1984 Lotus Etna

V8 Berlinetta concept car

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1984
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Markenfarbe außen 
    Silver
  • Innenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Sonstige
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

The NEC Birmingham Motor Show
1984 Lotus Etna V8 Berlinetta operational concept car Styling by Giorgetto Giugiaro/Italdesign
Anyone who attended the 1984 NEC Birmingham Motor Show could never forget the star of the Lotus stand: the Italdesign-styled, V8-powered Etna concept car. Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro's then top-of-the-world team, the Etna used his production Lotus Esprit as its basis, adding race-bred cutting-edge technology to present what could well have become the British industry's first genuine mid-engined 'supercar'.

With a claimed drag coefficient of 0.29 and Perspex upper body the Lotus Etna achieved huge and instant public relations success. 'Car' magazine's front cover headline declared: 'The magnificent Giugiaro-designed Lotus V8 sets out to show the world that Hethel can build a world-beater. Buy it in 1988!'

Lotus saw fit to modulate such public acclaim by explaining subsequently that it wasn't about to make bold claims for a mo