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Lotus to revive Esprit spirit with hybrid V6 power - report

English sports car – and more recently, electric hypercar – maker Lotus is looking to build a new hybridised V6 model in the spirit of its classic Esprit, according to AutoCar. Expected to debut in the first half of 2021, the unnamed model will be built on the same extruded aluminium chassis underpinning as the current Evora, and will be the last Lotus to use the manufacturing technique before all models move to a brand new rivet-bonded chassis...

CarAdvice podcast 102: Would you ride in an autonomous vehicle? We talk to the NTC

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, rear-view cameras have become mandatory in the US, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been revealed, Renault Australia has cut its warranty on RS models, and the Lotus Esprit's successor is due in 2020...

Lotus Elan, Elise, Elite, Esprit Hollywood photo gallery

Lotus has given the motoring world an early Christmas present with a bundle of new images of its stunning concept creations on location at a Hollywood beach. Lotus unveiled the Elan, Elise, Elite and Esprit concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in October, and announced all four models would be gradually rolled off the production line between now and 2015...

Lotus to develop own engines for Esprit and Elan in-house

According to a recent Autocar report, Lotus will produce its own V8 engine for the upcoming Lotus Esprit. Lotus is also apparently working on producing its own V6 engine for the new Lotus Elan. The Lotus Esprit Concept we first saw at the Paris show was said to be powered by a Toyota-developed engine, like most modern-day Lotus cars such as the Elise and Exige - powered by a Toyota 1...

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