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  1. Jean Alesi Proud of LRGP - Click for Interview
  2. Nick Heidfled Interview - "Let's keep the momentum going..."
  3. The launch of Lotus' 2010 Formula 1car is expected to take place in London. The new Malaysian-backed outfit, based in Norfolk (UK), announced via team boss Tony Fernandes' Twitter page last week that the seater seater will be unveiled on February 12. On that day, as previously reported on TLF, the eyes of the F1 world will also be on the group test taking place at Jerez. Read more...
  4. <div style="text-align: justify;" />The Lotus Elise MK 2 has come 2nd in the Autocar car of the decade as voted by Autocar readers. OK so its not first place but its not bad considering some of the competition the little Elise was up against, for instance the Elise beat the Bugatti Veyron and Nissan GT-R which both came joint 3rd. The Ranger Rover came first with the Elise taking 12.5% of the votes and both the Veyron and GT-R taking 8.8% Read more... View the full article
  5. Plans recently un-vailed show that Lotus are developing a dual-clutch transmission. The plans, filed last October with the UK patent office, show the transmission will have eight speeds, seven forward speeds and one reverse. Apparently Lotus Cars submitted the plans but Lotus engineering will be responsible for the development of the lighter, compact and simpler transmission which follows the Lotus mantra of performance and handling through lightweight. Read more... View the full article
  6. The Lotus Exige S Type 72 celebrates the most successful F1 car of all time, the Lotus Type 72 Formula One car, which achieved 20 Grand Prix victories between 1970 and 1975. The Lotus Type 72 was driven by such Lotus greats as Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson and Jacky Ickx and won three Formula One Constructors’ Championships (1970, 1972 and 1973) and two Drivers’ World Championships (the first being won by Jochen Rindt in 1970 and the second by Emerson Fittipaldi in 1972). Read more... View the full article
  7. <span style="font-family: arial;"> Despite a flu pandemic, the death of a pop icon and a struggling global economy, there are plenty of reasons to be positive about 2009 and much to be excited about as a new decade dawns. There’s no doubt that the past few years have been bleak since the housing bubble burst and banks fell foul due to their sub-prime behaviour, but the world is gaining positive momentum and 2009 brought some great highlights. <span style="color: #333333;" /> Read more... View the full article
  8. At The Lotus Forums 'Factory Frolic' held at the Lotus Factory in 2009 our members very generously helped to raise the a magnificent sum for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thanks to everyone involved, it's brilliant that we raised so much money for such a good cause and not only did we all have a wonderfully fun time but we helped many children have their magical wish come true, they are very grateful for our donation. For more details of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the work they do with children, please visit their website: www.make-a-wish.org.uk To view our other charitabl
  9. Group Lotus is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Donato Coco as Director of Design for Group Lotus starting 04 January 2010. In this newly created role, Donato will lead all Lotus Design activities for Lotus Cars and Lotus Engineering. Head of Lotus Design, Russell Carr will continue to work on both Lotus products and third party design work, an area which is growing rapidly especially in the emerging Asian markets. Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc said, “The appointment of Donato Coco as the new Director of Design for Lotus puts even more prominence
  10. <div style="text-align: justify;">The Lotus Evora was selected by Top Gear magazine and online teams as the best Sports Car of the last 12 months. The Top Gear Awards, now in their 10th year, searched for the most exciting and innovative sports car of this year. The awards are not only well established, but are also truly global, running across 24 international editions and Top Gear websites in the UK, US and Australia. Conor McNicholas, Editor of BBC Top Gear magazine commented "It's pretty, quintessentially British, fast and handles like a dream. Evora takes Lotus to a new pl
  11. The iconic British sports car manufacturer opens its doors for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the site and a virtual drive around the famous Lotus Test Track. Lotus invited Google to record a testing session of selected Lotus cars and to give fans of the legendary British sports car brand a chance to look around normally hidden areas of the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk. On the Lotus test track, sharp eyed Street View users will spot the Lotus 2-Eleven being driven quickly and enthusiastically (just as it is intended to be!), a research and development Lotus Exige 265E whi
  12. The Lotus Evora takes the title of ‘EVO Car of the Year 2009’, with the Lotus 2-Eleven winning the prestigious ‘EVO Track Car of the Year 2009’ competition. For the ‘EVO Car of the Year 2009’ test EVO Magazine took a fleet of the world’s most desirable driving machines to the sensational roads of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, to evaluate the cars over a three day and 1000 mile test route. The Lotus Evora, along with cars from manufacturers including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin were put through their paces on the challenging and technical roads by the EVO team. In the
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