Lotus Releases Pics, Info on New Europa

Those turned off by the cocktail-bag stowage capacity of the Lotus Elise and Exige sportsters will look toward the Lotus Europa S as God's gift to the long weekend. It's a GT car, meaning it can carry at least a change of clothing and a toothbrush, that still has its siblings' approach to weight (not a lot of it) and sports a 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged mill, oriented midship, that will likely render many a country lane as "that greenish-brown blur on the way to the day spa." According to the company's Book of Facts, the engine gets 90% of torque at a mere 2,000 rpm, and all of it at 4,200, leading to a zero-to-60 time of around 5.5 seconds. And she's not a bad looker, either. (Sorry Yanks, she's only for those on the Continent, natch.) More pics after the jump.

Lotus Releases Pics, Info on New Europa

Lotus Releases Pics, Info on New Europa

Lotus Releases Pics, Info on New Europa

Lotus Releases Pics, Info on New Europa

Lotus Releases Pics, Info on New Europa

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