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 removing bracing from a race car chassis when he approached (or sometimes exceeded) the point of structural failure. Lotus may not go to these extremes any longer, but the company knows a thing or two about designing lightweight cars. For a price, it’s willing to share this knowledge and consult with other automakers on shaving pounds from a vehicle platform, providing as much engineering and development assistance as a...
Lotus Re-Engineers Toyota Venza, Saves 38% Weight For 3% Cost
Lotus Engineering has applied its approach to vehicle materials and engineering to the Toyota Venza.Nelson Ireson