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Lotus Refreshes 2016 Elise Range With Sport And Sport 220

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Lotus has introduced two new editions of its Elise sports car for the 2016 model year .

Inspiring RingLife Series Debuts With An Awesome Under8 Lap Challenge

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The Ringbanana guys are back, only this time they decided to spice things up with setting up a Under8 lap challenge using their own, beloved rides.

Lightly Modified 2005 Lotus Elise Is All You Need To Put A Smile On Your Face

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The Lotus Elise is probably one of the most common images people conjure up when they think ‘light, mid-engined sports car'.

It’s now fairly common around the world, where people drive them on the street, at trackdays and even enter actual racing disciplines with modified examples.

Lotus Builds 40,000th Model Based on its Small Car Platform since 1995

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Lotus Cars has celebrated the production of the 40,000th model based on the Small Car Platform, which debuted in 1995 with the Elise. The milestone model was the first Elise S 20th Anniversary edition.

20 Years Later, The Elise S Cup Is Still Offering The Best Thrills

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The Lotus Elise S Cup is the latest addition to the Hethel’s entry-level model range offering all the aero bits of the Cup R racer in a road-legal package. Putting it simply, it’s the most hardcore Elise you can buy today.

Lotus Returns To Form Announcing Healthy Sales Results

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Lotus announced some healthy sales results for the 2014-2015 financial year, with a total of 2015 units sold globally, a 55% increase from the 1,296 units they achieved in the 2013-2014 period.

Lotus Celebrates Elise's 20th Ann. With Special Edition

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Lotus, as a brand in general, is renowned for building lightweight cars, so what a better way to celebrated the 20th birthday of the Elise than with a lighter special edition model.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Audi TT vs. Lotus Elise S CR vs. Nissan 370Z Nismo vs. Porsche Boxster vs. Toyota GT86

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Ladies and gents, are you ready to place your bets on which of the following cars will win a drag race at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in England?

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.

Hennessey Shows us Just How Fast the 1,244hp Venom GT is with New Videos

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Shoehorning a 638hp Corvette ZR1-sourced, 6.2-liter supercharged LS9 V8 into a lightweight Lotus Elise is in itself, insane, but choosing to swap the stock supercharger for twin ball bearing turbochargers that push output to 1,244 horsepower takes craziness to a completely different level.

The car featuring this mind-blowing setup is Hennessey Performance's Venom GT and it's as fast as its specifications suggest.

DRB-Hicom Declines Offer for Lotus, VW Reportedly Interested in Parent Company Proton

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Last week, Reuters reported that the ever-expanding Volkswagen Group is considering to place a new bid for Proton, which owns the Lotus brand, some five years after the Germans failed to form a tie up with the Malaysian carmaker as it seeks to extend its reach in the southeast Asian markets.

Today, DRB-Hicom, which acquired a 42.7 percent stake in Proton earlier this year, said that it had received an offer from an unnamed foreign company to buy Lotus for £1 (US$1.6 / €1.3) and take over the British company's debts that amount to more than £200 million (US$311 million / €257 million).

Lotus Appoints Mansory as its Official Customization Partner, First Models to Appear at Paris Motor Show

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At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Lotus displayed a concept version of the Evora coupe developed in collaboration with Mansory.

The German tuning house also worked on the Evora GTE and other special Lotus versions such as the carbon fiber-bodied Evora GTE that was unveiled last month in Geneva.

Today, Lotus announced that from now on, Mansory will be its official customization studio. The German company will work closely with Lotus’ engineers on special editions of the Elise, the Exige and the Evora and the first samples of this collaboration will appear at the Paris Motor Show in September.

PG Elektrus is a $312k Pure Electric Lotus Elise with a Carbon-Fiber Body

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Production of the Tesla Roadster may have ended but the pure-electric roadster model from Silicon Valley showed the way to other companies – and we mean that in the literal sense, as the PG Elektrus is an all too similar proposal.

Created by German manufacturer PG and Düsseldorf-based automobile designer Michael Fröhlich, the roadster model is once again based on the Lotus Elise and features an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery.

However, the Germans went one-step further and dressed the body in a carbon fiber suite to reduce the car's weight. Another highlight is the solar panel mounted behind the driver that collects the sun's energy and converts it into electricity to power up the batteries – or so the company claims.