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The Lotus Elite: Built by Innovation


At a mere 1,450 pounds, the Lotus Elite is a natural sports car. When the Elite came on the market in 1957, it beamed with advanced features. This was the first car in the world to utilize a fiberglass monocoque structure. Though fiberglass and monocoques were nothing new individually, putting them together was a true innovation. The Elite’s ability comes from its smooth, aerodynamic shape – different from other sports cars of its time.

In this video, take a ride in a 1957 Lotus Elite and learn why this car has been deemed “one of the most innovative sports cars of the 1950s.” Enjoy.

Source: www.YouTube.com/deutschewelleenglish

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