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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Hethel Edition Evora 400 Drives 50th Anniversary Home
Hethel Edition Evora 400 Drives 50th Anniversary Home
·        Limited edition Evora 400, celebrating 50 years of Hethel factory
·        Exclusive heritage colours
·        0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds; maximum speed of 186 mph

A significant anniversary requires a significant car and, Lotus is marking 50 years since the founding of its famous factory with a limited Hethel Edition of its benchmark Evora 400.


Thursday, 28 April 2016

HEXAGON OPENS NEW LOTUS SHOWROOM AT FLAGSHIP FINCHLEY SITE
HEXAGON OPENS NEW LOTUS SHOWROOM AT  FLAGSHIP FINCHLEY SITE
  • Leading London car dealer Hexagon has opened a new Lotus showroom at its flagship headquarters in East Finchley
  • New showroom was opened by Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales
  • Hexagon is Lotus’ official London dealer selling the full Lotus range, from Elise to 3-Eleven, at its East Finchley and South Kensington sites
  • Hexagon’s flagship showroom has space for over 50 of the finest modern classic, classic and new Lotus cars http://hexagonclassics.com


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Lotus cars’ registrations in the UK are the best since 2010
Lotus cars’ registrations in the UK are the best since 2010
Lotus new car registrations up by 60% for 2015 compared to 2014
Seven new dealers appointed in 2015
New models launched with great success including the new Evora
400, Lotus Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 and new Lotus Exige Sport 350
In 2015, 375 Lotus cars were registered in the UK compared to 235 in 2014 - the best registration figures achieved by Lotus in the UK since 2010. Seven new Lotus dealerships were appointed in 2015 in the UK including two showrooms in London, the first time Lotus has had a presence in London since 2009. Lotus now has 16 dealers in the UK with more planned over the next 12 months.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, stated, “These are excellent sales results and prove definitively that Lotus is back! I would like to thank our excellent dealer and service network in the UK and all our staff. I would also like to thank all our customers have both passion and desire for Lotus sports cars and know what it is like to own a pure, lightweight and high performing sports car.”
The UK is not the only key market for Lotus to have seen an increase in sales, with other European markets including Germany, France and Italy also recording substantial growth in 2015. Globally, Lotus’ has increased the number of dealerships to 202 from 138 in May 2014.


Thursday, 12 November 2015

Hangar 111 appointed as an Official Lotus Service Centre
Hangar 111 appointed as an Official Lotus Service Centre
Well known Lotus specialists Hangar 111 have recently been appointed as an Official Lotus Service Centre. This follows many months of evaluation and inspections by Lotus and after almost 14 years of serving the Lotus community Hangar 111 are proud to become closely affiliated with the sports car maker that they have always held so dear.

What does this mean?

The main benefit is to customers. An authorised Lotus Service Centre receives full factory technical support, access to the full Genuine Parts range and the latest Technical Bulletins for newer vehicles. As a Lotus Service Centre Hangar 111 are also able to carry out those all-important warranty and recall items that may affect more recent vehicles.



Monday, 17 August 2015

The Lotus Exige 360 Cup
The Lotus Exige 360 Cup
Limited edition - 1 of 50 - Exige V6 Cup

Increase in power of 10 PS
New lightweight louvered tailgate and front access panel
Lotus Motorsport redefines the Exige V6 Cup with the introduction of the Exige 360 Cup. New lightweight panels and an increase in power mean the Lotus Motorsport Cup model continues to provide a benchmark in handling and performance.



Monday, 10 August 2015

Latest News from Hangar 111
Latest News from Hangar 111
Hangar 111 is offering a Free Geometry check with services in August and September, call them now on 01473 811811 to book!

They can also offer Rover PG-1 Gearbox Upgrades with their new, upgraded synchromesh ring sets.The original Rover synchros are prone to premature wear under stress but their uprated items feature a carbon lining to give
maximum durability, along with accurate and smooth shifting  in all conditions. Sold as a complete gearbox set, they are a direct replacement for the original parts.


