Lotus has just announce that Elise and Exige sports cars will be available for the North American market in late August. The new Elise and Exige will be using an in-house engine instead of the Toyota’s 1.8-liter 2ZZ engine.
The new 1.6-liter engine is said to be from the Cosworth brand, which is similar to the Ford Ecotec engine in the U.K. The North American market will get three different Final Editions: Lotus Elise SC Final Edition, Matte Black Final Edition and Exige Exige 260 Cup 30 Final Edition.
In all, about seventy units of the Lotus Elise and Exige Final Editions are reserved for U.S. and Canada.