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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...

2021 Lotus new cars

In 2020, Lotus sold 48 vehicles, a decline of eight per cent compared to last year – not so surprising for a high-performance sports brand during a testing time. There's something to look forward to next year though, and it's set to arrive in Australia in mid-2021. The Lotus Evija electric hypercar is expected to cost around $3...

2022 Lotus Lambda: China-built electric SUV to get 560kW hero - report

The 2022 Lotus Lambda will be built at parent-company Geely’s new $1.31-billion factory in Wuhan, China, according to the latest report from Autocar.com. This latest story is accompanied by a pair of speculative renderings produced by our friend Theophilus Chin for Malaysian news website PaulTan.org...

2021 Lotus Lambda SUV imagined

A brand-new 2021 Lotus Lambda SUV could be here before the end of the year. Earlier this month rumours indicated the British company – best known for producing lightweight sports cars – was preparing to unveil the Lambda after patent images surfaced online. These renders from Spanish publication motor...

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...