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Review: 2009 Lotus Exige S 260 offers even more power and lightness

Over its 61-year history, Lotus Cars has spent a considerable amount of time clawing its way back from the brink of insolvency. The company's most recent bout with financial disrepair came in the early Nineties after the front-wheel-drive Elan proved a commercial failure (surprise!) and the Esprit toiled away in the shadows of newer, more powerful supercars. As hope for the historic marque's triumphant return began to fade, a group of Lotus engineers pooled their collective will to create an all-new, back-to-basics model that would revive Colin Chapman's company and give hardened... Read More

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Lotus Exige comes into focus
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    It looks like the next-generation Lotus Exige will borrow a few styling elements from the Evora. Our army of spy photographers managed to snap a closer look at the upcoming Exige successor, and the car boasts a low, wide nose borrowed from its V6 sister. In addition, the canyon-carver wears a longer roof line and extended rear that may house the same 280 ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Lotus Exige dons zebra stripes but can't hide
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    Spy Shots: Lotus to upgrade Elise and Exige with V6 engine?
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    Spy Shots: Lotus Esprit
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    It's been far too long since we've heard anything about Lotus' supercar, the Esprit. Finally, some spy shots have surfaced, showing the mid-engined mule having a few bolts tightened while up on the rack.The images don't give much away as far as the Esprit's styling, with some heavy body cladding, that appears to have been painted on by a seven year old ...

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