• Feb 26, 2008
Click above for more high-res spy shots of the Lotus Eagle

The bald eagle has made a comeback, and in some parts of the U.S. can easily be spotted hanging out again in tree tops and going after unsuspecting field mice. The Lotus Eagle, however, has been a tough bird to spot. Spy photographers for KGP Photography, however, have caught this prototype out testing in the snowy wilds of the arctic.

The Eagle is Lotus' upcoming 2+2 sports car slated to go in between the Elise and Esprit revival when it goes on sale in the Spring of 2009. Yes, the Eagle does have a backseat, but Lotus itself admits that it's suitable only for children up to 9 years old. Those kids in the back, however, will have a good time in the Eagle thanks to Lotus' trademark all-aluminum platform, as well as a pair of V6 engines from Toyota that promise power in the range of 200 to 300 horsepower. That should give the Eagle a 0-60 time in the low five-second range, though we're sure it will feel a lot faster. It is a Lotus, after all.

While this Eagle is shrouded to conceal its shape, we can tell despite the muzzle that Lotus' newest addition will be a looker. If you're in the bush with binoculars at the London Motor Show this summer, you'll get to see the Lotus Eagle debut in person for the first time.


[Photos: KGP Photography]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This is the most vague/best camo I've ever seen :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome car, but does anyone know how much the toyota 3.5L (I'm assuming that's the ~300hp one) weighs, or how much it will weigh for this car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      EXACTLY what I was going to say, best camo job ever!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm 6'6" and I hope I can fit in this beauty. I was hoping I could fit in an Exige S but my no go...
      • 6 Years Ago
      * The lights look kinda Murcielago no?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "as well as a pair of V6 engines from Toyota that promise power in the range of 200 to 300 horsepower."

      IT'S GOT TWO ENGINES?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Kinda looks like the Apollo Lander...
      • 6 Years Ago
      With that camo, it looks as if a car from Namco's original Ridge Racer has come to life. :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Riiiidge Raaacer!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes! I knew it looked familiar, and was trying to place it. I originally guessed Ford GT90, but google proved that wrong. What a great game, that original RR.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The boxy camo really hides the lines, i cant put the car together at all.