Lotus Cars

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.


2012 Lotus Evora
2012 Lotus Evora
MSRP:
$66,100
Engine:
3.5L V-6
MPG:
18 City / 26 HWY
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
Next Lotus Elise to draw from its roots

British sports car will be coming in 2020.

Lotus is also on course to be profitable, if you believe that.
Question of the Day: What's the greatest British car ever?

A Roller? A Lotus? Maybe even something from British Leyland?

British cars have been with us since the 19th century, and more than 500 British marques have existed.
The UK votes for Brexit and it will impact automakers

The United Kingdom votes to leave the EU, and the fallout won't be limited to that country.

The UK has voted to leave the European Union, and it could lead to tariffs that hurt export of UK-built cars, and affect foreign automaker profits.

For Sale

2011 Lotus Evora
$50,993 / 6,873 miles / CA
1988 Lotus Esprit
$25,870 / 54,438 miles / CA
2012 Lotus Evora
$46,500 / 22,233 miles / CA
Banned Lotus 88 F1 car explained by Colin Chapman's son

It used twin chassis to get around the rules.

The Formula One organizers banned the Lotus 88 in 1981 because its fascinating twin-chassis design broke the rules, and Colin Chapman's son explains why in this video.
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.