Showing posts in the category of Lotus

Lotus F1 Gives us First Look at 2015 E23 Hybrid


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If you've been watching F1 in 2014, you've probably noticed how Lotus went from being an actual contender, to being one of the bottom teams by having a disastrous start to their season.

Lotus Sales Up 54% World-Wide, Promise Surprise Reveal for Geneva


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Lotus hasn't exactly been on the front page of many news outlets lately and you would think that it was because of a drop in popularity. However it seems like they're not doing too bad at all.

New Lotus Elise S Cup is a Street-Legal Cup R Racer


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Race on Sunday, sell on Monday: a time-honed mantra for automakers involved in motorsports. With its latest Elise variant, though, Lotus has turned this into a “race on Sunday, drive to work on Monday” kind of thing.

Lotus Posts US$110 Million Loss, CEO Confident it Will Break Even in 2016


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According to documents filed at Companies House, the Lotus Group posted a £71.1 million (US$110 million) loss in the 2014 financial year that ended on March 31. This is both bad and, surprisingly, good news.

Lotus Planning New Evora Variants including Roadster and… Crossover?


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We already knew that Lotus was bringing a refreshed version of its Evora (pictured) to next year’s Geneva motor show but now we have news of more variants based on it. There have even been talks of turning it into a crossover, on top of the obligatory roadster they should have made by now...

Jay Leno has a Blast in 680 HP Modified Lotus


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Lotus is renowned for producing great handling cars with an emphasis on 'adding lightness'.

However, most models don’t really have all that much power, and for instance, it would not be conceivable for a 2005 Elise to be as fast as this modified example driven by Jay Leno – it has 680 hp and it’s actually mostly hand-built, using the Lotus as a base.

Truck Jumping Over Speeding F1 Car is an Insane Stunt


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Lotus F1 Team’s sponsor EMC has set up a highly spectacular stunt featuring a 2013 Formula 1 Lotus car, one of the team’s massive Renault trucks and a ramp.

Facelifted Lotus Evora to Debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show


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Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales said that the automaker will unveil the facelifted Evora at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show.

Lotus Boss Wants More Dealers, Announces Two Product Enhancements


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Lotus is going through difficult times, posting a £159 million ($251 million) loss in the previous fiscal year and axing up to 325 of its 1,215 employees worldwide.

Lotus Has Built its 1,000th Exige S Since 2012


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Lotus has marked the assembly of the 1,000th Exige S sports car at its core plant in Hethel, United Kingdom.

Go Ahead, Flip This Lotus License Plate


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Ah, remember the golden days of standalone calculators and sore necks from trying to spell cheeky words with numbers of the "6922251*8=55378008"-kind turned upside-down?

This 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam is Virtualy Brand New


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This is your chance to own not only a pioneer of the hot hatch segment , the 1980 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam, but also a new car.

New Lotus Exige S Automatic Quicker Than Manual Model


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Lotus has announced the introduction of the Exige S Automatic, a new model equipped with a six-speed auto with paddle shifters.

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.