For $5,500, 1977 V8 Eclat Says Eff-You to Larded-Up Lotus Elite

Lotus is introducing an expensive new V8-engined Elite at Paris, implying the new Lotus position is bent over. However, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Eclat gives you most of the bragging rights at a fraction of the price. » 9/24/10 8:01am 9/24/10 8:01am

PCH, Armageddon On A Trailer Edition: Pair Of Lotus Eclats Or Widebody…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Since I've become the Weekend Editor, I've had to cut back on PCH posts. » 3/08/09 5:15pm 3/08/09 5:15pm

Project Car Hell: Citroen CX Diesel or V8 Lotus Eclat?

It was pretty close, but the Mazda 323 GTX squeaks out a 55/45 victory over the Turbo Geo Metro in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. I've been happy to find some Japanese PCH candidates, of course, but it's become apparent that we've been neglecting one of the primary Project Car Hell superpowers; yes, it's been… » 1/24/08 5:00pm 1/24/08 5:00pm

Project Car Hell: Lotus Eclat or 3 Bianchis?

After a pair of close ones, we finally had a decisive victory in our last Choose Your Eternity poll, with the Taurus SHO using its Yamaha power to roar to victory over the SRT-Faux by a 70/30 margin. We're not surprised by that, but we don't have the foggiest idea who should be considered the favorite in today's… » 12/12/07 5:30pm 12/12/07 5:30pm

Brats, Vin, Spaghetti, Four-Bangers and Low-Calorie Mash: Vintage Lotus…

We love Lotus. We love the odd designs, we love the sheer randomness of the cars and their penchant for finding obscure words that begin with the letter E. (Seriously, who thought "Eclat" was a good name for a car? It sounds like a bowel dysfunction.) We love the Seven because it's like a well-endwed featherweight… » 8/30/06 3:00pm 8/30/06 3:00pm