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Lotus is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars. Formed as Lotus Engineering Ltd. by engineer Colin Chapman in 1952, the British manufacturer is responsible for such iconic automobiles as the Seven, Esprit and incredibly well-handling Elise and Exige.

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2011 Lotus Evora S Review

Its engine might have humble Toyota origins but everything else about the Evora is exotic, from its looks, to its handling. And just so you’ll never confuse it with a Porsche, it’s even got a few quirks.
2008 Lotus Elise SC

2008 Lotus Elise SC

Anyone who’s familiar with Lotus and its founder Colin Chapman will no doubt also recognize its famous “to add speed, add lightness” mantra. And adding lightness is something Lotus has done extremely well with the 2,006 lbs Elise SC, but does adding a supercharger change the driving the experience in a meaningful way?

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Titanium Could Help Lotus Build Even Lighter Cars

Titanium Could Help Lotus Build Even Lighter Cars
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. Supposedly by switching to titanium the company has reduced the mass of an Exige S sub-frame by 36 percent, dropping it... more

Our Top Cars for a Long Term Commitment or a One-Night Stand

Our Top Cars for a Long Term Commitment or a One-Night Stand
Love is in the air; either that or exhaust fumes mixed with a whiff of burnt transmission fluid. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and people around the world are hugging, kissing and handing out heart-shaped boxes of chocolate. But how boring is that? This holiday is a bigger cliché than every Disney princess movie combined and... more

Lotus Recovery Underway: Exec

Lotus Recovery Underway: Exec
The recovery process for Lotus has begun as the automaker has started cutting costs and expanding sales. Last year, the British automaker’s sales increased 86 percent in its U.K. home market while export sales, especially to China, have also improved. Lotus currently has a four-month waiting list for its cars, a good sign for the... more

Lotus Elise S Cup R Announced as a Track Day Special

Lotus Elise S Cup R Announced as a Track Day Special
While the road car development seems to have temporarily stalled out at Lotus, the British automaker continues to develop new track-focused machines, the latest being the Elise S Cup R. With the success of the wild Exige V6 Cup, Lotus has revealed plans for a car that will be easier to master and easier to... more

Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2013

Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2013
It’s that time of year again; time for extended families to cram together around an all-too-small table, eat themselves into a food coma, argue over football and be told by countless relatives how they should be living their lives. Yup, it is time to give thanks. At AutoGuide.com we have a lot be thankful for,... more

Lotus Awarded Nearly $17M in Government Grants

Lotus Awarded Nearly $17M in Government Grants
Lotus has received nearly $17 million in the form of a government grant, money that will be used for research and development, helping create over 300 new jobs. The funding comes courtesy of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), which awarded Lotus £10.44 million. “This grant is part of a wider strategy for Lotus created to... more