While it's been no secret that Lotus
would very much like to build their own V8 engine for the upcoming 2013 Esprit, we hadn't heard anything official to confirm this would actually happen. Until now. Lotus officials have revealed to the guys over at Autoblog that they're working on their own in-house 4.8-liter V8.
In addition to powering the mid-engined Esprit, it'll also give life to upcoming front-engine Elite and Eterne. Lotus has also confirmed that output for the base 4.8-liter will be 570hp.