In the early 2000s, Lotus (the world’s pluckiest car company) built a turbocharged mid-engine convertible for General Motors (the world’s least plucky car company) called the Speedster. The problem is now nobody can exactly agree why. So we talked to Lotus and got to the bottom of it.
The good news is that Lotus expects to make a profit for the first time in 20 years in the next few months. The better news is this means it can go ahead with plans to introduce a new Elise in 2020.
Look at the goofy grin of the Lotus Elise Cup 250. It looks like it’s having fun. And it’s having fun because it has the performance of a genuine giant-killer on the track. It takes immense pleasure in making light work of trackday amateurs.
The idea of a track day car, something designed solely to go as fast as possible on a track with almost no restrictions placed on the designer, is something that entered the automotive world’s collective conscience some time in the late nineties. They’ve always been the province of the more money than sense crowd, but…
The Aston Martin DB5 and James Bond are both icons in their own right, and bringing them together for the first time in 1964's Goldfinger was a partnership so perfect the car has appeared in the spy's stories six more times in fifty years. And it has to stop - now.
The Hennessey Venom GT could be the most insane vehicle every to qualify as a "production" car. Twelve-hundred horsepower, 2,548 pounds and 100% batshit. But who knew that years before John H. deconstructed, then reconstructed his magnum Lotus, Lotus built something eerily similar. The Lotus Elise GT1.
Lotus cup driver Andreas Holzleithner enters the tortuous arena of his garage to pull the engine out of his Exige-bodied Mk1 Elise racer. Over two-and-a-half hours, how many licks will it take to get to the motor in the middle?
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.
The Hennessey Venom GT made a surprise appearance at the famous weekly Cars & Coffee in Irvine, CA this morning. Check out the first pictures of the car in the 'merican wild.
The insane $1 million Hennessey Venom GT's managed to sneak into Texas without setting off any USGS seismic sensors. The Lotus-bodied, 1,200-hp V8-powered Venom GT will debut at SEMA next week, where it will embarrass outrageously-painted Hyundai Tiburons.
The first production Elise-bodied, Corvette ZR1-powered Hennessey Venom GT adds a layer of shiny paint, but with 1,200 hp and a 2,548-pound curb weight the first customer will surely strip it back down to its carbon fiber body.
Hey you, insane person, here's your car. It's a turbocharged, supercharged and intercooled Lotus Exige with a claimed
550HP 700HP (!), a wide-body kit, fully race-prepped interior and weighing 2,150 lbs. The best part? It's for sale. Updated.
If the Queen ever knighted the Lotus Elise, its title could be Sir Costsalot because even used, it's pretty pricey. Well, today Nice Price or Crack Pipe has an Elise that's on the cheap - and its title is salvage.
The Hennessey Venom GT concept sounds like the result of the world's greatest bet; A 1,000 HP twin-turbo LS9 V8 stuffed into the back of a 2,400-pound sports car. First photos and enticing details below.