Thursday, 30 July 2015

Williams Lotus 20/20 Party on 8th August
Williams Lotus 20/20 Party on 8th August
Williams are celebrating 20 years as a Lotus dealer and the 20th anniversary of the Elise with an open day and party between 10:30 am –3.00 pm on August 8th at their showroom in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol.



Friday, 26 June 2015

The all new Lotus 3-Eleven
The all new Lotus 3-Eleven
The quickest production Lotus road car ever
Dramatic, all-new lightweight composite body
Two versions, Road and Race, both developed through Lotus Motorsport

Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, today saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.



Thursday, 25 June 2015

Expansion and co-location for Lotus in the USA
Expansion and co-location for Lotus in the USA
Co-location of Lotus Cars USA. Inc, to Lotus Engineering. Inc, in Ann Arbor, MI to support growth
First deliveries of New Lotus Evora 400 in USA and Canada in December 2015
Expansion of the Lotus dealer network


The introduction of the Lotus Evora 400, as a 2017 North American Model Year, marks the start of a fresh period in Lotus’ presence in this vital market. The previous model Evora already received positive acclaim from media, customers and dealers alike and reaffirmed Lotus as the maker of some of the finest, purest, most lightweight and most efficient sports cars sold today.


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Lotus Back in London
Lotus Back in London
Lotus Cars is delighted to welcome Hexagon Lotus as its new brand representative in prestigious South Kensington, London.
Hexagon is not new to Lotus having been a Lotus dealer from 1964 to 1976. Their reintroduction offers customers two Lotus dealerships in London, from their Headquarters in East Finchley as well as South Kensington.


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Lotus Seven vies to be best British car ever
Lotus Seven vies to be best British car ever
The iconic Lotus Seven has been shortlisted as one of the best British cars ever. The Seven is one of 10 cars on the list put together by Classic & Sports Car after consulting a jury of 100 experts including Gordon Murray, Nick Mason and many more.
Now the magazine has thrown the vote open to the public and whichever car has received the most votes by August 1 will be declared the winner and be revealed at Classic & Sports Car – The London Show at Alexandra Palace from 30 October to 1 November.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Lotus Cars eBay store
Lotus Cars eBay store
Lotus Cars have an abundance of spare parts that are now being sold on eBay. Parts are being uploaded daily and at low prices and they vary from radios to cylinder heads, from the first Lotus Elise MK1 to the latest Evora.

Their eBay username is lotuscarsltd_on-line_store and the the link is http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/lotuscarsltd_on-line_store/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The all new Lotus Evora 400
The all new Lotus Evora 400

*   All new supercar from Lotus

*   Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever

*   Lighter and more efficient than before

The new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

New Chief Engineer, Vehicle Test and Development for Lotus
New Chief Engineer, Vehicle Test and Development for Lotus
Group Lotus plc has announced the appointment of Dave Marler as Chief Engineer, Vehicle Test and Development for Lotus Cars. Dave, who has been with Lotus for 17 years, previously held the role of Chief Engineer, Development and CAE (Computer – Aided Engineering) for Lotus Engineering. He brings to his new role a depth of knowledge and experience in vehicle development, testing, durability and quality, gained on a number of high profile and confidential projects within Lotus Engineering and Lotus Cars. As an engineer, Dave has worked on all Lotus cars since the Lotus Elise S2 in 2001. 


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Russell Carr appointed Head of Design for Lotus
Russell Carr appointed Head of Design for Lotus
Group Lotus plc announces the appointment of Russell Carr as Head of Design for Lotus. Russell joined Lotus in 1990 and in that time has worked on many of the designs produced by Lotus. Russell replaces Donato Coco who leaves Lotus on the 31st of October 2014.



