Lotus is about to unveil a brand new flagship mannequin in 2020, which can be positioned above the Evora throughout the British automaker’s lineup. That automotive ought to basically be a descendant of the enduring Esprit.
Maybe Lotus will even select to resurrect this nameplate, though nothing’s been confirmed as of proper now. Nonetheless, in the event that they do, and in the event that they truly use the Esprit as inspiration, the tip consequence would possibly even find yourself wanting a bit of one thing like this.
This render was drawn up by Pol Santos and it represents a contemporary tackle the Esprit, whereas preserving a few of the authentic automotive’s design traits alive, such because the aesthetic of the hood, door-mounted facet mirrors or the best way the rear winglets curve downward on its huge rear spoiler.
Every thing else is nonetheless significantly totally different. Whereas the unique Esprit had lots of sharp, angular surfaces to it, this render is much more curvy and has a really muscular rear finish to go along with its huge wheels. Aspect visibility may not be pretty much as good as in the true factor, however the panoramic windshield is unquestionably sufficiently big to make the cabin really feel extra ethereal.
Would Lotus actually construct such a automotive within the close to future? We’re unsure, particularly because the automaker is at present very eager on creating light-weight track-focused sports activities automobiles, with its future flagship additionally stated to be extraordinarily gentle on its toes. But, it will be cool to see a real Lotus-badged Jaguar F-Sort rival, wouldn’t it?