Lotus revealed their Elan at the Paris Motor Show. The car looks a lot like Honda CRZ, but the performance is rather better.

Lotus Elan is powered by 4.0 liter V6 with 450PS and 465Nm of torque. The mighty engine is mated with 7-speed DCT gearbox, which delivers the power to the rear wheels. The weight of Elan is just 1 295 kg (2 855 lb), so it accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and the top speed is 310km/h (193 mph). The company reports that there will be a hybrid variant of Elan, which will have emissions of just 199 g/km of CO2.

Lotus Elan will go on sale in the fall of 2013, priced at £75 000.

2013 Lotus Elan, 1 of 6
2013 Lotus Elan, 2 of 6
2013 Lotus Elan, 3 of 6
2013 Lotus Elan, 4 of 6
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Lotus Elan Paris 2010, 1 of 4
Lotus Elan Paris 2010, 2 of 4
Lotus Elan Paris 2010, 3 of 4
Lotus Elan Paris 2010, 4 of 4

2013 Lotus Elan:

  • Layout 2 seater (optional 2+2), mid-engined, rear wheel drive
  • Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
  • Hybrid technology Optional KERS
  • Cylinder V6
  • Capacity 4.0 litre
  • Power/Torque 450 PS / 465 Nm
  • Rev limit 7,800 rpm
  • 0-100 km/h 3.5 seconds
  • Top speed 310 km/h
  • CO2 approx (CO2/km) 199 g/km**
  • Weight 1,295 kg
  • Seats 2
  • Transmission 7 Speed DCT
  • Drive RWD
  • Start of production Summer 2013
  • Enters the market Autumn 2013
  • Price indication Circa £75,000