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 Production Resumes At Full Pace

Lotus Production Resumes At Full Pace
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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. Continue Reading...

Lotus F1 Evora GTE and Exige S: 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Lotus F1 Evora GTE and Exige S: 2012 Geneva Motor Show
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Other features include weight savings of some 100 kg and a 3.5-liter mid-mounted V6 that’s been tuned to deliver 444 horsepower, giving it one of the best power to weight ratios of any street going performance car. Lotus has said the F1 Team Evora GTE will be available in Europe by early summer. 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 Elan Concept Is Something Completely Different [Paris 2010]

Lotus Elan Concept Is Something Completely Different [Paris 2010]
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The original Lotus Elan was an icon, a two-seat, four-cylinder roadster that weighed 1,400 pounds and was the inspiration for the Mazda Miata. The new one couldn’t be more different. Styled in the same vein as the new Esprit, the supercharged 4.0L V6 makes 450 horsepower and an optional hybrid system help rocket the Elan… Continue Reading...

Report: Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley Retires

Report: Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley Retires
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Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley has announced his retirement as the head of the U.K. based sports car maker due to medical reasons. The 70-year-0ld Kimberley has been suffering from severe back pain, underwent surgery in 2008 and has now been advised by his doctors to resign his position. “Sadly, it is on doctor’s orders that… Continue Reading...

Lotus Threatens Legal Action Against New Formula 1 Team Using Its Name

Lotus Threatens Legal Action Against New Formula 1 Team Using Its Name
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In press release issued by Lotus Cars, the British exotic car maker takes issue with recent reports that a new Formula 1 team for 2010 will run under the banner of Team Lotus. The new team, however, says that’s not the case. U.K.-based Litespeed Racing has already secured a sport on the 2010 F1 lineup… Continue Reading...
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