Thursday, 25 September 2014

LoTRDC November Snetterton Sprint – open to all
LoTRDC November Snetterton Sprint – open to all
LoTRDC November Snetterton Sprint – open to all LoTRDC will be holding a standalone sprint at Snetterton on Saturday 1 November, on the final day of its 2014 season.  The sprint will form part of a special Lotus day at the Norfolk circuit, which is situated less than 15 miles from the Hethel factory. The final round of the Lotus Cup UK and Elise Trophy championships will also take place on the day, with the Lotus Cup UK SuperSport and Production titles both being decided under cover of darkness at the climax of an extended two-hour race.  The sprint is open to all Lotus cars, with three classes running on the day. In addition to the Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship’s SuperSport and Production classes, there will be an invitation category for other Lotus cars.  The sprint course will run on the Snetterton 300 circuit, from the start line on the Senna Straight and ending at two-thirds distance of the Bentley Straight. The combination of fast and slow corners will provide a thrilling challenge to enthusiastic drivers.  Entrants can enjoy parade laps and a pitwalk on the day, and, of course, the chance to perform in front of a crowd of Lotus enthusiasts. There will be the opportunity for everyone who attends in a Lotus to take part in a parade lap around the circuit.  Drivers will have two practice runs in the morning, followed by three timed runs after lunch. Entries cost just £110 per driver and can be made by visiting www.lotrdc.com/forms/lotus-cup-uk-speed-championship-fees-forms-2014-11544/






A one-off LoTRDC sprint has been added to the bill at Snetterton on 1 November (photo courtesy of Derek Partridge)



Lotus owners are invited to take part in this low-cost form of motorsport (photo courtesy of Derek Partridge)



The sprint joins the bill at the LoTRDC finals meeting, which includes a two-hour Lotus Cup UK race into the night (photo courtesy of Snappyracers)


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Festival fever for Randaccio and Denman at Brands Hatch
Festival fever for Randaccio and Denman at Brands Hatch
Fabio Randaccio and Craig Denman shared the race wins at the Lotus Festival on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. The event included Formula 1 and rally demonstrations, club displays and a trade village.


Lotus appoints Jean-Charles Lievens for Network Development in Southern Europe
Lotus appoints Jean-Charles Lievens for Network Development in Southern Europe
Lotus is delighted to announce that Jean-Charles Lievens has joined the Cars Commercial team to develop the Lotus network in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.



Monday, 9 June 2014

Lotus celebrates Formula 1 provenance with limited edition 'Exige LF1'
Lotus celebrates Formula 1 provenance with limited edition 'Exige LF1'
This summer 81 Lotus Exige S cars will receive a Lotus F1® Team inspired livery and interior trim to commemorate the number of grand prix victories held by the Lotus marque*.
Delivering race-car thrills on the road and track, the critically acclaimed supercharged 3.5l V6 Exige S is well known for its focussed dynamic performance, now, with a striking bespoke black and gold paint scheme with red accents and gold 17” front and 18” rear cast alloy wheels, the Exige LF1 leaves no doubt as to its heritage or indeed to its intention!



Friday, 2 May 2014

PROTON Appoints New Lotus CEO
PROTON Appoints New Lotus CEO
PROTON Holdings Berhad (“PROTON”) today announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Gales as the new Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, effective 1 May 2014. Lotus is a wholly owned subsidiary of PROTON and a member of the DRB-HICOM Group



Thursday, 28 November 2013

MULTI MILLION POUND BOOST FOR LOTUS
MULTI MILLION POUND BOOST FOR LOTUS
British car manufacturer Lotus has secured a £10 million government grant which will see the firm create more than 300 new jobs.




From left to right: Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business Innovation & Skills; Mr Aslam Farikullah Group Lotus plc Chief Operating Officer: Dato’ Lukman Ibrahim, Deputy CEO of Proton & Representative of the Shareholder, DRB-HiCom


LOTUS ORIGINALS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
LOTUS ORIGINALS CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA
Its that wonderful time of year, full of joy and laughter, where sleigh bells ring and carol singers sing. We are getting in the festive spirit with a spectacular seasonal sale of up to a sledge stopping 50% discount!
There is something for everyone, from affordable stocking fillers and retro sweatshirts to iconic Lotus F1® Team replica team wear and high end collectables.
Avoid the crowds and shop online from today at www.lotusoriginals.com
Sale ends 1st February 2014
ENTER THIS CODE AT CHECKOUT
4XG6NM15SH419C44741ED9SBFW

This discount code substitutes your existing discount code from 2nd
December until 1st February 2014.


