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by George Skentzos

Lotus builds some of the most revered and celebrated performance cars in the world, however hasn’t produced an all-new model in over a decade.


This dry spell is about to come to an end, with Lotus set to reveal its Espirit-successor – the Lotus Eagle – at next month’s British Motor Show on July 22.

Lotus Eagle details emerge

Like the current Elise and Exige line-up which feature the 1.8L VVTL-i engine, Lotus has also looked to its Japanese companion to power the Eagle which is set to boast a Toyota-sourced powerplant.

Specifically, a modified version of the 200kW 3.5-litre V6 engine from the Toyota Aurion will be used to power the new Eagle in both naturally-aspirated and supercharged variants.

The Eagle is set to replace the Espirit as the flagship of the Lotus range which ended production in 2004.

The new mid-engined 2+2 coupe will utilise Lotus’ trademark lightweight aluminium space frame technology, no doubt keeping the overall weight hovering about the 1,000kg mark.

Source: CarScoop




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