2023 Lotus Eletre EV SUV

Lotus Eletre – the first Lotus hyper SUV and fully electric – makes global debut

Lotus has finally joined the SUV crowd with its new Eletre (pronounced ‘El-etra’ and means ‘Coming to Life’ in some Eastern European languages) which is not only its first SUV but also the world’s first fully electric hyper SUV. Officially launched tonight at the BBC Television Centre in London, the model brings with it a […]

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2022 Lotus Emira

2023 Lotus Emira First Edition V6 and 4-cylinder AMG M139 versions

Lotus will enter the electric era on March 29, 2022 when its Type 132 debuts. There will be no more combustion-engined sportscars from the company and the last one is the Emira which has been seeing increased interest following overwhelmingly positive global coverage of prototype ‘first drives’. First Editions with V6 or 4-cylinder engines The […]

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Production of Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora has ended

Just before Christmas, production of the Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora sportscars came to an end. Between these 3 model lines and over the course of 26 years, a total of 51,738 cars had left the factory in England. Combined, they represent almost half of the total production of Lotus in its 73-year history. In […]

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Lotus reveals all-new lightweight structures for future electric vehicles

Just last month, Lotus confirmed it would be launching a new electric sportscar in 2026 – designated Type 135 – as part of a range of electrically-powered performance cars to be manufactured in the UK. The sportscar will have innovative new lightweight chassis technology developed through Project LEVA (Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture), which the carmaker […]

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Radford JPS Type 62-2

Radford Type 62-2 revives iconic black and gold livery of the JPS racing cars

Racing fans and older readers will recall the era of racing cars in the 1970s with black and gold livery of John Player Special, the cigarette brand. While there were various teams (including one in Malaysia) that had JPS colours on their cars, the best known would be Team Lotus in Formula 1, which was […]

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Lotus to offer competition-spec GT4 version of Emira

RML Group Even before the Emira is ready for delivery to customers, Lotus has been developing the model as an all-new competition-spec GT4 challenger. While it will be the last model from the British carmaker that will use a combustion engine, it also marks the start of a new era in performance GT racing for […]

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Lotus Vision80 plan to transform company on journey of global expansion

Group Lotus, once owned by Proton and now owned by its shareholder, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, has big plans for the rest of the decade, with a product plan for the next 5 years that will see at least 5 new models. The ongoing strategic plan, known as Vision80, outlines the transformation of the company […]

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2022 Lotus Emira

2022 Lotus Emira – the last Lotus with a combustion engine, and the most accomplished

With the Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora ending production this year, a single model takes over their places – the new Emira. Apart from being an truly all-new model in over a decade, the Emira also marks the end of an era – that of Lotus sportscars with internal combustion engines. The British carmaker has […]

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New dawn for Lotus as Vision80 plan progresses

Lotus Cars and Lotus Engineering, under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding Group since mid-2017 (although a Malaysian shareholder still has 49%), is changing gears to accelerate its business forward. Broadcasting a new dawn for the company via Driving Tomorrow, a global virtual conference, the British carmaker has revealed four new vehicle architectures, a […]

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