Lotus Elan unveiled - 911 in its sights

Remember the Lotus Elan from the early 90's? Forget it! The company has unveiled a reincarnated rear-wheel drive model.

While it looks like an angry Honda CR-Z, the new performance coupe aims to become a legitimate rival to the Porsche 911.  This is no easy task, but Lotus feels confident in their newest model.

Power is provided by a mid-mounted 4.0-liter V6 engine with 450 PS (331 kW / 444 hp) and 465 Nm (343 lb-ft) of toque. It is backed up by a seven-speed DCT transmission, which enables the 1,295 kg (2,855 lb) car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph). If that fails to attract your attention, perhaps you'll be interested in the hybrid variant which will have CO2 emissions as low as 199 g/km.

On sale in the fall of 2013, the Elan will carry a base price of approximately £75,000.

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Motor show Paris Motor Show
Automaker Lotus
Article type Concept Car
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