Another name that goes right into the hearts of the brand's enthusiasts. The new Lotus Elan has definitetly grown up in every way. And yes, this is the fourth concept car unveiled by Lotus in this year's Paris Motor Show and there's still more to come..

Just like all the future Lotus lineup, the 2013 Elan borrows its power plant from Toyota. This time, under the bonnet lies a 4.0 L supercharged V6 good for 450 Hp. The extra engine weight along with the bigger body means the Elan is slightly heavier than the 4 cylinder powered Lotus Elise. The Elan weights 1292 Kg (2848 pounds) but that doesn't stop it from reaching 100 KM/h in 3.5 seconds and have a top speed of 310 km/H (193 mph). Ambitious numbers, but knowing Lotus, they shouldn't be too far from reality..

update: Live pictures available.

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