Lotus Eigne Concept
The Lotus Eigne created by David Fearnley. A concept aimed to offer a more practical sports-car for the Lotus line-up and offer a level of practicality while maintaining the Lotus experience. This concept support by electric motor.
The batteries which power the electric motors are sandwiched in the floor pan to keep them cool and lower center of gravity for better handling. The in-wheel motors offer rear biased four-wheel drive for more control while maintaining the rear-wheel drive feel.
The surfaces have been created to cover the package of the vehicle and to improve aerodynamics. The surfacing under the belt line features a large intake which swoops under the car allowing ample cooling to flow to the rear in-wheel motors and helps suggest that the source of power is present from the rear – this detail is further accentuated by the rear wheel size being larger than the front.
The convex and concave detailing which runs into the vent maintains the voluptuous Lotus styling and helps to disguise the fact the vehicle is a little wider through the center.
In interior of Lotus Eigne Concept includes 3+1 seat layout is possible thanks to the electric four-wheel drive system which eliminates any obstacles on the floor pan. The cockpit can accommodate the driver, two adult passengers and a baby-seat – positioned directly behind the driver.
The dashboard has been conceived with a sporting, modern look, with clean-cut details matching the style of the exterior. The lightweight carbon-fiber and alcantara seats promote the sports theme further.
The hatch at the back was designed to allow the full width of the boot to be easily accessed, great for the shopping, pram, golf clubs, etc.
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