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Old 10-01-2010, 10:46 AM
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Lotus Eterne Concept 2010

Lotus Eterne Concept 2010

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The Statement of Intent

Enter the Eterne, the four door super saloon from Lotus. If the Elite is elegance incarnate then the Eterne is elegance redefined.

The Eterne is a true four door, four seater sports GT. It’s the ultimate expression of refined style, sophistication and grace. But wait. An elegant, graceful sports car? Surely not.
A sports car by definition can’t be graceful. Powerful, exciting, aggressive yes, but not graceful. Yet here it is, the ultimate paradox - the Eterne. Power and grace, performance and elegance, beauty and strength all in one stunning package.

With a 5.0 litre pressure charged V8 engine delivering up to 620 PS the Eterne is aiming for best in class performance and efficiency.

In keeping with the rest of the new line-up, the Eterne will benefit from hybrid technology.
Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: “The Eterne is sensational to look and as with the rest of the range it also over delivers in all other aspects as well. Similar to the Elite, it’s a car of perfect contradictions, it’s compact yet spacious, high performing yet low emitting, relative lightweight yet still reassuringly solid.”

“We truly believe that there is a market for the Eterne, there is nothing else like it out there both in terms of design, capacity and performance. The biggest difference between the Eterne and it’s class competitors is that it’s not an evolution of an existing two-door model, it’s a deliberate and considered stand-alone creation. It’s the ultimate four door sports car.”

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Layout 4 seater, front-mid-engined, rear wheel drive, all wheel drive is optional
Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid Technology Hybrid gearbox with integrated electric motors and KERS
Cylinder V8
Capacity 5.0 litre
Power/Torque 620 PS / 720 Nm
Rev limit 8,500 rpm
0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds
Top speed 315 km/h
CO2 approx (CO2/km) 220 g/km**
Weight 1,800 kg
Seats 4
Transmission Full Hybrid transmission
Drive RWD, AWD optional
Start of production Early 2015
Enters the market Spring 2015

**Using optional hybrid
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:04 PM
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I think I just heard Colin Chapman turn over in his grave.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:40 PM
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I think I just heard Colin Chapman turn over in his grave.
I was at the press conference yesterday when they unveiled the car(s). They did say it was in the spirit of CC, but this is probably a rather liberal interpretation of what his spirit might be.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:51 PM
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I think I just heard Colin Chapman turn over in his grave.
It's still the lightest performance sedan. The Panamera more than 300 kilos heavier despite having less performance.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:59 PM
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It weights about the same as a normally aspirated XJ.

But that's rather pointless.
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:11 PM
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"...there is nothing else like it out there both in terms of design..."

Umm...
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:28 PM
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It's still the lightest performance sedan. The Panamera more than 300 kilos heavier despite having less performance.
Supposed production is 5 years down the line... What will the big, wealthy manufacturers have on the table by then?
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So, they've done a fantastic job of showing their hand in its entirety five years early

Also, what the hell is pressure charging?
Forced Induction, but of which sort?
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So, they've done a fantastic job of showing their hand in its entirety five years early

Also, what the hell is pressure charging?
Forced Induction, but of which sort?
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EDIT: That was meant to say "Unclear" and be a link, but I forgot that wen you post a link to Wiki, the article name engulfs the link's text.
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Unclear.

EDIT: That was meant to say "Unclear" and be a link, but I forgot that wen you post a link to Wiki, the article name engulfs the link's text.
You can fix that by unticking a couple of Miscellaneous Options.
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So did they just photocopy a Rapide?
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You can fix that by unticking a couple of Miscellaneous Options.
I don't see it - maybe because I am not a Supporting Member?

I checked my User CP > Options, under the Miscellaneous Options section and only had one option there - to change the format of my forum text box to either basic, standard, or enhanced.
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I don't see it - maybe because I am not a Supporting Member?

I checked my User CP > Options, under the Miscellaneous Options section and only had one option there - to change the format of my forum text box to either basic, standard, or enhanced.
No, when you post a reply click go Advanced and scroll down a little, you'll see em there.
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In the URL setting, when you enter a URL, it highlights a title, I don't think you can replace Wiki ones but for the most part thats how I show my links.
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If you untick the boxes, you can prevent the auto thing from thinging wiki and yousetube things.
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