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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