Lotus Exige V6 Cup Arrives in America

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Lotus Exige V6 Cup Arrives in America
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The most exciting car in the Lotus lineup isn’t available in America. Or at least it’s not available if you plan to drive it on the street. 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...

Corvette ZR1 Powered Lotus Exige is One Extreme Project Car

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Corvette ZR1 Powered Lotus Exige is One Extreme Project Car
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Italian seat manufacturer, Composite Worx, has decided to build an extreme project car to show off its product line. The Lotus Exige-based Extrema is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 LS9 engine found in the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Continue Reading...

Lotus Exige V6 Cup Race Car Heading to America

Lotus Exige V6 Cup Race Car Heading to America
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Last year at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Lotus showed off its Exige S model featuring a supercharged V6 powerplant with 345-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. But it’s a new year, which means the British automaker has something else to show off. 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...

2012 Lotus Exige To Be Sold In America As Track-Only Car, $85,000 MSRP

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2012 Lotus Exige To Be Sold In America As Track-Only Car, $85,000 MSRP
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Lotus will offer the Exige in 2012 as a track-only car in America, despite killing off the street-legal Elise and Exige due to air bag laws and the discontinuation of the car’s 1.8L Toyota 4-cylinder motor. The 2012 Exige for North America will be based on the Exige S and get a 3.5L supercharged V6… Continue Reading...

Lotus Exige Teased in New Video [Frankfurt Auto Show Preview]

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Ahead of its Frankfurt Auto Show premiere of six new models, Lotus has released a perplexing video teaser of one of these new sports cars. But wait, the above screen shot, taken from the boxer-on-a-race-track Lotus Films production, hints that perhaps Lotus will reveal an all-new Exige in Frankfurt. Don’t expect a production model, but… Continue Reading...

Lotus Cup USA Series To Kick Off September 2nd At New Jersey Motorsports Park

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Lotus Cup USA Series To Kick Off September 2nd At New Jersey Motorsports Park
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The Lotus Cup USA Series will begin its season on September 2nd at New Jersey Motorsports Park, followed by a second round at Lime Rock Park In Connecticut on October 20th. The inaugural East Coast events kick off the series, which features both open lapping days and a time trial event. The idea is to let Lotus… Continue Reading...

Lotus To Present Two New Sports Cars During Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Lotus To Present Two New Sports Cars During Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
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Lotus will be packing heat this year at the upcoming Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the Evora GTE Road Car Concept and the Exige Matte Black Final Edition. The Evora GTE Road Car will be unveiled to the world for the first time at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival event Wednesday night, August 17 at the… 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 Exige Rally Car to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

Lotus Exige Rally Car to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show
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Lotus is planning to build a Exige-based rally car that it will debut later this year at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The decision to enter the pro-rallying ranks is the latest move by the British sports car maker to further expand its motorsports activities that currently stretch from GT car racing at Le Mans to… Continue Reading...

Check Out The Nordschleife & Spa In A Lotus with RSRNurburg

Check Out The Nordschleife & Spa In A Lotus with RSRNurburg
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The RSRNurburg school runs a fleet of brand new Lotus cars at the Nurburgring and Spa-Francorchamps for those feeling the need for speed. Based out of Nurburg, Germany, the company allows drivers to sample a new Lotus Exige S’s and track the car on both the Nuburgring in Germany and the Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. As… Continue Reading...

Lotus Elise And Exige Production For North America Ending In August

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Lotus Elise And Exige Production For North America Ending In August
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According to a report from Autoblog North American-spec production of the Lotus Elise and Exige will end in August, leaving the brand with only the Evora to sell as its sole product. Since its debut in 2004 the Elise, and its hardtop Exige sibling have won accolades from enthusiasts and journalists alike, but have always… 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...

Lotus Plans Evora Refresh, New Exige Before Major Debuts

Lotus Plans Evora Refresh, New Exige Before Major Debuts
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Although the onslaught of all-new Lotus products is still years away, the company is apparently plotting to inject some new blood into the company portfolio in advance of their rebooting as a brand. The mid-size Evora will allegedly get a refresh in 2012, about a year after the new, more powerful Evora S debuts. The… Continue Reading...

Lotus Ditches Lightweight Philosophy As It Pursues Volume Manufacturing

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Lotus Ditches Lightweight Philosophy As It Pursues Volume Manufacturing
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We can already hear the cries of “sellout” from enthusiasts across the world. Lotus announced that they were abandoning their “lightweight and simple” design philosophy in favor of increasing volume and building more technologically advanced, luxurious and upmarket sports cars. Proton, the Malaysian owner of Lotus, pledged in 1996 to make Lotus profitable within 5… Continue Reading...

Lotus, Bugatti, Ferrari Battle It Out At Laguna Seca (Video Inside

Lotus, Bugatti, Ferrari Battle It Out At Laguna Seca (Video Inside
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Gentlemen, turn up your speakers. The title really needs no further explanation. A Lotus Exige S, Bugatti Veyron and a Ferrari F430 get together and go toe-to-toe on Laguna Seca. There aren’t too many in-car shots, but the ones that do exist show the Ferrari driver shuffle steering (a big no-no among race car drivers)… Continue Reading...

Driver Jumps Out Of Burning Lotus Exige At 24 Hours Of Nurburgring (Video Inside)

Driver Jumps Out Of Burning Lotus Exige At 24 Hours Of Nurburgring (Video Inside)
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In a truly heroic display of automotive badassery, Roger Green, a writer for England’s own Evo magazine, jumped from his burning Lotus Exige race car during the 24 Hour race at the Nurburgring, Germany’s famed race course affectionately known as “The Green Hell.” If the inferno wasn’t enough, Green’s brakes also failed, forcing him to… Continue Reading...

Lotus Engineering Previews The Next Decade Of Passenger Cars

Lotus Engineering Previews The Next Decade Of Passenger Cars
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“Add lightness,” is the world famous maxim of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, and decades on, the British specialty firm rigidly adheres to their mantra, producing cars like the Elise, Exige and Evora that can hang with the world’s best supercars and still deliver terrific fuel economy, thanks to their featherweight construction and efficient powertrains. But… Continue Reading...
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