2000 Lotus M250

full-size concept clay model

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2000
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

2000 Lotus M250 full-size concept clay model
During the year 2000 this remarkable first concept clay model was unveiled by Lotus as the basis of a future-model feasibility study, intended to provoke reaction from the potential market place both at home and abroad. The Lotus concept wording (copy on file) that accompanied the 1-to-1 scale model reads in part as follows:

"Concept M250 wouldn't be a proper Lotus unless lightweight was an important part of its genetic make-up; it's an integral part of Lotus Car's whole philosophy. The concept's chassis improves and develops upon the bonded extruded aluminium technology used to such great effect in the Elise.
Powered by a mid-mounted Lotus-tuned 3.0 litre V6 engine that drives the rear wheels through a six-speed gearbox, project M250 slots into the Lotus line-up between the Elise and the Esprit.

A major achievement in the M250's design is that it has excellent aerodynamic properties 'straight out of the