Built from 1963 to 1973, the Lotus Elan is available as a coupe and a roadster (with hardtop). Lotus Elan is powered by a 1.6-liter unit with 115 hp. Due to its extremely lightweight fiberglass body, the Coupé or the Roadster sports car still achieve similar performance (0-100 km / h in 7.6 seconds). 1964 presented the S2 version of the Lotus Elan was equipped with larger brakes and a revised interior. The Lotus Elan is the world's first vehicle, which was equipped with integrated bumpers. In 1991 - 18 years after cessation of production - a " successor " under the name Lotus Elan M100 was introduced. This is equipped with a 130-horsepower engine and a top speed of over 200 km / h but could not build on the successes of the first - generation Lotus Elan and was discontinued in 1993. It was only in 2013 that the British Lotus Elan put on again. The new coupe, available as a 2 +2 or two-seater equipped, is powered by a 4.0 - liter V6 engine produces 450 hp and the sports car accelerates to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.