February 20, 2017

Unique Lotus Evora Sport 410 honours iconic Esprit S1

Unique, one-off Evora Sport 410 created by Lotus Exclusive Tribute to one of Lotus' most famous liveries Lotus Sport 410 sales success continues Representing the state of the supercar art, a one-off Evora Sport 410 has been commissioned through Lotus Exclusive as a tribute to one of its most famous ancestors, the Lotus Esprit S1. Launched in October 2016, the Evora Sport 410 has wowed motoring press and customers with its combination of effortless pace and intuitive handling. With production limited to just 150 examples a year worldwide, the … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – February 2017

It's hi-time we had the one and only 'hi-wing' Esprit Turbo SE for your desktop and mobile. While always polarising from day one, the hi-wing Esprit is looking pretty darn cool in 2017. This one was caught in the wild in Hong Kong by photographer and Lotus owner Ben Molloy. Ben's Elise S1 has seen more of the world than most. When he moved from the UK to Hong Kong he took the Elise with him and did the same thing again when he moved to Australia! “This particular Esprit Turbo – along with several others – was a regular participant at events organised by the Classic … [Read more...]

Driven: Lotus Exige Sport 380

In the damp gloom of a British winter you have to wonder why all the cars built here aren’t permanent four-wheel drive. Even more so, how one British manufacturer thought it was a good idea to put a 375bhp V6 in the middle of a diminutive, flyweight, rear wheel drive sports car. We’re getting so blasé about power now but 375bhp is Ferrari F355 horsepower and here it is in an Elise chassis. Speaking from personal experience, that much power could be quite a handful in a car with a dry weight of 1350kg. The Exige Sport 380’s dry weight is a King-Harold-slaying 1066kg. … [Read more...]

Lotus welcomes Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Trade

Lotus welcomed Mark Garnier MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Trade to its Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, where he had the opportunity to hear about the company’s business turnaround and export focus. Exporting over 85% of all its sports cars, Lotus’ biggest market worldwide is now the USA, followed by the UK, France, Germany and Japan. Successful launches of the new Evora 400 and Sport 410, the 3-Eleven, and the latest versions of the Exige and Elise ranges, have resulted in a six-month order book for the famous, hand-crafted sports … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – January 2017

Here's just the thing to blast away the January blues - a retina-bursting green S2 Exige. It's an appropriately intense hue for the evergreen pocket trackday rocket. This shot really captures the essence of the car - it looks taught, compact, dynamic and more fun than any fair ride. The streaks of light in the background suggest it's pulling more G than the Waltzers too. The shot was taken by Martyn Lewis, who is no stranger to PoTM, shortly after he had it so vividly resprayed and he still owns the car today. Martyn:  "I was heavily into my night photography at the … [Read more...]

Lotus Exige Race 380 – first class in competition

Race only version of sensational Exige Sport 380 375 hp and 410 Nm Weight cut to just 998 kg dry 0-60 mph in just 3.2 secs Laps Hethel 1.5 seconds quicker than Exige Cup R Aerodynamic downforce boosted to 240 kg Unapologetic, uncompromising and built to win, Lotus has announced the development of the mighty Exige Race 380 - the track-only sibling of what has been hailed as one of the marque’s most significant and sensational cars, the critically acclaimed Exige Sport 380. Combining Lotus’ vehicle development skills with its motorsport … [Read more...]

Oakmere Lotus Winter Warmer Open Day – 19/02/17

Oakmere Lotus are holding their first open day of 2017 on Sunday February 19th from 10.30 to around 1.30 and everyone’s invited. It’s an informal event for all Lotus, Caterham and Morgan owners and enthusiasts. Free refreshments including hot drinks and a BBQ with bacon and sausage sandwiches will be available all day. There will also be prizes for the best 3 cars of the day and the opportunity to see the latest new Lotus models including the amazing 3-Eleven as well as Oakmere’s extensive stock of new and pre-owned British Sportscars. There’s no need to register so … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – December 2016

We figured you couldn't get a lot more seasonal than a snow and ice dusted, bright red Elise. So here's your PoTM for December, a dynamic rig shot and very dramatic angle, courtesy of New Jersey photographer Mike Hyatt. Mike's work has already featured for the month of August this year and despite some strong competition, this shot was always going to be hard to beat for December. Hopefully it will be enough to tempt one or two Elise owners to crank their heaters up and get out there to take a few shots of their own. Treat your desktop, smartphone or tablet this … [Read more...]

Lotus Exige Sport 380 – Supercar Killer

High powered, highly evolved, and ferociously fast, the Lotus Exige Sport 380 is the most aggressive iteration yet for the Exige model line up. Taking the fight straight to six-figure supercars, this new, top-of-the-range model carries over the lessons learnt in the development of the acclaimed Exige Sport 350, launched last year, but with significant revisions lowering weight, boosting power and enhancing aerodynamics. Rather than relying excessively on electronics, or allow sterile interfaces to dull the experience, the extreme Exige Sport 380 offers a pure, … [Read more...]

Brooke edges Hannam to claim second Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship title

The Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship season reached an exciting climax at Brands Hatch on 29 October, with the Production championship up for grabs between frontrunner Nigel Hannam and 2014 overall champion Xavier Brooke. With its iconic status, vast motorsport heritage and famous sweeping Paddock Hill bend, Brands Hatch was the ideal location for a showdown. The occasion drew almost 30 Lotus drivers, all eagerly awaiting the opening practice session. Practice took place in the morning over two back-to-back sessions on a damp track. Martin Roberts, Nick Emery, Rob … [Read more...]

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