• Jul 9, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lotus E-somethingoranother.

Lotus hasn't done something silly, like just spill the beans on the name of its new 2+2 that's set to debut at the British International Motor Show on July 22nd. The new four-placer's moniker will start with an E, and it will be an all-new name. Naturally, Esprit has been reserved for the new range-topper, so that's out. Ethos has reportedly been registered by Lotus in the United States, though it's reportedly not the front runner among the three contenders rumored to be under consideration. Eagle, the name of a much-spied mule, is probably going nowhere, lest Lotus pick a fight with Chrysler. If this one-legged name dance is any indication, we're going to go with Excruciate.


[Source: Autocar]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Lotus Embiggen.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Chrysler doesn't care if they use thier Eagle namesake.

      I doubt they're planning to bring back that horrible looking wagon on roids.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Isn't Ethos like a brand of bottled water? lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      Europa?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, if it were made with the reliability of British cars of yore, EXCREMENT would be fitting, lol.
      If it were the size of the current Esprit, EENIE-MEENIE would do.
      I think I can wait.
      Eagle would have been a terrible name, as all the Lotus names have described exciting concepts or human qualities (except the stilted "Exige"), not the symbol on the front of the US Embassy in London.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:American_Embassy%2C_statue_of_Dwight_D._Eisenhower.jpg
      • 6 Years Ago
      Excelsior!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Elegance? Or is Mercedes Benz going to be a b!tch about it?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Eczema?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ecstasy or Ecstatic or maybe ejeculation

        • 6 Years Ago
        hell yeah, I also think it could be the last one on your list!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Elise 2+2...I'm almost sure of it. Actually, I don't even care; I want the new Esprit 1+1 goshdangit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Judging by the shape of this car, I say Emesis would be the most appropriate
      • 6 Years Ago
      Edible. The first car made from edible plastics.
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