Fresh spy shots
have surfaced of the upcoming Lotus project Eagle coupe. Lotus released some teaser shots
of the front suspension a couple of months ago and we've seen the prototype
wearing the over-sized fender camo before. These new shots, however, give us the clearest view yet of the new 2+2 sports car
. The Eagle is expected to be derived from the architecture of the Elise/Exige, although it will be longer accommodate a pair of 911-style pseudo-seats between the front seats and rear firewall. The four-pot engines used in the current models are expected to give way to a more highly tuned variant of Toyota's 3.5L V6 as used in the Camry and assorted other vehicles from the Japanese maker. The Eagle should get a proper name and shed the extra bulk at the corners in time for this summer's London Motor Show
. Fans of Hethel products should be able to to get one around the end of the year.
[Source: Auto Express