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Lotus Enters LMP2 Car For Le Mans And Full WEC Season

In a 56-car 80th anniversary 24 Hours of Le Mans field that's heavy on prototypes--there are 15 LMP1 invited cars and an enviable 18 LMP2 production-based racers on the list--one very surprising invitation emerged from the list. That would be Lotus, spreading its tentacles throughout the... read more

February 3, 2012 by 
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Tagliani Tests New Lotus/Dallara/Firestone Indy Car

Team Barracuda - Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) driver Alex Tagliani took his first laps in a new Lotus/Dallara/Firestone Indy car earlier this week on Homestead-Miami... read more January 26, 2012 by 

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Raikkonen Completes Test, Lotus F1 Team Signs D'Ambrosio As Third Driver

Kimi Raikkonen completed his second day of testing at Circuito Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain this afternoon, reacclimatizing himself to the rigors of driving a Formula 1... read more January 25, 2012 by 

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Lotus Wrings Out The 2012 Evora S IPS: Video

Not too long ago, the thought of a Lotus with an automatic transmission would have been as unthinkable as a Ferrari or Lamborghini that shifted itself. Times change, and last... read more January 23, 2012 by 

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FIA Outlaws Reactive Ride Height Systems In Formula 1

In the world of Formula 1, there’s no such thing as a small aerodynamic advantage. In a series where qualifying times can be separated by mere hundredths of a second... read more January 23, 2012 by 

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Lotus HVM Racing Completes Four Days Of Testing With New Dallara Chassis

The new Engine Developments Ltd.-designed and built Lotus IZOD IndyCar Series engine had its first tests on the Palm Beach International Raceway road course last Thursday and... read more January 18, 2012 by 

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Proton's New Owners Ponder Lotus Sale

When Lotus’ parent company, Proton, was sold to manufacturing, transportation and power-generation conglomerate DRB-Hicom, critics said that a sale of Lotus would... read more January 18, 2012 by 

Oriol Servia earned third grid spot at the 2011 Indy 500 - Anne Proffit photo

Servia Gets Dreyer & Reinbold INDYCAR Ride

It's another one of those horribly kept "secrets" - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing (DRR) signed Catalan driver Oriol Servia as a full-time driver for the 2012 IZOD IndyCar... read more January 17, 2012 by 

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Katherine Legge Gains TrueCar INDYCAR Sponsorship

Katherine Legge, recently announced as a member of the Dragon Racing team will have the name of TrueCar on her No. 6 Lotus/Dallara/Firestone IZOD IndyCar Series race car for... read more January 16, 2012 by 

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Lotus-Parent Proton Sold To Malaysian Conglomerate DRB-Hicom

Malaysia’s state-owned Khazanah Nasional Bhd has sold its 43 percent stake in Proton, a maker of economy sedans and hatchbacks, to fellow Malaysian firm DRB-Hicom in a... read more January 16, 2012 by 

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Dragon Racing Signs With Lotus, Bourdais And Legge To Drive

Last season was a difficult one for Jay Penske's Dragon Racing, shuffling drivers around, failing to qualify for the 100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 and generally having... read more January 12, 2012 by 

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Alex Tagliani Joins Bryan Herta Autosport

When he wore the No. 98 on his kart during the race at the IMIS trade show in early December, it signaled an upcoming signing, but Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) waited until... read more January 9, 2012 by 

Bruno Senna drives the new Lotus Exige S

Bruno Senna Wrings Out The New Lotus Exige S: Video

Lotus is doing all it can to breathe new life into an aging stable of cars. A perfect example of this is the Lotus Exige, which has already been given last rites in the U.S... read more January 5, 2012 by 

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Investors Urge Proton To Sell Floundering Lotus Brand

Lotus has been in the hands of Malaysia’s state-owned Proton since 1996 and during that time has yet to turn a profit. With speculation that Proton, a maker of economy... read more December 28, 2011 by 

Lotus Exige R-GT rally car first shakedown

Lotus Successful On First Fire-Up Of IndyCar Engine, Exige R-GT Shakedown

Whilst most have been enjoying the festive period these past several days, the hard working Lotus Motorsport crew are busy celebrating the fruits of their labor over the past... read more December 27, 2011 by 

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Lotus To Be Featured Marque At 2012 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

It may not be for another six months but organizers of the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed (FOS) in the UK have announced today that Lotus will be the annual event’s... read more December 20, 2011 by 


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