The Lotus Eclat was a front-engine coupe introduced in 1974 and produced until 1982. Based on its predecessor, the Lotus Elite, the Eclat used a steel chassis combined with a fiberglass structure. Inside, the dashboard was very simple and the back seats quite narrow. Powered by a four-cylinder engine with a capacity of 2.0 liters, the Lotus Eclat could produce an output of 160 hp. With its low weight body, four independent wheels, and disc brakes in the front, the car was very efficient and offered great road handling. The early models were fitted with a four-speed Lotus gearbox or a five-speed unit derived from Austin components. Some Eclat were also offered with an automatic, three-speed gearbox. The Lotus Eclat wasn’t as successful as other Lotus models such as the Elite and the Esprit, although it was a very enjoyable sports car.
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