Titanium Could Help Lotus Build Even Lighter Cars

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Titanium Could Help Lotus Build Even Lighter Cars
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Titanium, it’s both light and strong… and pretty expensive. But the benefits may out-“weight” the tradeoffs for Lotus, as the premium sports-car builder is exploring the dusty silver-hued metal for use in its vehicles. Continue Reading...

Lotus Secures its Future, But Five Car Plan Axed

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Lotus Secures its Future, But Five Car Plan Axed
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With rumors of a future for Lotus swirling, the company will live on as its new owner DRB-Hicom has signed off on a three-year plan to fund the British sports car maker. Continue Reading...

Lotus Elise, Exige Recalled For Oil Cooler Defects

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Lotus Elise, Exige Recalled For Oil Cooler Defects
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Lotus Elise and Exige sports cars manufactured between June 1, 2004 and November 30, 2006 are subject to replacement of a faulty oil cooler line, which may be prone to leak oil or suffer from the line detaching completely. If attention isn’t given at a timely matter, the defect can cause slippery oil to coat… Continue Reading...

Homemade Lotus 2-Eleven With 305-HP Could be Yours for $28,977

Homemade Lotus 2-Eleven With 305-HP Could be Yours for $28,977
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Lotus‘ Elise is a pretty wicked sports car straight from the factory, but with some creativity one can have a serious street/race car on their hands. This roofless Elise has been floating around the Internet for some time now, supposedly packing 305-hp in a 1500-lb body making it one ultra-lightweight, supercharged, and sequentially-shifted machine. Now… Continue Reading...

Lotus Elise, Exige Final Editions Released for North America

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Lotus Elise, Exige Final Editions Released for North America
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Lotus has to clear out its hoary old inventory for the future of its “New Era,” and as such, it’s sending the Elise and Exige out of American production with some guaranteed-to-be-rare limited editions. Production for the Elise and Exige will end August 2011 for America—Lotus cites its difficulty in sourcing Toyota’s 1.8-liter 2ZZ engine… Continue Reading...

Lotus Is Coming To China

Lotus Is Coming To China
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Lotus has officially announced that Lotus is opening dealerships in China. Lotus China Symphony will be appointed as the official distributor for the British sports cars in China. The dealership will be based out of Beijing and will offer a full range of Lotus sports cars including the Evora, the Elise and the Exige. China… Continue Reading...

2012 Lotus Elise And Evora Get 150 Changes

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2012 Lotus Elise And Evora Get 150 Changes
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Lotus has plans to improve both the Elise and Evora with a list of 150 items. Improvements are centered around the Evora, and are designed to boost dwindling sales and bridge the styling gap between the current car and the next wave of Lotus’ due 2013. Changes include improved gearchange quality, throttle response and exhaust… Continue Reading...

Lotus Elan Axed from Future Product Lineup

Lotus Elan Axed from Future Product Lineup
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The Lotus Elan has been put on hold indefinitely, reportedly due to the rather obvious fact that the concept was too close to the brand’s current Evora model. Previously, rumors had indicated Lotus was taking a close look at both the Esprit and Elite models, which share many of the same components and have similar… Continue Reading...

Tecnocraft Releasing Carbon Fiber Parts for Lotus Exige and Elise

Tecnocraft Releasing Carbon Fiber Parts for Lotus Exige and Elise
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With the new Lotus models looming on the horizon, current Lotus owners may be looking for new ways to spice up their ride before the new model range kicks off in 2015. Tecnocraft, an American manufacturer of carbon fiber products, seems to be listening to the demand, developing a program for the current model Lotus… Continue Reading...

Lotus Offers Supercharger Kit for Elise, Exige Models

Lotus Offers Supercharger Kit for Elise, Exige Models
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While Lotus’s philosophy of making its cars as light weight as possible has obvious benefits on the race track, owners of non-supercharged Elise and Exige models can attest to the fact that the tiny Toyota-sourced engines don’t always deliver the sort of thrust one might hope for. To help remedy this situation Lotus has just… Continue Reading...

Lotus Elise Purist Edition Announced

Lotus Elise Purist Edition Announced
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Lotus has confirmed that it will introduce a Purist Edition of the Elise for sale in the U.S. this year. The philosophy behind this new model is to bring the Elise back to what it was when it first crossed the pond and landed on U.S. shores. That means it will be a more basic… Continue Reading...

British Driver Nabbed for 173 MPH in Lotus Elise Beats Jail Sentence Because Speed “Was Impossible”

British Driver Nabbed for 173 MPH in Lotus Elise Beats Jail Sentence Because Speed “Was Impossible”
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Last July, Tex O’Reilly was clocked driving 173 mph in a 50 mph zone in his Lotus Elise – an offense that would normally have landed the father of three in jail. O’Reilly beat the rap, however, by hiring a team of defense lawyers who argued that such a speed “was impossible.” The unmodified Elise,… Continue Reading...