The North American International Auto Show aka Detroit auto show took place at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Major themes were unsurprising to industry: autonomous cars, small luxury crossover SUVs, plug-in electric and hybrid technology. More than 500 vehicles represented the most innovative designs and experience in the world.
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The Lotus company has released the first details about the 2014 Elite. The Elite is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 620 PS (456 kW / 612 hp) and 720 Nm (531 Nm) of torque. Lotus expects the 1,650kg (3,638 lb) car will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.5 to 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 315 km/h (196 mph). The Elite will also be offered as a hybrid. The company says the car will have a hybrid gearbox (with integrated electric motors) and a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS). The Elite go on sale in the spring of 2014, the car has a tentative base price of £115,000 (178,000 USD).
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