Lotus

Lotus is a brand of sports cars founded in 1952 and based in Hethel, Norfolk, England. Currently owned by Proton, the state-run Malaysian automaker, Lotus is well known for its engineering expertise, particularly in the area of suspensions, and ability to create high-performance cars by keeping its cars as light in weight as possible.


2014 Lotus Evora
2014 Lotus Evora
MSRP:
$68,480
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 26 HWY
2013 Lotus Evora
2013 Lotus Evora
MSRP:
$66,800
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 26 HWY
2012 Lotus Evora
2012 Lotus Evora
MSRP:
$66,100
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 26 HWY
2011 Lotus Elise
2011 Lotus Elise
MSRP:
$51,845
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 27 HWY
2011 Lotus Evora
2011 Lotus Evora
MSRP:
$64,000
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 26 HWY
2011 Lotus Exige
2011 Lotus Exige
MSRP:
$65,690
Engine:
1.8L I-4
MPG:
21 City / 27 HWY
Lotus CUV sets sights on Macan

China-Only, For Now

Lotus wants to have its crossover on the market in China in 2019, and the model might be exclusively sold there for some time. The company's goal is to produce a CUV that's lighter and better than a Porsche Macan.
Lotus reveals extreme new 3-Eleven at Goodwood

Lotus has taken the wraps off the new 3-Eleven, a more extreme Exige that stands as its quickest, most expensive road-going production model to date, with 450 horsepower and no roof.
Lotus relocating US headquarters to Michigan

Lotus has announced a new push into the North American market, with headquarters moving to Ann Arbor, an expanded dealer network, and the new Evora 400 arriving in December.

For Sale

2013 Lotus Evora
$79,900 / 9,500 miles / MD
1988 Lotus Esprit
$36,500 / 36,304 miles / MD
1979 Lotus Esprit
$27,990 / 13,313 miles / VA
The exotic '80s: Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and the Porsche 959

MotorWeek is looking back on some of the most famous supercars of the '80s in a video that shouldn't be missed. It features the Ferrari 328, Lamborghini Jalpa and Lotus Esprit Turbo, along with a look at the tech in the Porsche 959.
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Lotus recalls 2008-2011 Elise, Exige and 2011 Evora over fire fear

Lotus is recalling 860 vehicles after discovering that the oil cooler hose could detach from its fitting. Should the hose separate, it could spray oil on one of the lightweight car's tires, giving new meaning to the phrase "sudden loss of grip." The other case is, believe or not, more dire, as the spraying oil could hit the engine and ignite. Of course, neither situation is desirable, hence the recall.
Lotus recalling certain 2011 Evora S models for possible oil leak, fire

Last year about 80 examples of the 2011 Lotus Evora S were recalled over an issue with the oil feed pipe. The same number of 2011 Evora S', but with different manufacture dates, are back in the recall box again for a very similar issue; this time it's the engine oil cooler hose that could rupture and spray oil either onto the rear wheels or a hot engine part. Neither of those cases is good, and the latter could potentially lead to a fire.
Lotus Elise, Exige recalled over oil line fire risk

Lotus is recalling 451 examples of the Elise and Exige from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The cars in question, built from December 1, 2006 to October 31, 2007 could be affected by an oil cooler line that detaches from its fitting. If the line comes loose it could release oil onto the engine and possibly start a fire, or onto a tire and potentially cause a crash.