Lotus Elite

Presented in 1957 Lotus Elite is special in many ways. With the Lotus Elite brought Colin Chapman (founder of Lotus) for the first time a closed sports car on the market. But since this was to be built only in small numbers - a total of 988 pieces were then - would have been too high, the cost of a steel body. Thus, the Lotus Elite was the first car with an fiberglass body. Also, the Lotus Elite in his time was the only English sports car, the light-alloy engine was equipped with an overhead camshaft (OHC). The Lotus Elite was very popular in motorsport, winning its class in 1961 and 1963 in the famous 24-hour race of Le Mans. Equipped with a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine, the Lotus reached a top speed of 190 km / h In 1964, the Lotus Elan as the successor of the elite on the market. Discover at this website at the huge selection of offerings including rare vintage and historical models from the USA or England.