2013 Lotus Esprit Debuts at Paris Motor Show

A plethora of new luxury car models were unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and many of them have proven to be memorable, like the new Lotus Esprit.  Complete with backing by a new management team, Lotus Cars is unveiling much more than new models, but an aggressive plan for the company’s future.

So what makes the plan so aggressive?  There will be a total of 5 new Lotus models, including a sedan.  It seems that even supercar brands are coming out with sedan options to cover more market niches.
I must be honest, however, and let you know that the 2013 Lotus Esprit stole the show.  Not that stealing the show is anything new for this supercar, which has graced the big screen in the likes of James Bond, Basic Instinct and Pretty Woman.2013 Lotus Esprit Supercar Concept So which car do you think would be best to add to a fleet of Miami luxury rental cars?

The new Esprit Lotus packs a 5.0-liter V8 under its pretty little hood, capable of pushing out 620 horsepower via your gas pedal.  The Esprit supercar nails the 0-60 marker in under 3.4 seconds, with top speeds of around 205 miles per hour, placing it right up there with most of the sport car ‘big boys’. 

Technical specifications of the 2013 Lotus Esprit include an optional KERS Formula 1 style brake energy regeneration system.  This regeneration system absorbs and discharges electrical energy to create an extra acceleration burst through an electric motor.  Overall, this is not a lighter car, tipping the scales at around 3,190 pounds, but it makes up for it with power and aesthetics.  In my opinion, it is a bit reminiscent of the Lamborghini Gallardo series, and it is even a touch faster.

It will hit the market in spring of 2013 for around $175,000.  Want more exotic and luxury car rental reads?  Follow links to our luxury blog.





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