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Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report

Proton and Lotus, both owned by Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom, are reportedly being shopped around to rival automakers. Insider sources have told Reuters that DRB-Hicom has recently sent out partnership proposals to 20 automakers...

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2017 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition celebrates factory's 50th birthday
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2017 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition celebrates factory's 50th birthday

Another day, another limited-edition Lotus. This one's a little extra special, though: just 50 Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition convertibles will be built to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company's factory in Hethel, UK. The new Elise 250 Special Edition is based on the Elise Cup 250 that was unveiled earlier this year...


Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime
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Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime

Our friends at Unique Car Rentals and Driver Dynamics have joined forces to offer the supercar experience we all dream of – punting some of the world's most exotic metal around a racetrack, without fear of losing one's licence...


Lotus Elise Race 250 revealed: track-only special could come to Aus
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Lotus Elise Race 250 revealed: track-only special could come to Aus

Lotus has revealed the Elise Race 250, a track-only version of its entry-level sports car, and it could be coming to Australia. Billed as the fastest and most focused Elise the company has produced, the Elise Race 250 was specifically developed by the Lotus Motorsport division. Powering the track-special Elise is a supercharged 1...


New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report
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New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report

Update - the original version of this post said all Lotus Elises use a 1.8-litre engine, see article for details The boss of sports car maker Lotus has pointed to the year 2020 for a new-generation Elise that will stay true to its roots as a lightweight sports car, according to a new report...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


2016 Lotus Evora 400 Review: Quick Drive

2016 Lotus Evora 400 Review: Quick Drive

The great Colin Chapman, the man behind Lotus Cars, once famously said: “Simplify, then add lightness”. So that’s what the brand did with the 2016 Lotus Evora 400… but it also added power. The British sports car specialist brand’s new Evora 400 model brings with it a new aluminium chassis that is 42 kilograms lighter than it was previously, and the 3...


Lotus Evora 410 revealed: Less is more for lighter new Lotus special
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Lotus Evora 410 revealed: Less is more for lighter new Lotus special

Less is more, and in the case of the new 2016 Lotus Evora sport 410, 70kg less weight might just mean a whole bunch more fun. After the recent launch of the revised and record-setting Evora 400, lotus took to pulling as much mass from the updated design as the core design would allow...


2017 Lotus Elise Cup 250 unveiled
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2017 Lotus Elise Cup 250 unveiled

The Lotus Elise Cup 250 has been unveiled, and Lotus claims that it is the fastest road-going Elise yet. Replacing the Cup 220, the Elise Cup 250 has more power and less weight. Weight saving measures mean that the Cup 250 has shed 21 kilograms compared to its forebear. The Cup 250's diet includes a new lithium-ion battery (10kg saving), carbonfibre seats (6kg saving), and forged alloy wheels (1...


Lotus 3-Eleven launches in UK, Australian potential under review
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Lotus 3-Eleven launches in UK, Australian potential under review

The new Lotus 3-Eleven is now on sale in the UK, but any potential for local fans to fang the highly-anticipated sports car on anything but a racetrack is now in the hands of the Australian government. That’s the verdict from the British brand’s local importer, Ateco, who told CarAdvice the car is currently being reviewed for Australian Design Rule (ADR) compliance...


2016 Lotus New Cars
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2016 Lotus New Cars

Details of the new and updated Lotus vehicles launching in Australia in 2016.   Evora 400 – Q1 Lotus will kick off 2016 with the overhauled Evora 400, which gets significant exterior, interior and mechanical enhancements over the model it replaces. The Evora 400 is powered by a reworked 3...


Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s
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Lotus Exige Sport 350 revealed: Plaid seats, exposed shifter, 51kg weight loss, 0-100km/h in 3.8s

The Lotus Exige Sport 350 made its premiere this week. The stripped-back supercar is being dubbed “the ultimate incarnation” of the famous nameplate. Lotus’ headline figures make for impressive reading. At 1125kg, the coupe weighs 51kg than the Exige S, while its 0-100km/h sprint time is as low as 3.8 seconds (down one-tenth)...


2015 Lotus Elise S - getting in and out challenge!
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2015 Lotus Elise S - getting in and out challenge!

Read the article here. Any Lotus is notoriously difficult to get into. It doesn’t matter whether its an Elise, Evora or Exige – the challenge remains the same. When the Lotus Elise S Club Racer arrived in the CarAdvice Garage we rounded up some volunteers from the office and asked them to show us their technique...


Lotus Elise Sport, Sport 220 coming mid 2016
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Lotus Elise Sport, Sport 220 coming mid 2016

The Lotus Elise will get an update for 2016 that sees the return of the ‘Sport’ naming designation and the featherweight sports car get even lighter. The revised Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 will arrive in local showrooms around the middle of next year, replacing the Elise and Elise S variants of the current range...


Lotus 3-Eleven clocks 7:06 Nurburgring lap: “seven minutes flat” within reach
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Lotus 3-Eleven clocks 7:06 Nurburgring lap: “seven minutes flat” within reach

The new Lotus 3-Eleven appears to have lived up to the claims of its engineers, recording a lightning-quick lap time at the famed Nurburgring circuit during testing. Revealing the new sports car at June’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lotus declared the 336kW, sub-900kg 3-Eleven its quickest-ever offering, with a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time “under three seconds”...


Lotus Elise 220 Cup: most extreme road-going Elise yours from $119,990
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Lotus Elise 220 Cup: most extreme road-going Elise yours from $119,990

The race-derived Lotus Elise 220 Cup is now available for order in Australia, priced from $119,990. Sitting between the $84,990 supercharged Elise S Club Racer and the track-only Elise S Cup R, the Lotus Elise 220 Cup becomes the most extreme road-going Lotus Elise money can buy...


Lotus Exige 360 Cup unveiled
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Lotus Exige 360 Cup unveiled

Just 50 examples of the Lotus Exige 360 Cup will be produced, all featuring a host of upgrades, including a little extra power, styling modifications, some discarded kilograms and a revised chassis. Located behind the passenger cell is a supercharged 3.5-litre Toyota V6 that's been further modified and tuned by Lotus...


2015 Lotus Elise S Review
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2015 Lotus Elise S Review

The 2015 Lotus Elise S Club Racer is currently the fastest and most powerful Elise you can buy in Australia, and it's purpose built for the track, which is where we're heading today… we've just go to get through the city first. The Lotus Elise is famous for its agility and supercar-rivalling performance. Unfortunately, it’s also notoriously difficult to get in to...


Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV
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Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV

Lotus chief Jean-Marc Gales has revealed key new details on the company’s coming SUV model, well ahead of its anticipated 2019 debut. Confirmation of a high-riding addition to the Lotus family came in April, following months of rumours that targeting the high-volume segment would form a key part of the company’s rebuilding plans...


2015 Lotus Elise S Review
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2015 Lotus Elise S Review

No pretender. The 2015 Lotus Elise S Club Racer is strictly one for the hardcore fans...

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