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 Engineering Claims Lots Of Interest For Hybrid Engine

Lotus Engineering Claims Lots Of Interest For Hybrid Engine
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The hybrid engine that first appeared in the Lotus Evora 414E concept is supposedly attracting interest from 3 major manufacturers, according, according to a Lotus official. Chief project engineer Lee Jeffcoat told Inside Line that there is interest from “several OEMS in 5,000-10,000 units annually, for a potential annual output of 30,000 engines,” as well… Continue Reading...

Rolls-Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX Concept Powered by Lotus

Rolls-Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX Concept Powered by Lotus
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There might not be a larger void between two automakers than the British brands Lotus and Rolls-Royce. One focuses on bare-bones sports cars, while the other epitomizes excessive luxury. But when Rolls-Royce decided to push ahead with plans to create an electric car concept, it went straight to the engineering minds at Lotus. On display… Continue Reading...

Report: Lotus Range Extender Engine an Off-The-Shelf Hybrid Powerplant

Report: Lotus Range Extender Engine an Off-The-Shelf Hybrid Powerplant
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Lotus’s engineering department is constantly working on new projects that will make cars not only faster, but also more efficient. The company’s latest project is the Lotus Range Extender Engine, a hybrid drivetrain that serves as an off-the-shelf solution for existing automakers looking for a hybrid engine for a mini-car. By designing this new engine… 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...