Lotus Cars, a British automobile manufacturer of sports as well as racing cars added a new model to its line of sports cars. The Lotus Elite, which is a name used for three vehicles produced by the company, has created a sports car in the year 1958.
The first among the Elite model cars is the Lotus Type 14, which was produced in 1958 until 1963 with a fiberglass monocoque construction. This two door coupé was displayed at the London Motor Car Show, Earls Court in the year 1957, and the first 250 body units were made at Pulborough, Sussex, by Maximar Mouldings.
The other two Elite cars are Lotus Type 75 and Lotus Type 83. This began production in 1974 and ended in 1982, and it has created a total of 2,535 units. These were two door station wagons and are the first saloon cars of Lotus that has a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. A latest development with Lotus Elite is a new Elite concept released in September 2010 at the Paris Motor Show. This concept car is expected to be produced by the year 2014 with a 2 plus 2 seating configuration and a mounted V8 engine.
The Elite cars are used in formulae such as Nürburgring and Le Mans.