The Lotus Exige V6 Cup Race Car Will Be Available In The U.S.

The Exige S is yesterday's news. Lotus will launch a lighter, track-ready version at this weekend's Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch, which is occurring simultaneously with Pebble Beach and Woodward for some reason. » 8/17/12 3:00pm 8/17/12 3:00pm

Lotus Cancels Nearly All Of Dany Bahar's Future Lotus Cars

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. » 7/25/12 1:20pm 7/25/12 1:20pm

The Real Reason Lotus Fired CEO Dany Bahar Isn't The One They Gave

Officially, Lotus fired CEO Dany Bahar because he misused funds and not because he was a disaster in almost every way. Unofficially, we're hearing that Lotus Cars advisory board member "Maximum" Bob Lutz is telling people the opposite in private. » 7/16/12 3:20pm 7/16/12 3:20pm

Lotus Won't Return To The Scene Of The Crime In Paris

I somehow missed this news note Friday night because, well, it was dropped late on Friday night. Car And Driver is reporting that Lotus is pulling out of the Paris Motor Show in 2012. This is significant because the show is where Dany Bahar tried to kill the brand in 2010. » 7/15/12 5:20pm 7/15/12 5:20pm

For $24,000, Have a Hethel-A Good Time

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!? » 5/30/12 8:00am 5/30/12 8:00am

Chinese Driver Crashes In Giant Failed Loop-the-Loop Attempt

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… » 5/08/12 12:30pm 5/08/12 12:30pm

Is Ron Howard's Rush Taking Artistic Liberties With Racing History?

For his James Hunt/Niki Lauda biopic, Rush, director Ron Howard appears to be recreating a 1970 F3 race that helped shape the legend of Hunt, the mercurial 1970s Formula One champ and shag-o-lator. Of course, Hunt's arch-rival Niki Lauda was there too. Or was he? » 4/27/12 10:30am 4/27/12 10:30am