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… »
Walking black cloud/pay driver Pastor Maldonado seems to have lucked out for 2016. Despite a looming Renault purchase of the struggling Lotus Formula One team, they still need money. Fortunately, they know just the fellow who can bring the cash: current driver Pastor Maldonado.
What is a debriefing? Does it involve briefs? What is the meaning of briefs? What does it all mean? »
There is a new trailer for SPECTRE, the upcoming Bond film, and it seems the quartermaster has been very busy arranging all sorts of vehicles for scenes from Mexico to Morocco, including planes, trains, and (mostly British) automobiles. Here is a handy breakdown with plenty of pretty pictures. »
The 90s were good times, the rock was grungy and the mid-engine sports cars were wedge shaped with pop-up headlights. Now that first generation NSX prices are getting nuts, perhaps it’s time to consider an alternative. Our friends at Bring A Trailer have an awesome Lotus Espirit S4 turbo with a reasonable reserve. »
It’s not been a great morning for famous British marques at the British Grand Prix. Both McLarens and both Lotuses whacked into each other right on the first lap of the race. Oops!
The latest in the series of “brand new” Lotuses is the limited edition 3-Eleven, which is basically a beefed up Exige S with the roof chopped off. Still, it’s a job well done since this is the fastest Lotus ever. »
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg jumped ahead of teammate Lewis Hamilton with a great start at the Austrian Grand Prix. Hamilton tried catching up with Rosberg, but Rosberg kept his lead, with no threat of either Mercedes being wiped out by Pastor Maldonado. Seriously, Maldonado, what’s happened with you?
Lotus F1 is the most likable team in the business. The are always up for a good joke on Twitter, and they also have slap-stick driver Pastor Maldonado under contract. Now the publishers behind Mad Max saw the advertising value and had the side pods painted with advertisement for the movie. The best part is their… »
There’s having a bad day, and then there’s really having a bad day, and somewhere on that continuum of terribleness is Pastor Maldonado’s trip to the Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix. Maldonado received a penalty for gridding up 18th instead of 16th. »