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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. And by rebuilt, we mean completely rebuilt. According to Lotus Forums (via Evo), the car’s engine and transmission... read more

August 23, 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 


 
Marco Andretti at Milwaukee - Courtesy INDYCAR/LAT USA

Marco Andretti Leads All-Important Iowa INDYCAR Practice

The IZOD IndyCar Series teams have completed their all-important second practice that will designate lineups for the three heat race scheduled later this evening. Those three... read more June 22, 2012 by 


 
Simona de Silvestro at Long Beach - Anne Proffit photo

Lotus Expects Improvements With INDYCAR Permission To Upgrade

Lotus Racing is moving forward in its efforts to improve the 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged IZOD indyCar Series engine it produces with the engineering assistance of Engine... read more June 22, 2012 by 


 
Marco Andretti won last year's Iowa Corn 250 - Anne Proffit photo

Qualifying Heat Races For INDYCAR In Iowa; Engine Adjustments On Horizon?

The IZOD IndyCar Series returns to Iowa Speedway for this weekend's Iowa Corn 250, a night race and the third oval contest in a row, after Texas and Milwaukee. The defending... read more June 21, 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 


 
 

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