2010 Paris: Lotus Elan Concept, production model due in 2013

Lotus Elan Concept

* Updated with video.

Joining Lotus Cars five car unveil at the 2010 Paris Motor Show is the Elan concept. Fitting in somewhere next to the Lotus Evora, the Elan concept shows what the successor of the 1962 Lotus Elan will look like when it hits markets in the summer of 2013.

Power for the Lotus Elan comes from a 4.0L V6 engine making 450-hp. Mated to a 7-speed transmission and weighing in at 2,489 pounds, the Elan runs from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds while hitting a top speed of 193 mph.

Like the Evora, the Elan features 2+2 seating, suggesting that the new Evora may not really have a long life at Lotus. Prices for the production Elan are estimated to start around $118,500.

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– By: Zain Haq