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Lotus has been building sports cars for 70 years. Along the way, it has introduced a number of automotive ‘firsts’ like the monocoque chassis and ground effect aerodynamics.

Today's Lotus cars remain true to the ethos of its founder, Colin Chapman. The cars deliver a raw, undiluted driving experience, with the latest models highlighting Colin’s “light is right” engineering philosophy that won so many motorsport victories.

In Australia, the brand has a very active owner community, encouraging owners to participate in casual or competitive track days, motorsport and targa rallies.

Lotus is part of the multi-billion dollar Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd, one of the world’s largest car manufacturers.

Lotus Reviews

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

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...

Cars We Own: 2018 Lotus Elise Sport 220 introduction

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

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...

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Lotus Videos

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...

Road to Race, Episode 3: Time to hit the track

In Episode 3 of Road to Race, it's time for Alborz to receive some guidance on how to get the most out of the Elise. Lotus guru and Driving Solutions advanced driving coach Mark Williamson puts Alborz to the test and shows him how to master performance driving. MORE: The full Road to Race series...

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...

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...

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Lotus Comparisons

CarAdvice top three cars of 2013: the testers' picks

Jez Spinks - Editor-in-chief 1. BMW i3 Will electric cars ever be bought by the masses rather than a minority mix of wealthy early adopters or government fleet buyers? We’re still many a year away from the former scenario, but the BMW i3 (above) is one of the most convincing examples of the breed yet...

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

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...

CarAdvice podcast 129: LIVE from V-Spec Performance, with pristine Japanese sports cars!

This week Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello are live from V-Spec Performance, surrounded by pristine Japanese sports cars. In car news, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade has been leaked, Mitsubishi will be taking a lead role in developing a ute platform for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance...

CarAdvice on YourMoney, 24 October 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Paul Maric and Trent Nikolic talk Toyota's new sports car, Nissan's special new ute concept, warranties and your rights, and much more. In the news, Toyota's legendary Supra is set to return in 2019, and we already know so much. Like, the fact that it's basically a BMW...

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"...

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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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