Lotus has worked hard and put a lot of money into pushing out the brand new Evora earlier then scheduled. Because of this their resources have been running a bit dry and they have had to delay the release of the Esprit until 2011.
Sources stated that the Esprit will be built with the chassis that is based off of the Evora except that it will be stretched and widened to fit the engine that will be mounted beneath the hood. Lotus boss Mike Kimberley says that he wants to offer “guilt-free, high performance motoring” and this means that to reach that goal, the new Esprit could be fitted with a hybrid drivetrain based on a mix of Lotus and Toyota technology.
Lotus has more projects that are on the way which include six new versions of the Evora that will range from convertibles to an automatic variant. They will also be producing S3 versions of the Exige and Elise. Let’s just hope Lotus can bring usÂ the 2011 EspritÂ supercar that we’re epxecting, and expectations are high.