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Old 11-09-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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The V6 300bhp grabbed my attention, but i'm more interested in seeing how much this car will weigh.

If they can keep the weight down near the Exige, this car will be amazingly fast.
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the drawing looks like a Ford GT mated with a 308ti.
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I liked it the first time when they called it Fiero.
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I liked it the first time when they called it Fiero.
second time's the charm.

the fiero was a disgrace to MR's.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:47 AM   #6
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4-seats

interesting

I'd wager 300 hp/2800 lbs
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I'd wager closer to 3000 lbs. Wonder if they will go the F/I route later.
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won't the ability to seat 4 destroy the Lotus ethos of performance through light weight?

I mean, if you're talking a very very lightweight car from the start, adding three more people is going to significantly hamper performance if Lotus stays true to its core values.
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probably the 2GR??
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yeah, a 4 seat DSG lotus just seems like a shameless cash-grab (like the porsche panamera).
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won't the ability to seat 4 destroy the Lotus ethos of performance through light weight?

I mean, if you're talking a very very lightweight car from the start, adding three more people is going to significantly hamper performance if Lotus stays true to its core values.
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The entire mantra of Lotus is if it's light enough, it'll be fast enough. Hell, anytime I have 3 others in the celica, I think of the extra 20% increase in weight.

4 seats in a Lotus is a poor idea.
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Not my style....But nice car
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Not my style....But nice car
how can you judge the car when nobody's even seen what it looks like yet?

those are all test mules/disguised.
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It looks rather like a stretched Elise...


Well, the Eagle certainly looks low-slung and rakish in an Elise fashion. But insiders are confident the newcomer will forge a new identity for itself. This is the first all-new Lotus product for a good dozen years, don't forget.

The funny shape can be blamed on the Eagle's essential make-up. This is an unusual mid-engined 2+2, and the Toyota-sourced V6 is slung amidships. We've seen the registration document for an Eagle prototype and it runs a 3458cc bent six - probably the engine from the US-market Camry.

That 24-valve V6 has variable valve timing and pumps out 262bhp at 6200rpm and 248lb ft at 4700rpm, power outputs that insiders don't argue with. Our sources suggest that an automatic version is in the pipeline complete with paddle-shifts. Perfect for international markets such as the US.

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Chief exec Mike Kimberley recently spoke about the Eagle project in public for the first time. He said: 'I am delighted with the exceptional “fast-track” progress of Project Eagle - the project is hitting key gateway, timing and technical objectives.

'The project utilises our core competencies in aluminium, and composite body engineering, jointing techniques, and vehicle systems integration.'


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Old 04-24-2008, 06:05 AM   #17
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yeah, a 4 seat DSG lotus just seems like a shameless cash-grab (like the porsche panamera).
hey, the Cayenne gave them enough R&D $ to build the Cayman so you can't complain too much.

Plus I don't mind the Panamera as long as they use its platform to come out with a 928 successor - remember, the front engine, water cooled 928 outperformed its equivalent rear engined, air cooled 911 - including the contemporary turbo models.

And Porsche's current front engined v8 makes somewhere in the 550 hp range.
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probably the 2GR??

Yup - thats my thinking. Nice broad torque band and good power all while being pretty damn lighweight (aluminum block and heads, plastic intake manifold, etc)

Its a great choice. Can't wait to drive one mated to a manual trans.
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there's the test mule in action.
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:00 PM   #21
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Looks like the Elise's meaner, uglier brother -- I like it.
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Looks like it's about to transform and that front looks like this smiley
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oh man thats awesome! i want it.
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Seems fairly legit. Either that or someone was really paying attention to the camouflaged testmules.
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Wow...that doesn't look ugly at all! Nice!

I thought it would need a paper bag for itself, or the driver. haha
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[QUOTE]Lotus Project Eagle first official details

July 16th, 2008 1 Comment

Lotus has released the first official image of Project Eagle along with plenty of details before its worldwide public unveiling in the UK.



This is the first all-new sports car from Lotus since it launched the iconic Elise in 1995.



The new model is still currently known only as ‘Project Eagle’ (although one sharp CarAdvice reader has their money on ‘Ethos’ - and I’m keen to agree) with Lotus to announce the official name at its press conference on July 22nd at the British Motor Show.

Earlier reports of a Toyota-sourced powerplant have been revealed as true, with Lotus confirming a 3.5-litre V6 dual VVT-i engine producing 206kW will power Project Eagle.



Whilst performance testing has not yet been completed on production models, early prototypes have recorded a sub-5 second sprint from 0 to 100km/h, with a suggested top speed of 256km/h.

As countless spy shots have revealed, Lotus has visited Germany for some performance testing at the N
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doesn't look like anything will fit in those rear seats
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Maybe it was just to avoid the 2-seater stigma (insurance)? Much like the Lexus SC430 rear seats.
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it looks awsome, but I thought it was a chop of an Elise, a Ferrari and a GTR
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Thanks J Factor, I've been a little lazy as of late.
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I thoroughly enjoy the look of that car as well as the 3.5 v6.


