Lotus’ latest model, code-named Lotus “Eagle” has been snapped undergoing handling tests at the ring (Nürburgring).
We brought you the first pictures of the 2+2 Lotus sports car last month, and since then the car has been spotted testing more frequently ahead of its unveiling at the British Motor Show in July.
It will be powered by a mid-mounted 3.5-litre petrol engine borrowed from Toyota, and the V6 unit will drive the rear wheels alone.
Forced induction is expected but not confirmed. Lotus plans to market at least five versions ranging from a convertible to variants utilising paddle shifters (a first for Lotus).
Entering production at the beginning of 2009, Project Eagle will enter the market as Lotus’ flagship performance car above the Elise, Exige and Europa.