The third re-born Lotus model to be released today is the Elan. Positioned slightly below the Elite and the Esprit, the Elan offers a 2 seater (optional 2+2), mid-engined, rear wheel drive experience.
The Elan features a 4.0 litre V6 with optional KERS regenerative braking technology. This unit produces 450 hp and 465 Nm of torque making it slower than both the Esprit and Elite but still able to complete the 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in 3.5 seconds. Top speed is 310 km/h (192 mph) and weight is just 1,295 kg.
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