Posted by Maspion Labels: Automotive News
Lotus wants to compete with Ferrari and McLaren F1 is not in the arena, but in the supercar class with new Esprit flagship product. Not absurdly responsibility, said the British car manufacturer was buried V8 engine derived from the Japanese. Autoblog sites try to confirm the rumor to the Lotus.
Lotus CEO Dany Bahar told reporters in a press conference that it would offer a more authentic experience than driving a Ferrari 458 or a McLaren MP4-12C. Plus the use of technology KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) will add to the driving experience, said Bahar.
What's interesting about the new Esprit, a cardiac pacemaker V8 from Toyota's 5.0-liter. The machine, he says now is behind the hood lexus IS-F is powered 570 HP, but which languished in Esprit lighter and smaller dimensions.
No wonder if Lotus is very proud of his new vehicle and dare to challenge Ferrari and McLaren. Because, when Esprit was first produced in 2004 with a V8 twin-turbo 3.5liter engine has only a maximum power of 350 HP.