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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...

Lotus working on vehicle-to-grid technology

English sports car maker Lotus has partnered with Centrica plc – parent company of British Gas, the largest energy supplier in the UK – to develop what could be vehicle-to-grid technology. In a statement, Lotus says the venture will “[make] the car an extension of the home, capable of storing electricity, minimising emissions and generating new income by providing services to the energy market”...

Lotus releases Australia-only Exige Sport 410 Targa Edition

English sports car maker Lotus has announced a limited edition, Australian-exclusive Exige Sport 410 Targa Edition to pay tribute to the Targa Tasmania tarmac rally competition. The Exige Sport 410 Targa Edition is priced from $174,990 before on-road costs, with only 10 examples to be produced with a unique, numbered interior build plate...

Ferrari brings Maranello to your home with new podcast series

Italian supercar builder Ferrari has begun releasing its new podcast series exploring the brand’s history. Titled The Origins of a Legend, Ferrari's podcast consists of 73 episodes that tell the story of the Prancing Horse – from 1947 beginnings in Italy’s Maranello all the way to today – with each episode focusing on a particular year...

The $4.4 million Lotus Evija electric hypercar one step closer to reality

The Lotus Evija hypercar is one step closer to Australian showrooms with the online car configurator going live overnight. Lotus Cars Australia says it has received three "expressions of interest" but so far no firm orders for the $4.4 million Lotus Evija, of which only 130 will be made...

2020 Lotus Exige pricing and specs

British sports car maker Lotus has refreshed its Exige for 2020, offering the iconic model in Sport 350 and Sport 410 variants. Pricing for the Sport 350 will begin from $139,500 while the Sport 410 opens at $169,990 (prices are before on-road costs). Both models can be had in a coupe or roadster body style at no additional cost...

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...

2020 Lotus Elise pricing and specs

British sports-car-maker Lotus has refreshed its iconic, entry-level Elise model for 2020. The lightweight sports model is now available in two trims, the Sport 220 and hardcore Cup 250. Pricing for the 2020 models remains the same, at $87,990 for the Sport 220 and $107,990 for the Cup 250 (before on-road costs)...

Lotus Evija not coming to Australia in 2020

The Lotus Evija – the British marque's first-ever full-electric hypercar and its first all-new model in more than a decade – will not come to Australia in its initial 2020 production run, despite early confirmation of local buyer interest...