Lotus Working On Improving Current Range
According to British automotive magazine, Autocar, Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has stated that the company will continue to work on its current products, despite the automaker having numerous new models waiting in line for their chance to shine in the limelight.
The Evora, despite being an outstanding driver’s machine, will be a one-and-done model, as there are new models waiting to take its place. That being said, Lotus has some updates ready for 2012. The updates will likely deal with the vehicle’s interior, but Lotus might have some other plans in store for the two-door sports machine.
While the company continues to focus on revamping its current lineup, Lotus is also hard at work on a new in-house V8 that will be used in the Esprit, as well as a new V6 that will be featured in the Elan.
Lotus’ new models include the Esprit, Elan, a new Elise and the Eterne sports sedan. These new models have received mixed reviews, as it seems the company is aiming at Ferrari and Lamborghini.
The Eterne will be the flagship model that is scheduled to be out around 2015, while the new Esprit will be ready two years earlier in 2013. The new Elan will be aimed at the Audi R8 and might feature a 4.0-liter V6 with 400 to 470 horsepower. Lotus’ classic Elise will get a makeover, but it will still feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with around 320 horsepower.
Will these new models be able to match the Italians and Germans for supercar dominance? It’s hard to say right now, but in the meantime, Lotus has some new updates to tickle your fancy.
Check out the gallery below for a look at the current and concept Lotus models from the 2010 LA Auto Show.