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2008 Lotus Europa SE news, pictures, specifications, and information
Group Lotus plc unveils a new updated and significantly enhanced range of Europa's at the 78th annual Geneva International Motor Show. The new entry level Europa is priced at £27,950 MSRP / €37,500, wîth the range topping Europa SE available for a competitive £32,995 MSRP / €41,500 (Euro prices are without taxes, delivery & other related costs).

These new Europa variants have been designed and developed especially for European customers and will be sold exclusively across Europe from June 2008. The Europa is now available to a larger target audience wîth the entry level car providing a more accessible way to own a Europa and the SE designed to appeal to those who are even more style conscious and want increased levels of performance.

Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus plc commented: 'As the true driver will know, this Europa range, offers access to Lotus' unique DNA for those who perceive the Elise and Exige as a little too uncompromising for everyday use. The new Europa SE sits at the more refined end of the Lotus spectrum, providing a terrific mix of performance, agility and style, but incorporates Lotus's values and heritage'.

The Europa has a mid-mounted 2 litre turbo charged engine, tuned in the SE wîth an all new calibration to 225 PS and wîth 300 Nm of torque to offer effortless cruising capability. Even though the Europa is engineered wîth more relaxed driving characteristics it provides amazing performance, wîth 0-60 mph in the SE dispatched in 5.5s (0-100 km/h in 5.7s estimated) and the sprint to 100 mph (160 km/h) taking just 13.0s (estimated). Given the legal opportunity to stretch its legs, the Europa SE will hit a top speed of 143 mph (estimated).

The Europa now offers increased levels of comfort over the Elise and Exige whilst enhancing the focused driving experience that you would expect from a Lotus. These models are both equipped wîth race car derived double wishbone suspension to give an exceptional driving feelwith Lotus DNA. The sleek Europa body work, together wîth the assistance of the flat underbody, generates positive downforce to provide balanced handling at speed.

Vital Stats
Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 225 hp
Torque: 221 ft-lbs

The Europa SE has attractive and light weight new wheels, which are shod wîth wider, high performance tyres, for increased levels of grip. These new high performance wheels are larger wîth 17' rims up front, and larger 18' rims on the rear. The new wheels house high performance AP Racing four pot brakes and larger (308 mm) diameter discs.


The SE interior has been updated by Lotus Design wîth a stylish new design that works in harmony wîth the premium avant-garde Ice White of the Geneva Show car. The interior is finished using 4 hides of soft, lightweight high-grade leather, to ensure that every surface has a luxuriant tactile feel.

As wîth all 2008 Lotus road cars, the Europa and Europa SE come wîth driver and passenger airbags and an engine start button as standard. The Europa interior is furnished wîth leather sports seats and comes as standard wîth a high quality stereo system.

Source - Lotus
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