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Lotus Exige Cup 260 unveiled

Lotus has again this year taken all that's great about the standard Exige S 260 and bettered it by introducing the 2010 Lotus Exige Cup 260. Featuring much of the same weight saving techniques as seen it last year's model, a few spec details have improved the MY10 edition, which is priced exactly the same as its superseded sibling - to make it worth a serious look...

World’s fastest Lotus?

The Lotus Exige in any spec is an extremely quick car in a straight line, but hit anything that resembles a corner and unless you’re in an identical car, you best be driving a fully prepared race car, if you want any hope of keeping up. Take the Exige S 240 we tested here at CarAdvice last year, 0-100km/h in around 4...

Targa Tasmania debut for Lotus Cup 260

Lotus is set to make its official return to Targa Tasmania next month with the global tarmac rally debut of the Exige Cup 260, its fastest road registrable model yet. The near showroom-spec Cup 260 takes the Lotus mantra to new levels, boasting incredible power of 192kW in a car which weighs just 890kg...

Lotus receives Dewar excellence award

The British Royal Automobile Club has named Lotus as the winner of the historic Dewar Trophy for 2008. The Dewar Trophy is awarded annually for technical excellence in the automotive field with this year's panel unanimously agreeing Lotus should be recognised for the company’s development of its Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) chassis technology...

Lotus Evora comes to Sydney

Lotus Cars previewed its stunning Evora coupe at a function to celebrate the group's new Sydney home last night. A select group of 250 guests, VIP and media were on hand to view the Evora ahead of its official release in September...

2010 Lotus Exige S facelift

The styling of the Lotus Exige has remained largely similar for the last few years, with only minor updates applied to the range - mostly for function rather than form. To coincide with the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus has unveiled a facelifted version of its Exige S model for 2010...

Lotus price cuts make brand more affordable

Lotus, in a bid to encourage buyer confidence in a time of financial pressure, have introduced a number of pricing initiatives across its range to make the desirable more affordable. Offering buyers tax benefits, stable pricing and drive away deals Lotus said it aims to prove that saving money doesn't mean missing out on driving enjoyment...

Lotus Evora SC and more on the way

As expected, new reports indicate more variations of the recently unveiled Lotus Evora are on their way - including a flagship supercharged model. The Toyota-sourced V6 engine has apparently responded well to forced induction, developing 261kW and 393Nm in early testing without any other modifications...

Lotus Evora attracts high-profile buyers

The newest sports car to have been bred from the Lotus stable has attracted some high-profile customers in just the first few weeks of orders.   Unlike the lacklustre Europa, the new Lotus Evora has successfully combined stunning looks with comparatively green performance to attract some of the world’s rich and famous who have already put their names down for the sports coupe...

Lotus Evora orders book open

Lotus Cars Australia has opened its orders book for the Evora V6 sports coupe, expected to land here in late 2009.   The first of three all new Lotus models expected over the coming five years, Evora is heralded as the world's only 2+2 mid-engined sports car featuring 21st century performance and economy, aiming to strengthen the Lotus brand worldwide...

Modern Lotus Carlton could birth twin-turbo Commodore

Lotus is planning a successor to its cult-classic Carlton special edition model, according to Mike Kimberley, Lotus Group CEO. The original Lotus Carlton was a project commissioned by General Motors, who at the time owned both Lotus and Vauxhall. Beginning with the standard Vauxhall Carlton, Lotus boosted its engine displacement from 3.0-litres to 3...