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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

Remember these cars? Well, you can still buy 'em new

Yes, we can still confirm the Mitsubishi Lancer is no longer on sale (but we like to double-check every now and then). But there are still plenty of models lingering around among all the new or relatively fresh metal in showrooms – vehicles that most people had forgotten were actually still available...

The stuff of dreams

When I was a kid, Lotus meant many things to me. It meant the best-looking Formula 1 cars on the planet, resplendent in their iconic black-and-gold JPS liveries (name a cooler looking livery… I’ll wait). It meant the exploits of the men who raced those cars, their names etched in my memory for all time, including my childhood hero Elio de Angelis...

Destination Mount Panorama: The 2019 Lotus Drive Day

Lotus founder Colin Chapman built his first racing car in his garage in 1948, but it wasn't too long before the first Lotus factory was built, strangely, in old stables in North London. In those early days, Chapman ran Lotus in his free time, but by 1959, the Lotus Group of Companies was formed...

2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport review

Lotus has sharpened the spec and the price of its Evora to create the track-friendly yet road-oriented GT410 Sport. Does it improve the breed?

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Lotus Videos

Road to Race and the Lotus Elise: The complete story

There is a small violin playing for me somewhere amongst an ocean of epic first-world problems. My first-world problem? The unfulfilled desire to be a competitive racing driver. Any driving enthusiast would feel that relentless craving somewhere deep inside – the thought of ‘what if?’. What if I too could get paid to race a car competitively? This is my journey...

Road to Race, episode 6: Targa time, at last!

After months of driver training and hours of practice and preparation, race and safety modifications to our Lotus Elise Sport 220, it’s time for Alborz to see if he has what it takes in competitive motorsport. This is the event that we’ve been building up to since Episode 1 of Road to Race, it’s time for Targa High Country...

Road to Race, episode 5: Prep and plan

With Targa High Country just around the corner, it’s time we take a look at Alborz and the Elise’s journey so far. How is his preparation coming along? What changes have been made to the car to get it Targa ready and has Alborz had enough time behind the wheel of the now competition prepared car? Finally, what is Alborz expecting from the event, the competition and himself now that he’s so close to start and finish line...

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! Catch the full series at the links below: Episode 1: Alborz lays out the Targa dream Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise? Episode 3: Time to hit the track Episode 4: Lotus owner track day Episode 5: Prep and plan Episode 6: Targa time, at last!

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Lotus Comparisons

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring v Lotus Evora GT410 Sport comparison

The notion of comparing the oddly matched couple of new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport with the latest Porsche 911 GT3 Touring might seem preposterous enough that I’d be lucky to even capture just one person’s interest. But one person’s curiosity counts, right? Even if that person is yours truly? The impetus for this match-up is the Evora in newly arrived GT410 Sport form...

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

Video: 2021 Lotus Evija struts its stuff on track – UPDATE: Goodwood JPS livery!

UPDATE: a new video has been released for the 2021 Lotus Evija, showing Charlie Henry Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara – son of Lord March, Duke of Richmond and founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed  – experiencing the Evija at Goodwood SpeedWeek. You can see the new video below...

Lotus upgrades test facilities with multi-million-dollar Geely investment

Lotus is in the process of upgrading its Hethel headquarters and testing facilities, as part of a push to modernise the brand and develop its zero-emission line-up. The most prominent element of the multi-million-dollar investment is a new electric drive unit test cell...

Lotus secures government funding for all-electric LEVA platform

Lotus has secured UK government funding to develop its all-new electric platform. The grant was ascertained via the Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator competition, which is financed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Known as LEVA – short for Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture – the platform will underpin the entirety of the brand’s next generation of sports cars...

Lotus Lambda SUV to be announced before new year – report

Lotus may be about to announce a brand-new SUV, according to Dutch publication AutoWeek. The Lotus SUV – which is expected to be named Lambda – will be based on the same architecture as the Volvo XC40. Citing Chinese sources, the Dutch website reported the SUV will be revealed by Lotus before the end of the year...

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Lotus Owner Reviews

2006 Lotus Exige Review

I guess the first question to answer, dear reader, is how did I come about ownership of a Lotus Exige? Because let’s face it, very few people ever wake up one day with a Eureka moment and declare, “I’ve got it! I need a Lotus in my life!” Let’s rewind… So I was at a stage in my life (single, AKA desperate and dateless) where I had time and money...

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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