Lotus Elan

First proper run out in 13 years.

PostPost by: Simmo78 » Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:26 pm

After a long 13 year hiatus the S4 is back on the road and on one of its first long runs what should I park next to! One of Lotus' latest creations - the difference in size is overwhelming
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Mon Jun 10, 2024 6:51 am

Great to hear another Elan back on the road.
That latest Lotus creation is certainly large and getting away from general Lotus principles and ethos.
Although I never stop being amazed just how small the Elan is.
When ever I am next to a Lorry and I am looking at their hubcaps it gets intimidating.
I reckon without the side intrusion bars on an articulated lorry trailer I could drive underneath it.
Enjoy the Elan
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PostPost by: RichardS » Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:20 am

Congratulations! My Elan was in hibernation for about 20 years, until back on the road 15 years ago.
Great photo, I know which Lotus I prefer
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Mon Jun 10, 2024 11:40 am

The battery pack on that new Eletre probably weighs as much as the Elan.
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PostPost by: RichardS » Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:10 pm

Lotus Elan Sprint 680kg
Eletre battery 665kg

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PostPost by: IainP » Mon Jun 10, 2024 7:09 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:
RichardS wrote:Lotus Elan Sprint 680kg
Eletre battery 665kg

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:04 pm

Congratulations, looks very nice.
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