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Getting closer to the Paris Motor Show, more is being revealed – or rumored, perhaps – about what will be on show. AutoExpress is predicting the appearance of five Lotus concepts at the end of September: a roadster, two front-engined grand tourers, and the new Esprit. Last month, we postulated that a supercharged or convertible Lotus Evora convertible might make the scene, and there's a slight chance of seeing the 2012 Lotus Elise. The two front-engined GTs are the real surprise, seeing that there hasn't been much said about them previously. If these concepts do, in fact, exist and end up going into production, they, combined with the new Esprit would double Lotus' current line.
As excited as we'll be to finally see the Esprit, we'll be just as glad to sate our curiosity about Lotus' engine line-up. A widened Elise prototype has folks wondering about a V6, the Esprit has been imagined with a BMW engine as well as a couple of Lexus powerplants, and Lotus and Cosworth have been further developing powertrains for the brand. With Lotus aiming to join the scalpel-edged sports car party, we expect its Paris showing to be something special – we just hope it doesn't look like AE's rendered version shown at right.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The rendering is a little cartoonish but overall i think its pretty good looking. It definitely has Lotus DNA in the basic shape and lines.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I like it too, and it reminds me a bit of the Lotus that was designed exclusively for Hot Wheels a year or two ago.

        Can anyone tell me how to upload an image on this blog?

      • 4 Years Ago
      • 4 Years Ago
      @ shiftright move curser over photo--right click mouse--pick option to save to
      save pic as or save target as works for me
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Lotus Esprit V8 is one of my favorite cars of all time, I hope it captures the spirit of the old ones
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fantastic news, keep growing lotus, keep working your magic in new profitable ways
      • 4 Years Ago
      Overall I really love the design.
      ... but then again, I don't trust any images that AutoExpress publishes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hope it looks like the concept....that is one sweet ride....
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is quite nice looking, but why is it most 'exotics' seem to now come with a Ferrari-esque front?