotus Esprit replacement.
Eagle’s production will begin in October 2008, with first deliveries coming towards the end of 2008.