2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

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    2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    2009 Lotus Elise - spy shots




    posted on 09.28.2006 16:10 By Simona Alina
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    As you might know, Lotus has recently announced that three new models are on the way, starting 2008. The 2009 Lotus Elise wasspotted on testing in Europe.
    It is very posible that the Elise will use the BMW’s 4.4-litre V8, which can also be found in the X5. The Elise will debut in December 2009, but before it two more models will debut. The Proton Satria will debut in May 2008. And in December 2008, it will be followed by a mid-range Lotus. Details are closely guarded, but it will sit between the fresh Europa S and Esprit successor.



    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-new...s-ar13761.html

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    Quote Originally Posted by DuSpinnst
    Thats a huge Engine increase. Doesn't it use a Toyota 4 as of right now?
    Yeah the 1.8L VVTL-i engine. Putting the X5 engine would more than double the displacement and power.....

    Plus it currently weighs less than 2000 lbs (19 something....) So anything over 200hp is kind of overkill (although it wouldnt hurt). That's considering the manufacturer rated 0-60 is around 4.5-4.9 seconds. Not to mention the current Elise is so small.

    The spy pic looks more like an Esprit successor than an Elise replacement.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    Quote Originally Posted by DuSpinnst
    Thats a huge Engine increase. Doesn't it use a Toyota 4 as of right now?
    Yeah, Toyotas lil 1.8L that puts out all of 190hp and 138tq...that BMW 4.4 is a huuuuuge upgrade ha.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Squachy
    The spy pic looks more like an Esprit successor than an Elise replacement.
    Yeah I dont know what to make of this spy pic..it looks old to me..the door and its handle..just seems early 90s looking.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    I went to the carspyshots website and found a link to the 09 Esprit successor, and its this same pic.........

    So is it the Elise successor or the Esprit successor? It seems more fitting to an Esprit successor to me.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Squachy
    I went to the carspyshots website and found a link to the 09 Esprit successor, and its this same pic.........

    So is it the Elise successor or the Esprit successor? It seems more fitting to an Esprit successor to me.
    Thats what Im leaning towards.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    I agree. This car is full of Espirit design.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    the people at the carspyshots website said the car is pretty much a test mule using the current/old/outdated Esprit body to help with the camo.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    This spy pic in post #1 could very well be the next Esprit. I've read that Lotus is making a Esprit successor called the Esprit. So I would suppose that this in disguise is that very car as well as the true next generation Esprit.

    I do know that they(Lotus) plan on bringing out a couple more models over the next few years.
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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    Quote Originally Posted by HoeyHimself
    Yeah I dont know what to make of this spy pic..it looks old to me..the door and its handle..just seems early 90s looking.
    I agree..the photo itself looks old and grainy....and the car looks dated...hmmmm.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Squachy
    the people at the carspyshots website said the car is pretty much a test mule using the current/old/outdated Esprit body to help with the camo.
    Still, the V8 Powertrain is much more in line with the Espirit versus the Elise.

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    Re: 2009 Lotus Elise Spyshot!

    Quote Originally Posted by TaHoE
    I agree. This car is full of Espirit design.
    no joke, it looks very 80'ish supercar (Espirit, Countach, Testarossa), plus it has a V8 like the Espirit, I dont really care for it. I am waiting for the new twin-turbo Espirit.

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