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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.

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?

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.

Bulleta Motors Changes Its Tune and Talks About Getting Evoras from the Used Car Market


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After almost a decade on this site, one thing that hasn't stopped bothering me from day one, is when some individuals purposely fail to comprehend what we write and say merely to hide the truth by discrediting us. This happened with Bulleta Motors and its co-founder Mr. Ferris Rezvani who repeatedly chose to cherry pick words to create his own sentences, reality and his own meanings from our texts.

What had happened is that we were contacted by the only official authority to tell us whether Mr. Rezvani and his company had an agreement with Lotus for the supply and use of the Evora for their RF22 model, and which of course, is Lotus, with the company's spokesperson repeatedly answering 'no'.

The title of our piece was, "Lotus Says Bulleta RF22 is "Vapor" or In Other Words, BS", not "Carscoops' says Bulleta RF22 is "Vapor" or In Other Words, BS".

Lotus Responds and Insists it Has Nothing to Do with Bulleta Motors [Updated]


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The latest developments on the story that erupted between Bulleta Motors and Lotus Cars USA here on Carscoops, has the Marketing & PR Communications Executive of the British carmaker's U.S. arm, Kevin Smith, emailing us a new statement in which he insists that the automaker has nothing to do with Bulleta Motors – period.

However, before we tell you about it, allow us to briefly recap the story. Last Friday, we wrote about the new Bulleta RF22 project, a future sports car based on the running gear of the Lotus Evora. On Tuesday, Lotus Cars USA press spokesperson Kevin Smith sent us an email describing the RF22 as "Vapor", adding that the British company has no official connection to Bulleta Motors.

On the same day, Bulleta Motors co-founder Ferris Rezvani attacked us for reporting on Mr. Smith's statement and requested we remove the posting as its "unfounded and un informed" as well as "embarrassing" for our site. He added that Lotus Cars USA is simply a reseller and that Mr. Smith was not aware of his relationship with Lotus UK.

Lotus Says Bulleta RF22 is "Vapor" or In Other Words, BS [Update: Bulleta Motors Responds]


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Do you remember the Bulleta RF22 sports car project based on the underpinnings of the Lotus Evora, pictures of which we showed you last Friday? Some of you questioned the legitimacy of the concept and if we are to believe Lotus, you were very right to do so.

Besides the fact that the site has gone offline, now prompting a suspicious download, [edit, it's back online again] we received an email message from Kevin Smith, Lotus Cars USA Marketing and PR Communications Executive, in which he eloquently places the project on its deathbed even before its birth…

Lotus Evora Sports Racer is Loaded to the Gills with Features, UK Prices Start at £57,900


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What do you do when you’re not having the best time in your (patchy, anyway) history and your new owner has put your new car program on ice? That’s an easy one: you simply roll out a “special” edition of one of your existing models.

The above applies to Lotus that has just launched the “Sports Racer” edition of its Evora mid-engine coupe. So, what is so special about this Evora that makes Lotus claim it’s aimed to serious drivers (sic) that want to get "incredibly excited"?

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.

New Lotus Exige S Roadster and Carbon-Bodied Evora GTE Unveiled in Geneva by Kimi Raikkonen


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Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula 1 World Champion who after a three-year foray into the WRC returned to F1 with Lotus for the 2012 season, was on hand at the Geneva Motor Show to unveil the British carmaker’s two new models.

The first was the open-top version of the Exige S. The Roadster is the first Exige ever to be fitted with a soft-top roof, which Lotus claims, is both lightweight and easily removable.

Lotus Goes Rallying with the Exige R-GT and Endurance Racing with the Evora GTE


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Six Drivers' and seven Constructors' Formula 1 World Championships won by legends Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti are enough to secure Lotus' place in the history of F1 racing, even if it currently isn’t ranked among the title contenders.

Yet, the Hethel-based sports car maker has another world title to show for itself in a completely different form of racing: it won the 1982 World Rally Championship with the Talbot Sunbeam Lotus.

Confirming previous reports, Lotus is returning to special stages in partnership with the Italian team United Business, which won the 2011 title. It will enter the FIA European Rally Championship with the Exige R-GT painted in its iconic black and gold colors.

