Spy shots

Lotus Eagle

The Lotus 'Eagle' has been snapped undergoing cold-weather testing in northern Scandinavia

It'll be powered by a mid-mounted 3.5-litre petrol engine borrowed from Toyota, and the V6 unit will drive the rear wheels alone. Taking a mass-produced engine from the shelf of a big car maker has two big advantages: first, of course, is that Lotus’ own engineers can fully concentrate on other important things of the car like chassis and safety. The second weighs even more: a modern, mass-produced engine is the guarantee to pass strict EU and US emission regulations at an affordable price.

We might see a concept of the new car at the British motor show in July this year.

Recommended

Radford’s Lotus Type 62/2 John Player Special revealed with 600bhp
Radford Lotus Type 622 John Player Special
Lotus

Radford’s Lotus Type 62/2 John Player Special revealed with 600bhp

Lotus Type 62/2 by Radford unveiled in range-topping John Player Special form
9 Sep 2021
Lotus Emira GT4 revealed ahead of 2022 race debut
Lotus Emira GT4
Lotus

Lotus Emira GT4 revealed ahead of 2022 race debut

Emira sheds weight and gains race-spec kit as it prepares to go racing
8 Sep 2021
Lotus firms EV future plans – four new models due in four years
Lotus EV future plans
Lotus

Lotus firms EV future plans – four new models due in four years

A new production facility in China, and technical partnership with Nio to result in a wave of new models 
31 Aug 2021
'Every empty-headed EV start-up feels compelled to build a 2000bhp hypercar'
Dickie Meaden opinion
Lotus

'Every empty-headed EV start-up feels compelled to build a 2000bhp hypercar'

In a world gone power-mad, we need the next Elise more than ever, says Meaden
17 Aug 2021

Most Popular

2022 Nissan GT-R model year update revealed
MY22 Nissan GT-R T-spec – front quarter
Nissan GT-R

2022 Nissan GT-R model year update revealed

Two new special editions and the return of some iconic colours are the highlights of the Nissan GT-R’s MY22 update
14 Sep 2021
Tesla Model S Plaid breaks EV Nürburgring record – beats Porsche Taycan Turbo
Tesla Model S Plaid
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Plaid breaks EV Nürburgring record – beats Porsche Taycan Turbo

Tesla has now recorded a Nürburgring lap time with its Model S Plaid, if that matters
10 Sep 2021
A dead Ferrari F40 in Switzerland – evo Archive
Ferrari F40
Ferrari F40

A dead Ferrari F40 in Switzerland – evo Archive

The story of a Ferrari F40, a flat battery, Swiss chocolate and sex toys…
7 Sep 2021