March 30, 2017

Lotus reveal 798kg Elise Sprint

Evolved, energised and even lighter, a significant update for the legendary Lotus Elise has been unveiled ahead of its arrival in showrooms this spring. Pride of place in the latest Elise line-up is the new Sprint edition, capturing the spirit of Lotus by offering the latest in efficient engineering to deliver a car that sets the standard at under 800 kg. Featuring a host of weight-saving items as standard, as well as the Elise's distinctive new styling, the new Lotus remains true to the company’s founding principles. Benefitting the range as a whole, all new Elise … [Read more...]

Vote for “The Perfect Drive”, the best Lotus video you’ll watch today!

TLF member from New Zealand, Ben Ruffell, has produced this most amazing video. It's been entered into a competition and he needs your help to get him to the top. Click the image below to watch the film and remember to VOTE In his words... This film was made specifically for the Shotover G1 Giveaway competition. It is a passion project, and the Lotus Elan plus 2 is my own car. I had dreamed of making this film for years, the Shotover competition motivated me to fulfil this dream. I make my living filming car commercials for paying clients. What I like most … [Read more...]

Spa Trackdays 2017 with RSRSpa

RSRSpa Premium Trackdays give you the opportunity to experience the stunning Spa-Francorchamps the way it’s supposed to be! Our days are high quality, limited entry events, with the priority on safe, enjoyable track time for each and every user. • The best way to safely experience your own car on track. • Strict, mandatory safety briefing for all drivers. • Trackday starts with a detailed track walk, led by Ron Simons. • Open Pit Lane format with no sessions. • Limited entries for a better quality track experience. • Slick tyres and race cars allowed. • Free … [Read more...]

Sir Jackie Stewart calls on Motorsport fans to back crowdfunding drive for new Jim Clark Museum

Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart OBE has asked motorsport enthusiasts across the world to back a £300,000 crowdfunding charity campaign for a new Jim Clark Museum which was launched at Race Retro 2017 today. The campaign was announced alongside the unveiling of Jim Clark’s historic 1965 Lotus 33 R11. Jim Clark inspired a generation with his courage and skill behind the wheel, and his dignified and humble personality when not racing. Widely regarded as one of the greatest motor racing drivers of all time, he became a national hero and international icon of the … [Read more...]

Picture of The Month – March 2017

From a Hi-Wing in Hong Kong to this dazzling silver Esprit V8 from Russia (With Love!). Hopefully heralding the coming of Spring, this timeless beauty remains rarer than an apology from Vladimir Putin in its native country. The photo was taken by Dimitry T, also known as 'Iceman'. He believes it's one of only 3 or 4 known Esprits left in Russia. "Owner of this Esprit is one of my friends. He found this car a long time ago when he started a "supercars spotting theme" in Moscow. Then for a few years we don't see this car and once in Autumn 2012 he called another of our … [Read more...]

Driven: Lotus Evora Sport 410

I’ll cut straight to it. I absolutely love the Evora Sport 410, probably more than I should. Driving it leaves a deep impression that lingers on for days afterwards. A week later, it remains a clear and vivid memory. The roar, the rush, the pulses through the steering wheel, the precision of the gearbox. But it’s also a car that puts my head in conflict with my heart. A vigourous debate has been raging between them ever since. First of all, our sincere thanks to Sport 410 owner and TLF member RJB for making this drive possible. At the time of writing there were no … [Read more...]

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...]

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