Lotus Elan Celebrates 50th Birthday at Goodwood

Lotus will be the headlining marque at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, and will also celebrate the 50th birthday of one of the company’s iconic cars, the Elan.

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Lotus Developing New Engines For Its New Models

Dany Bahar, CEO of Lotus agrees and wishes to develop engines bespoke for its automobiles. Since Lotus is delaying the Elan, the funds earmarked for that car can now be used towards developing new engines.

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Lotus Elan Axed From Future Product Lineup

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 style, in order to further separate two two vehicles.

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

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.

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The New Era of Lotus Exposed

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 Kevin Smith, head of publications for Lotus Cars USA has shed some light on each of the five models.

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Lotus Elan Concept Is Something Completely Different [Paris 2010]

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.

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