TTAC Photochop: Lotus Eagle
It's nice to see that Lotus is finally stabilizing– at least to the point where it can afford to develop their model range. In these fuel conscious times, legendary Lotus founder Colin Chapman's philosophy of increasing performance by "adding lightness" is due for a major resurgence. As fans of the brand know, Lotus will soon release a brand new 2+2 coupe. It's reportedly larger than the Europa (and hopefully prettier); a promising successor for the Esprit. We also know that the new car will use the Europa/Exige platform with a slightly elongated wheelbase. This reminded me of the attractive Lotus M250 concept car from 2000. Many elements of that car are suited for a production version. So I freshened it up and trimmed it for assembly. And yes, there's gold in them thar' hills!
I dunno. Where would you mount the winch? Nice rendering, but when it comes to Lotus, four seats good, two seats better.
An Eagle has to be all wheel drive, right?
I am just hoping they bring a car to the US at a reasonable price that would work as an everyday car. The elise is just too small. I used to love my Miata's, but I just can't do the tiny car thing anymore. Could this one be the car I have been waiting for? Reasonable power, good looks, and insanely fun handling?
Does it remind anyone else of a Firebird?