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False Alarm: The Lotus Evora Will Come Back For 2016


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We can all rest easy now, because it appears the Lotus Evora is not going away forever. It's just on a one-model-year hiatus.

Time May Be Running Out to Buy a Lotus Evora in the States


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Things aren't looking good for Lotus back in Britain, but they're going to be even more bleak in the USA next year if they don't have any cars to sell.

Lotus Not Doing so Great – May Cut Workforce by a Quarter


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Famed British sports car maker Lotus currently employs some 1,215 people, but that number may soon be dropped, in an effort to cut costs.

Lotus Unveils Elise S Cup, the Road-Going Variant of the Elise S Cup R


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There’s a thin line between Lotus’ track specials and road-going models and the British sports car manufacturer has just made it thinner by announcing the Elise S Cup.

Rumor from Malaysia Hints at Possible Lotus Sedan and SUV


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It always seems relevant to bring up the slew of models that Lotus presented at the 2010 Paris motor show, and how none of them eventually materialized, despite getting a lot of interest and praise at the time.

Scoop: Lotus Cooking Another Special Elise Model


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With its grand plan for a multitude of new models flushed down the same pipe as the man who originally conceived the idea at the 2010 Paris auto show, Lotus is back to its good ol' reheating tricks.

Lotus Exige Time Attack Car Looks Like it Crashed into a Shed Full of Spoilers


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A Lotus is a perfect car for you to create a shed-built racing car. Lotus doesn’t use any unusually-threaded bolts that need special tooling, and the job of modifying can be tackled at home, with a little bit of mechanical know-how. If you have more than a bit, you can something like an already brisk Exige and turn it into a one-lap track weapon, like the car in the video below.

New Exige LF1 Limited Edition Marks Lotus' 81 F1 Victories [50 Pics]


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Lotus will produce 81 special Exige S models this summer to commemorate the company’ 81 grand prix victories throughout its history. Called the Exige LF1, the limited edition model gets a Lotus F1 Team inspired livery featuring a black and gold paint scheme with red accents and gold 17-inch front and 18-inch rear cast alloy wheels.

Lotus Appoints Ex-PSA Peugeot-Citroen Boss as New CEO


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Malaysia's Proton Holding, the parent company of Lotus, has named former CEO of the PSA Peugeot-Citroen Group Jean-Marc Gales as the new chief executive officer of its British sports car unit, approximately two years after it fired previous boss Dany Bahar over alleged misconduct.

Non-Running but Fairly Clean 1978 Lotus 503 Elite for sale in Kansas


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This old 1978 Lotus may look very clean, but that’s because it’s made of fiberglass and it doesn’t rust. However, it’s not a runner, its brakes are bad and there are several other things wrong with it too. Model-wise it’s a 1978 503 Elite (the earlier Type 75), of which 2,535 were built from 1974 to 1982.

Jay Leno Shows off Custom, Newly Upgraded 1966 Lotus Elan


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This 1966 Lotus Elan, owned by Jay Leno, is probably one of the coolest, most thoughtfully built of its kind in the world. It’s not stock, having been re-engineered when the need called for it.

Lotus Manager Says Esprit Supercar May Still be in the Cards


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You have to like the 2010 Esprit concept, a car that was announcing new and great things for Lotus, including a new range of models that far exceeded what it was doing at the time, and what it’s stuck to doing under Malaysian management. The project has since been officially cancelled, as have the other promising models that it was envisioned to share the showroom with.

Lotus Announces that its Motorcycle Has Been Completed


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Lotus’ previously announced motorcycle, the C-01, which was teased last year and revealed early in 2014, is now officially completed. You can’t buy one yet, but the development and testing phases are complete, and they say it’s “ready for the road.”

Stuck in the 1980s? Well, How About a Lotus Esprit?


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The Lotus Esprit is one of the UK-based sports automaker's best known models and one of the most sought-after cars of its era. It’s hard to find cars that are more 1980s (though, it was originally introduces in 1976) than this, partly because it’s deeply anchored in popular culture, appearing in two James Bond movies.

Is It True What They Say About Big Noses? Check Out The New 2014 Formula One Rides


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Some ten years after the now famed Williams FW26 made its “walrus-nosed” debut in the F1 championship, it has again taken a turn for the bold and new. Not only have the rules required a complete redesign of all engines used, but the look of the cars will also be quite different to look at when compared to the ones from last year.

Lotus C-01 Motorbike Allegedly Leaks Online, Is There Such a thing as too Much Carbon Fiber?


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If we are to believe a MotorCycleNews report, the magazine was able to reserve itself two exclusive images of the upcoming C-01 motorbike from Lotus. The shots reveal a low and mean looking naked that makes use of as much exposed carbon fiber as possible – all of it seems to be made out of the stuff.

Review Finds New Lotus Exige S Roadster V6 not Quite as Mad as the Coupe


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Launched last year in Europe but unavailable in the United States, the Lotus Exige S Roadster is one of the most exciting drop-top models on sale today. At least that’s what the folks from XCar said about the car after taking it for a test drive.

Lotus to Debut Track-Only Elise S Cup R at Autosport International 2014


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Lotus will pull the covers off the Elise S Cup R racer at the Autosport International 2014 show in Birmingham (January 9-12), alongside the more powerful Exige V6 Cup, Exige V6 Cup R and Evora GT4.

The [NSFW] Reason Why You Want an Older Lotus Elise


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The Lotus brand has always carried deep and positive significance for driving enthusiasts, and the Elise launched in 1996 is thought of by many as being one of the best and newest examples of why that is.

Lotus Elise S Cup R is a 217HP Track-Only Toy for Grown Ups


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Following the Exige V6 Cup R, Lotus has revealed another track-only car, the Elise S Cup R. The model is the first Elise-based Cup variant to use the supercharged 1.8-liter 2ZR-FE engine from Toyota. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, the unit produces 217hp (220PS) and 250 Nm (181 lb-ft) of torque.