The design uses some of the styling elements introduced with the Elite Concept, such as the arched roofline that descends giving form to the rear spoiler, the shark-shaped front end, the large shoulders and the triangular tail lights.
The exterior includes a number of chromed details that underline the premium GT nature of the car.
Teh 5.0 liter V8 engine is capable of 620 hp / 720 Nm and allows the Eterne to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of 315 km/h.
The Eterne is the heavier model in the renewed line-up, with a total weight of 1,800 kg.
Like the Elise Concept, the Eterne will enter production in 2015, with a projected price of £120,000.
Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: “The biggest difference between the Eterne and it’s class competitors is that it’s not an evolution of an existing two-door model, it’s a deliberate and considered stand-alone creation. It’s the ultimate four door sports car.”
|The Lotus Eterne Concept debuts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show|