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Road to Race and the Lotus Elise: The complete story

There is a small violin playing for me somewhere amongst an ocean of epic first-world problems. My first-world problem? The unfulfilled desire to be a competitive racing driver. Any driving enthusiast would feel that relentless craving somewhere deep inside – the thought of ‘what if?’. What if I too could get paid to race a car competitively? This is my journey...

Road to Race, episode 6: Targa time, at last!

After months of driver training and hours of practice and preparation, race and safety modifications to our Lotus Elise Sport 220, it’s time for Alborz to see if he has what it takes in competitive motorsport. This is the event that we’ve been building up to since Episode 1 of Road to Race, it’s time for Targa High Country...

Road to Race, episode 5: Prep and plan

With Targa High Country just around the corner, it’s time we take a look at Alborz and the Elise’s journey so far. How is his preparation coming along? What changes have been made to the car to get it Targa ready and has Alborz had enough time behind the wheel of the now competition prepared car? Finally, what is Alborz expecting from the event, the competition and himself now that he’s so close to start and finish line...

Road to Race, Episode 4: Lotus owner track day

In Episode 4 of Road to Race, it's time to get serious. Lotus owner track day! Catch the full series at the links below: Episode 1: Alborz lays out the Targa dream Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise? Episode 3: Time to hit the track Episode 4: Lotus owner track day Episode 5: Prep and plan Episode 6: Targa time, at last!

Road to Race, Episode 3: Time to hit the track

In Episode 3 of Road to Race, it's time for Alborz to receive some guidance on how to get the most out of the Elise. Lotus guru and Driving Solutions advanced driving coach Mark Williamson puts Alborz to the test and shows him how to master performance driving...

Road to Race, Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise?

Alborz and Adam talk about the advantages and virtues of our new Lotus Elise Sport 220, and why it's the perfect car for Targa Tasmania. But first, some track days! Catch the full series at the links below: Episode 1: Alborz lays out the Targa dream Episode 2: Why did we choose a Lotus Elise? Episode 3: Time to hit the track Episode 4: Lotus owner track day Episode 5: Prep and plan Episode 6: Targa time, at last!

Road to Race, Episode 1: Alborz lays out the Targa dream

Over the course of his career as a motoring journalist, Alborz Fallah has pulled thousands of laps on race tracks all around the world, testing the latest performance cars on the market. But, despite enjoying the privilege of flying around the world to experience the best surfaces and turns the motor racing world has to offer, there's a glaring void in Fallah's heart: proper racing...

Lotus Evora GT430 review

The Evora is the flagship model from British carmaker Lotus, and one of the newest evolutions is called the GT430. The GT430 is the most powerful iteration of the Evora yet, and clearly the most track-focused version ever built, given it makes up to 250kg of downforce thanks to a massive carbon-fibre rear wing that would look more at home on a Le Mans racer than a street-legal road car...

Lotus Drive Day at Mount Panorama

See the full article here. There's one trait that all car enthusiasts have in common, and that is passion for their chosen car brand. We attended the Lotus Drive Day where we got to see first-hand how passionate the Lotus community is at Australia's most iconic racetrack - Mount Panorama at Bathurst...

Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

Read the full article here. For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...

2015 Lotus Elise S - getting in and out challenge!

Read the article here. Any Lotus is notoriously difficult to get into. It doesn’t matter whether its an Elise, Evora or Exige – the challenge remains the same. When the Lotus Elise S Club Racer arrived in the CarAdvice Garage we rounded up some volunteers from the office and asked them to show us their technique...

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