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Lotus planning electric hypercar - report

Lotus is planning to launch a £2 million ($3.53 million) pure-electric hypercar, according to new reports from Europe. According to coverage from Autocar, the flagship will be built in incredibly limited numbers, and serve to demonstrate owner Geely's technical prowess to the world...

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2018 Lotus Evora recalled
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2018 Lotus Evora recalled

Lotus has issued a recall for two examples of its 2018 Evora over concerns a build issue could cause a steering fault. The British sports car specialist reports 'select vehicles' could have a steering column cartridge screw that isn't to specification. If the condition occurs, the screw could disengage from the cartridge thread, causing the "actions of the steering column" to become unpredictable...


Road to Race, Episode 4: Lotus owner track day
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Road to Race, Episode 4: Lotus owner track day

In Episode 4 of Road to Race, it's time to get serious. Lotus owner track day! MORE: The full Road to Race series...


Lotus Elise old v new: Series 1 and Series 3

Lotus Elise old v new: Series 1 and Series 3

Have you changed much in 22 years? What was your mobile phone like in 1996? Was your TV 2cm thick yet large enough to block out the sun 22 years ago? Neither was mine. In 1996, to crack a 0–100km/h time in 4.7 seconds required something like a Ferrari F355, while these days a practical and affordable Ford hatchback is a tenth faster...


Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

Targa Great Barrier Reef in a Lotus Elise

There is no sport more expensive than motorsport. Arguably, there is also no sport as thrilling as motorsport. Any human that has ever been in control of a car at its limits knows the joys and the sheer adrenaline that the experience brings. It’s an addictive activity, but for many it’s often done in a manner that is both illegal and rather dangerous...

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Road to Race, Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise?
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Road to Race, Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise?

Alborz and Adam talk about the advantages and virtues of our new Lotus Elise Sport 220, and why it's the perfect car for Targa Tasmania. But first, some track days! MORE: The full Road to Race series...


Lotus celebrates 70 years by burning lots of rubber - video
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Lotus celebrates 70 years by burning lots of rubber - video

As Lotus counts down to its official 70th birthday party, the British sports car maker published a video of two of its sports car burning rubber and spelling out 70 within a circle at the company's test track at its Hethel headquarters. Lotus claims no CGI was used for the video, although it did have to sacrifice "more than few pairs of tyres"...


Lotus Exige Sport 410 priced from $159,990
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Lotus Exige Sport 410 priced from $159,990

Lotus Cars Australia has confirmed it will offer the Exige Sport 410 Down Under, priced from $159,990 before on-road costs. The version headed Down Under will adopt a "slightly altered specification" compared to the vehicle revealed in May, however...


Geely plans to invest $2.7 billion in Lotus
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Geely plans to invest $2.7 billion in Lotus

Geely is reportedly considering authorising £1.5 billion ($2.7 billion) to revitalise British sports car maker Lotus. Sources have told Bloomberg the plan under investigation includes hiring an additional 200 engineers, and building a second UK factory, probably in the West Midlands. Geely is also said to be thinking of increasing its stake in Lotus...


Lotus Elise meets the girl it was named after
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Lotus Elise meets the girl it was named after

The Lotus Elise has been around for some 22 years, and this week the lightweight sports car reunited with the girl that inspired its name – Elisa Artioli. Her grandfather is former chairman of Lotus, Romano Artioli, who was overseeing the British sports car manufacturer when the Elise was launched in 1995...


Road to Race, Episode 1: Alborz lays out the Targa dream
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Road to Race, Episode 1: Alborz lays out the Targa dream

Over the course of his career as a motoring journalist, Alborz Fallah has pulled thousands of laps on race tracks all around the world, testing the latest performance cars on the market. But, despite enjoying the privilege of flying around the world to experience the best surfaces and turns the motor racing world has to offer, there's a glaring void in Fallah's heart: proper racing...


Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed
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Lotus Exige Type 49 and 79 revealed

Lotus has revealed the Exige Type 49 and Type 79 at this week's Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of its 70th birthday celebrations, both commemorating anniversaries of championship-winning Formula One race cars. Both models have been created by Lotus Exclusive in the same colours as the racing cars they're named after...


Lotus Evora GT430 review
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Lotus Evora GT430 review

The Evora is the flagship model from British carmaker Lotus, and one of the newest evolutions is called the GT430. The GT430 is the most powerful iteration of the Evora yet, and clearly the most track-focused version ever built, given it makes up to 250kg of downforce thanks to a massive carbon-fibre rear wing that would look more at home on a Le Mans racer than a street-legal road car...


Cars We Own: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 introduction
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Cars We Own: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 introduction

Oh no, I bought another car. Thankfully, it's stupidly good.


Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales departs for 'personal reasons'
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Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales departs for 'personal reasons'

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Lotus since 2014, has left the British sports car brand with immediate effect, although he will continue to work with the company in an advisory capacity. Lotus says Gales is leaving for "personal reasons", and has appointed Feng Qingfeng, the chief technical officer of Geely, as his successor...


Lotus Drive Day at Mount Panorama
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Lotus Drive Day at Mount Panorama

See the full article here. There's one trait that all car enthusiasts have in common, and that is passion for their chosen car brand. We attended the Lotus Drive Day where we got to see first-hand how passionate the Lotus community is at Australia's most iconic racetrack - Mount Panorama at Bathurst...


Lotus Esprit successor due 2020
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Lotus Esprit successor due 2020

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has confirmed the company is working on two new sports cars, including a new hero model available by 2020. Speaking to Autocar, Gales said the new star car will reside "in an upper segment, above the Evora", meaning it will inevitably be compared to the Esprit, which ceased production in 2004...


Lotus Exige Sport 410 revealed
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Lotus Exige Sport 410 revealed

The Lotus Exige Sport 410 has been revealed this week, becoming the latest permanent family member in the revised Exige line-up. According to the British manufacturer, the Exige Sport 410 has been "developed directly from the track focused Exige Cup 430", nabbing the more focused powertrain, suspension and chassis setup from the all-out track weapon – though the engine has been tuned to 410hp (306kW) and 420Nm...


Targa Tasmania: Results from the Apple Isle
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Targa Tasmania: Results from the Apple Isle

The annual Targa Tasmania is one of the longest-running, best-respected events in Australian motorsport, taking participants on a tour of the Apple Isle's finest – and most challenging – driving roads. Here's a quick look at who excelled in each class of the the 2018 event, and who needs to up the pace next year...


We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

There's one trait that all car enthusiasts have in common, and that is a deep passion for their chosen car brand. We recently attended the Lotus Drive Day – our first as new owners of a new Lotus Elise Sport 220 –  and here we got to see first-hand how passionate the Lotus community is at Australia's most iconic racetrack – Mount Panorama at Bathurst...