VIDEO: 2014 Lotus Elite hybrid convertible unveiled

After revealing the impressive but just concept Eterne, people from Lotus introduced the new Elite convertible scheduled to debut somewhere in 2014. The rear wheel drive front-mid-engined model will benefit from two versions, one using a convensional engine, more exactly a V8 engine able to deliver 612 horsepower and 720 Nm of torque. The optional is a hybrid engine benefiting from the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), able of 215 g/km CO2 emissions.

2014 Lotus Elite

2014 Lotus Elite

In terms of dimensions, the 2+2 hardtop Lotus Elite is 4.60 meters long, 1.32 meters tall and 1.90 meters wide. Lotus claimed that the new Elite set for release in spring 2014 will set a new benchmark regarding the main features of a car, such as design and performance.

2014 Lotus Elite

2014 Lotus Elite

The new Lotus Elite will weight 1,650 kilograms making the V8 petrol engine able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds while the announced top speed is 315 km/h. Lotus revealed also an estimative price that is around £115,000.

2014 Lotus Elite

2014 Lotus Elite

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