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A Top Gear-built Lotus Excel submarine

Hammond, Richard Hammond Pilots A Lotus Submarine: Video

The James Bond franchise is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and it seems like everyone wants in on the action. To help mark the occasion, even Top Gear, everyone’s favorite motoring show, has produced a special episode with a Bond theme. It’s a safe bet that classic Bond... read more

November 1, 2012 by 
 
Dany Bahar

Dany Bahar Files $10 Million Wrongful Dismissal Claim Against Lotus

In June of this year Dany Bahar was fired from his role as CEO of Lotus following the results of an investigation made by the board of Lotus’ parent company, DRB-Hicom... read more August 28, 2012 by 


 
Dany Bahar's former Lotus Esprit - image courtesy of Lotus Enthusiast

Dany Bahar's Former Lotus Esprit For Sale

If you’re big on Lotus collector cars, here’s one you won’t want to pass up: a 2002 Lotus Esprit V8, rebuilt at the factory in 2010 for then-CEO Dany Bahar... read more August 23, 2012 by 


 
2012 Lotus Exige V6 Cup track day car

Lotus Confirms Exige V6 Cup Track Car For U.S.

The Lotus Exige S is a stunning piece of machinery and would make a worthy addition to the garage of anyone who is serious about performance, above all else. The car weighs... read more August 20, 2012 by 


 
Mark Webber driving the Infiniti Emerg-E at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Could Lotus End Up Building The Infiniti Emerg-E And Renault Alpine?

It’s no secret that the Infiniti Emerg-E range-extended electric car concept, one of the crowd-pleasers at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, was built on a Lotus... read more August 13, 2012 by 


 
Lotus F1 papercraft racecar - courtesy Lotus F1 Team

Sauber, Lotus Offer F1 Fans Creative Respite During Summer Break

With Formula One on hiatus until the first weekend of September, there are some good opportunities for a "fix" when anyone needs one. Two teams have already offered a way to... read more July 31, 2012 by 


 
2012 Lotus Exige S live photos

First Production Lotus Exige S Completed Amidst Company Turmoil

Lotus is in ten kinds of disarray at the moment, with CEO Dany Bahar recently canned, owners DRB-Hicom revising the upcoming product plan, and even some speculation over a... read more July 26, 2012 by 


 
2012 Lotus Evora GX Grand-Am race car

Lotus Unveils 2012 Evora GX Grand-Am Racer

Lotus has unveiled its new Evora based race car that will compete in the newly established GX experimental class in the Grand-Am Rolex series. Based loosely on the Evora GTC... read more July 25, 2012 by 


 
2013 Lotus Esprit Concept

New Owner Committed To Lotus, Drops Ambitious Five-Year Plan

In a sign that Lotus’ new owner is committed to the British sports car company, DRB-Hicom, the Malaysian investment group that recently bought a controlling stake of... read more July 25, 2012 by 


 
2015 Lotus Elise Concept

Lotus Pulls Out Of 2012 Paris Auto Show

It was close to two years ago that Lotus, led by recently-ousted CEO Dany Bahar, announced its overly ambitious turnaround plan at the 2010 Paris Auto Show by presenting a... read more July 16, 2012 by 


 
Lotus Exos Type 125

Lotus Exos Type 125 Is The F1 Car For Mere Mortals: Video

Track days are growing in popularity worldwide, and there’s no shortage of track-only cars to choose from. If your budget is modest, a used-but-serviceable SCCA racer... read more July 13, 2012 by 


 
2012 Lotus Exige S live photos

Lotus Explains Its Track-Focused Exige S: Video

Lotus revealed its sharp-edged Exige S coupe at last year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, and since then has occasionally teased the car in videos. Now the Hethel-based... read more July 12, 2012 by 


 
Charlie Kimball, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Mike Conway on the Toronto podium - IZOD Indycar Series LAT USA

Hunter-Reay Three-Peats At Honda Indy Toronto

Ryan Hunter-Reay scored his third consecutive victory in the IZOD IndyCar Series 2012 season, winning the Honda Indy Toronto in his No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda... read more July 9, 2012 by 


 
IZOD IndyCar Series logo

INDYCAR Remaining Engine Count Revealed

With engine competition for the first time since 2005 and with new rules that limit teams to five engines per season, the IZOD IndyCar Series has announced the status of... read more July 2, 2012 by 


 
Lotus Evora 414E extended-range electric car prototype

Lotus Evora 414E Extended-Range Electric Car Starts Testing

Despite being one of the more performance-oriented brands in the industry, Lotus also happens to be a leader when it comes to fuel-saving hybrid technology. Having already... read more July 2, 2012 by 


 
The current Lotus INDYCAR engine - Anne Proffit photo

INDYCAR Officially Allows Lotus Engine Modifications

INDYCAR made it official - Lotus has been allowed to modify certain homologated parts to improve the performance of the 2.2-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged engine it uses in the... read more June 28, 2012 by 


 
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