Lotus have revealed images of their 2014 challenger – the E22 – just hours after announcing the Gerard Lopez would replace Eric Boullier as team principal.
The Enstone-based team had a strong season last year, winning the first race with Kimi Raikkonen and going on to finish fourth in the constructors’ championship.
They have also struggled financially, with Lopez saying the team had over $100m of debts while several people have left the team.
However, Romain Grosjean and new team-mate Pastor Maldonado will b hoping they can challenge for race wins and the championship in the striking E22.
While McLaren and Williams have chosen a single, narrow “proboscis” nose, Lotus have gone for a two-pronged solution which has a gap to allow airflow through.
The livery is similar, with black, gold and red the predominant colours while there is the clear addition of sponsor PDVSA, which is the Venezuelan oil company who were brought to the team by Maldonado.
Grosjean and Maldonado will have to wait to get behind the wheel of the car, though, as the team have decided to skip the first pre-season test in Jerez, which starts on Tuesday, so they can have more time to work on it.
Instead, they are planning on make their debut at the second test which takes place in Bahrain next month.
Ferrari are set to launch their car online on Saturday, with Sauber following suit on Sunday.