Lotus Celebrates 60 Years Of Simple, Lightweight Cars With A Diamond-Trimmed Lotus Europa

It's been 60 years of Lotus »9/12/08 12:40pm9/12/08 12:40pm, and in that time the British cottage automaker has produced a bevy of light, tossable cars that capture the essence of spirited driving. For that reason, we'll give them a bit of a break with their . That's right, this is a fully-loaded Europa with leather stripped off the most…

Defying Stereotypes, Lotus Europa Proves Rock-Solid On Heroic Cross-Country Trek

Everyone was pretty impressed by the Aston Martins driving from Panama to Alaska, but we must assume that rally was loaded with top-flight mechanics equipped with the correct tools. How would you feel about buying a Lotus Europa in San Francisco, hopping in, and driving straight to Alabama- across mountains and desert… »7/23/08 2:00pm7/23/08 2:00pm

Welcome To Burnaby, Where The Europas And Beats Roam Free

We saw the Chuck D-centric Olds 98 in Toronto a couple weeks back, and now the Canadian contingent is back with a whole bunch of seriously rare machines for our enjoyment. Donkeyassman has spotted a Lotus Europa, Lotus Elan, Chevy Chevelle, Mazda Eunos, and a pair of Honda Beats in the city of Burnaby, B.C. So put on… »4/29/08 3:00pm4/29/08 3:00pm

Lotus Europa SE Revealed; Shows Off Pretty Smile, 222 Horsepower

There's no doubt the late-model Lotus Europa is a touring car with neither the punch nor the tautness of an Exige or Elise. But if you've got more than a slice of salami to transport, the Europa is your bastard. Here in Geneva, the company introduced a more upscale model, the SE (you go, 1984 naming conventions, you).… »3/05/08 5:50am3/05/08 5:50am

Inside Line Questions the New Europa's Blackness, Er, Lotusness

What happens when Lotus develops a Proton exotic and then has it handed back to itself? The answer, unfortunately, is not Tesla. Nor is it Exige. Or Elise. Or even submarine Esprit. If the Inside Line-types ensconced in the Edmunds compound are to be believed, the new Europa S fits into a no-man's land that isn't… »10/17/06 9:00am10/17/06 9:00am

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

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 3:00pm8/30/06 3:00pm