Tag Archives: Lotus

Your Leafy Lotus Elise Wallpapers Are Here

I’ve never owned a convertible, and the length of my legs means I’ll probably never get to drive a Lotus Elise. Luckily for me, I can live vicariously through these photos of a Lotus Elise out on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park as the leaves are peaking, because that’s exactly where I’d take mine if I had…

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In Geely’s Hands, Lotus Joins A New Powertrain Family

After an era of working with Japanese motors, Lotus will join the rest of the Geely stable in using variants of a shared family of engines. Along with the battery electric powertrains like the one found in the Evija, the motors may also serve as an important component of Lotus’s current reinvention.

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What a Bad F1 Car Is Like To Drive

We think of Formula 1 as being a pinnacle in race car design, that the winningest McLarens and Red Bulls are high points in tech. But those are the cars that come first. What about all the bad F1 cars? Luckily for us, multi-champion Jackie Stewart reviewed one.

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This 1969 Lotus Europa Deserved to Be Resurrected

The Lotus Europa was a car so small and light that, if you were walking on the street and it was parked, you might miss it. All of 1,500 pounds, the Europa was designed to be an affordable rear-engined sports car, on sale for £2,600 in 1967, or about $27,000 in today’s money. This example, a rebuilt 1969 Europa Type…

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Watch a Kawasaki Ninja H2R Best a Tesla, Lotus, Aston Martin, F1 Car, and Fighter Jet in a Drag Race

My ideal race is a drag race, and with none of the nonsense about classes, just bring any vehicle and let’s have it out. So this race, between a Kawasaki Ninja H2R, a modified Tesla Model S, a Lotus Evora GT430, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Formula One car, a fuckin’ fighter jet, and some other plane, comes close. Just…

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Take some time today, if you haven’t in a while, to admire the Lotus Esprit.

Take some time today, if you haven’t in a while, to admire the Lotus Esprit. Why doesn’t it get more credit for being an enduring, compelling design? The world doesn’t make sense sometimes.

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Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales Leaves To Run A Classic Car Restoration Company

Chief executive officer of Lotus Jean-Marc Gales just stepped down “for personal reasons,” and will join a company that restores and sells old classic cars. Replacing Gales at Lotus is Feng Qingfeng, vice president and chief technical officer of Geely, the Chinese company that, as of 2017, has owned a controlling…

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The 1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo Has A Hidden Second Spoiler Because It Made Too Much Downforce

The Lotus Esprit’s initial design was a classic shape, one that Lotus didn’t want to change for a good three decades. Except when the 1981 Esprit Turbo added a big duck tail spoiler in the back, Lotus designers had to block it with another, smaller hidden spoiler. Why? Too much downforce.

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The Lotus Exige 380 Is A Little Lighter, A Little Faster And A Lot More Expensive

The 2017 Lotus Exige 380 is a shot straight down Main Street of the company’s known ethos: more power and less weight than the last car. Specifically, this little monster has been dialed to 375 horsepower and 2,424 pounds. But I still think the exposed-linkage stick shift is the coolest feature.

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The Real Reason Why General Motors Once Sold A Turbo Lotus

In the early 2000s, Lotus (the world’s pluckiest car company) built a turbocharged mid-engine convertible for General Motors (the world’s least plucky car company) called the Speedster. The problem is now nobody can exactly agree why. So we talked to Lotus and got to the bottom of it.

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