​Disgraced Lotus CEO Dany Bahar Is Starting A Coachbuilding Company

You remember Dany Bahar, right? The Red Bull exec turned Ferrari lifestyle guru who took over Lotus, promised the world, trotted out a bunch of concepts and B-list actors, and was later axed then sued? Yeah, that guy. He wants to rebody your car for $1.1 million. » 10/02/14 4:37pm 10/02/14 4:37pm

Lotus And Ex-CEO Dany Bahar Settle Suit Out Of Court

Finally putting the days of Dany Bahar and his wild plans for fat Lotuses behind, Lotus' parent company has settled a £6.7 million claim against the company in which the former CEO claimed unfair dismissal when he was ousted in 2012. » 5/23/14 10:15am 5/23/14 10:15am

There's No Way The New CEO Of Lotus Can Be Worse Than The Last Guy

Speaking of our old pal Dany Bahar, Group Lotus has finally named his successor. Unless his plans include committing widespread acts of genocide, I don't think he can be any worse than the man he replaces. » 5/02/14 1:20pm 5/02/14 1:20pm

Lotus Cancels The Esprit And Decides Lightweight Cars Are Just Fine

Remember when Lotus revealed an ambitious plan to release five all-new models in the next few years? Then remember when they cancelled four of them and kept working on the Esprit? Yeah, now they've cancelled the Esprit too, and all is right with the world. » 7/22/13 10:33am 7/22/13 10:33am

Lotus Just Cancelled The Pointless And Bloated Esprit (UPDATE: Just…

In a move that is guaranteed to surprise roughly zero people, Lotus Cars has cancelled the final project from fired CEO Dany Bahar's reign of terribleness. » 10/04/12 1:20pm 10/04/12 1:20pm

Why My BFF Dany Bahar Deserves $11 Million From Lotus

Yesterday, my good friend (and only steady employer for the last few years), Dany Bahar, filed suit against Lotus for wrongful termination. He's seeking $10.8 million. » 8/28/12 12:30pm 8/28/12 12:30pm

Lotus Fired Its CEO And Is Now Selling His Awesome Car

As chairman of Lotus, Dany Bahar sold clothes, made grand plans, showed five concepts, hung out with Stephen Baldwin and other semi-celebs, yelled at us, and did pretty much nothing of value or consequence. » 8/23/12 3:30pm 8/23/12 3:30pm

Lotus Cancels Nearly All Of Dany Bahar's Future Lotus Cars

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Lotus went nuts and introduced five new concept vehicles that were supposed to be introduced over the next six years. And at the 2011 LA Auto Show, Lotus announced they would enter IndyCar in 2012 as a new engine supplier. » 7/25/12 1:20pm 7/25/12 1:20pm

Lifestyle Clothing Company Lotus Cars Is Showing Off Its New Fall…

Summer may be in full swing, but it's time to start thinking about new fall fashions. Thankfully, Lotus Cars has gotten out ahead by loading its media site with images of belts, leather jackets, polo shirts, and even backgammon boards! » 7/20/12 6:30pm 7/20/12 6:30pm

The Real Reason Lotus Fired CEO Dany Bahar Isn't The One They Gave

Officially, Lotus fired CEO Dany Bahar because he misused funds and not because he was a disaster in almost every way. Unofficially, we're hearing that Lotus Cars advisory board member "Maximum" Bob Lutz is telling people the opposite in private. » 7/16/12 3:20pm 7/16/12 3:20pm

Lotus Finally Simplifies And Adds Lightness, Fires CEO

It finally happened. Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has reportedly been fired by parent company DRB-HICOM effective immediately after being suspended for "conduct" last month. » 6/07/12 1:00pm 6/07/12 1:00pm

Lotus CEO Dany Bahar Suspended Over 'Conduct’

Parent company DRB-HICOM Berhad has suspended controversial Lotus CEO Dany Bahar due to undisclosed "conduct" following an operational review of the British sportscar maker. » 5/25/12 1:09pm 5/25/12 1:09pm

Lotus Just Turned A Joke Into A PR Disaster On Facebook

In the annals of corporate history, I doubt any company has ever flipped their shit more completely than Lotus just did in this Facebook post. Meant to be a response to media reports about the automaker's financial problems, management instability, and one mostly harmless joke, it quickly became the ultimate example… » 4/11/12 2:00pm 4/11/12 2:00pm

Lotus Will Continue To Ruin Company With Convertible Something

Lotus has produced some fine convertibles in the past — the original Seven, both front-and rear-drive Elans, the Elise — so you'd think a quirky announcement alluding to a new open-top model would be welcome. It might have been if it wasn't from Dany Bahar's Lotus. » 2/15/12 3:00pm 2/15/12 3:00pm

This is the joke Lotus has become

We don't normally print press releases, but no amount of spleen-venting about how Lotus has become a bunch of unrepentant starfuckers led by an over-coiffed little shit can better illustrate the joke Lotus now is than just printing their own drivel in full. » 5/11/11 4:30pm 5/11/11 4:30pm

Lotus Explains Its New-Found Love Of Fatties

Last week, Lotus CEO Dany Bahar explained how the Proton-owned automaker is increasing the size of its cars in a new, polarizing mass-market strategy. It was, as expected, met with contempt by Lotus fan-boys. Now, Lotus responds. » 11/22/10 6:15pm 11/22/10 6:15pm

Lotus Wants To Build Fatter Cars

We wanted to hear from Lotus about why their new lineup appears to contradict Lotus tradition of lightweight sports cars. Instead, Lotus CEO Dany Bahar told us Lotus was making its cars fat because it wants to. » 11/19/10 10:00am 11/19/10 10:00am

This Totally Explains The Lotus Paris Motor Show E-Gasm

Lotus CEO Dany Bahar explains the onslaught of new models at Paris by pointing out that other people told him the world needed another bloated luxosportscar maker. Those "other people" must hate cars. (H/T to StreetSpirit!) [Autocar] » 10/07/10 4:00pm 10/07/10 4:00pm