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Lotus Elise - derivatives

Elise Esthy

Project by Brandes & Dschüdow in Germany, the The Esthy is a Lotus Elise with an Audi engine replacing the Rover or Toyota engine. 3 cars have been built. High developement costs led to insolvency of company.

Engine: V6 30valve 2671cc Biturbo Audi Cosworth engine tuned by MTM, rated at 428bhp
 

Esthy was planned to be marketed in two versions; <2.4 and unlimited <3.4 , less than 2.4 kg per horse power 2.4 using Audi biturbo and 3.4 using supercharged K series engine.

1 x 2.4 (1 yellow) and 2 x 3.4 (yellow,black) were built.

 

 

Tesla Roadster

It is obvious that this electric car is based on the Elise, rolling chassis where produced in Hethel

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almost finished car in Hethel, 2008

ECE (Electric Cars Europe)

period: 2008 -

engine: 150 KW electric engine

# made:

Introduced in 2008. Electric Cars Europe is a joint venture of the Dutch Lotus distributor Van der Kooi Sportscars, Innosys Engineering, United Momentum Group (investor) and energy supplier Essent.

Production (transferring new Elises) is planned to start in July 2008.

0-100 km/h in 4,7 seconds, top speed 215 km/h, action radius 325 km on fully charged batteries, charge time will be 10 hours.

Essent plans to create several loading stations where the batteries will be charged in 10 minutes.

Venom GT

period: 2010 -

engine: supercharged 6.2 liter LS9 V8 (the same as in the Corvette ZR1), 725 bhp. There will also be 1000 bhp and 1200 bhp twin turbo V8 engine variants

# made:

The car has a lightweight carbon fiber bodywork and carbon fiber wheels. The power output will be managed by a programmable traction control system. To keep the wheels on the road, or in other words, to generate downforce, an active aero system with adjustable rear wing will deploy under varying conditions on both the road and racetrack. An adjustable suspension system will allow ride height adjustments according to speed and driving conditions.
Production is limited to just 10 vehicles per year

Detroit Electric SP:01

periode: 2015 -

# made:

Lotus Elise-based electric sports car

Detroit Electric is an iconic brand in the electric vehicle sector. The company began life in 1906 and soon established itself as the market leader and most prolific manufacturer of electric cars. The brand was revived in 2008 by Albert Lam, former Group CEO of the Lotus Engineering Group and Executive Director of Lotus Cars of England, with a vision to produce an electric vehicle that seamlessly integrates refined aesthetics, innovative technology, superior handling and performance.

Just 999 examples will be built at a brand new manufacturing facility in England.

The SP:01 has a 285-horsepower electric motor to drive the rear wheels, matched to a standard single-speed transmission or an optional two-speed automatic. Or, in the top-spec version, a six speed manual. With the stick, the car will bolt from zero to 60mph in 3.7 seconds and press on to a limited top speed of 155mph.

Its total battery storage is 37 kWh while the weight of the SP:01 is a mere 1,175 kg (2,590lb) in its heaviest configuration. Total range for the roadster is 288 kilometers (179 miles) under normal driving conditions.