Three major crashes happened on the second day of the 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, and while everybody will live to tell their tales, that was down to luck as well as Goodwood’s crew doing their jobs flawlessly. And that’s why it doesn’t need to change.
Lotus needs to sell cars in the United States to survive, and to sell cars in the United States, it needs cleaner cars. That’s where a simpler, lighter Evora comes in.
If you think a sweet new Caterham represents the purest driving experience, try a Lotus Super Seven from half a century earlier. It’ll be a conversation starter everywhere you go.
Today’s hypercars are so fast, you can only legally take them to their limit on a race track. And when you’re on a race track, you’ll find they’re not the fastest cars there.
Meet the Lotus Evora Sport 410. It’s got a curb weight of 2,921 pounds, a high-output version of the supercharged 3.5 V6 producing 410 hp at 7,000rpm and 302 ft-lb at 3,500rpm, plus all the carbon fiber. Lotus will only build 150 a year.
The Lotus Elise Cup 250 will reach sixty in 3.9 seconds while its top speed is at 154 mph. Lotus will only build 200 units per year, probably because they don’t have enough space for storing more of those GT3-style diffusers.
People will start to realize soon enough how great the fourth-generation of the Lotus Esprit is, so I suggest building one while you can afford a donor car. And please make it as awesome as this.
Pastor Maldonado, the most loathed and disrespected driver in Formula 1, is gone. What’s funny is who is replacing him.
Matt Farah went for a drive in the first Lotus Evora 400 delivered to America, only to get so surprised by it that he might need to buy one now. And he should.
[When Citroën got Lotus to turn their Visa hatchback into a top-level rally car, did Lotus move the Visa’s front engine to the rear, as was standard for the WRC monsters of the day? No! They just stuck a Visa body on a Lotus Esprit chassis. Read more about this cancelled program at Weird Cars. Photo: Citroën, or maybe…
For about a fourth of what my usual morning latte costs, Renault bought a 90 percent stake in the Lotus Formula One team for only £1. According to company documents obtained by the Telegraph, the deal was finalized right before Christmas and puts Renault back in charge of the team for the first time since 2009.
Watch this video and decide for yourself.
Brothers, sisters, rejoice! The wail of a new Lotus Elise and a new Lotus Exige are both on the horizon! Listen closely, listen carefully, and then listen a lot – a whole big lot – more longer. Keep listening. And listening. For years. Because the Lotus CEO said that while we are getting two new Lotii to replace the…
It may seem like Lotus is on hold with building new cars, but the lightweight Exige Sport 350 still offers plenty of go power as well as some red or yellow Tartan trim just like the one you find in a ‘76 Esprit.
After dragging through a season full of late freight shipments and unpaid bills, the Lotus Formula One team’s financial savior has finalized their purchase of the team, per the BBC. Renault signed a letter of intent to purchase the Lotus F1 team at the end of September, and the principal contracts of the purchase were…
Lotus Cars, and this might come as a surprise to you, is not yet dead. I know this because the company just released video of what they claim to be a new car, a 400-horsepower version of the Evora that they’ve been building since 2010.
There’s good reason why cheap fix enthusiast Red Green wasn’t appointed as a Formula One safety expert on the multi-year run of The Red Green Show. Cheap fixes aren’t always the safest, which is why repairing a barrier hit by Romain Grosjean with duct tape is the worst idea I’ve seen during a grand prix yet.
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…