1977 Lotus Esprit ‘007 Submarine’ Heading to RM Auctions

1977 Lotus Esprit ‘007 Submarine’ Heading to RM Auctions
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As if a standard Lotus Esprit crossing the auction block isn’t rare enough, this one is a definite one-of-a-kind after starring in the James Bond 007 flick The Spy Who Loved Me. Continue Reading...

Lotus Selling Axed CEO Dany Bahar’s Custom Esprit V8

Lotus Selling Axed CEO Dany Bahar’s Custom Esprit V8
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Clearly, Lotus wants to rid itself of anything that has to do with former-CEO Dany Bahar. The British automaker is now selling Bahar’s custom 2002 Esprit V8. Continue Reading...

Lotus Esprit Will Be Hybrid, Performance Models Gas Only

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Lotus Esprit Will Be Hybrid, Performance Models Gas Only
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Lotus has plans to release their new next-generation Esprit at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and more details were recently released on their next sports car. The base model Esprit will be a hybrid, sporting a 100-hp electric motor and a naturally aspirated V8 engine. Other variants of the Lotus will be more race inspired,… Continue Reading...

Lotus Secures Regional Growth Fund Cash to Further Model Development

Lotus Secures Regional Growth Fund Cash to Further Model Development
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Keep an eye on Lotus over the next six years, they just won a bid for this round of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Lotus CEO Danny Bahar said in a press release that the money will help the company refresh its line of sports cars with best in class performance and emissions. The RGF… Continue Reading...

New Lotus Esprit Offers “Authentic” Driving Experience

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New Lotus Esprit Offers “Authentic” Driving Experience
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According to the CEO Lotus, Dany Bahar, the new Lotus Esprit will offer a more “authentic” driving experience than its rivals, the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C. Bahar has also claimed that the Esprit will “have the character and emotion” that McLaren lacks. The all-new Esprit will launch in the spring of 2013 and… Continue Reading...

Lotus Refreshes CEO’s Esprit V8; We Get the Hint

Lotus Refreshes CEO’s Esprit V8; We Get the Hint
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Oh Lotus, you think you’re just so clever don’t you? With rumors flying that the British sports car company will be unveiling the next generation Esprit at this year’s Paris Auto Show, Lotus has just released these photos of company CEO Dany Bahar’s personal Lotus Esprit. Along with a thorough detailing, Bahar’s Esprit received a… Continue Reading...

Upcoming Lotus Esprit May Get 500 Horsepower Lexus V10

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Upcoming Lotus Esprit May Get 500 Horsepower Lexus V10
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The upcoming Lotus Esprit may be powered by a 500hp Lexus V10 according to a report in the U.K.’s EVO magazine. Lotus has a long time partnership with Lexus parent company Toyota, using its Celica-sourced 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine for the Elise and Exige, as well as its the Camry-sourced 3.5-liter V6 for the Evora. According… Continue Reading...
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