Lotus Etna

Lotus Etna
ER Classics Desktop 2022

If you take a good look at the photo of the Lotus Etna, even switch back to 1984, then you will agree with us, even the purified Italian top designer Guigiaro may not have his day. 'The world' was introduced to this Lotus Etna during the aforementioned year at the Motor Show of Great Britain, the Motor Show at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham. The car should be able to compete with the 'supercars' from Ferrari ... Fully loaded with - then - special and progressive trinkets, such as an electronic ABS braking system, anti-collision radar, an electronic CVT transmission, engine management by one computer, air conditioning and so on. Under the hood an 4,0 liter 330 hp strong V8 that would drive the car from a standstill to the 100 kilometers per hour in 4,4 second. Lotus was again in heavy weather and could not get the financing (especially from the engine) around and therefore it remained - luckily - with only one copy ... The technique of the double knocker with 32 valves and especially the cylinder heads eventually found its way to General Motors and were mounted on the Chevrolet 5,7 liter V8 LT-5 engine as found in the Corvette ZR-1


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