Wednesday, 14 August 2013

ARE ANY CLUB MEMBERS GOING TO THE CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS IN SEPTEMBER?
ARE ANY CLUB MEMBERS GOING TO THE CIRCUIT DES REMPARTS IN SEPTEMBER?

Tony Mitchell would be interested to know of any club members going to Angouleme, particularly if they are going from Portsmouth on the overnight ferry on Wednesday 18th September. He would like to meet up with fellow members. Please contact jane@clublotus.co.uk and I will forward your details onto Tony



Monday, 12 August 2013

WELCOME BACK SCOTT
WELCOME BACK SCOTT
Bell & Covill welcome the return of Scott Walker to join Jamie Matthews in our Lotus Sales Team. Many may remember Scott as a passionate enthusiast who originally joined Bell & Colvill back in 1999. Scott's passion for the Lotus marque no doubt helped maintain Bell & Colvill's number one status for new Lotus sales in the UK.


Thursday, 1 August 2013

CALLING ALL ELISE LOVERS!
CALLING ALL ELISE LOVERS!

Elise

Top Gear magazine has shortlisted the 1996 Lotus Elise in its quest to find the greatest car of the last 20 years.  It is an online vote that will take place in the run up to the 20th anniversary edition of the magazine. If you agree that the Elise deserves to be recognised as one of the greatest cars of the last 20 years, then please go to www.topgear.com/20years and place your vote!

Since its launch in 1996, the Lotus Elise has become one of the most loved and iconic Lotus cars of all time. We have built over 30,000 Elise cars in 17 years, that's over 33% of the Lotus' entire production!

The success of the Elise is not just down to its purist dynamic characteristics or it's cool looks; you petrolheads out there will appreciate just how clever the car is too!  From its pioneering bonded and extruded aluminium chassis to it's composite crash structure, the Elise was the catalyst for a new generation of performance through light weight and enabled other premier niche vehicles to exist such as the Opel Speedster / Vauxhall VX220, all of the current Aston Martin range, the Tesla Roadster, Lotus' own  Exige, Elise 340R, Europa, 2-Eleven and even the Lotus Evora.


Friday, 21 June 2013

MEET LOTUS F1 TEAM DRIVERS ROMAIN GROSJEAN AND DAVIDE VALSECCHI AT THE LOTUS ORIGINALS STORE, LONDON 26TH JUNE
MEET LOTUS F1 TEAM  DRIVERS ROMAIN GROSJEAN AND DAVIDE VALSECCHI AT THE LOTUS ORIGINALS STORE, LONDON 26TH JUNE
In celebration of the start of the British Grand Prix, Scalextric and Corgi will showcase The Lotus Collection that includes Corgi’s new 1:43 scale die-cast Lotus cars and the ever popular 1:32 scale Scalextric slot cars that include the Team’s 2012 and 2013 livery. Lotus F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Davide Valsecchi will be available at the event for you to meet.  The event will take place at the Lotus Originals Store, 52 Regent Street, London W1B 5DX (Glasshouse Street entrance) on Wednesday 26th June 2013 from 16:00-17:00.


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013
CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013


We’re very pleased to announce April 20th/21st as the dates for our 2013 Club Lotus Show at Donington and also to be back in our traditional April slot. The hall has been completely refurbished during 2012 and as well as a new coat of paint there’s a new restaurant, bar, toilets, heating and wiring -you’ll hardly recognise the old place..!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE THROUGH CLUB SHOP!



CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013
CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013


We’re very pleased to announce April 20th/21st as the dates for our 2013 Club Lotus Show at Donington and also to be back in our traditional April slot. The hall has been completely refurbished during 2012 and as well as a new coat of paint there’s a new restaurant, bar, toilets, heating and wiring -you’ll hardly recognise the old place..!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE THROUGH CLUB SHOP!



CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013
CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013


We’re very pleased to announce April 20th/21st as the dates for our 2013 Club Lotus Show at Donington and also to be back in our traditional April slot. The hall has been completely refurbished during 2012 and as well as a new coat of paint there’s a new restaurant, bar, toilets, heating and wiring -you’ll hardly recognise the old place..!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE THROUGH CLUB SHOP!



CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013
CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013


We’re very pleased to announce April 20th/21st as the dates for our 2013 Club Lotus Show at Donington and also to be back in our traditional April slot. The hall has been completely refurbished during 2012 and as well as a new coat of paint there’s a new restaurant, bar, toilets, heating and wiring -you’ll hardly recognise the old place..!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE THROUGH CLUB SHOP!



Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Lotus Parts Sale - Dec 2012
Lotus Parts Sale - Dec 2012
Please download the latest Lotus Aftersales parts sale list which has recently been released to the Lotus Dealer network. Please note the new list replaces any previously released sales list and any customer inquiries/orders need to be placed directly through the Lotus dealer network. Your local or preferred Lotus dealer will be pleased to quote prices and availability.


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Lotus Exige S voted joint winner of evo’s ‘Car of the Year, 2012
Lotus Exige S voted joint winner of evo’s ‘Car of the Year, 2012

The supercharged 3.5 V6 Exige S secured the top honour from evo magazine’s ‘Car of the Year’ test, marking the huge achievement of the entire Lotus workforce.


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Group Lotus unveil the next generation Exige at Frankfurt 2011
Group Lotus unveil the next generation Exige at Frankfurt 2011

1080kg Lightweight Exige Chassis + 350 PS 3.5l V6 Supercharged Evora S Engine = The all NEW Exige S

Raw performance, agility, unparalleled ride and handling and mind blowing drive experience, these attributes are what people have come to expect from Lotus. And we don’t like to disappoint. After months of media speculation Group Lotus is proud to announce the latest addition to the family: the extraordinary new Exige S, the ultimate lightweight high performance sportscar.



The most powerful production Lotus road car ever built Evora GTE
The most powerful production Lotus road car ever built Evora GTE
The Evora GTE road car: The most powerful production Lotus road car ever built. Simple.

Producing over 444 PS from the 3.5l V6 Lotus Evora engine, the GTE is, quite simply, the most powerful Lotus road car ever built. Yet contrary to its extreme roots, the Evora GTE road car also delivers a comfortable and refined element to its high performance driving characteristics.



Elise Pure Lotus Nothing Less ALL Torque AND ALL Action
Elise Pure Lotus Nothing Less ALL Torque AND ALL Action

Elise S and Elise SPS option added to the iconic Elise model year 2012 range

Ask anyone to define Lotus in recent years and most people will hold up the Lotus Elise as a perfect example of exactly what makes Lotus such a firm favourite in the hearts and mind of sportscars enthusiasts.



Group Lotus Getting ready for Frankfurt 2011
Group Lotus Getting ready for Frankfurt 2011

More Lotus Than EVER - Getting ready for Frankfurt? Our countdown has begun:

3 new cars, 2 new options AND 1 special limited edition

Who:          Group Lotus

What:         See below and there’s a lot so we’ll keep it brief AND we’re not going to tell you everything….

Where:      Hall 5, Stand B02

When:       9.00am (CET)

Why:        Because you can’t get more Lotus than this…

3 new models



Monday, 5 September 2011

Evora S for the Mercury Phoenix Trust - Another One Bites The Dust
Evora S for the Mercury Phoenix Trust - Another One Bites The Dust

CALLING ALL GIRLS and boys - September 5th will see the Savoy Hotel play host to a very special celebration, the 65th birthday of THE HERO, the late, great Freddie Mercury.

DEAR FRIENDS of Freddie will unite in GOOD COMPANY at Freddie’s FLASH birthday bash which is set to be ‘a unique night of comedy and rock and roll’ as the climax to this year’s Freddie For A Day. The highlight of the night will be an auction to raise funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the  HIV AIDS charity set-up in his honour by band mates Brian May, Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach after the singer’s death in 1991.



