With Dany Bahar ousted as CEO of Lotus, the British automaker has already announced to scale back the ambitious plans of its former CEO, while looking at a more reasonable product development plan.
The British marque is deeply rooted in racing and building performance cars. Lately, it has become known that Lotus has been losing money for many years, so the company may not be around too much longer.
Following Lotus CEO Dany Bahar’s termination, the brand is abandoning the plan he championed to bring six new sports cars to market using the company’s engines and transmissions.
For the 2013 model year, Lotus will be adding a six-speed automatic option to its Evora S model when it becomes available starting this October.
The Rolex Series’ GX class won’t kick off until 2013, but that won’t stop Lotus from entering its Evora GX in this year’s Grand-Am Rolex Series as a GT entry.
Europe’s largest automaker is considering of putting in a new bid for Malaysia’s Proton in order to tap into the growing southeast Asian market. But perhaps the more interesting story here is that Proton owns iconic British sports car maker Lotus, which could consequently put the Lotus brand under Volkswagen‘s already impressive umbrella of brands…
Two years removed from announcing its “new era“, British automaker Lotus has withdrawn from attending the 2012 Paris Auto Show. Twenty four months ago Lotus was the star of the show, unveiling an entire new future lineup of vehicles.
We might have some fancy cars over here in the USA, but there are quite a few vehicles overseas that we can’t help but think are desperately missing from our shores. More than a few are niche market models perfect for auto-enthusiasts, while others are more stylish or practical than what’s currently available in the…
The Batman franchise is getting together with Lotus at the this weekends British Grand Prix to promote the latest caped crusader movie- The Dark Knight Rises.
The Lotus 414e hybrid debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and now a pre-production version of the car has begun testing at Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk.
It’s the most hard core Lotus ever, which makes news that it likely won’t ever go on sale in America that much more depressing.
This weekend, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will play host to the largest Lotus Cup USA Series event yet with over 33 entrants participating in the weekend’s festivities.
Lotus will be the headlining marque at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and will also celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the company’s iconic cars, the Elan.
Goodwood is this weekend and will feature British sports car manufacturer Lotus, a highlight for the brand’s year after company CEO Dany Bahar was dismissed only to rebut with a lawsuit.
After being fired for questionable conduct, ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar is suing his former employer for wrongful dismissal.
On June 29 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, attendees will have the chance to take in a little more than cars running “the Hill.”
After a recent suspension for misconduct, CEO of Lotus Danny Bahar has been officially cut from the company.
After a two year break from Formula 1 racing to dabble in the World Rally Championship, Kimi Raikkonen recently returned, joining the Lotus F1 team this year and looking better than ever.
Rumors have been quick to swirl around Lotus and its CEO, Dany Bahar, this year including speculation that trouble with the company brewed beneath the surface. Those rumors were repeatedly dismissed, but now the word is out: Bahar has been temporarily suspended.
When Lotus isn’t engineering cool cars like the Evora, dealing with PR snafus, or worrying about whether or not it’s going to be sold in a few months, it takes on contract work to lighten vehicles for other firms.
Poor Lotus. The company that just wants to make cool cars is still caught in the middle of a corporate acquisition that threatens the company’s existence one day and reassuringly cooes to it the next.
Lotus has adapted it’s Evora GT4 endurance racer for homologation in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and has confirmed at least one team will compete using the car.
Ayrton Senna is one of the most recognized names in the F1 world, and it was 18 years ago today, on May 1, 1994, that he passed away after a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix. To celebrate the man, German customizing company Cam Shaft has released a special one-off Senna styled V8 Lotus Espirit.
The Infiniti Emerg-E was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as Infiniti’s first mid-engine sports car, but not previously disclosed was that the base of concept was actually the Lotus Evora 414E Concept.
British sports car firm Lotus has been battling with finances and trying to secure its future ever since its parent company Proton, which was Malaysian state owned, was sold to DRB-Hicom.