The 2013 Elan is powered by a 4.0 litre V6 engine that will deliver roughly 450HP and 465Nm of torque. Combined with the new KERS system, the engine is said to be better than ever. It will also have the ability to sprint from 0 to 60mph in 3.5 seconds, while the tough speed is said to be 192mph.
With the Lotus Elite Sports Coupe not available to the market until 2014 it does not have a full safety review available to the public as of yet. With that being said, this car offers similar safety features just like the Elise model which features the unique composite front energy absorbing crash structure and door side impact beams. By knowing the safety precautions that the Lotus has always took, it should have no trouble receiving an excellent rating. Once again Lotus will prove that it can withstand on its own versus Porche, and some of their other competitors. With the Lotus 2013 Elan being in the same market as the Mercedes-Benz SL63AMG, Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche 911 Carrera, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Audi A8 and Jaguar XKR, Lotus cannot afford to cut any corners on safety if it desires to stay competitive in this high end market.
As today's world has an increasing emphasis on becoming eco-friendly, the 2013 Lotus Elan Sports Couple will lead by example. Although most automobile makers' hybrid cars are small, compact and designed for city use there are very few automobile makers incorporating this technology into their sports cars which also distinguishes the Lotus Elite Sports Coupe from other cars in its class.