Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has recently made a bold statement at a press conference. He announced the new 2013 Lotus Esprit as a fierce competitor to the McLaren MP4-12C and the Ferrari 458 Italia, mentioning that the new Esprit will provide a more “authentic” driving experience than its rivals. The KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System)technology in the new engine is also meant to improve driving.
For the 2013 Esprit, Lotus has prepared an in-house engine, leaving behind the V8 borrowed from Toyota. The new one will be a smaller and lighter V8, capable of putting out approximately 570 horsepower. What we know so far is that the new Esprit concept looks amazing. We’ll have to wait and see what the production version will look like and what it will hold under the hood.