Spy shots

Lotus Eagle

Lotus Eagle spotted undergoing tests

Code-named 'Eagle', the Lotus newcomer has been snapped undergoing handling tests at the German Nurburgring.

It will 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.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!
Advertisement
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/lotus/22552/lotus-evija-hypercar-aerodynamic-details-revealed
Lotus

Lotus Evija hypercar - aerodynamic details revealed

12 May 2020
Visit/lotus/202124/lotuss-badge-engineered-specials-from-cortina-to-carlton-and-vx220
Lotus

Lotus's badge-engineered specials: from Cortina to Carlton and VX220

19 Jan 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/features/202640/bmw-m4-competition-vs-mercedes-amg-c63-s-coupe-german-coupe-twin-test
Features

BMW M4 Competition vs Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe - German coupe twin test

The F82 BMW M4 is about to be put out to pasture, so does AMG’s recently fettled C63 S Coupe finally have its number?
18 May 2020
Visit/jaguar/202404/jaguar-project-8-evo-reader-experience
Advertisement Feature

Jaguar Project 8 evo reader experience

The Jaguar Project 8 is a 200mph marvel of engineering designed with one purpose in mind: to deliver the thrill of driving. We put some lucky evo read…
14 Apr 2020
Visit/features/18127/the-best-six-cylinder-engines-ever-we-pick-our-favourites
Features

The best six-cylinder engines ever – we pick our favourites

Six-cylinder engines can be found in cars of all kinds, good and bad. We collate the very best
13 May 2020
Visit/porsche/911/202636/porsche-911-carrera-to-be-turbo-only-as-manuals-stay
Porsche 911

Porsche 911 Carrera to be turbo only, as manuals stay

Porsche confirms the 911 Carrera won’t be available with a naturally aspirated engine again, but manuals stay. For now
17 May 2020