Lotus will unveil its first new sports activities automobile in over 10 years later this week, with V6 energy and a brand new title.
Lotus’ first new sports activities automobile in over a decade might be unveiled tomorrow, it has been confirmed.
A leaked occasion invite posted to Korean web site Autospy confirms the brand new Lotus sports activities automobile, codenamed ‘Kind 131’ might be unveiled in full on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. The leaked picture reiterates earlier official teasers from January (proven under) that the brand new automobile’s headlights will draw inspiration from the all-electric Evija hypercar.
Whereas official particulars stay skinny on the bottom, British publication Autocar reviews the brand new mid-engined sports activities automobile might be powered by a brand new V6 engine sourced from one other automobile producer (however not Toyota, it is value noting), growing over 373kW.
The engine will not characteristic electrification or a hybrid system, opposite to earlier Autocar reviews from 2020, whereas the Kind 131 will journey on an “extensively reworked” model of the outgoing Evora’s aluminium chassis.
The publication claims the mannequin might be priced at round £105,000 (AU$180,000), although earlier feedback from Lotus CEO Phil Popham have advised a price ticket as little as £55,000 (AU$100,000).
It is understood the revealing of the Kind 131 (or no matter nameplate it wears in manufacturing guise) will type a part of a wider technique occasion, throughout which the British model will announce its plans for the approaching years and future mannequin line-up.
First previewed in January 2021, the Kind 131 will type one in all 4 new Lotus-designed sports activities automobiles because of launch within the coming years – as oblique replacements for the ageing Elise, Exige and Evora – plus an all-electric two-seater co-developed with Renault-owned French efficiency model Alpine.
Keep tuned to CarAdvice for the Lotus Kind 131’s full unveiling on Tuesday night.