However, the cult model in the next generation – if it appears – and can deprive the iconic name.
In 2010, the firm Lotus broke a herd of promising concept cars, among which were the prototype of the new Esprit, then it was planned that on the market it will be released no later than three years. As we know, this did not happen, although the appearance of the concept was elaborated so carefully that the prototype looks quite true to this day.
The concept of a decade ago was equipped with toyotascion V8 volume of 5.0 liters, which was developed to 620 HP, meanwhile, Esprit, which can appear on the roads next year, according to Autocar, will also get the power plant of Japanese origin, but creatively modified by the engineers from Norfolk.
It is assumed that the 3.5-liter V6 from Toyota will provide an electric add-on for the development of which is planned to use the expertise of Volvo: UK manufacturers connected with their Swedish colleagues through the “maternal” concern Geely. According to preliminary data, the new Lotus Esprit will have at their disposal about 500 HP and take in the line marks the position directly above the Evora.
It is also known that the coupe will be built at the mid-scheme, but the future novelty should be the “most useful Lotus” due to the increased number of places for storage. It is expected that the sale of the reborn Esprit will go in the first half of 2021 and will become a global model, as the company plans to introduce the supercar to the markets and North America, and China.