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Welcome to the content page for Lotus cars. With so many features on Lotus we though we would just list the salient reviews for readers to refer to instead of ploughing through the heap of stories found here.

 

LOTUS ELISE

Series 1

Series 2

Series 2 111R

Lotus offers Elise Sport 220 [Release]

The Lotus Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 mark a return the iconic ‘Sport’ naming designation, used previously on the famed Lotus Esprit and with it the Lotus Elise package becomes lighter, and even more performance-focused.

Lotus announces Evora 400 pricing [Release]

Lotus Cars is delighted to announce the prices of the new Evora 400. The latest supercar from Lotus combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling and is lighter, more efficient and dynamically better than ever, providing a purer driving experience.

Go faster Lotus - Exige S Club Racer [Release]

Applying the Lotus refined Club Racer principles to the already stunning Exige S results in the most inspiring version of an already class-leading sports car. The Exige S is a model that already excels, thanks to its lightweight aluminium chassis-tub and aerodynamically enhanced composite bodywork. Its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine delivers exciting performance, benchmark handling and a pure driving experience combined with a 4.0 seconds 0-62mph (0-100km/h) acceleration time and a top speed of 274 km/h (170 mph).

Lotus puts the Elise S Cup race car on the road [Release]

Following extensive testing, Lotus has finely honed its engaging Elise S into a Cup variant. A dramatic 3.0s reduction of the Hethel lap time of the Elise S suggests that enthusiasts seeking a viable track-day / road car need look no further.

Visual appeal has been bolstered with the striking addition of a front splitter, with end winglets, lateral bargeboards, a fixed roof, tail wing and a purposeful rear diffuser. The combined aerodynamic benefits increase downforce by 66kg at 100mph and a remarkably effective 125kg at maximum velocity.

Lotus offers Cup R version of Elise S [Release]

After a successful first season of racing the Elise S Cup R completes the next stage of its development and is evolved with a road focus to bring a touch of motorsport to the road-going Elise. To ensure its race car pedigree is not lost, the Lotus Test and Development team has been putting the newest version of the Elise through its paces on the Lotus test track and the famous ‘ring’.

Lotus offers the Exige V6 Cup [Release]

There are two variants: a Track Day version priced at £62,995* (SGD$123,967.48 without COE) and a full-on Competition-spec car starting at £74,995* (SGD$147,538.41 without COE). Performance hits 274km/h, 0-100 in 3.8 seconds, and 346 horsepower kicked out from the 3.5 litre supercharged V6 behind the drivers’ seat. The Exige V6 Cup weighs in at 1,080kg, and comes with Lotus Dynamic Performance Management, so you can switch the engine and traction settings between Touring, Sport and Race; Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo tyres; aerodynamically optimized front splitter, rear diffuser and wing; multi-adjustable suspension; and race-ready kit such as a heavy-duty roll cage, 4 or 6-point harnesses, isolator switches, FIA-approved fire extinguisher, tow eyes, removable steering wheel and HANS-compliant race seats.

New Home for Lotus showroom in Singapore [Release]

Starting this week, official Lotus importer and dealer in Singapore, EuroSports Lotus, will be moving out from 30 Teban Gardens Crescent to a more centralised location closer to the heart of the automobile showroom district.

The new EuroSports Lotus showroom will be relocated to 11 Leng Kee Road, right next to its affiliate company EuroAutomobile Pte Ltd – the authorised agent for Alfa Romeo in Singapore. In addition to the display of the entire Lotus model range, the new showroom will also allow the projection of the Lotus lifestyle.

Lotus Renault GP to start racing in 2011 F1

Group Lotus plc and Genii Capital are pleased to announce a partnership which will see the Renault F1 Team renamed as ‘Lotus Renault GP’ from the start of the 2011 racing season onwards. The association heralds the return of a highly successful Formula 1™ association between Lotus and Renault from the 1980s. Lotus’ racing pedigree and heritage coupled with Renault’s technology in Formula 1™ will set the united team on a path to future success.

Lotus Elise All Grown Up at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

There’s still room for the Elise at Lotus but what a difference a decade or two makes. The Elise due for release in 2015 is a sexy, agile beast of a car. Finally the Elise comes of age.

Aesthetically it’s definitely pleasing to the eye, it’s bold directional body gives you subtle hints of the Elise of old so it still seems a touch familiar but at the same time, it couldn’t be more different.

Perhaps a small example of how the car has changed would help. Aside from strong graphic styling, the practicality of the car has had a major overhaul too with sizeable improvements made to the ingress and egress – in simple terms, no more acrobatics but still all the fun you expect from the Elise.

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