Not since 1982 have we seen a new Lotus Elite on our roads, but this is all set to change in 2014 when Lotus will launch the new Lotus Elite 2+2 Coupe.
This time it is set to feature a front/mid 5.0 litre V8 engine layout, delivering up to 620 PS which is enough to propel the new Lotus Elite from 0-62 mph in around 3.5 seconds. There is speculation that there will be a hybrid model based on the engine/transmission from the Lexus 600h. And that the roof will be either fixed or retractable.
Although the image above is a mock up of the prototype, we can already see how stunning the new Elite to set to be, albeit a little Aston Martin meets Ferrari come Renault Laguna Coupe.
More news on the Lotus Elite hopefully later in the month as more is revealed at the Paris Motor Show.Published 20 September 2010