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Lotus Eagle

Lotus Eagle

After the first image and official details on the Project Eagle that will make its world debut at the British Motorshow on 22nd July, AutoCar today revealed new image gallery.

The Project Eagle is powered by a modified version of Toyota’s 3.5-litre V6, with dual VVT-i that produced 280 hp. It can hit a top speed of 160 mph; the 0-60 mph sprint from standstill is estimated at sub 5 seconds (prototype figures).

Source: AutoCar

Lotus revealed today the first official information on the 2010 Project Eagle that will make its world debut at the British Motorshow on 22nd July at an 11:30 press conference. This is the time when Lotus will also reveal the official name of the car.

The Project Eagle is powered by a modified version of Toyota’s 3.5-litre V6, with dual VVT-i that produced 280 hp. It can hit a top speed of 160 mph; the 0-60 mph sprint from standstill is estimated at sub 5 seconds (prototype figures).

Styled in-house by Lotus Design, the Project Eagle’s sleek, sophisticated and attention-snaring lines brilliantly disguise its ability to accommodate passengers in the rear of the cabin, giving the car the external characteristics of a small, nimble sportscar whilst belying its internal space. As well as being sold in a 2+2 configuration, the car will also be available as a purely twoseater, the space in the rear being allocated to luggage storage.

Deliveries of Project Eagle will begin in Spring 2009, and with only 2000 of the hand crafted cars planned each year, this exclusive and unique car is creating a real stir with celebrity enthusiasts around the world.

Lotus will unveil the Eagle 2+2 sports ca r on July 22 at the British Motor Show in London. CarScoop published a teaser image of the car, that is rumored to be powered by a modified version of the Toyota Camry’s 3.5 V6 engine that in stock form produces 268Hp at 6,200 rpm and 248 lb.-ft. at 4,700 rpm.

Rumors also say the engine will be offered in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged versions. The Eagle will essentially replace the top-of-the-line Esprit that went out of production in 2004.

Source: CarScoop

Lotus will unveil the Eagle sportscar in July at the British Motor Show. The latest spy shots revealed that the front doors that are carefully crafted to ease access to the rear cabin.

Eagle is just a codename for the new 2+2 project. The finished car will carry a new ’E’ badge.

The future sportscar will be powered by 3458cc V6 engine from Toyota. That 24-valve V6 has variable valve timing and pumps out 262bhp at 6200rpm and 248lb ft at 4700rpm.

The Eagle will get a composite roof as a stressed structural member - helping to make the coupe unusually rigid. Boffins among you will be impressed by the claimed vehicle stiffness of 26,000Nm per degree.

The lightweight construction will keep mass low; Lotus claims the bare front module of the Eagle weighs a paltry 25kg. And the suspension - double wishbones at all four corners - features arms made of forged aluminium to cut unsprung mass, instead of the steel wishbones on the Elise, Exige and Europa. The dampers are supplied by Bilstein, the springs by Eibach.

Source: CarMagazine

The future Lotus Eagle will make its world debut in July at the London Motor Show, after many and many rumors and spy shots. The new 2+2 sports car will go on sale towards the end of the year at a price of $90.000. Lotus announced a convertible version is also in the works and will be launched few months after the coupe.

The 2009 Eagle will be placed between the Elise and
next-generation Esprit , and is designed for those who love the Elise,
but also want a little more room and comfort.

The 2009 Eagle will be powered by a tuned version of Toyota’s V6 engine used in the Camry. It will be offered with two different displacements: 2.5 liters and 3.0 liters with power between 200 and 300 hp. The Eagle was announced to be a real sports car with 0 to 60 mp sprint to be made in less than 5 seconds.

Here are the best shots of the upcoming Lotus Eagle - an Elise-based 2+2 sports car. The production version will be unveiled in July at the London Motor Show, and sales will start toward the end of the year.

Essentially a stretched version of the highly successful roadster, the hard-top Eagle features room in the back for two small passengers and swaps the Elise’s four-cylinder engine for a Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre V6.

Source: AutoExpress

Although the Eagle will not be released until July at the London Motor Show, Lotus will bring the first glimpse of the eagerly awaited project at the Geneva Motor Show. The company will present part of the advanced technology being utilised for Project Eagle and the latest development of the innovative Lotus Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA). This first glimpse is the front module of the chassis.

Project Eagle is the code name for the new higher specification addition to the Lotus product range entering the market above the Elise, Exige and Europa. Going into production at the beginning of next year, Project Eagle draws heavily on the proven technology used in the iconic Lotus Elise Lotus Elise family of vehicles as well as the Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) shown as the APX (Aluminium Performance Crossover) Concept Vehicle. Project Eagle will be an all new fantastic Lotus sports car, which illustrates Lotus Engineering’s ability to create innovative and exciting high performance niche car products.

Press release after the jump.

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.

Source: CarMagazine

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