Lotuses Elise, Exige and Evora are history

Lotuses Elise, Exige and Evora are history

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About 26 years have passed since the release of the three models Elise, Exige and Evora. A total of 51,738 copies were produced.

From 1996 to 2000, the first generation of Elise and Exige sports cars was built in a small Hethel assembly shop together with Lotus Esprit. The current assembly lines will replace for the production of the all-new Emira vehicle. Its serial release is planned for the spring of 2022.

Three final copies were photographed together with the Lotus team that participated in the development of the cars. The latest sports cars will be on display at the Lotus History Museum.

The Lotus Elise Sport 240 Final Edition painted yellow is the last of 35,124 cars built.

Lotus Exige Cup 430 Final Edition in Heritage Racing Green – 10,497 final build.

And Lotus Evora GT430 Sport in Dark Metallic Gray will close the line of 6,117 cars.

According to design director Russell Carr, these iconic cars have played a big role in Lotus’s 73-year history. The design team will miss these models as they have been perfecting their cars for 26 years.

But thanks to the strategy of the Vision80 brand, new models of Lotus Evija, Lotus Emira will soon appear. In addition, the first electric SUV, the Lotus Type 132, is of interest. Engineers of the brand promise to release the car in the next few years. A different approach to technologies and their implementation will likely be taken.

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