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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...

2021 Lotus Elise and Exige Final Edition price and specs

2021 Lotus Elise Final Edition offered in two variants 2021 Lotus Exige Final Edition offered in three variants A total of 80 vehicles are expected to be available 0-100km/h times of 3.3 to 4.5 seconds Priced from $97,990 to $209,990, all before on-road costs Pricing and specification for the 2021 Lotus Elise Final Edition and 2021 Lotus Exige Final Edition has been confirmed for Australia, just months before the legendary nameplates are set to be retired...

Four new Lotus sports cars confirmed, will replace Elise, Exige and Evora

Lotus's sports car range will (at last) undergo a major shake-up this decade, with the British brand confirming the arrival of "a new series of sports cars" set to launch in the coming years. The new models will not sit alongside the existing Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars, but rather replace them entirely, with the existing cars to end production by the end of 2021 – marking the end of a trio of nameplates in use since the Elise's debut in 1995...

Lotus to debut all-new petrol-powered sports car in mid-2021 – report

Lotus looks set to unveil its first all-new, internal-combustion-engined model in more than a decade later this year, according to new overseas reports. According to industry publication Automotive News Europe, Lotus will unveil the still-unnamed model in the northern summer, powered by an internal combustion engine – though what mill it will use and whether it will feature electrification remain unclear...

Alpine and Lotus to co-develop all-electric sports car

French and British sports car specialists Alpine and Lotus have announced plans to explore a range of potential collaboration opportunities and joint projects between the two brands – one of which could be an all-electric sports car...