Monday, 8 August 2011

LoTRDC Race Preview Donington 13th and 14th August 2011
LoTRDC Race Preview Donington 13th and 14th August 2011
Ken Savage heads to Donington next weekend (13/14 August) keen to build on his lead at the top of the Lotus Cup UK Championship table. The Production class driver, who is also competing with great success in the Elise Trophy this year, has scored several class victories and leads Steve Quick by 11 points at the halfway stage of the season. With last year’s Elise Trophy round at the East Midlands circuit cancelled whilst it awaited refurbishment, only Savage has race experience here in a Lotus and will be aiming to use this to his advantage.


Friday, 24 June 2011

Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK Snetterton June 25th and 26th 2011
Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK Snetterton June 25th and 26th 2011
The Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK Championship heads to Snetterton this weekend (25/26 June) for the Lotus Festival, which promises to be a very special event!


Wednesday, 13 April 2011

First Motors TV Lotus on Track show airs this week
First Motors TV Lotus on Track show airs this week
The first in a new series of Lotus-motorsport based programmes airs on Motors TV from this week. Expanding on the popular transmissions featuring LoTRDC races, the new format incorporates additional content in a new magazine show. With a new presenter and much more variation in the content, the show promises a fresher and more entertaining programme than seen previously.


Friday, 18 March 2011

Piper-Heidsieck Brings Sparkle to the Elise Trophy
Piper-Heidsieck Brings Sparkle to the Elise Trophy
Piper-Heidsieck is delighted to announce it will be the exclusive champagne sponsor of the Elise Trophy during the 2011 racing season.  The popular and vibrant champagne brand has agreed a twelve month sponsorship deal including support of the winner's podium offering first, second and third placed drivers bottles of their multi-award winning champagne.


Monday, 14 March 2011

Lotus Parts Sale - March 2011
Lotus Parts Sale - March 2011

Lotus Aftersales are holding a spring sale of various classic parts and accessories and a list of these is here.

The majority of these are for Esprit, Elise S1 and S2, Elan M100, 340R and Excel but there are a few items for Elite, Elan and Europa so have a look and see if there's anything you need. You can choose to collect your parts from either Lotus Aftersales on Saturday March 19th of from your local dealer.



Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Lotus Engineering Unveils Supercharged Production Range Extender
Lotus Engineering Unveils Supercharged Production Range Extender

The new production Range Extender that has been designed by Lotus Engineering together with Fagor Ederlan will be exhibited at the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva.

The production Lotus Range Extender is an extremely compact, lightweight, low-cost engine and generator, designed specifically for hybrid electric vehicles. The initial concept engine was fitted to the Jaguar Limo Green research vehicle and this new version has been redesigned by Lotus Engineering and Fagor Ederlan to optimise performance and develop the engine for series production.



Concept Lotus Bespoke - Mansory Evora
Concept Lotus Bespoke - Mansory Evora
The Evora customised in collaboration with Mansory is an “Individualisation Concept Car”. It showcases the scope of future Lotus customisation projects and will act as a test-bed for a new individualisation strategy by Lotus. This strategy will result in a cutomisation programme that is largely based on customer feedback and will reflect our new market-driven approach of developing and designing cars.


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

HALOsonic: Sound Technology with Vision
HALOsonic: Sound Technology with Vision

Lotus and HARMAN create next generation intelligent pedestrian warning system, integrating the advanced HALOsonic sound synthesis system with video technology.

This cutting-edge enhanced version of the HALOsonic safety system incorporates input from imaging sensors to enhance the quality of the sound synthesis system. HALOsonic has been developed specifically for electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, and will have its first public demonstration on the Lotus Engineering cutaway hybrid Evora 414Evolution exhibit at the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva.



Evora Enduro - GT Concept
Evora Enduro - GT Concept

The Evora Enduro GT concept car is an evolved version of the podium placing Evora GT4 Endurance.

The Enduro has been developed by Lotus Motorsport under the expert eye of Lead Designer Nicola Scimeca.



