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Lotus looks to Upmarket Brand

Lotus Elan

In an interview this week from Autocar Wolf Zimmerman- Lotus Engineering Chief, stated that Lotus plans to raise its quality to the standards set by supercar makers such as Ferrari, Aston Martin and Lamborghini. Lotus is set to use rivet-bonded aluminium spaceframes and part-stressed aluminium skins on all five of the sports cars it revealed in Paris, the Elan, Elite, Espirt, Eterne and the Elise. Zimmerman also stated that the Elise’s 2.0 powerplant will no longer be supplied from Toyota even though the V8 and V6 motors will still be sourced from them.

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