Lotus Sells Out, Offers Exige S with Automatic

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Lotus Sells Out, Offers Exige S with Automatic
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In an effort to make its products more appealing to a broader audience Lotus has expanded its Exige range by offering a model with an automatic transmission. Continue Reading...

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...

Detroit Electric Delays Production by a Month

Detroit Electric Delays Production by a Month
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Detroit Electric, a brand revived after seven decades, will have to wait another month before production of its new SP:01 kicks off. Continue Reading...

Lotus Exige S Roadster to Drop its Top this Summer

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Despite being unveiled last year, the Lotus Exige S Roadster has been missing in action ever since. That will all change this summer, as the British automaker has confirmed it’ll be heading to dealerships – at least in Europe. Continue Reading...

Detroit Electric SP:01 Looks Like a Reborn Tesla Roadster

Detroit Electric SP:01 Looks Like a Reborn Tesla Roadster
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Unveiling its first new vehicle in over 70 years, the resurrected Detroit Electric car company debuted the SP:01 in the motor city last night. Continue Reading...

Lotus Exige S Roadster Unveiled, Not Heading to America

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Lotus Exige S Roadster Unveiled, Not Heading to America
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Truth be told, the majority of us are anxiously awaiting the release of the next generation of Lotus vehicles. But until the British automaker releases the new range, we’ll have to settle for the new Exige S Roadster. Or rather we won’t, since it won’t even be making its way to American shores. Lotus is… Continue Reading...

Lotus Announces Rally, GT, and Karting Programs for 2012

Lotus Announces Rally, GT, and Karting Programs for 2012
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Lotus Racing has formally announced its motorsports program for the 2012 season, where we’ll see the highly anticipated Exige R-GT make its race debut in the FIA European Rally Championship. In addition, the British automaker will enter this year’s European Le Mans Series in an Evora GTE and will also be supporting drivers in the… Continue Reading...

Lotus Fires Up First IndyCar Engine

Lotus Fires Up First IndyCar Engine
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Lotus Motorsport achieved a couple of major milestones recently, firing up their first ever IndyCar engine while also giving their Exige R-GT Rally car its first shakedown runs – both of which occurred within 24 hours. On December 22nd at Dallara’s headquarters in Varano Melegari, Palma, Lotus successfully started up the first official IndyCar engine… 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...

Lotus Exige to Get V6 Engine

Lotus Exige to Get V6 Engine
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The current Lotus Exige is on the way out. Production has stopped for the European spec model since last December, because its current 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine does not meet current emission standards. And here at home, Lotus just announced a Final Edition model to bring the car’s run to a close. So what is Lotus… 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...

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...

Report: Lotus Exige S Type 72 Celebrates British Brand’s Return to Formula One

Report: Lotus Exige S Type 72 Celebrates British Brand’s Return to Formula One
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To help celebrate the brand’s return to the pinnacle of motorsports, iconic British sports car maker Lotus has just announced the release of the Exige S Type 72. As the name suggests, it’s inspired by the Type 72 F1 car, which was driven by drivers like Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and Jacky Ickx,… Continue Reading...

Frankfurt 2009: Lotus Exige Cup 260 Pictures

Frankfurt 2009: Lotus Exige Cup 260 Pictures
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Lotus displayed its Exige Cup 260 race car at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The race-ready version of the Exige is powered by the same 257-hp supercharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder as the street car, while weighing just 1,958 lbs. Carbon fiber components include the roof, seats, dash-top, tailgate, center tunnel, front access panels, front splitter, side intake… Continue Reading...

Report: Lotus Exige Cup 260 Announced

Report: Lotus Exige Cup 260 Announced
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As expected, Lotus has announced the release of a cup car version of the new 2010 Exige 260. Powered by the same 257-hp supercharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder as the street car, the race-ready Cup version weighs just 1,958 lbs, making for what will no-doubt be an outrageously good track machine. Lotus says the Exige Cup 260… Continue Reading...
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