• Jun 21st 2010 at 9:58AM
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Just in time for the summer solstice, Lotus sent out a cryptic message to let us know that the next evolution of the brand will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show. No other clues have been revealed, but we're guessing that a number of hints will be dropped over the course of the summer.

There are several possibilities, including an Evora convertible or a supercharged variant of Lotus' 2+2, both of which have been previously confirmed. Considering the Elise is growing long in the tooth and is slated to be replaced in 2012, the third-gen. model could be in the cards. But if we were betting men, we'd put a few bucks on Lotus finally unveiling the all-new Esprit after years of delays. The next Esprit will use a stretched version of the Evora platform and is expected to have V8 power, although it's not clear who will supply it. Regardless of what Lotus unveils, if these are the kind of teaser we can expect, it's going to be a long summer.

[Source: Lotus]
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So you think you've seen all there is to see?

Think again.

As peace-loving druids gather to witness the magic of the annual Summer Solstice at one of the UK's most symbolic landmarks, prepare yourself to witness the dawning of a new era for Lotus.

Your journey begins here and now on the longest day of the year and exactly 100 days before the 2010 Paris Motor Show where Lotus is set to unveil the future evolution of an iconic British brand.

They say a picture tells a thousand stories, we're only really interested in one. Buckle up and join us for the ride. Expect the unexpected.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      We're gonna get suckered with a minivan or something.

      Just kidding. I hope.

      A new Esprit would be dope, though.

      Like diablo said, give it a screaming high-revver.
      • 5 Years Ago
      mmm new esprit, awesome! give it r8 v10 levels of neutral handling and acceleration and i'll be impressed. give it F458/Mclaren levels of handling and acceleration and lotus will rewrite the play book.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Whatever it is, im sure it will please. Lotus rarely disappoints.

      (Personally Hoping for Esprit)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I know that this doesnt make any sense but I would love to see a lightweight Esprit with a new V8 5.0 L from ford.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think this car should get a nice small displacement, high-revving 4cam motor. Would make sweet music to my ears.

      And this coming from a guy with a large displacement, low-revving, OHV V8. :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love Lotus. I have full confidence that they will create a master piece with the new Esprit
      • 5 Years Ago
      Please don't let it be hybrid Lotuses. *Facepalm*
      • 5 Years Ago
      This new Espirit is rumored to have a BMW twin-turbo V-8 as the powerplant right?

      If it is the same engine they are using in the X5/6M and new M5, this car could be stupendous.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally, I am expecting a lot fro this car.

      Please Lotus don't disappoint me with hybrid or something else.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If it's a Hybrid/EV/anythingthatisntanespirit,

      I will find the nearest person with an English accent and punch them in the face.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Definitely a crossover.

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