Lotus updates 2008 Europa range

Lotus updates 2008 Europa range

The only major new attraction on Lotus stands at this year’s Geneva Motor Show will be an updated Europa lineup, which will go on sale across Europe starting from June. The range now includes a new entry-level model priced from €37,500 and tops out with the Europa SE flagship, which starts at €41,500.

The cars feature a new body-colored mesh grille, multispoke light alloy wheels, and blacked-out headlight surrounds. The 2008 models also get a slight revision to the double wishbone suspension set-up but keeps the Bilstein mono-tube dampers and coaxial Eibach springs at each corner.

The Europa still features a mid-mounted 2.0L turbocharged engine and in SE trim it churns out peak output of 225hp and 300Nm of torque. Even though the Europa is engineered with a more relaxed driving characteristic than its Elise and Exige siblings, the luxurious roadster still completes the 0-60mph sprint in a brief 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 143mph. You can read a review of the 2007 model by clicking here.

Lotus Europa S review