If Lotus's esprit de corps has fallen somewhat during- and post-Dany Bahar's tenure, at least the corps de Esprit remains strong. Bahar's own custom example, a 2003 model with some fairly choice additions, is now up for sale.

When it comes to rumors, few categories drive as much speculation as muscle cars, and few of those as much as the Mustang. Thank the vociferous fans and their phantasmal fecundity. Or, in the case of the next Mustang, thank the Evos concept and the EcoBoost engine family.

It is, after all, summer for most of the car industry, and that means it's rumor season. So why not harvest some more before the fact-laden winter? This time, it's Audi's Sport Quattro, now rumored to arrive in production in 2015.

You'll find all of this and more from around the High Gear Media network in today's car news headlines in the links below.

Dany Bahar's Former Lotus Esprit For Sale

Next-Generation Mustang Rumor Mill Cranks Up

Audi's Sport Quattro Returning In 2015: Report

2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition: Video

Lexus LFA Meets The LF-LC Concept: Video

Is The Red Skull's Schmidt Hydra Coupe The Ultimate Villain Ride? Video

Ford Taurus, Explorer, Lincoln MKS Get Five-Star Crash Ratings

2013 Infiniti JX35: Recall Alert

It’s Official: Greener Cars Have Helped Improve LA’s Air Quality

5 Places You Wouldn’t Expect To Find An Electric Car Charging Station