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New Lotus Elise in 2015

Thu, 30 Sep 2010

The 2015 Lotus Elise

Of all the Lotus reveals today at the Paris Motor Show, the new Lotus Elise is perhaps the one most easily understood. After all, the current Lotus Elise has been with us for a decade and will be a rather long-in-the-tooth model by the time Lotus turns up with this replacement in 2015.

Although the new Lotus Elise will be the closest to Colin¬†Chapman’s vision of a real Lotus, it will be a bit on the pricey side, with prices starting at around ¬£40k. Rather a lot for a little Lotus.

The recipe will be the same as for the current Elise; aluminium bonded chassis and much the same size as today’s car making it light and nimble. Power will come from the supercharged 2.0 litre Toyota lump which will be offered in a variety of flavours from 300-350bhp.

There will be no auto ‘box option on the Elise, but it will come with stop/start. And be available as a coupe or roadster.

But 2015 is a long way off. Good looking car, though.

By Cars UK