This is what they had to say about a car that will have such big competition from day one: “As the old saying goes, you can’t have your cake and eat it. In the past we were educated to believe we can’t have it all. But that was the past. Today’s driver demands more and the Elan delivers.The Elan is the beating heart of the new Lotus line-up. It’s a high performance sports car, that much is clear, it’s a Lotus after all, but thanks to some clever innovations the Elan also has everyday usability too. With a 2+2 variant, the Elan should be the only car you need.Set for release during the second half of 2013, the Elan features a 4.0 litre V6 pressure charged engine capable of delivering up to 450 PS and taking into consideration its relative light weight of 1,295kg, the Elan’s performance edges on supercar.”
Just like its bigger brother, the Esprit, KERS is an optional extra to boost performance further but here is what the car conceals under that beautiful body. 4.0 Litre V6, 420+BHP, rev limit of 7,800RMP, 7 speed gearbox, 0-62MPH in 3.5 seconds. The cost of the car when it’s available late 2013 will be just £75,000.