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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 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...

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...

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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

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

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

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

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...

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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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