2014 Lotus Elite with KERS - Kinetic Energy Recovery System
KERS in a production car? Yeah, right?! You may thought so, but Lotus have other opionion. They released first details about the 2014 Elite.
The car is modern classic with 2+2 seats and astonishing design. The dimensions are 460cm in length, 190cm in width and 132cm in height. It features superb styling and a retractable hard top.
2014 Lotus Elite is going to be powered by an elite motor – 5.0 liter V8 with 620PS and 720Nm of torque. The weight will be around 1650 kg (3638lb), so the car will be able to accelerate to 100km/h in 3.5 to 3.7 seconds and the top speed will be 315 km/h (196mph).
The most important thing is the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), which is firstly installed in F1 cars to boost their performance.
"There's no denying that the Elite is breathtakingly beautiful to look at but it's so much more than that, it's a car that over delivers in all other aspects as well. One could say it's a car of perfect contradictions, it's compact yet spacious, high performing yet low emitting, lightweight yet still reassuringly solid. It's a car that we are exceptionally proud of at Lotus and we truly believe that there is nothing else like it out there both in terms of styling and performance.", commented Lotus CEO Dany Bahar.
Lotus Elite will be put on sale in the spring of 2014 and the base price will be £115 000.
2014 Lotus Elite:
Layout: 2+2 seater, front-mid-engined, rear wheel drive Dimensions: Length: 4.60m Width: 1.90m Height: 1.32m
Engine: Petrol, hybrid optional Hybrid technology: Hybrid gearbox with integrated electric motors and KERS Cylinder: V8 Capacity: 5.0 litre Power/Torque: 620 PS / 720 Nm Rev limit: 8500 RPM 0-100 km/h: 3.5 to 3.7 seconds Top speed: 315 km/h Weight: 1,650 kg Seats: 2+2 Transmission: Full Hybrid transmission Drive: RWD Start of production: Early 2014 Enters the market: Spring 2014 Price indication: Circa £115,000