Recent information has revealed that Lotus is developing a hypercar in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering. For now little or nothing is known about this new hypercar, but some say that the new Lotus Evil Vision GT Concept can be your inspiration.The Lotus Evil GT Concept of the images is work of the designer António Paglia, and is inspired by classic Formula 1 and fighter jets.Seen from the front the Evil Vision GT Concept features a set of huge air intakes on both sides to direct the air to the various radiators. The central part of the front bumper is designed to carry air along the bottom of the Lotus Evil, reaching the huge rear diffuser. The front also includes small optics and a narrow LED bar.On the sides we are again sure that the whole design was designed to benefit aerodynamics. Rear-view mirrors have given way to very small cameras that also have the function of channeling air to the rear.António Paglia did not reveal whether this prototype was conceived as an electric, hybrid or totally combustion model. However, the design seems to allow the placement of a generously sized central engine.
2018 – LOTUS 3-ELEVEN 430
Lotus is developing a new generation of sports vehicles, but before it reaches the market in 2020 consumers will be able to purchase a latest version of the iconic 3-Eleven. The British manufacturer has introduced its most advanced homologated vehicle, the Lotus 3-Eleven 430, a special version limited to only 20 units that announces the end of production of the model.Underneath the hood is a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine capable of producing 430 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. According to Lotus, the 3-Eleven 430 is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 290 km / h. Compared to the previous 3-Eleven, these figures represent an improvement of 0.2 seconds in the acceleration time and 6 km / h in the maximum speed record.The V6 engine is coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and the traction is controlled by a Torsen-type differential.Confirming its announced performance, the 3-Eleven 430 set a new record in Lotus’s test circuit in Hethel. It took 1:24 minutes to complete a lap, meaning it was 0.8 seconds faster than the Exige Cup 430 and took 2 seconds less than the previous 3-Eleven.According to Lotus, the performance of the 3-Eleven 430 is not just due to engine power. The model has an aluminum chassis and a body that integrates carbon fiber, and in addition, was subjected to an aerodynamic review that improved the downforce by 44 kg for a total of 265 kg at full speed.
2018 – LOTUS ELISE SAFARI DECL-CONCEPT
Lotus tradition has always been based on models that combined high power with very light bodywork, thus guaranteeing performance at the level of more powerful and much more expensive super sports cars.But what the British brand never bothered to do was get into the crossovers chapter. Now, after the sale to the Chinese of Geely, there is talk of Lotus launching an SUV, but so far, this has never been a priority for a brand whose DNA has everything to do with sports cars and racing cars.This has just changed, since Mathieu Echeverri, a French filmmaker and brand enthusiast founded by Colin Chapman, asked a coach to turn a Lotus Elise into an all-terrain.The transformation was handled by Decl-Concept, company of David Levy, friend of Mathieu. It was he who convinced him to buy a Lotus Elise of 1999 for this transformation, and the request was very simple and straightforward: an Elise capable of walking on all types of terrain.The result is the first Lotus Elise Safari in history, which despite not having four wheel drive, is ready to accelerate off the road. It goes without saying that Mathieu was impressed with the creation, which despite changes in the body continues to weigh less than 800 kilos.The exterior image remains true to the sporty British brand, but rugged all-terrain tires, the new suspension that makes it taller, the more muscular arches of the wheels and the metallic structure of the passenger compartment have a kit of extra lights and support for planks.Regarding the engine, Decl-Concept kept the original 120-hp block. Still, and despite the centre of gravity of this Safari being much taller than a conventional Elise, this Lotus continues to be agile and fast, with the difference that now you will not have to worry about going through a dirt road and with holes.
2018 – LOTUS EVORA GT410 SPORT
Lotus, now under the umbrella of the Chinese group Geely, continues its strategy to launch new and improved versions of the models that make up its catalog every few months. This time comes the update of the Evora Sport 410 , which receives some minor modifications and from now on it gets the name of Lotus Evora GT410 Sport.The new model, like its predecessor, is positioned below the Lotus Evora GT430 , the most powerful street version of the brand and whose version Evora GT430 Sport is the fastest sport of the British brand.The changes are subtle but very effective, and despite not having the aerodynamic elements of the GT430 manages to increase the aerodynamic load of its predecessor by up to 50%. Aesthetically appearing redesigned carbon fiber bumpers and some elements in the same material. At first glance we can only recognize it by the new forms of the front air intakes, more stylized and aggressive than those of its predecessor.At the mechanical level it continues the same configuration as its predecessor, with the already known 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine of Toyota origin that produces 416 hp (410 hp), hence its name, and a maximum torque of 420 Nm at 3,500 rpm. Its top speed is 305 km / h and will accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.2 seconds on its manual transmission version and 4.1 seconds on the automatic version.Its empty weight is only 1,279 kilos, but Lotus offers its customers different options that allow them to lower their weight even more, up to 1,256 kilos, thanks to elements such as the optional titanium exhaust system and the adjustable Öhlins TTX shock absorbers. aluminum, specially calibrated by Lotus. In total, it can reach up to 98 pounds less than the Evora 400 and 28 pounds less than the previous Evora Sport 410.It is already available in major international markets where the British brand is present and in Europe has a price of 111,900 euros – in Germany. Lotus has already confirmed that it will be available with manual or automatic transmission and in 2-seat or 2 + 2 versions.
