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Lotus Auto Show Coverage

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.

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    Report: Lotus bows out of Paris Motor Show
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    The plan put forth by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar was to explode the British brand into the high-dollar sports car segment and directly challenge its marquee names. The first explosion came with the surprise introduction of five concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. What has continued to surprise, though, is that the explosions haven't stopped: parent ...

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    New York: 2012 Lotus Evora S nearly sneaks by, but we catch the improvements
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    Lacking the fanfare of a flashy press conference, the 2012 Lotus Evora S arrived at the New York Auto Show sporting an upgraded interior and new wheel options (Lotus is one of the few automakers still following the actual calendar when it comes to model year introductions, meaning 2012 models are just now flowing into the North American ...

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    Official: Lotus ramps up partnership with Mansory
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    Under its current management, Lotus has proven nothing if not ambitious. Lotus can't achieve its goals without help from the outside, however, and thus has has teamed up with established racing teams to field cars under the Lotus name in countless motorsport series, hunted for new capital from external investors and collaborated with Mansory to customize ...

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    Geneva: Lola LMP2 racer sure looks like a Lotus
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    Lotus, we're sorry to say, promised a lot but delivered very little this year in Geneva. But that doesn't mean its show stand was without its eye candy. Feast your eyes on this new LMP2 racer. Developed by Lola, powered by BMW and set to be fielded by the Kodewa team in the upcoming inaugural season of the FIA World Endurance Championship, this class-two ...

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    Geneva: Lotus coats Evora GTE in carbon fiber for F1 Edition
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    We've seen plenty of Evora GTE models over the last two years. Some concepts, some production variants and now this, a carbon fiber-bodied Evora to celebrate Lotus' Formula 1 heritage and christened by none other than Kimi Raikkonen. Like the rest of the GTE Evoras, this variant is a road-going version of Lotus' ALMS car currently campaigned by Alex Job ...

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    Geneva: Lotus pops the top on Exige S Roadster
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    With the Elise slowly shuffling off this mortal coil, Lotus needs another slinky soft-top to fill out its lineup. In the run-up to the Geneva Motor Show, we assumed that would be a convertible version of the Evora, but we were wrong. This is the Lotus Exige S Convertible, which begs the question: What took 'em so long? The only thing that separates the ...

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    Teased: Lotus to "blow the roof off" Geneva with a convertible?
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    Lotus has decided to tease its offering at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, but unlike most other automakers, it's done so using words instead of heavily cropped product shots. Rather cryptically, Lotus says it's going to "blow the roof off" the Geneva show, and the press release includes thumbnail-size photos of a sunburned bald man, a bikini top and some ...

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    Official: Lotus ramps up Indy racing program with Bourdais and Legge
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    The only thing more ambitious than Lotus and its expansive new product plan is the company's racing program. In the span of just a few years, the British automaker has launched forays into Formula One, IndyCar, endurance sportscar racing and even karting, all with its own factory-backed works initiatives. And in true Lotus style, it's not showing any ...

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    Frankfurt: Lotus Evora GTE is a refined racer for the road
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    Lotus has been teasing a tuned-up Evora for a few months now, as rumors flew that the automaker was planning a hardcore version for the street. Finally, however, the rumors have all been confirmed as Lotus pulls back the wraps on the production Evora GTE Road Car. This is similar to the white and gray concept concept car we saw in Monterey, except the car ...

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    Frankfurt: Lotus Exige R-GT looks Group B fantastic for the modern era
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    Lotus has continually stated that it has big plans for the future. One of those being a return to the rallying world, and it will do just that with the all-new Lotus Exige R-GT. Sitting on the Frankfurt floor, the R-GT evokes visions of classic rally cars while also providing a showcase of Lotus' current and future styling. The car will compete in the ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Lotus Exige S gets supercharged six and pays the price in pounds
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    Lotus may have gone off the reservation with its plan to be all things to all people (again), but at least a few engineers back in Hethel still seem to have their heads on straight. And here's proof. The next generation Exige gets a reworked body and tweaked interior, but the real news is under the clamshell. Lotus has pulled the 3.5-liter, supercharged ...

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    Video: Lotus teaser for Frankfurt. What the F... indeed.
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    Lotus is getting ready to put on a show in Frankfurt, and the automaker has released a teaser video to provide some insight into its auto show plans. Apparently Lotus has hired a David Lynch wannabe to direct it's latest video, because we're not exactly sure what's going on here. We don't even know if Lotus knows what's happening in the video. We do know ...

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    Monterey: Lotus Exige Matte Black Final Edition makes stealthy debut
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    Another day in Monterey, another debut from Lotus. Yesterday evening, the British sports car maker unveiled the stunning Evora GTE Road Car Concept, and earlier today pulled the wraps off the Exige Matte Black Final Edition, a special model reserved exclusively for the North American market. This isn't the first time that Lotus has introduced a ...

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    Official: Lotus presenting Evora GTE concept and matte black Exige in Monterey
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    Monterey weekend is almost upon us, boys and girls. The event at Pebble Beach is consistently packed year-in, year-out with mouthwatering classics, record-breaking auctions, historic automobile races and even a few new vehicle debuts. And this year, Lotus has some big plans. No, it's not about to unveil six new concepts at once like it did at the Paris ...

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    First U.S.-bound Lotus Evora S batch heads to U.K. port
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    A spokesperson for Lotus Cars USA has notified us that on Monday, the first Evora S allotment of press cars left its Hethel U.K. factory and headed to port in both the 2+0 and 2+2 seating arrangements. We already go gaga over the $64,000 276-horsepower Evora 2+0 for its crispy dynamics and on-track lust. Now we have to get a 330-hp Porsche Cayman R ...

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    Geneva 2011: Lotus flashes the black and gold with new racing cars
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    Picking a color scheme for a race car is usually a straightforward matter, but when Lotus opted to revive the black-and-gold combination of the classic John Player Special livery for its new Formula One car, things got a bit complicated. Not because it was once associated with a tobacco brand, but because of the still-unsettled dispute with the other ...

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    Lotus Elise Club Racer is stripped-out, Geneva-bound hotness
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    Lotus, the automaker that defines what it means to "add lightness," has created an even more stripped-out version of its already flyweight Elise. Called the Club Racer, this lighter two-seater will make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show next month. The Elise Club Racer is a full 52 pounds lighter than the standard car, and Lotus achieved this by ...

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    Geneva Preview: Lotus Evora by Mansory
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    With a whole raft of new models in the pipeline, Lotus has some very big plans for the future. But what does that mean for its existing lineup – most notably the Evora, the newest among them? Earlier reports indicated that Lotus was working on a substantial facelift for the mid-engined 2+2 to bring it in line with its more aggressive new design ...

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    Report: Lotus city car confirmed for 2013
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    Lotus unveiled a flurry of new concept models earlier this year at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Five brand-new concepts took center stage, but there was a sixth vehicle unveiled that got far less press – the Lotus City Car. According to CAR Magazine, Lotus head Dany Bahar says that the City Car will arrive in production form for an October 2013 launch ...

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    LA 2010: 2011 Lotus Exige SC RGB Edition
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    The people behind Lotus never cease to amaze. Case in point: Roger Becker. The former vehicle engineer ended his 44-year run with the automaker this past February after being instrumental in some of Lotus' most influential cars. After proving to be a superior engineer and driver, Lotus founder Colin Chapman plucked Becker from the Elan assembly line in ...

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