This is it, the car that every body was waiting for from Lotus, the Lotus Esprit revival. Lotus is preparing its weapon to enter the Mid-engined V8 powered supercars field. This means that the Lotus Esprit will have tough competitors like the Ferrari 458 Italia and the McLaren MP4-12C to name a few.

The 2013 Esprit clearly has the looks to play with the big dogs. However, the more interesting part lies under the bonnet where there's a supercharged 5.0 L V8 coming from the Lexus IS-F that now produces 620 Hp. Better than that, Lotus is planning to offer a KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) used in Formula One i 2009) like system as an option. This means you will have 620 Hp under you right foot and a few more ponies at the press of a button.

Performance figures are remarkable as usual: 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time will be at around 3.5 seconds and top speed is 329 Km/h (205 mph). Expect the new Lotus esprit to cost at around 175,000$

update: Live pictures available.

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