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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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Geely, PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week - report
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Geely, PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week - report

Malaysian car maker Proton and its subsidiary Lotus were reported last year to be up for sale, with a number of car makers said to be keen on a purchase. In September, business paper Reuters reported Peugeot and Citroen parent PSA Group as one suitor, while Renault and Suzuki were also believed to be considering bids of their own...


2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410: one-off special remembers iconic James Bond Esprit S1
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2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410: one-off special remembers iconic James Bond Esprit S1

Remember the amphibious Lotus Esprit S1 from the 1977 Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me? Well, the bods at Lotus Exclusive – the UK brand's in-house personalisation department – have tried to recreate the iconic model in celebration of the original car's on-screen debut, some 40 years ago...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


2017 Lotus Exige Race 380: lighter, faster, track-only special announced
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2017 Lotus Exige Race 380: lighter, faster, track-only special announced

Another year, another special-edition Lotus. Say hello to the 2017 Lotus Exige Race 380. A track-only version of the already-hardcore Exige Sport 380 revealed last November, the new Lotus Exige Race 380 has been specifically developed for race teams and privateers to compete in the marque’s global one-make series, the Lotus Cup, as well as a variety of other clubman championships...


Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan
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Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has reaffirmed plans for a raft of new product - including a potential SUV - in the future of a company buoyed by profitability and a successful launch into the US market in 2016...


Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac
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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

Read the full article here. For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...


Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac
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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 revealed: More power, more carbon, less weight
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2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 revealed: More power, more carbon, less weight

Yep, it's another Lotus special. The 2017 Lotus Exige Sport 380 has been revealed this week, and is the most hardcore version of the British coupe yet. Serving as the new flagship in the range, the Exige Sport 380 is lighter, more powerful and looks the business. Under the bonnet is an uprated version of the Toyota-sourced 3...


New Lotus Elise confirmed for 2020
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New Lotus Elise confirmed for 2020

The next-generation Lotus Elise will arrive in 2020, Jean-Marc Gales, the company's boss, has confirmed. Talking to Autocar, Gales confirmed that Lotus has begun work on its next-generation sports car range. The news comes on the heels of the company's first profit, which took place in August, and is the first time the company has been in the black since 2000...


Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1
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Female focus: Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney is Thursday, December 1

Ladies! Swap the heels for sensible driving shoes - particularly if you want to put your foot down in an exotic supercar. Thursday, December 1, is Ladies Day at MotorWorld Sydney and the focus will be on women and cars. Guys, you are of course still welcome to attend the event on the Thursday and participate in the general program of events, test drives and competitions...


Lotus Evora 410 Australian pricing revealed: $199,990 start point for most powerful model on sale
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Lotus Evora 410 Australian pricing revealed: $199,990 start point for most powerful model on sale

Australian pricing for the Lotus Evora Sport 410 has been revealed, starting at $199,990 plus on-road costs when equipped with the six-speed manual. Kicking off at a smidgen under $200,000 (though the six-speed auto is $209,990), the Evora Sport 410 is $15,000 more than the previous Evora 400 range-topper, with the new car bringing more power with a track-driving bent...


2017 Lotus Evora 400 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lotus Evora 400 Review

The best and most practical Lotus ever made, but does it justify a 200k price?

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report
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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. So far, three car companies have shown interest: Renault, Suzuki, and the PSA Group, which consists of Peugeot, Citroen and DS...


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...