The second revelation from Lotus in the 2010 Paris Motor Show is a 612 Scaglietti Competitor. It's a front mid-engined V8 powered 2+2 gorgeous grand tourer. This concept car comes as confirmation that Lotus now wants to play in the Ferrari field. Apart from the very smooth and nicely sculpted body, Lotus is preparing a very reliable weapon to afec the Modena giant: the 5.0 L V8 from the Lexus IS-F, tuned to produce more than 611 Hp!

The Elite however, is considerably heavy compared to the light weight vehicules that Lotus used to make. In fact it weights around 1632 Kg (3600 pounds) but that doesn't stop it from reachng 100 Km/H in 3.6 seconds and have a top speed that exceeds 313 Km/H (195 mph). The Elite is estimated at 180,000$ and is planned for 2014.

There's still more to come from Lotus, Stay tuned!

update: Live pictures available.

Photo Credits: World Car Fans
Show comments