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After months of waitin' and speculatin' on our part, Lotus has released pics and info on its new Europa S. Not a 2+2 as had been rumored, the new two-seat GT car will get a 2.0-liter turbo from the Opel Astra OPC, producing 200hp and 194 ft-lbs of torque. Performance figures aren't spectacular, but reflect its svelte 2,193lbs curb weight (zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds, and a top speed of 140mph). No word on an American release, but the Europa S will cost the equivalent of $58,000 in the UK. [Update: No plans for North American release.]

The New Lotus Europa S [Eurocar Blog]

More photos at Dubspeed Driven

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