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2011 Lotus Elise Scores 46.6 MPG, Cleanest Sports Car In Class

The "added lightness" mantra is well-known in performance circles--cutting weight helps everything about a sports car, from acceleration to braking to handling. And it also helps out emissions, it turns out. Lotus today announced the 2011 Elise scored 46.6 mpg US and a mere 239 grams of CO2... read more

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Sneak Peek at the Future for Sports Cars

The wave of the future for sports cars is upon us in terms of fuel consumption and even automotive terminology.  As the summit in Copenhagen gathers thousands of delegates... read more December 12, 2009 by 

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See a Gorgeous View From Your MR2…

In 2003, for our tenth anniversary, we got the brainstorm to head up to Sedona, and had everything set to go for a weekend of red rocks, bed and breakfasts, and... read more November 15, 2009 by 

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The high cost of owning a fast car

Most of us middle class car folk can only dream of owning an all-out sports or supercar. The closest we ever get to owning one is through reading magazines or attending car... read more September 24, 2009 by 

Lotus Elise Special Edition Club Racer

Lotus Elise Club Racer Due For Frankfurt Debut

Lightweight, focused and yet balanced and comfortable - the Lotus Elise is a modern day classic. Taking inspiration from the classics of the 1960s, the Special Edition Lotus... read more September 3, 2009 by 

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Lotus USA now offering supercharger kits for standard Elise, Exige

The power-to-lightness ratio of the naturally-aspirated Lotus Elise and Exige models has never been found lacking, being some of the most competent street/track cars... read more August 3, 2009 by 

Lotus Evora

Mike Kimberley leaves position as Lotus CEO

With a recipe for lightweight, fun and fast trackday cars for the street, Lotus Cars has been on a roll of late. The new Evora has been widely hailed as a styling hit, and as... read more July 20, 2009 by 

Lotus Elise Black & White editions

Lotus Elise Black & White editions revealed

While Lotus is certainly known for its minimalist philosophy of design, it is also increasingly known for the incredible multitude of special-edition models offered. Today we... read more July 1, 2009 by 

2009 Lotus Challenge Series

Lotus backs America’s fledgling Lotus Challenge Series as official sponsor

The Lotus Challenge Series was begun in 2008 by long-time Lotus enthusiast Jim Navarro along with support from fellow Lotus enthusiasts Jack Fried and Robb Bonanno. To help... read more June 27, 2009 by 

2009 Lotus Elise Purist Edition Ardent Red

Lotus offers new ‘Purist Edition’ Elise for U.S.

Finding ways to lure customers into dealerships - and once there, secure the sale - has rarely been harder for car companies. And that's why we see so many schemes afoot to... read more May 3, 2009 by 

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Driver of Lotus Elise clocked at an ‘impossible’ 173mph

British police have discovered the world's fastest unmodified Lotus Elise, having clocked motorist Tex O'Reilly at the phenomenal speed of 173mph - almost three-and-a-half... read more March 24, 2009 by 

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Lotus planning supercharged, convertible Evora variants for 2011

Europeans are gearing up for the May release of the new Lotus Evora, but already there's something else to look forward to: a convertible version, due to hit the streets in... read more March 12, 2009 by 

Project Kahn modified Lotus Elise

Project Kahn-Modified Lotus Elise

As part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, Lotus teamed up with British tuner Project Kahn to build a special package for the Elise that it debuted in September at an... read more December 14, 2008 by 

Custom Lotus 2-Eleven track car gets historic design

Custom Lotus 2-Eleven track car gets historic design

Lotus' aggressive yet diminutive track-focused two-seaters, like the Elise and Exige and their many variants, are widely known for their excellent handling characteristics... read more October 30, 2008 by 

Stark Auto releases custom Lotus Elise R package

Stark Auto releases custom Lotus Elise R package

The Lotus Elise R from Stark Automotive offers supercar-like performance for sportscar prices. Claimed figures of 0-60mph (0-96km/h) in 3.9 seconds, 0-100mph (0-160km/h) in... read more July 28, 2008 by 

Can't afford a sports car? Rent a Lotus Elise

Can't Afford A Sports Car? Rent A Lotus Elise

Lotus today announced that the superb Elise has just been ordered by a number of rental fleets for use by their customers. This is a big step up from the usual Corollas and... read more September 19, 2006 by 


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