F1-Inspired Lotus Evora GTE Special Edition Scooped Ahead of Geneva?


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This past Wednesday, Lotus sent us an invitation to take part in the world premiere of a "special edition of a special edition" Evora at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The company's invitation noted that the car would be an F1-inspired version of the limited-edition Lotus Evora GTE first shown at the Frankfurt auto show last year. This

"We're launching a special edition of a special edition, and to make things extra special our Lotus F1 Team driver Kimi Raikkonen will be there to field questions. Now, it doesn’t get more special than that…," read the British automaker's invitation.

Lotus did not release any photos of the car leaving us more or less in the dark, but today, Patrick Garcia from French auto site Caradisiac, sent us these photos of an F1-themed Evora that he discovered at a parking lot during a trip to Jerez to cover the F1 pre-season testing earlier this month.

Lotus is Going to "Blow the Roof off" of Something in Geneva


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Automakers just love teasing us before major international motor shows such as the upcoming 82nd Geneva Salon. Today, we received an email from Lotus with a cryptic message about the company's plans to "blow the roof off" of something at the Swiss show.

Aside from the very summery picture strip you see above, Lotus' message also said: "MAXIMUM Exposure...Lotus’ philosophy has always been ‘less is more’. Now, with a display of true fighting spirit, we’ll take this one step further in Geneva."

Lotus Launches F1-Inspired Special Edition of Evora S


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Lotus has released a new limited run special of its Evora S sports car that pays homage to the brand's Formula 1 team. As such, it is painted in the racing team’s colors with black bodywork and gold-painted stripes on the hood, the profile and the roof, as well as a gold-hued “Lotus” decal at the rear.

IAA 2011: New Lotus Evora GTE Limited Edition with 444-horses


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After receiving positive feedback and ongoing interest from buyers, Lotus decided to expand the availability of its special edition Evora GTE road car instead of sticking to its original plan that called for a limited production run of 114 cars for the Chinese market.

The special edition is based on the Evora GTE racecar featuring the same 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine delivering 444-horses, up from the Evora S' 350-ponies.

Nissan GT-R Pwns Competition in Mega Drag Race with 11 Sports Cars [Video]


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The latest Nissan GT-R has put another victory under its belt, this time in a drag race against ten of some of the world's most wanted sports cars at an empty airstrip.

The quarter-mile duel was organized by Motor Trend magazine. The eleven cars assembled were worth more than $1.5 million, and featured a combined 82 cylinders delivering over 5,000 horsepower and 4,000 lb-ft of torque.

Lotus to Unveil 3 New Models in Frankfurt in Addition to the Production Evora GTE Special


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Lotus is gearing up for the largest and most important automotive event of the year that takes place in Frankfurt next month with the presentation of three brand-new models, one special edition version and two new options for its current lineup.

The British company announced that one of the new models is the Elise S that replaces the Elise SC with a more capable 1.8-liter supercharged engine delivering 220-horsepower, while also returning lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

New Lotus Evora GTE Concept and Exige Matte Black Final Edition to Debut at Pebble Beach


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Lotus will hold the world premiere of the Evora GTE Road Car Concept at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival event tomorrow, August 17, at Pebble Beach.

The road-going concept is inspired by the Evora GTE racecar, which has been developed to participate in endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the newly formed GTE category.

Lotus Evora Joins Hertz's European Car Rental Program, Rates Start from €250 a Day


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If you happen to live or are planning to travel in Europe and would like to move around in a Lotus Evora but can't afford the expense of buying one, you'll be happy to know that Hertz may have a solution to your problem.

The U.S.-based car rental company has just introduced the Lotus Evora for hire in key European markets as part of its Adrenaline Range in the Hertz Fun Collection of Germany, Spain and the UK, and as a special car in the Fun Collection in France.

Lotus Evora S Patrol Cars to Assist Italian Police Force


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Not to be outshined by their compagni over at the highway patrol unit and their Lamborghini Gallardo cruisers (that is, when they don't crash them...), the Arma dei Carabinieri, a division of the Italian army that polices both military and civilian populations, has received a pair of bespoke Lotus Evora S sports cars.