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Lotus Elite (Type 75, Type 83)
Oliver Winterbottom designed the Lotus Elite (Type 75). This was launched with the Lotus 907 1973cc alloy 4-cylinder engine already employed by the Jensen-Healey but now giving 155bhp. Ital Design did the interior. In 1980 the Elite was ugraded with the Lotus 912 2174cc 160bhp engine. Americans wanted an Elite with a boot, so Oliver Winterbottom designed the Type 76 Lotus Eclat, which shared its mechanics and most of its body with the Elite. A 2.2-litre Lotus Eclat (Type 84) was launched in 1980 at the same time as the Elite 2.2.
aa_Lotus Elite S2 1980 badge
Lotus Elite S2 1980 - badge on bonnet. The Lotus badge was changed to black in 1982 after the death of Colin Chapman
Lotus Elite S2 1980 front
Lotus Elite S2 1980. The Type 75 Lotus Elite was launched in 1974 with the Lotus 907 1973cc dohc 4-cylinder engine. In 1980 the Series 2 (Type 83) was launched an upgraded to the Lotus 912 2174cc engine
Lotus Elite S2 1980 rear
Lotus Elite S2 1980. The wedge-shaped Elite was not liked, and although almost 2,400 of the S1 were sold, the S2 was only available for 2 years and sold only 133.
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Lotus Elite S2 1980. Lotus gave its new Elite (Type 75) the fashionable 'wedge look' by giving it a design by Oliver Winterbottom
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Lotus Elite S2 1980. The most controversial aspect of the new Lotus Elite (Type 75) was its wedge shaped by body by Oliver Winterbottom, which included this hatchback rear. Winterbottom tamed the tail of the Elite with the booted Type 76 Eclat.
Lotus Eclat (Type 76, Type 84)
Lotus Elite (Type 14)
Oliver Winterbottom
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