Lotus Developing New Engines For Its New Models

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Lotus Developing New Engines For Its New Models
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Ever since the Lotus Esprit V8 went out of production in 2004, Lotus has been exclusively using Toyota engines for its cars. While these motors have provided power and reliability, many customers of the brand feel that the company should have its own engines. After all, can you imagine a Ferrari being powered by anything… 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...

Lotus Rejected By British Government In Quest For Funding, New Esprit May Be Built Outside UK

Lotus Rejected By British Government In Quest For Funding, New Esprit May Be Built Outside UK
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Lotus may build their next generation Esprit sports car outside of the United Kingdom after its request for a $50 million loan to build a new factory was rejected by an investment arm of the British government. The loan was intended for a new factory in the Norfolk area of Britain, which would employ 1200… Continue Reading...

The New Era of Lotus Exposed

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The New Era of Lotus Exposed
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Yesterday Lotus Cars began what the storied British automaker is calling a “New Era” launching an entire lineup of vehicles at one auto show. A total of five new models graced the Lotus stand, including the new Esprit, a second-generation Elise, the flagship Elite and even a 4-door model called Eterne. Details were scarce, but… 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...
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