Specs & DetailsEngine: 4.0 L V6
Horsepower: 444 hp
0-60 Time: 3.5 seconds
Top Speed: 192 mph
The End of Compromise
As the old saying goes, you can't have your cake and eat it. In the past we were educated to believe we can't have it all. But that was the past. Today's driver demands more and the 2013 Elan delivers.
The 2013 Elan is the beating heart of the new Lotus line-up. It's a high performance sports car, that much is clear, it's a Lotus after all, but thanks to some clever innovations the 2013 Elan also has everyday usability too.
With a 2+2 variant, the 2013 Elan should be the only car you need.
Set for release during the second half of 2013, the 2013 Elan features a 4.0 liter V6 pressure charged engine capable of delivering up to 450 PS and taking into consideration its relative light weight of 1,295kg, the 2013 Elan's performance edges on supercar.
From a styling perspective, the 2013 Elan is built like an athlete with a muscular physique and perfect poise. It's a thoroughbred, rigid with tension, ambitious and addictive, nothing but best in class will suffice for this car.
It's not enough to simply provide performance and exceptional looks, innovation is also integral to the 2013 Elan's appeal. In keeping with the rest of the new Lotus range, the 2013 Elan features optional hybrid technology with KERS.
Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: "If there was ever a car to make you drive the long way home, it's the 2013 Elan. Perfect for both road and track, the 2013 Elan not only ticks all the boxes, it creates new ones too."
"The 2013 Elan will convert people to Lotus, I would challenge people not to become addicted to driving it. It will also go a long way towards dispelling the old misconceptions about this class, that in order to have high performance you must sacrifice usability - those days are gone."
"Once you drive an 2013 Elan you won't look back, it will give you things you didn't even realise you were missing - that's the essence of Lotus and the 2013 Elan perfectly captures that spirit."
One car, zero compromise.
2013 Lotus Elan Specifications
* Layout 2 seater (optional 2+2), mid-engined, rear wheel drive
* Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
* Hybrid technology Optional KERS
* Cylinder V6
* Capacity 4.0 litre
* Power/Torque 450 PS / 465 Nm
* Rev limit 7,800 rpm
* 0-100 km/h 3.5 seconds
* Top speed 310 km/h
* CO2 approx (CO2/km) 199 g/km**
* Weight 1,295 kg
* Seats 2
* Transmission 7 Speed DCT
* Drive RWD
* Start of production Summer 2013
* Enters the market Autumn 2013
* Price indication Circa £75,000
*Please refer to the ‘Further Information' section in the Media Kit for information relating to this specification
**Using optional hybrid
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Hammond's icons: the Lotus Elan...
Caning one on track is like mud-wrestling a nun, according to Richard!
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06/04/2013 - jasminerebecca8 - link
Jocelyn. true that Aaron`s blog is astonishing... I just bought a brand new Lotus Elan after I been earnin...
06/04/2013 - codywright333
LOTUS IS MAKING A 2013 ELAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! life is complete.
05/26/2013 - simonscarspots - link
Lotus Elan from @PerfectionValet, (7 pics)
05/22/2013 - Supercars4Sale - link
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05/21/2013 - TheHooniverse - link
Greenwich Concours Preview: 1970 Lotus Elan +2 Coupe
05/06/2013 - ItsMeBitch_7
2013 Lotus Elan is kinda my dream car lol
04/29/2013 - Guido_Mercati - link
I've just listed 'Lotus Elan M100 (the one and only head-turner)' on
04/24/2013 - Roderic95314139 - link
Austin. although Monica`s posting is something, last tuesday I got Lotus Elan...
04/19/2013 - lesnorman - link
Who repaired car engines on the gold-coloured lounge carpet, and built a Lotus Elan in the garden? Do we know why?
04/15/2013 - TG_Indonesia - link
The best pics that didn't make it onto this week, featuring the Aston One-77 and Lotus Elan...
03/21/2013 - meilenzwerg - link
Lotus Elan, Fangio at Monaco Grand Prix, Mercedes W126 and lots of humour on the new meilenzwerg edition 12-2013
03/20/2013 - ThatRalphh - link
I favorited a @YouTube video from @proukraine All-New 2013 Lotus Elan (HD)
03/18/2013 - MolefeMokomane - link - photo
Awesome Dream Cars, with the Lotus Elan as my favorite!
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From Wikipedia Lotus Elan is the name of two convertible cars and one fixed head coup√© produced by Lotus Cars. The original Type 26, 26R Racing version (of the S1 Elan), 36R Racing version (of the S2 Elan), 36 Fixed Head Coupe, 45 Drop Head Coupe, and the "Type 50" +2 Coupe, circa 1962 to 1975, are commonly known as the '60s Elans. The Type M100 from 1989 to 1995, is also commonly known as the 1990s Elan.