May 23, 2017

Picture of The Month – September 2016

This month's winner features a number of notable 'firsts'. It's our first winner from Norway. It's definitely the first Exige we've seen with WW2 fighter plane graphics and it's our first PoTM shot on a smartphone. Naturally, it helps having the stunning Lysefjord as a backdrop but it just goes to show that the photographer's eye still counts for more than the photographer's camera. Brought to you with kind permission from Tommy Lund, who also owns the car, we think the toothy decals really suit the Exige, particularly when set against the sharky titanium grey … [Read more...]

Driven: Exige S Automatic

"No" the Lotus fan screams at the thought of the manual gearbox taking another step towards obscurity and who would have thought it from their favourite manufacturer! Panic over, the Exige S Automatic from Lotus is an option, not a requirement. The car is Lotus' answer to the swelling markets worldwide and especially Far East where manual cars just aren't the norm. "Pure Driving Pleasure" does help with the involvement of the gear change for sure, but the dynamics of the car will never be enjoyed by a huge chunk of the car buying world without an auto being available. … [Read more...]

RSR expand to Iberia

After 15 years of successful business at the Nurburgring in Germany and then Spa Francorchamps in Belgium, the next venture RSR launches is a new track day platform down in the sunny south at the Portimao International Circuit in Portugal. This track fits RSR’s profile as a proper drivers track where elevation plays a critical role - similar to the ‘Ring and just like Spa. RSR CEO Ron Simons: “We are always looking for the next thrill we can provide our customers, first it was the ‘Ring, then we go to over 15 tracks in Europe. On the shoulders of the season, … [Read more...]

Lotus offer 3 years free servicing, limited time offer

In addition to the current unlimited mileage 3 years warranty Lotus are to start offering a wallet saving 3 year (or 27,000 miles) free servicing plan on all new cars purchased between July 1st and the end of September 2014 in the UK and Europe. Press release: Sports car fans with a passion for the open road can now buy a new Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora with guaranteed peace of mind. Not only does your Lotus come with 3-year warranty as standard, the famous sports car manufacturer is now offering, for a limited time only, a 3 year service package* included on … [Read more...]

Damien Hirst design on Lotus Cup UK Exige

The Maidstone Sports Cars race team have unveiled a special livery for their Lotus Exige race car, which is competing in this year's Lotus Cup UK Championship. The livery uses a design from acclaimed artist Damien Hirst. The Maidstone Sports Cars Exige has already raced in the opening round of the MSVR-organised Lotus Cup UK Championship at Silverstone. Driven by Adrian Hall, the team qualified on pole position, before leading the early stages of the race. The unveiling coincides with a Damien Hirst exhibition which has just opened at the Tate Modern, and will see … [Read more...]

Frezza and Giudici dominate at Lotus Cup Italy opener

This weekend saw the opening of the 2012 Lotus Cup Italy season with a thrilling 15 car race. Lotus Cup UK drivers took part in this first race of the season to support the series and create even greater interest. It was clear from the practice sessions that the cars to watch for were English driver Randal (Lotus Europa), the Frezza-Giudici team (Lotus Evora GT4) and Fumagalli (Lotus 2-Eleven GT4) as they were by far the fastest in practice. Randal being fastest, overtaking a very quick Marco Frezza, and Fumagalli. Despite engine problems in qualifying for the other … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] “Into the night 2011” – A Priocept film

The Priocept sponsored Exige has been the leading Lotus throughout 2011 in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship, battling all season against Ferraris, Porsches, Ginettas and Lambos in three and four hour races. The car is prepared and run by Lotus specialist GT4 Motorsport at Brands Hatch in Kent.  In November 2011 the team competed in the final round of the championship, a three hour night race at Brands Hatch. "Priocept Racing – Into The Night 2011″ is a short film that tells the story of the team’s preparations and endeavours on race … [Read more...]

“Buying the last UK Exige Cup 260 – My experience” by Simon Frost

TLF member Simon Frost (Frosty) shares what buying his Exige Cup 260 means to him and his experiences with the car and the Lotus brand. NAME:  SIMON FROST LOCATION:  RAF CONINGSBY – LINCOLNSHIRE (FREQUENTLY POSTED) CAR:  2010 EXIGE CUP 260 THE PURCHASE OF A LOTUS EXIGE CUP 260 I am a 26 year old male serving in the Royal Air Force.  I have always enjoyed motorsports and cars.  I recently fancied a change from my current car and was looking into something a little more performance focused.  One such car I was looking into buying was a Caterham 7, to be … [Read more...]

2005/6 Elise & Exige recalled in the USA

Group Lotus have issued a recall notice for 5,037 Elise & Exige cars due to a potential problem with an oil cooling line failing at the crimped joint which could lead to a potential accident or fire due to oil spraying over the engine bay and possibly onto the tyres. This potential problem only affects model year 2005 & 2006 cars in the Federal market, we've been informed that non-USA cars do not have any similar issues. From a practical perspective, if your particular car hasn't failed to date there's a very good chance it isn't going to (however this is … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] Lotus goes rallying!

What better way to demonstrate Lotus’ superior ride and handling than by re-entering the adrenaline filled Rally Championships? Showcasing the new Exige S’ phenomenal performance, the Exige R-GT will participate in the newly formed FIA GT category of the FIA Rally Championship on asphalt in Monte Carlo, Tour de Corse and San Remo. Powered by the same V6 3.5 litre engine as the new road Exige, significant changes have been made to the gearbox and the restrictors on the engine in order to control the power. Lotus will initially partner with several customer teams … [Read more...]

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