April 12, 2024
Lotus

Lotus City Car is under way

It’s been two months since the world of city cars was shaken by a Lotus Concept that wore exactly the same name. Since then, some paperwork has been done and a lot of management decisions have been made at the lightweight oriented manufacturer. This is the only explanation I can find for their latest announcement.

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Lotus might be interested in Bob Lutz and Tom Purves

Remember Bob Lutz and his on going long line of retirements? It may be that the last one wasn’t his last after all. According to a report from Autonews, Lotus Cars is interested in hiring the former GM Vice Chairman together with ex-CEO of Rolls Royce, Tom Purves, as advisors.

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Lotus trying to power the Exige by a V6

According to a hand of spy-photographers Lotus is working on upgraded versions of the Elise and Exige sports cars and judging by the exhaust note, these upgraded versions may have V6 engines. The spies say that the sound of the engine in these under works Lotus cars bares a close resemblance to the sound made

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Lotus is killing off the Europa

The Lotus Europa has been marketed as a bigger softer Elise but it never really picked up sales. Maybe perhaps because people who want a Lotus aren’t big fans of practicality. And then the Norfolk based company launched the Evora which is a truly practical car the Europa pretty much bombed when it came to

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Lotus and Toyota show the benefits of lightness

Lotus just released a concept where the Norfolk performance company use the Toyota Venza as a base and start a project where the goal was to trim the fat, ultimately reducing CO2 emissions. Officially, they are trying to show off a project called “viable mass reduction strategy” and the base car will be transformed into

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The 2011 Lotus Elise S is the answer

Well at least when it comes to fuel economy it is, the latest offering from Norfolk has been rated at 46.7 mpg highway upon testing in the EU cycle. This figure is not that impressive when compared to a new generation hybrid or even certain diesel engines but none of those can offer the same

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