Lotus Engineering, the company's soldier-of-fortune division best known for engineering parts of other carmakers' cars, will show off a new design concept built on its latest kitbag, the VVA (Versatile Vehicle Architecture), in Geneva this year. Despite its 3-liter, 300 hp V6 and other accouterments, don't think of the APX concept as a harbinger of some new Lotus-badged SUV; it's a product demo of the VVA platform, which the division hopes to sell to other carmakers. VVA, the company says, will allow very different looking cars to be built on a common architecture. Of course, Lotus will use the platform in house too, particularly as the basis of its new Esprit V8 supercar, expected any year now.
Lotus Releases Pics of New Europa [internal]