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Lotus is a British manufacturer of sports cars founded in 1952 and has had a heavy presence in Formula One. The current range available in Australia is the Lotus Elise, Lotus Europa, Lotus Evora and the Lotus Exige. It was announced at the 2010 Paris Motorshow that 5 new models will be launched within the next 5 years. Lotus is owned by Proton.

Lotus Reviews

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...

2015 Lotus Elise S Review

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

2015 Lotus Exige S Review

Lotus goes automatic, but not for any good reason...

Supercar Drive Day with Unique Car Rentals

It's not often, if ever, that you get the opportunity to drive some of the world's most desired supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and Nissan. If and when you do get that opportunity, let me tell you - take it and make the most of it, because it's an experience you will never forget...

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Lotus Videos

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...

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...

2015 Lotus Exige S Review : Six-speed Auto

The Lotus Exige S is one of those sports cars that is faster, braver and more courageous than the majority of its drivers and for that reason it’s a car that is hard not to love. But now it has gone a bit soft, with the introduction of the first-ever automatic version...

Supercar Drive Day

Imagine hitting the road in four iconic supercars in one day! Tegan Lawson visits Unique Car Rentals in Melbourne and gets behind the wheel in a Ferrari California, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Nissan GT-R and Lotus Exige S.

Lotus Comparisons

Sports car comparison: Porsche Cayman v Audi TT RS v Lotus Exige S

It's been variously belittled as a Boxster with a roof, or the Porsche that tells people you can't afford a 911 … but the Porsche Cayman emerged in 2005 to quickly establish itself as one of the great driver's cars. Named after a type of alligator rather than the tax-haven islands whose residents certainly could afford far more expensive Porsches, the Cayman arrived in 2013 in all-new form for the first time in eight years...

Lotus News

2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne

The 2016 Formula One season begins this Thursday, when the 81st Australian Grand Prix kicks off at Albert Park in Melbourne on March 17. But what's new for 2016? Who's driving for who this year? And which teams will be vying for the championship? Read on… Rule changes – Engines Following the 2014 debut of the electrically-assisted turbocharged 1...

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

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

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...

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Lotus Owner Reviews

2010 LOTUS ELISE R Review

The Lotus Elise is a rare sight on the roads and to most people seems like an impractical toy for track days and weekend drives. In its stock form you are sitting only inches away from the ground with relatively stiff suspension and a high revving Toyota sourced 4 potter with an efficient power band...

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