​Bond's Lotus Submarine Is The Best Tesla Model S Easter Egg

Tesla makes the best automotive easter eggs, from stereos that go to 11 to hidden little features in its massive 17-inch display. But this? This just wins. » 2/26/15 4:08pm 2/26/15 4:08pm

You Can Buy This Gorgeous Lotus Elise For The Price Of A Mazda Miata

When you were a kid, you wanted to own a race car. Then you grew up and realized that your hip hurts when you get out of bed in the morning and you're not a millionaire. Fortunately for you, your good friend depreciation has made it possible to buy this Lotus Elise, an exotic race car for the streets, for the… » 12/31/14 6:00pm 12/31/14 6:00pm

Meet The Most Extreme Street-Legal Lotus Elise Ever

TRACK DAY, BRO. What did you bring, a Lotus Elise? I guess that's fine, if your idea of a track day is taking a nice nap. Me, I'm coming in this: the Lotus Elise S Cup, the most extreme road-going Elise ever. » 9/05/14 2:49pm 9/05/14 2:49pm

This Is The World's Worst Custom Lotus Elise

Reason 8,598,477 to lose faith in humanity: A man once woke up in the morning and said to himself, "Today I'm going to give my Lotus Elise a paint job with flaming electric blue playing cards." » 2/14/14 2:15pm 2/14/14 2:15pm

What You See Is What You Get With The Lotus Elise

The Lotus Elise is now a $30,000 car that looks like a rich man's ride. That puts it on a strange border of being an exotic to some, a regular car to others, as Regular Car Reviews will now demonstrate. » 12/26/13 12:40pm 12/26/13 12:40pm

Can The Tiny Lotus Elise Beat An Even Tinier AC Cobra On Track?

The Lotus Elise is one of the smallest cars in all of the land. One thing that is smaller is an AC Cobra from Pocket Classics. Here's what happens when they race. » 9/18/13 3:09pm 9/18/13 3:09pm

‘Today, Lotus Is Slowly Regaining Its Early Form’

I'm in a Lotus-y mood this afternoon thanks to that video of 1980s Lotus car club meets. Few small companies have had as many ups and downs and have continued to struggle on the way Lotus has. You can't keep a good sports car down! » 7/02/13 5:30pm 7/02/13 5:30pm

This Lotus Has Added Lightness, Money, And Women

The Lotus Elise is one of the purest and best handling cars the world has ever seen. But it's also a car that needs to be explained to everyone. That makes it more a of a nerd-mobile than a p***y magnet. » 11/22/12 12:00pm 11/22/12 12:00pm

Lotus Built Its Own Hennessy Venom GT Back In The '90s

The Hennessey Venom GT could be the most insane vehicle every to qualify as a "production" car. Twelve-hundred horsepower, 2,548 pounds and 100% batshit. But who knew that years before John H. deconstructed, then reconstructed his magnum Lotus, Lotus built something eerily similar. The Lotus Elise GT1. » 7/09/12 3:00pm 7/09/12 3:00pm

How To Remove A Lotus Elise Engine in 2.5 Hours

Lotus cup driver Andreas Holzleithner enters the tortuous arena of his garage to pull the engine out of his Exige-bodied Mk1 Elise racer. Over two-and-a-half hours, how many licks will it take to get to the motor in the middle? » 5/09/12 2:30pm 5/09/12 2:30pm

Is the Elise Club Racer the last lightweight Lotus?

Cheaper, lighter, faster? Shouldn't every entry-level sports car share those values? Lotus's new entry Elise for Europe — the Club Racer — is at least two of those things. Just 1,931lbs, the stripped-down Elise is exactly what Chapman ordered. Is it the last hurrah of the Lotus he envisioned? » 2/18/11 10:30am 2/18/11 10:30am

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

2015 Lotus Elise: The New Hotness

I can barely type right now I'm so excited. Who knew Stephen Baldwin was going to release four of the hottest supercars ever today? The 2015 Lotus Elise will be the smallest and cheapest, but just look at it! » 9/30/10 11:04am 9/30/10 11:04am

700HP, Turbocharged, Supercharged Wide-Body Lotus Exige. Any Questions?

Hey you, insane person, here's your car. It's a turbocharged, supercharged and intercooled Lotus Exige with a claimed 550HP 700HP (!), a wide-body kit, fully race-prepped interior and weighing 2,150 lbs. The best part? It's for sale. Updated. » 6/03/10 3:30pm 6/03/10 3:30pm

11 Fuel-Friendly Sports Cars For The Next Gas Crisis

Although the driving public now considers $3 gasoline to be normal, another "gas crisis" is inevitable. To help you avoid a knee-jerk beige-buying reaction, we've assembled this list of fun and fuel-frugal sports cars you can buy now. » 5/07/10 12:30pm 5/07/10 12:30pm

Hennessey Venom GT Terrorizes Quaint English Countryside

Hennessey engineers descend on poor English countryfolk like Gamara on the citizenry of Toyko in this video of their Venom GT — a spectacularly terrifying 750 HP ZR1-engined Lotus Elise. » 4/14/10 12:30pm 4/14/10 12:30pm

Hennessey Venom GT: Like A Modern-Day Cobra, Only Insane

The Hennessey Venom GT is no joke. ZR1 Engine. Up to 1,200 HP. Less than 2,400 Pounds. Better power-to-weight than a Bugatti Veyron. Lotus-derived chassis. $600K pricetag. It's so batshit crazy the sales price includes an "orientation" session. » 3/29/10 12:00am 3/29/10 12:00am