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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 IZOD IndyCar Series. When the rules were first vested for the Indy cars' new 2012 engines, any manufacturer that felt their... read more

June 28, 2012 by 
 
Dany Bahar

Lotus CEO Dany Bahar Fired

Following a suspension last month amid an investigation into misconduct--likely related to his use of company funds to extensively refurbish his several houses--Lotus CEO... read more June 7, 2012 by 


 
Jay Penske - Anne Proffit photo

Dragon Racing Down To One Chevy-Powered Car For INDYCAR Season

There's been no resolution to owner Jay Penske's $4.6-million lawsuit against Lotus Cars that argues contractual obligations were never met, but the team used Chevrolet power... read more May 31, 2012 by 


 
Lotus Originals' first retail location, in Monaco

Lotus Originals Bets On Monaco

If there’s an automaker with a more diverse business portfolio than Lotus, we’d be hard pressed to name it. Not only does Lotus build cars, but the firm also... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
Franchitti hugs the Borg Warner trophy again - Anne Proffit photo

Franchitti Bags Big Bucks For Third Indy 500 Win

After winning his third Indianapolis 500 Mile Race on Sunday, May 27, Dario Franchitti did what any proper victor would do - he joined his peers partying in downtown... read more May 29, 2012 by 


 
Franchitti celebrates his third Indy 500 win - Photo courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series/LAT USA

Franchitti Earns Third Indy 500 Win

The 96th Indianapolis 500 turned out - as many expected - to be one of the most competitive races ever staged on the 2.5-mlle historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. With... read more May 27, 2012 by 


 
Scott Dixon's crew won the IZOD Pit Stop contest - Photo courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series/LAT

Indy 500 Carb Day Practice To Franchitti; Dixon Takes IZOD Pit Stop Challenge

It's a sweltering Carb Day at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the IZOD IndyCar Series competitors are preparing for Sunday's (which will be equally sweltering, we've been... read more May 25, 2012 by 


 
Dany Bahar

Lotus CEO Dany Bahar Suspended For 'Conduct'

An official statement released today confirmed that earlier rumors of Lotus CEO Dany Bahar's suspension were in fact true--though the only reason given for the suspension was... read more May 25, 2012 by 


 
EJ Viso - Anne Proffit photo

More Indy Penalties - Turbo Boost To Remain At Lower Level

Indianapolis Motor Speedway isn't open for on-track activities on May 22, but today is the day that qualified teams may change to their race engines, provided they are... read more May 22, 2012 by 


 
Lotus' engineering development menu.

Lotus Helping Automakers Develop Lightweight Platforms

Lotus founder Colin Chapman was perhaps best known for his ability to “add lightness” to purpose-built race cars. Legend has it that Chapman would only stop... read more May 21, 2012 by 


 
Driver coach Arie Luyendyk and Katherine Legge - Anne Proffit photo

Dixon Fastest In Thursday Indy Practice

Through Thursday, the emphasis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been on preparing 33 IZOD IndyCar Series race cars, teams and drivers for the 96th Indianapolis 500... read more May 18, 2012 by 


 
Katherine Legge at Long Beach - Anne Proffit photo

Wait Is Almost Over For Dragon Racing At Indy

As I write this, mechanics from Dragon Racing and engineers from Ilmor Inc. are busy in Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, preparing the team's two Dallara... read more May 16, 2012 by 


 
The Lotus Type 102. Image: Paul Melbert

Lotus Type 102, Sans Owner, To Appear At Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Vintage F1 cars driven at events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed are often piloted by their owners, who may not be comfortable with the idea of another driver, no matter... read more May 11, 2012 by 


 
The Lotus Evora GTC

Lotus Announces Evora GTC Racer

Building from the established Lotus Evora GT4 racer, Lotus has announced the availability of the new Evora GTC. Aimed at the latest Le Mans Series class of near-production... read more May 11, 2012 by 


 
Jean Alesi at Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Pagoda - photo courtesy IZOD IndyCar Series

Indy Rookie Tests Complete, Boost Levels Changed For 500 Qualifying

Rookie Orientation Program took place at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, May 10 with eight drivers on the 2.5-mile oval working up to speed in order to make the... read more May 10, 2012 by 


 
The 96th Indianapolis 500 is set for May 27

Indy 500 Rookie Program Gets Tweaks; Alesi Race Entry Confirmed

INDYCAR, sanctioning body for the IZOD IndyCar Series, has elected to make changes to the Rookie Orientation Program (ROP) for the 96th Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 27... read more May 9, 2012 by 


 
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