Thursday, 30 June 2011

Lotus Esprit Superleggera

As part of their overarching plan to revolutionise the British car market at all levels, Lotus have announced that the forthcoming Esprit range (coming in 2013, probably) will be crowned by a mighty Superleggera iteration. Powered by a 612bhp version of their 4.8-litre V8, it promises 0-62mph in under three seconds and a top speed of 212mph. Brilliantly, Chief Technical Officer of Lotus, Wolf Zimmerman, says: 'This car will not be like the McLaren MP4-12C. It will be cooler 
– there will be more emotion.'
Auto Express have mocked up some pictures of what it'll probably look like. So, that'll be a standard Esprit with the exhausts from a Nissan GT-R and the rear wing from a Murciélago Superleggera, then. That'll do nicely.

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