Presented at the 2010 Paris Motor Show together with the Elite, Esprit, Elise and Eterne concepts, the Elan is a 2-seater coupé that will be positioned between the Elise and the Esprit in the brand’s future model line-up.
The design adopts the same language used on the Esprit, with the main differences concentrated in the rear section, defined by horizontal lines.
The Elan will be also available with a 2+2 variant.
Powered by a 4.0 liter V6 unit with 450 hp, the Elan has a weight of 1,295 kg, which allows to achieve a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 310 km/h.
As the rest of the new Lotus range, the Elan will feature optional hybrid technology with KERS.
The production of the Elan is planned for Summer 2013, with the first deliveries expected for the next Fall. Retail prices will start from about £75,000 ($119,000).