The invisible and secretive blood of Formula 1 (with pretty pictures…

F1's turbocharged racing engines, past and present, require fuel that's perfectly adapted to their incredible demands. We talked to the man in charge of tailoring Shell's fuel for Ferrari, and also got close to one of the 1000+ horsepower monsters that made F1 in the 1980's so thrilling. Check it out. » 3/16/14 12:17am 3/16/14 12:17am

Formula 1:Day 2 Testing Bahrain Session 2 Live

Good Morning once again fellow race fans. Today starts the second day of the second testing session in Bahrain. The boys from Infiniti RedBull haven't been doing all the great lately, so will today be the day that they finally figure everything out? We will see. As usual I will start things off with the lap times so… » 2/28/14 7:11am 2/28/14 7:11am

The Lotus C-01 Is A Stunner Superbike From The Man Behind Tron: Legacy

We knew Lotus, despite their many troubles, was making a motorcycle, or at least getting someone else to make it while they stuck their name on it. Now we know what it looks like, and it can best be summed up in one word: damn. » 2/20/14 12:00pm 2/20/14 12:00pm

Lotus F1 Apologizes For Tweeting Two Dudes Kissing Before Olympics

As the world's eyes are trained on the Winter Olympics, Russia has come under a tremendous amount of fire for its treatment of LGBT people. On Friday, everyone's favorite deadbeat F1 team was the latest to say "In your face, Russia" with a tweet supporting the gays. Until they took it down. » 2/11/14 10:00am 2/11/14 10:00am

Struggling Lotus To Get £10.4 Million From British Government

Lotus Cars, the beleaguered manufacturer of sports cars whom we are extremely worried about, just got a nice little ray of sunshine from its rainy, overcast motherland. The British government will inject them with a small amount of cash for 300 new jobs and hopefully new models. » 11/25/13 4:40pm 11/25/13 4:40pm

7 Foreign Cars We Wish We Could Get In America

Nobody was more thrilled than Playboy when Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that Italy’s Alfa Romeo, which Fiat owns, would roll the dice and return to the United States for the first time since 1995. “For sure it’s coming back this year with the 4C,” Marchionne said last January, speaking of the Alfa’s slick… » 10/21/13 7:04pm 10/21/13 7:04pm

For $2,700, I-Marks The Spot

They say opposites attract, and while Lotus and Isuzu are pretty opposite, their odd ‘80s love affair begat both an Isuzu-powered Lotus, and a Lotus-suspended Isuzu. It’s the latter of those two that is the subject of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe, and it’s up to you to say if its price is an attraction. » 10/04/13 8:00am 10/04/13 8:00am

Why The Spy Who Loved Me Is The Greatest Car Movie Of All Time

There is one movie from the modern era that features the following: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, helicopters, sexy helicopter pilots, a Lotus Esprit, a Lotus Esprit Submarine, funky disco music, and a man with metal teeth. That movie is The Spy Who Loved Me, and it is cinema at its finest. » 9/12/13 2:52pm 9/12/13 2:52pm

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

How A Guy Found A $1 Million James Bond Car In A $100 Storage Unit

Remember when we told you that James Bond's famous Lotus Esprit Submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me is headed to auction soon? It turns out that's only half the story — the truly crazy story is about the guy who found it in a storage container he bought for $100. » 7/30/13 3:14pm 7/30/13 3:14pm

Lotus Cancels The Esprit And Decides Lightweight Cars Are Just Fine

Remember when Lotus revealed an ambitious plan to release five all-new models in the next few years? Then remember when they cancelled four of them and kept working on the Esprit? Yeah, now they've cancelled the Esprit too, and all is right with the world. » 7/22/13 10:33am 7/22/13 10:33am