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2014 Lotus Exige LF1

Lotus Celebrates F1 History With Exige LF1: Forbidden Fruit

Lotus is celebrating its Formula One provenance with a special edition Exige S called the Exige LF1 (Lotus F1). The car marks the 81 victories in F1 that have been made by Lotus-branded cars, from the very first win at the 1960 Monaco Grand Prix up to the final one at the 2013 Australian Grand... read more

June 9, 2014 by 
 
Jean-Marc Gales

Jean-Marc Gales Named CEO Of Lotus

Lotus has been without a CEO seen the ousting of Dany Bahar in 2012, but now the sports car company’s Malaysian parent DRB-HICOM has named a new CEO in the form of... read more May 2, 2014 by 


 
david baldi lotus hill climb

This Lotus Climbs Hills Better Than Stallone In Cliffhanger: Video

Have you ever driven a car and left everything out on the course? I mean really pushed both yourself and your machine to the limit? Even if you say yes, you still haven't... read more March 23, 2014 by 


 
2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster

Lotus Studies Benefits Of Light, Strong Titanium Parts

Lotus launched the first-generation Elise back in 1996 in some markets, and at the time its extruded and bonded aluminum chassis was on the cutting edge. It weighed very... read more March 21, 2014 by 


 
Lotus C-01 superbike

Lotus C-01 Superbike Revealed In All Its Carbon Fiber Glory

Nearly a year ago, Lotus announced the launch of its new motorcycle division, with a teaser image showing the carbon fiber tank of its C-01 superbike. Today, we have the... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
2013 Lotus Praga T128 Le Mans prototype (LMP2)

Lotus-Branded LMP1 To Compete In 2014 World Endurance Championship And 24 Hours Of Le Mans

The entries for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans are out (PDF here) and one of the big surprises is that a Lotus prototype will be contending the top LMP1 category... read more February 18, 2014 by 


 
Lotus’ E22 2014 Formula One car

Lotus Reveals Split-Nose E22 2014 F1 Car Hours After Team Principal Quits

Lotus F1 is the latest team to reveal its new car for the 2014 Formula One World Championship. The car carries the E22 designation and will be driven in the new season by... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
1960 Lotus 20/22 racing simulator (Images: eBay auction)

1960s-Era Lotus Racing Simulator Goes Up For Sale

Think racing simulators are a recent invention, conjured up with the advent of photo-realistic video games? Think again. The Lotus 20/22 race simulator recently sold on eBay... read more January 10, 2014 by 


 
Romain Grosjean and Pastor Maldonado confirmed for Lotus F1 Team in 2014

Pastor Maldonado To Race Alongside Romain Grosjean At Lotus F1 In 2014

Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado has been confirmed as a driver for the Lotus F1 Team. He will be racing alongside current Lotus driver Romain Grosjean in the 2014 Formula... read more December 3, 2013 by 


 
British politicians visit Lotus factory in Hethel, England

Lotus Receives £10 Million From British Government

Lotus has managed to secure £10.44 million (approximately $16.86 million) in funding from the British government via its Regional Growth Fund program, which is aimed at... read more November 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R race car

2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R Race Car Revealed

The Lotus Elise may no longer be sold in the U.S. but you can still purchase versions of the car designed for track use. One example is the 2014 Lotus Elise S Cup R race car... read more November 7, 2013 by 


 
Submersible Lotus Esprit from James Bond flick ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

Elon Musk Is Buyer Of James Bond Lotus Submarine, Plans To Make It Electric

Not long ago, it was revealed that the Lotus Esprit submarine from the 1977 James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me was sold at auction for close to a million dollars. In case... read more October 18, 2013 by 


 
Spyker B6 Venator concept car, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Spyker To Source B6 Venator’s V-6 Engine From Lotus

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show back in March, Spyker revealed a concept version of a new, more accessible sports car the company was planning, the B6 Venator. At the time of... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
Submersible Lotus Esprit from James Bond flick ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’

James Bond And Ferris Bueller Have Their Machines Sold Off

In the world of film, there are a handful of automobiles that have achieved an iconic almost cult-like status. Be it the Ghostbusters Ecto-1, the Audi S8 from Ronin, or even... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
Bulleta RF22

American Firm Bulleta Announces Evora-Based RF22 Sports Car

Despite a recent string of bad luck for Germany’s niche sports car brands, a few North American startups have announced their intention to launch new sports cars of... read more August 30, 2013 by 


 
2011 Lotus Evora S

Lotus Hiring Again

Lotus is showing signs of life, with news emerging this week that the British sports car manufacturer is set to hire around 100 new staff, mostly specialist engineers. Only a... read more August 2, 2013 by 


 
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