The Aston Martin DB5 and James Bond Are Killing Each Other

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. » 3/20/15 12:42pm 3/20/15 12:42pm

The original Lotus Esprit: A wedge perfected

Everyone keeps remarking about how Porsche 911s have looked the same for the past 50 years, but no one ever remarks how the Lotus Esprit has been guilty of a similar fate (sans the new one). Well okay, the Esprit wasn't nearly as resilient or successful of a sports car as the 911 is, but that's not going to stop me… » 9/05/13 10:12pm 9/05/13 10:12pm

Used Car Face-Off: Pre-Owned Ferrari/Lotus Mega Battle

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 9/30/12 3:00pm 9/30/12 3:00pm

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

The beauty of Loti against the sun

When you had that photo of an Esprit on your bedroom’s wall in the ‘80s and closed your eyes, this is probably how you imagined life with a mid-engined Lotus: a never-ending winding road in never-ending sunset. Back then, there was no Evora an Esprit could transform into, but Richard Morris’s latest video solves… » 6/06/11 2:30pm 6/06/11 2:30pm

For $17,500, Lotus Notes

The Lotus Esprit is that marque's longest running model. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe turbo edition doesn't look long in the tooth but does its price make you long for it to be in your driveway? » 1/04/11 8:00am 1/04/11 8:00am

Lotus Is Dead, Long Live Lotus

The spirit of Colin Chapman died today, as a creepy green dude watched on. Today's E-gasmic unveiling of the 2015 Lotus Elise, 2014 Lotus Elan, Elite, Esprit and Eterne only revealed that yes, the old Lotus is dead. » 9/30/10 1:20pm 9/30/10 1:20pm

2013 Lotus Esprit: Yet Another Mid-Engined Supercar

The 2013 Lotus Esprit is no longer a light, simple car. It's a complicated and extremely fast one, reaching 205 MPH flat out. Unfortunately, that means its now got a lot of competition. » 9/30/10 1:00pm 9/30/10 1:00pm

REPORT: Lotus To Unveil New Supercar This Fall

Lotus will supposedly unveil an Esprit-succeeding supercar this fall. Whatever it's called it'll likely use the same chassis as every other Lotus. Good. [Edmunds Straightline] » 7/21/10 9:30am 7/21/10 9:30am

James Bond's New Submarine: The Acura NSX

Any cinephile petrolhead worth his salt will tell you underwater motoring requires the possession of a Lotus Esprit. But in the real world? As you see above, and in the epic video below, choose the Acura NSX. » 8/24/09 6:30pm 8/24/09 6:30pm

Blonde’s — Not Bond's — Esprit For A Shaken, Not Stirred $19,500!

You may not be licensed to kill, but that doesn't mean Nice Price or Crack Pipe can't find you a car to drive, and a beauty to seduce, so you can make believe, poseur. » 7/13/09 7:00am 7/13/09 7:00am

New Lotus Esprit To Feature 500 HP Lexus LF-A 4.8-Liter V10

When the next-gen Lotus Esprit arrives in 2012, it'll receive some pretty epic power options according to EVO, including the yet-to-be-released 500 HP, high-revving V10 out of the vaporware upcoming Lexus LF-A. » 6/08/09 2:30pm 6/08/09 2:30pm

PCH, Clash Of The Superpowers Edition: Clown-Owned Panhard Dyna Z-16 or…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and most hellish! Last round, PCH Superpower Britain crushed PCH wannabe Germany, but today it's an all-Superpower affair. » 2/03/09 5:45pm 2/03/09 5:45pm

Lotus Esprit Submarine Car From The Spy Who Loved Me Heading To Auction…

James Bond's transforming Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me » 11/14/08 12:00pm 11/14/08 12:00pm is up on the auction block , so if you've got $175,000 and an appreciation for the Giugiaro-designed 1976 Lotus Esprit we recommend booking a flight to London next month for the Bonhams auction. What makes the Esprit so famous is that, at the touch of a…

Lotus Boss Says New, High-Performance Mid-Engined Supercar Coming In…

Moments after unveiling the Lotus Evora, Lotus Group CEO Mike Kimberley announced the brand would continue its expansion with two more new platforms. This means Lotus will be shifting to a three-platform model, with the Elise and Europa on the smallest chassis, the Evora occupying the second platform and a new,… » 7/22/08 9:40am 7/22/08 9:40am

2010 Lotus Eagle Teases Us Ahead Of British Motor Show

We've spent months seeing the 2010 Lotus Eagle in get-ups ranging from an old Lotus Esprit mule to an homage to the caped crusader with makeup and heavy camo obscura. Now, thanks to a single image making its way onto the internet by way of Lotus, we're now finally get our first idea of the Eagle's real shape. The… » 6/30/08 11:01am 6/30/08 11:01am

Spyker, Lotus Join Forces

Future Spyker models will be built on Lotus platforms and share many of their parts thanks to a deal made earlier today. The Parts and Platform Commonality agreement should be good news for the troubled Dutch sportscar maker, meaning much of their development cost will be carried by troubled English sportscar maker,… » 5/13/08 12:00pm 5/13/08 12:00pm

Maniac Transplants Audi 4.2-Liter V8 Into 1981 Lotus Esprit

This is one of those rare occasions where the most appropriate reaction to an engine transplant is to stand from your chair, and begin a slow clap of awe-inspired appreciation. It takes a certain kind of bonkers maniac to wrest the 2.2 liter 4-cylinder Lotus engine and Citroen gearbox from an otherwise impeccable… » 4/04/08 3:40pm 4/04/08 3:40pm