The level of innovation and the degree of engineering conducted by Lotus proves that once again, excellence can be achieved. The 2013 Lotus Elan Sports Coupe is the newly reborn model that is a combination of the various Elan models that Lotus has produced over the last 50 years, including the type 50 and the M100. Lotus believes the 2013 Lotus Elan Sports Coupe is going to be one of their most popular products for the next few years. The vehicle was designed to replace the Evora coupe, and Lotus is hoping that it will flourish in the United States market where Lotus has been struggling for some time.
Over the past decade, the Elise has been completely transformed from previous models and now features an engine provided by Toyota. Management at Lotus has said nothing but positive things about the partnership with Toyota and how it is benefiting their new line in performance and emissions. The new model's features are said to greatly surpass the features of the current and previous models and the new Elan can be described as almost a completely new car.
Although the styling is beyond striking, it is what is under the hood that gets car enthusiasts really excited. The vehicle is going to be powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine that is combined with a KERS system to produce 450 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Now that is innovative! Zero to 60 mph will be achieved in a lightning fast 3.5 seconds and top speed will be 192 mph. The lightness of the vehicle plays a significant role in speed and handling, as this is a vehicle that hugs even the sharpest turns in the road. It features a 7-speed transmission and is expected to exceed expectations when it comes to fuel-economy.
There is really not much to say about vehicle; it is one that will speak for itself. If its muscular physique isn't enough to get you excited, slipping behind the wheel will. The first thing you notice when you sit in this two-seater is the way you feel like you are in a racecar. You barely need to lift a finger to find a control, and the design just sort of hugs around your body. The 2013 Lotus Elan Sports Coupe can be described as addictive, ambitious and a genuine thoroughbred. Starting at $118,000, this is one that is going to give Porsche a run for its money in this segment.