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Configurator Challenge: Lotus Emira

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice and Drive team loose on the manufacturer’s website to create their ideal combination. To follow the reveal of the new Lotus Emira earlier this month, the team shared how they'd specify Lotus' last petrol-powered car before it makes the switch to electric power...

2022 Lotus Emira revealed: Brand's first and last new petrol sports car in a decade goes official

Meet the first all-new petrol-powered Lotus in a decade, and what's billed as the brand's last: the 2022 Lotus Emira. Riding on an all-new 'Elemental' sports car platform, the Emira will not only serve as the indirect successor to the outgoing Elise, Exige and Evora models, but will be the final new Lotus model launched with a combustion engine, as all new models from here on will employ electric power only...

2021 Lotus Emira interior teased ahead of July reveal

The interior of the upcoming 2021 Lotus Emira sports car – which will be the brand’s last all-new vehicle featuring an internal combustion engine – has been teased, ahead of an official unveiling early next month. The newest images reveal an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with yellow highlights, positioned in front of a digital instrument cluster...

Electric encyclopaedia: Every car brand's electric vehicle plans – Part Two: Genesis to Maserati

It's safe to say the automotive industry is currently undergoing the greatest shift since its very inception, with electrification and autonomy widely agreed to form the basis of the future of the new-car market. It can seem almost daily that a major car maker unveils a new electric vehicle, or announces plans to go all-electric in the coming years and decades – so often so that it can be a challenge to keep track of and stay on top of every brand's plans...

Lotus Elise could be revived by third-party manufacturer, says company boss

British sports car brand Lotus is open to selling the rights to its Elise sports car to a third-party manufacturer when the iconic model goes out of production by the end of this year, according to a new report from Automotive News Europe...

2021 Lotus Emira previewed as brand's last petrol-powered sports car

Lotus's first all-new sports car in a decade now has a name: say hello to the 2021 Lotus Emira. The car formerly known only as the 'Type 131' will be tasked with replacing the ageing Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars, and will wear the daunting title of Lotus' last new vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine – with all future models to be electric-only...

Lotus to go all-electric with four new platforms and an SUV

The upcoming 2021 Lotus Emira will be Lotus' last petrol-powered vehicle, with the iconic British sports-car specialist confirming all future models will be all-electric. Announced as part of its 'Driving Tomorrow' strategy conference on Tuesday night, Lotus announced its future model portfolio would centre around four all-new platforms developed by the British brand, though with assistance from the wider Geely automotive group (including Volvo) in Germany, Sweden and China...

New Lotus 'Type 131' sports car to debut on Tuesday

Lotus' first new sports car in over a decade will be unveiled tomorrow, it has been confirmed. A leaked event invite posted to Korean website Autospy confirms the new Lotus sports car, codenamed 'Type 131' will be unveiled in full on Tuesday, 27 April 2021. The leaked image reiterates earlier official teasers from January (shown below) that the new car's headlights will draw inspiration from the all-electric Evija hypercar...

Mighty Car Mods' Lotus Exige Sport 240 heads to auction

A black 2008 Lotus Exige Sport 240 owned by Blair 'Moog' Joscelyne from popular YouTube channel Mighty Car Mods is going up for auction. The Lotus Exige is believed to be one of only six special-edition Sport 240 variants in the country by Lotus, and one of three in finished in black. The team from MCM worked with Simply Sports Cars Lotus in Sydney to upgrade the Toyota-sourced 1...

Lotus Evija electric hypercar will sound like a V8 F1 car

The upcoming electric Lotus Evija will sound like a 1960s V8 Formula One car, according to new reports out of Europe. Patrick Jordan-Patrikios – a music producer who has worked with Britney Spears and Susan Boyle, among others – was reportedly recruited by Lotus to develop “distinctive” and “organic” sounds for the otherwise-silent hypercar...

Lotus E-R9: British brand designs all-electric race car of the future

British sports car specialist Lotus has unveiled a render of its E-R9 concept; the result an in-house design study imagining an all-electric race car for the 2030 season. The Lotus E-R9 features a fighter jet-style canopy, situated on a single-piece carbon-fibre wing...