Friday, 18 February 2011

Lotus Elise Club Racer - Maximum Fun, Minimum Collateral - Geneva Motorshow 2011
Lotus Elise Club Racer - Maximum Fun, Minimum Collateral - Geneva Motorshow 2011
Anyone harbouring under the misapprehension that Lotus might be moving away from performance through lightweight only needs to take a quick ride in the new 1.6 Lotus Elise Club Racer to know that’s definitely not the case. The bright engineers at Lotus put even the lightest of Lotus’ modern cars on a diet and managed to shed a further 24kg.


Thursday, 17 February 2011

A Tribute to Ron Hickman
A Tribute to Ron Hickman
It’s our sad duty to report that Ron Hickman died in a Jersey hospital on Thursday morning, 17th February. He was 78 and had been unwell since suffering a fall last autumn and his health sadly deteriorated in recent weeks.

Ron will probably be best known to Lotus enthusiasts as the man who created the legendary Elan but he also played a key role in designing the revolutionary Type 14 Elite. The Elite’s glassfibre monocoque was a groundbreaking piece of design and established Lotus Cars as manufacturers of world beating sports racing cars.


Monday, 14 February 2011

Is It Always Wise to CUSTOMISE?
Is It Always Wise to CUSTOMISE?

Who: Lotus

What: The multi-award winning Lotus Evora as you’ve never seen it before.

Where: The Lotus stand, Geneva Motor Show, Hall 1, Stand 1031

When: 2.15pm, Tuesday 1st March 2011



Friday, 4 February 2011

The Day of Reckoning in the IPR battle draws nearer
The Day of Reckoning in the IPR battle draws nearer
Chris Sawyer, Executive Editor of US-based website Cars In Context, reflects upon this week’s developments in the dispute over the IPRs to the Team Lotus Trade Marks in an inciteful article on AROnline. Check out what he has to say here.


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Bruno Senna joins Group Lotus Family
Bruno Senna joins Group Lotus Family
Lotus Renault GP ’s latest signing takes on development role for Group Lotus

The iconic Senna name is once again united with Lotus as Bruno Senna signs with Lotus Renault GP as third driver and also becomes the latest ambassador for Group Lotus. Bruno’s test driving role with Group Lotus is very development focussed and will see him provide valuable input into all Lotus cars, both track and road.


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Lotus Cup: All For One And One For All!
Lotus Cup: All For One And One For All!
Over the years, the Lotus Cup Race Series has developed into one of the most successful race series brands in the world, often with capacity grids of Elise, Exige, 2-Eleven and Europa race cars racing and jostling for position. Previously operated from several countries in Europe and Japan, the Lotus Cup has now expanded considerably to include the USA, UK and Eastern Europe.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Murky waters stir ..... Group Lotus & Proton Also Delighted !?
Murky waters stir ..... Group Lotus & Proton Also Delighted !?
Group Lotus and Proton are delighted with the outcome of yesterday’s hearing in which the Judge ordered a full trial of this matter to be heard as soon as possible given the proximity of the start of the new 2011 Formula 1™ season in a few weeks. The trial has been fixed at the English High Court for 21 March 2011.


Lotus launches luxury lifestyle concept - Lotus Originals
Lotus launches luxury lifestyle concept - Lotus Originals

Who Says You Can't Buy Style?

February 2011 will mark the launch of new luxury lifestyle brand, Lotus Originals. Inspired by the Lotus DNA of innovation and design excellence, the debut collection is a range of performance outerwear, refined, luxury knitwear and leather goods that reflect the craftsmanship, heritage and spirit of Lotus. Lotus Originals will be exclusively available from the Lotus website (www.lotusoriginals.com) from February.



Monday, 24 January 2011

Mansell Back On Track with Lotus in The Lotus Type 125
Mansell Back On Track with Lotus in The Lotus Type 125
Three decades after his F1 debut in a Lotus, Former F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell OBE takes to the track in the Lotus Type 125. Lotus Motorsport are delighted to announce a new ambassador in the form of Nigel Mansell. Mansell will also complete the Type 125 test driver line-up as he joins fellow former F1 driver Jean Alesi and Lotus factory driver James Rossiter to put the F1 inspired customer race car through its paces at Yas Marina Circuit™ in Abu Dhabi this week.


