Tokyo, Japan – Lotus commemorated its successful relationship with Toyota as it presented the Japanese automaker with a specially-equipped Lotus Elise powered by the last-ever Toyota 2ZZ-GE VVTL-i engine.
Lotus CEO Dany Bahar presented the Lotus to Toyota president Akio Toyoda at a celebration at the British Embassy in Tokyo. Lotus said the occasion marked the end of an era and the start of an even stronger relationship between the two companies.
Lotus said it has decided to take its relationship with Toyota to a new level that will enable Lotus to create tailor-made powertrain solutions for future Lotus cars. The company will reveal more details at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.