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Lotus has been something of an anomaly among Britain’s traditional car brands of late. While others have enjoyed success after success, the Norfolk firm has been desperately short of the investment needed to produce new models, and thus forced to continually bring to market different versions of the Elise and Evora.
The Lotus Exige is, without question, one of the best sports cars on sale today. The unassisted steering and lightweight body makes it one of the most engaging cars to drive, while the raucous V6 engine provides ample shove.
If the best thing you can do with a car is to drive it, then the best thing to do during Monterey Car Week is to drive a classic. I can think of no better place to drive a classic than at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, so I packed up my 1956 Lotus Eleven sports racer and headed to California's Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Lotus says its open-top 3-Eleven is the "quickest and most powerful production Lotus road car ever."
But calling it a "road car" is subjective, because buyers in the United States won't be able to register the featherweight roadster, though race versions will be available. And that's just fine, as the latest Lotus will shine its brightest at the track.
Relentless in its development of world-class sports cars, Lotus has unveiled the new Evora GT410 Sport to complete the revised line-up of Hethel’s fastest model.
Unlimited in every sense, the new series production Exige Cup 430 is Lotus’ wildest incarnation of its fire-breathing, point-to-point two-seater sports car..
Lotus is best known for its track-focused vehicles as of recent, but one day, the brand's new Chinese owner wants it to rival Ferrari and Porsche. So said the chief of Geely, An Cong Hui, whose company in May took a majority stake in Lotus, along with a major stake in Lotus parent company Proton.
Lotus’s first SUV is under development; brand aims for it to be lighter and more dynamic than rivals.
In the spring of 2017, 51 percent of Lotus was acquired by Chinese automaker Geely. Since that time, rumblings about some much-needed fresh product have been trickling out of Lotus HQ. Now, according to a report today from Automotive News (subscription required), two new sports cars are being prepped for 2020, with an SUV to follow. Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales told Automotive News Europe that work on the SUV has already begun and it will be released a year or two after the sports cars.
With the GT430, Lotus has transformed the Evora into something truly remarkable.
Geely Holding confirms purchase of 51 per cent stake in Lotus and a board reshuffle, though Jean-Marc Gales remains Lotus CEO
The 80th International Geneva Motor Show sees Lotus Engineering unveil the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept, a high performance technology demonstrator with a plug-in series hybrid drive system and new technologies for enhanced driver involvement... Learn More
Lotus and Cosworth have entered into a new technical and commercial partnership with established IndyCar competitors KV Racing Technology to run in the 2010 IndyCar Series... Learn More
The multi-award winning Lotus Evora provides the basis of the stunning carbon design concept unveiled at the 80th Geneva Motorshow. The car boasts a stylish carbon fibre, leather and alcantara interior, aggressive carbon diffuser and an evocative high tech composite body... Learn More
Two of Britain's most renowned automotive names to become closely associated through a strategic partnership looking at the opportunity to develop high performance engines for Lotus road and race cars... Learn More
The Lotus Evora beat strong competition from 29 other cars to win the title of Performance Car of the Year 2009. The prominent competition included cars from some of the greatest Marques in the world such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin... Learn More
One of the many questions hanging over Lotus since it revealed five cars at last fall's Paris auto show has been where it would find engines for these ambitious new models. Toyota? BMW? Somewhere else? The answer, it seems, is Lotus, as the English automaker is developing its own range of six- and eight-cylinder engines... Learn More
Jean Alesi and James Rossiter put the F1 inspired race machine through its paces at the Autodromo di Vallelunga...Learn More
When driving is in your blood, you can't help but feel your pulse beat stronger when you catch sight of the new generation cars from Lotus. Powerful, sleek and stirring, they're the result of Lotus doing what it has always done with an unquenchable passion: innovate... Learn More
Ahead of the official unveil at the Paris Motor Show on September 30th, Lotus announce the latest evolution of the award winning Evora - the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option... Learn More
The latest generation Lotus Exige S gets a supercharged V6 engine and mini-supercar styling. Learn More
The supercharged 3.5 V6 Exige S secured the top honour from evo magazine's 'Car of the Year' test, marking the huge achievement of the entire Lotus workforce. Learn More
Two very different approaches to the two-pedal 2+2 face off on
the back roads and front straights
of South Carolina. Learn More
Juxtaposed to the sports-car offerings of Lamborghini, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz,
the Lotus Evora (www.lotuscars.com) may appear to be a small fish in a tank of great
whites... Learn More
No manufacturer has a model range like Lotus. Ferrari and Lamborghini supply hautecouture
with cars that are faster but less agile. Pagani and Bugatti, in their pursuit of
shock and awe, make cars that are both more powerful and more intimidating... Learn More
Does the best mid-engined coupe still come from Germany? To find out we pitched
Porsche's Cayman S against two British built rivals - the new Lotus Evora and the
Farbio GTS350... Learn More
Granted, we often get a bit technical here at Car and Driver, a nuance due in no
small part to having an editor-in-chief who has an engineering degree from MIT and
expects everyone to keep up with him during luncheon conversations, or at least
nod enthusiastically... Learn More
We should get something out of the way immediately: If you're looking for a fun,
light, responsive sports car, the Lotus Exige coupe is pretty much in a class by
itself... Learn More
Perfection for an extra $8230. That's the premium to pay for the new 2008 Elise
Supercharged - it's worth every penny. Lotus USA arranged a drive of the new car
along a route that is dear to my heart... Learn More
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