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Lotus Type 125 Track Debut
Lotus Type 125 Track Debut
Jean Alesi and James Rossiter put the F1 inspired race machine through its paces at the Autodromo di Vallelunga
Lotus’ F1 inspired customer race car, the Type 125, had its first official run out at the Italian track earlier this week as F1 legend Jean Alesi and Lotus factory driver James Rossiter completed over 200 kilometres during the two day test.


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Lotus Celebrates Dubai Debut & More
Lotus Celebrates Dubai Debut & More
Lotus Evora GT4 Endurance on the podium in Dubai whilst the Lotus stand at Autosport International  wins 'Best Stand' award


Team Elise Trophy Complete the Dubai 24 Hour Race
Team Elise Trophy Complete the Dubai 24 Hour Race
With the smallest budget, lightest and least powerful car on the grid, Team Elise Trophy finished in 46th place out of 84 starters and most importantly saw the chequered flag in the Dubai 24 Hours this weekend. The road legal 160bhp car of 2000 vintage is a regular in the club motorsport scene, having been driven by the likes of Martin Donnelly, Andy Green and Jake Humphrey.


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lotus Cup UK - A New Lotus Championship for 2011
Lotus Cup UK - A New Lotus Championship for 2011
Lotus on Track Racing Drivers Club ( LoTRDC ), in conjunction with Motorsport Vision Racing (MSVR), are pleased to announce the formation of a new championship for the 2011 season: Lotus Cup UK


Thursday, 30 September 2010

Paris Motor Show 2010 - Lotus Announces 5 New Cars Plus 2 New Evora Versions
Paris Motor Show 2010 - Lotus Announces 5 New Cars Plus 2 New Evora Versions
In a world first for an automotive manufacturer, Lotus today unveiled an entire new product line up and introduced the world to the new Lotus lifestyle. At exactly 16.45 CET on September 30th 2010, via a live global webcast, surrounded by the world's press, Lotus made the ultimate statement of intent. Five new cars, two evolutions of existing models and a concept car. A flashy new website and a range of merchandise featuring not one, not two, but three separate clothing ranges. There's so much to take in that we thought we'd keep the post event words simple. We'll start by letting the man behind the vision do the talking; here's what Lotus CEO Dany Bahar had to say:


The New Elite - Arrives 2014
The New Elite - Arrives 2014
A New British Expression of Exclusivity
Look up elegant in the dictionary and you'll find variations on the following
1. dignified grace in appearance, movement, or behaviour
2. superb taste in design, style
3. something elegant; the ultimate refinement


The New Evora 'S' & 'IPS'
The New Evora 'S' & 'IPS'
Lotus announced the latest evolution of the award winning Evora at the Paris Motor Show - the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option.


The New Elise - Arrives 2015
The New Elise - Arrives 2015

Oh yes, here it is! There's still room for the Elise at Lotus but what a difference a decade or two makes. The Elise due for release in 2015 is a sexy, agile beast of a car. Finally the Elise comes of age.


The New Esprit - Arrives Spring 2013
The New Esprit - Arrives Spring 2013

The Icon Is Back

The most eagerly anticipated Lotus makes its return. Without doubt, this is the car that the true Lotus aficionados have been waiting for: The ultimate Lotus.



New Eterne - Arrives Spring 2015
New Eterne - Arrives Spring 2015

The Statement of Intent

Enter the Eterne, the four door super saloon from Lotus. If the Elite is elegance incarnate then the Eterne is elegance redefined.



New Elan - Arrives Autumn 2013
New Elan - Arrives Autumn 2013
The End of Compromise

As the old saying goes, you can’t have your cake and eat it. In the past we were educated to believe we can’t have it all. But that was the past. Today’s driver demands more and the Elan delivers.



Lotus Parts Sale Aug 2015

Lotus Parts Sale Aug 2015

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