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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...

A league of their own – the world's most powerful production cars

Although plenty of us won’t get a chance to plough down the Nürburgring or get behind the wheel of a hypercar in our lifetimes, it’s hard to deny our obsession with all things high-performance. The human race has spent decades perfecting 0-100km/h sprint times and figuring out how to generate maximum outputs with minimal weight...

Lotus terminates Evija electric hypercar partnership with Williams

British sports car brand Lotus has terminated its Evija hypercar development partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), CarAdvice can confirm. The two British firms with rich motorsport heritage had been collaborating on what is claimed to be the world most powerful production car...

Lotus launches new authentication program, honours founder's last company car

British-based boutique car manufacturer Lotus has launched a new certificate of provenance program for owners, wherever they are in the world. Those who pay £170 for the privilege will receive a certificate of provenance which outlines their car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), paint colour, and details on its exact manufacture date as per factory records...

Lotus shows off plug-and-play digital dash

A new digital instrument display could give Lotus owners an advantage on weekend track days, or outline to drivers where they went wrong. The digital dash has been developed by Lotus as a plug-and-play system for owners of Elise and Exige V6 models built after 2008...

Lotus Exige 20th Anniversary edition revealed

British sports car maker Lotus has announced a limited-edition version of its Exige to celebrate the model’s 20th anniversary. Built on the foundation of the Exige Sport 410 coupe – which cops a mid-mounted, 302kW/420Nm 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine and six-speed manual transmission – the 20th Anniversary edition will be limited to just 150 examples globally...

Struggle street: the cars yet to pass 25 sales so far this year

The new-car market has been competitive and cutthroat for a while, but the first half of 2020 increased the pressure to perform. With production delays due to coronavirus, a raft of exciting new models on the horizon, electric and hybrid cars upping their game and buyers facing financial limitations, every new vehicle on the market had to fight harder than ever to succeed...

Next Lotus petrol sports car will be its last – report

British sports car maker Lotus will introduce one more petrol-powered model in 2022 before transitioning its entire stable to full-electric powertrains, according to a report out of the UK. The yet-unnamed sports car would occupy a more premium segment than usual for Lotus, surpassing the brand’s regular £45,000-£85,000 (AU$82,500-$156,000) price bracket, according to UK publication AutoExpress...