Yesterday, my good friend (and only steady employer for the last few years), Dany Bahar, filed suit against Lotus for wrongful termination. He's seeking $10.8 million.
Swizz Beatz, who you may know as Alica Keys' husband, a rapper, and a Lotus design collaborator, looks to have a new British car on his hand.
At the 2010 Paris Motor Show, Lotus went nuts and introduced five new concept vehicles that were supposed to be introduced over the next six years. And at the 2011 LA Auto Show, Lotus announced they would enter IndyCar in 2012 as a new engine supplier.
Summer may be in full swing, but it's time to start thinking about new fall fashions. Thankfully, Lotus Cars has gotten out ahead by loading its media site with images of belts, leather jackets, polo shirts, and even backgammon boards!
We have seen a number of car ads on Craigslist over the last couple of years, including what could only be described as the greatest car ad ever.
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.
Maybe if Dustin Hoffman's character in The Graduate had driven a Lotus Elan instead of an Alfa Romeo Duetto, he might not have ended up looking for love in all the wrong places. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Series 3 would make a great graduation present, but will its price have you shouting Elan! Elan! Elan!?
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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?
Any kid who had Hot Wheels or Matchbox car tracks as a kid knows that cars only make it safely through the loop-the-loop about one time out of ten. Definitely worth yelling for your brother to show him when it happens, then never being able to duplicate it. Sadly, the promoters of this Proton/Lotus driving exhibition…
For someone whose mantra was adding lightness to make his cars go faster, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman sure was weighted down by his hefty moniker. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe home-built homage goes simply by Seven, but does it carry a price tag that's way too heavy?
The early 1970s were quite possibly the craziest years in Formula One and not only because of the mammoth sideburns. These were years of wild experiments in fields as apart as aerodynamics and sponsorship structures, and they produced fascinating evolutionary dead-ends like the Lotus 56, a turbine-powered, four-wheel…