2020 Lotus Esprit New Edition; Specs, Engine, Release Date
Here are the new updates of 2020 Lotus Esprit. It should be part of the new Lotus models expected from 2020 the new edition of Esprit, which would replace the Evora.
For Lotus managers, it was a great win to return the company to the budget profit in 2017, after 20 years in which the British manufacturer (now owned by the Chinese Geely) had not earned a single pound. This result gives new prospects to Lotus, known for its agile and lightweight sports, which has developed a recovery plan based essentially on three models: two sports cars and an SUV.
According to the latest rumors, one of the two sportsmen should be the successor of the Lotus Esprit, a legendary coupé for sale between 1976 and 2004 designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro on behalf of Italdesign. The Esprit has made a whole generation dream and the first rumors about it have already set in motion some fans’ imagination. Among these is the Spanish designer Pol Santos, who tried to give an interpretation of the future 2020 Lotus Esprit (in the drawing above).
The designer says he was inspired by the latest evolution of the Lotus Esprit, much more “muscular” than the original version designed by Giurgetto Giugiaro, but then we can not see the traces in the new interpretation. Eliminated the retractable headlights (a classic on many cars of the ’70s and’ 80s, but no longer homologated) are no longer taken the geometric lines and squares typical of Giugiaro design even in the upper part of the car (roof, windows, and windshield ). Overall, the new style proposal has a modern and gritty look, even if a bit ‘little personal.
2020 Lotus Esprit Release Date
The new edition of the 2020 Lotus Esprit is expected to arrive in 2020 and it is safe to expect a supersport with very high performance, but little is known of her. Lotus is facing a problem, which can certainly become an opportunity if well addressed: being owned by Geely will have to use technology within the group, which also includes the Volvo.
The latter, however, has only four-cylinder engines, not suitable for sports such as the Esprit caliber, but has electric motors capable of supporting 4-cylinder engines to get up to 600 hp of the recent Polestar 1 (here to learn more). It would be enough to adapt the hybrid system of the latter to the different colocation of the engine and the game would be done. The other models that will sanction the relaunch of the Lotus should be the heir of the Elise and a new SUV, destined more than the sports to significantly increase the sales of the small house of Hethel.