The real question, though, is will it be light enough...?
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I thoroughly enjoy the look of that car as well as the 3.5 v6.


The real question, though, is will it be light enough...?
not with 4 passengers
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When trying to cram an engine, fuel tank and two people in the same spot, something's gonna have to give. I don't fit in the Celica's rear seats, I already imagine the two rear passengers in this thing: Butts resting on the seat edge, knees up over the shoulder and heads bobbed together.
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not with 4 passengers
Yeah, I'd much rather see this in a 2-seater coupe, but I suppose you could always just take out the back seats.

Still, not having seats there at all leaves the possibility of cutting down the dimensions touch, thus saving precious weight.
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u guys didnt read very closely did u....

The article states that Lotus knows the rear seats are a joke, only for young children. It also says you have the option of replacing the rear seats with a luggage bench. So yes this car will come out as a 2 seater coupe.

And as for light weight concern, this sentence is in regard to laping the N
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2009 Lotus Evora -

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[QUOTE]With its stunning visual impact, exhilarating all-round dynamic performance, innovative chassis technology and high levels of luxury, packaging and convenience, the Evora heralds an exciting new era for Lotus.

The first all-new Lotus since the iconic Elise made its debut in 1995, The Evora enters the sports car market as currently the world’s only mid-engined 2+2. Powered by a Lotus-tuned 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 280 PS, and weighing just 1350 kg (prototype specification), the Evora promises breathtaking performance. During preliminary testing around the famous N
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Ill take one. Should be a blast with a the V6 engine. I like the styling too. Real smooth looking
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Looks like the Lotus Eagle prototype in an earlier thread.
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Looks like the Lotus Eagle prototype in an earlier thread.
Indeed. https://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=260909
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It is the Eagle. Eagle was probably the project name.


I'm not a fan of the greenhouse/roof treatment, some of the lines are fighting each other, doesn't make for a balanced styling but I like the overall package.
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Because one of the roles of the Evora is to attract new customers to the Lotus brand, much attention has been paid to its ease of use. Wider, taller door apertures and narrower sills make getting in and out of the cabin a less athletic undertaking than it is in Lotus’s smaller sports cars
You have to be a contortionist to get into an Exige. Seriously.
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You have to be a contortionist to get into an Exige. Seriously.
even the elise is difficult to get in and out
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I would have sex with that car.


Also, here's a shot of the interior for those who are interested:
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looks pretty nice.. id def. love to get one..
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Buttons on the steering wheel? Is Lotus serious???
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At least it's minimal (at least compared to some command centers I've seen on the steering wheel ).
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Evora Engine Specs

The V6 Engine - dual VVT-i ('intelligent' variable valve timing)
The exceptional working relationship that Lotus has enjoyed with Toyota over several decades, combined with the overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception for the company's four-cylinder power units in the Elise and Exige, guaranteed the Japanese giant's inclusion on the shortlist for the Evora engine supplier.

The final choice was Toyota's all-alloy 2GR-FE 3.5-litre V6 DOHC, with dual VVT-i ('intelligent' variable valve timing). Lotus has painstakingly developed its own T6e engine management software for this engine to optimise its compatibility with the unique requirements of the Evora to give a peak power output to 280 PS at 6400 rpm, while boosting its maximum torque to 342 Nm at 4700 rpm (prototype figures).

Changes to the engine management and exhaust systems also allow the V6 to rev more freely and provide rapid throttle response; feedback from the development team suggests that the strength of the engine's mid-range torque means that gutsy performance will be easily accessible without having to thunder through to the redline. This makes the Lotus Evora a thoroughly satisfying car for everyday road use and a rewarding one when you just want to drive.

The 2GR-FE V6 engine is mated to a manual six-speed gearbox, again Toyota-sourced. A close-ratio version of this gearbox is also currently under development for the even more sport-focussed driver.
Many Lotus owners enjoy the blend of unique performance and efficiency that the brand's cars offer. True to the Lotus value of "performance through light weight" CO2 emissions are expected to be a class leading sub-225 g/km (prototype figures) while testers report fuel consumption in the region of 30+ mpg (pending formal homologation testing).

What'll she do?
At the time of its unveiling, full performance figures have yet to be compiled on a production specification Lotus Evora, Lotus has another 6 months development to conduct.

While for Lotus top speed is of less importance than stability at speed, early indications suggest a maximum speed of 160 mph; the 0-60 mph sprint from standstill is estimated at sub 5 seconds (prototype figures).

The first cars will all come with the regular Toyota six-speed manual, but one of the first developments will be a US-friendly auto box with steering wheel paddles. Other future developments will include a race car, so expect a GT challenger sometime soon, plus further more extreme derivatives and a convertible. All these models are to sit alongside the
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The first cars will all come with the regular Toyota six-speed manual, but one of the first developments will be a US-friendly auto box with steering wheel paddles.
What the hell?
Does the rest of the world think all Americans are retarded?

I'm gonna go eat my hamburger/hotdog, throw some trash on the ground, invade a country and then drive my automatic Lotus. WTF!?
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