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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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Lotus Exige LF1 Pays Tribute to Formula 1 Success

Lotus Exige LF1 Pays Tribute to Formula 1 Success
Lotus has unveiled yet another special edition Exige model. Limited to 81 units, the Lotus Exige LF1 pays tribute to the British automaker’s Formula 1 team, which came in fourth overall last season. There’s also significance to the 81 units, as each numbered car will pay tribute to a specific Lotus Grand Prix success. For... more

Lotus Resolves Legal Dispute With Former Boss

Lotus Resolves Legal Dispute With Former Boss
Lotus and former CEO Dany Bahar are no longer preparing to lock horns in London’s High Court. The company dropped its claims against Bahar as did he of the Lotus. Bahar was fired from his position at the sports car manufacturer for what was seen as poor financial management shortly after Proton, its parent company, was... more

Lotus Names New Chief Executive

Lotus Names New Chief Executive
Long in the wake of former Dany Bahar’s controversial dismissal as the English sports car manufacturer’s chief executive, owner Proton is naming a new CEO. Jean-Marc Gale, 51, comes to Lotus from being the CEO of the European Association of Automotive Suppliers. Before that, he held positions with Daimler, GM and Volkswagen as well as... more

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