Thursday, June 7, 2007

Lotus launches new Europa S

Lotus Europa 2006 45 pr photo

Lotus Cars announced today the launch of the new Lotus Europa S, a GT model positioned above the more spartan Elise and Exige models.

In resurrecting the Europa nameplate, Lotus remained faithful to the original's lightweight performance philosophy, bringing the new Europa in at less than 2200 lb through extensive use of composites and an extruded and bonded aluminum chassis.

In keeping with Lotus' "Business Class" theme for the new Europa, the car is more sophisticated and understated than the more in-your-face styling of the Elise. Fortunately, the higher level of sophistication is accomplished without sacrificing the kind of performance we've come to expect from Lotus - 0-60 mph in about 5.5 seconds and 0-100 in around 14 seconds.

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