2016 – LOTUS REQUIRES 360 CUP
The new model of the British brand will have an edition limited to 50 units.
Based on the Exige V6 Cup, the 360 Cup comes with black matte roof, red Motorsport sport seats and will be available in 4 metallic colors: black, grey, silver, white and also available bmw car covers. Highlight for daytime LED lights, carbon front spoiler and exclusive rear diffuser.The version arrives equipped with 17 or 18-inch wheels – as optional – sidewalks with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.The list of options includes air conditioning, removable steering wheel and carbon fiber seats approved by the FIA. The engine is a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 that produces 355 hp and 400 Nm of maximum torque coupled with a six-speed manual transmission that allows it to reach 100 km / h in less than 3.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 274 km / h.Regarding performance, the model features adjustable suspension, electronic locking differential and push button for dynamic configuration with four modes: drive, sport, race and off. The 360 Cup also features high-performance brakes and starting control. For drivers who want to make the most of the model, adjustable stabilizer bars and competition Öhlins shock absorbers will be available.I am thrilled to be presenting the new 360 Cup, which again impresses with the new aesthetic changes and performance enhancements, which give it an extraordinary ability both on the road and on the track. “Production will be limited to 50 units and the price in the United Kingdom – without options – starts at 62,500 pounds sterling, something around 338,000 reals at today’s exchange rate.
2016 – LOTUS EXIGE SPORT 350
Lotus unveiled the Exige Sport 350, a sports car equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 345 bhp and 400 Nm of maximum torque. At 1,125 kg, the new model is 51 kg lighter than its predecessor Exige S, this due to the installation of a lighter battery and also lighter engine components. With 300 hp / ton, the model is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.9 seconds and reaching a top speed of 274 km / h in the version equipped with manual transmission. With six-speed automatic transmission the top speed drops to 261 km / h, but the sprint from 0 to 100 km / h is done in 3.8 seconds.The new model features better sound insulation and features lighter ventilation tubing, plus an open panel in the trunk lid. It also has a lighter center console with the gear mechanism in sight. The engineers of the British brand introduced further improvements to the suspension with stiffer shock absorbers and updated steering geometry to make their response more immediate. The center of gravity was lowered relative to its predecessor. All of these changes allow the Sport 350 to be 2.5 seconds faster on the track compared to the Exige S.As options, there are forged wheels, 5 kg lighter than conventional, perforated discs and ventilated discs of two parts, in all 5 kg lighter. It is also possible to order an infotainment system, upholstery and insulation pack, air conditioning and four-piston brake calipers in black or yellow. Inside, it is possible to choose leather or Alcantara coatings, as well as the Tartan theme, which refers to the Lotus Esprit S1 of 1976. After the Exige Sport 350 should appear a roadster version.
2015 – LOTUS ELISE S CUP
After a successful season on the track, the Elise S Cup R completes another stage of its development, now bringing the sporting focus to the Elise S Cup street version. To make sure your race pedigree is not lost, the testing and development of Lotus has made the new version of Elise pass all tests of Lotus tracks.
The Elise S Cup version has the same aerodynamic performances as the “R” version, receiving the aero package with front splitter, rear diffuser, rear aerofoil and fixed roof. The aerodynamic improvements create in the Elise S Cup version 66 kg of downforce at 160 km / h and incredible 125 kg of downforce when the maximum speed is reached. With that, on the test tracks the Elise S Cup hit the Elise S in 3 seconds.The Lotus Elise S Cup is powered by an inline 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine equipped with a Magnuson R900 supercharger producing 217 hp and 250 Nm of torque. The price for the UK revolves around £ 43,500 depending on the options, around £ 172,800 with taxes included.