Lotus Europa S
is a GT
-type two-seat sports car
, designed to complement the successful Lotus Elise
and its derivative, the Exige
. The Europa S is the continuation of the Europa
line of the 1960s and 1970s.
The Europa S is more "relaxed" than the Elise/Exige with a larger boot (trunk), greater soundproofing, and easier cabin access due to the lower chassis sides, and higher roof line. It also includes luxuries such as air conditioning, a sound system, leather interior, and plush interior carpeting as standard equipment in keeping with European
Grand Touring (GT
) auto tradition.
The Europa S is a light weight car of with a 2.0 L engine. It uses an extruded and bonded aluminium chassis
body panels and front crash structure.
The Europa S is a derivative of the Lotus Type 111 Elise and Exige cars only in that they sport variations of the same bonded aluminum chassis, the Europa bears a separate Lotus model designation (Type 121) due, in part, to its longer chassis and completely new body type.The mid-engined
two seat coupe
sports a 2.0 L turbocharged GM Ecotec
engine, the Z20LER, producing at 5400 rpm using the M32 6 speed transmission. The torquey engine allows the car to reach in around 5.5 seconds, and in around 13.8 seconds. Maximum speed is .
225 and SE upgrade
Lotus later offered an upgrade on the normal Europa S with an upgrade called the '225', This... Read More