Lotus debut at CRC Speedshow

Lotus debut at CRC Speedshow

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Following the opening of its new Auckland showroom in Newmarket, British sports car manufacturer Lotus make its CRC Speedshow debut this July.

Lotus Auckland general manager James Berry says the manufacturer’s strong ties with motor-sport meant creating a Lotus display at CRC Speedshow was a ‘no-brainer’.

“There could be few brands better suited to be at CRC Speedshow than Lotus with its unique record in motor-sport and its range of road cars that can trace both their lineage and their performance directly back to motor-sport,” says Berry.

“CRC Speedshow will enable Lotus to present its latest models to New Zealand enthusiasts and remind them that the legendary British car maker is the only manufacturer to have won both Formula One and World Rally Championship manufacturers titles,” says Berry.

Berry says CRC Speedshow fans can look forward to seeing three Lotus models at the show.

“Few cars can rival the tactile mid-engined, rear-wheel drive agility of the Lotus Elise which is tuned to deliver phenomenal feedback with surefooted handling.

“The Lotus Exige S Roadster combines the mesmerising power and handling of its coupé twin; its 254kW supercharged V6 engine blends with an open air experience that makes the driver feel all the more at one with the road.

“And we’re delighted to present the track-ready Lotus 2Eleven sports car. Powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine which pumps out 188kW, the Lotus 2Eleven weighs just 670 kg and delivers a 0-to-100 km/h time of just 3.8 seconds!”

Powered by a 1.8-litre supercharged engine which pumps out 188kW, the Lotus 2Eleven weighs just 670 kg and delivers a 0-to-100 km/h time of just 3.8 seconds.

CRC Speedshow director Ross Prevette says these are the kind of new exotic and sports cars that show visitors love seeing so he is excited to have the team from Lotus Auckland join the event this year.

The CRC Speedshow runs at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland over the weekend of 19 and 20 July 2014 with five display halls, hundreds of vehicles on display, opportunities to meet racing stars and automotive experts, fun children’s activities and top-class entertainment in the Ideal Wheels live action arena.
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