The 2010 Lotus Elite Prototype

2010 Lotus Elite Prototype

The revolutionary new Lotus Elite is precisely that. Its compact yet stylish body is sophistication embodied. It’s not only neatly elegant, in keeping with Lotus core values; it’s a car of substance incorporate some of the very latest technological innovations Lotus has to offer. The smooth retractable hard top version and the optional use of hybrid technology with KERS are typical examples of Lotus tailoring technology to deliver perfect performance.

While the vehicle revealed in this release is a Production Intent Prototype, it represents a concept vehicle being planned and developed by Lotus Cars. Lotus Cars reserves the right to change the external and internal design of the Production Intent Prototypes, the specification, performance, size, weight, fuel consumption, power train details and any other product information at anytime and without notice for any reason at all.

Details of performance, weight, fuel consumption and other production information relating to the Production Intent Prototypes are not official or proven figures and stand for the intended performance, weight, fuel consumption and other product information of the Production Intent Prototypes. The design, specification and performance figures for all Production Intent Prototypes will be confirmed following official testing and will be available from Lotus Cars.

Lotus Elite Specification:
Layout: 2+2 seater, front-mid-engined, rear wheel drive
Length: 4.60m
Width: 1.90m
Height: 1.32m

Engine: Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid technology: Hybrid gearbox with integrated electric motors and KERS
Cylinder: V8
Capacity: 5.0 litre
Power/Torque: 620 PS / 720 Nm
Rev limit: 8,500 rpm
0-100 km/h: 3.5 to 3.7 seconds
Top speed: 315 km/h
CO₂ approx (CO₂/km): 215 g/km**
Weight: 1,650 kg
Seats: 2+2
Transmission: Full Hybrid transmission
Drive: RWD
Start of production: Early 2014
Enters the market: Spring 2014
Price indication: Circa £115,000

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