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    Report: Lotus Esprit all but ready to go, but held back by management issues
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    Brief and disappointing is this report from Autocar on the status of the Lotus Esprit: it is finally ready and sitting at the light, but the light might not go green for a long time. The good news is that from being a concept two years ago at the Paris Motor Show, the aluminum and carbon fiber ...

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    Rumormill: Lotus Esprit cancelled? [UPDATE]
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    Two years ago, we were gobsmacked when humble Lotus shocked the automotive world by wheeling out no fewer than five new models – admittedly in various stages of development – at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The ambitious onslaught of new sheetmetal came at the behest of then-CEO Danny ...

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    Official: Lotus custom channels the Esprit of Ayrton Senna
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    These days it seems like the dream of a new Lotus Esprit is getting nothing but further away, while the troubled company responsible for it applies the classic black and gold livery to everything it produces – and many things produced by others. But there was a time when the original Esprit ...

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    Report: Lotus scrapes together enough money to restore production
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    "The past four months have been really tough for us," admits Lotus CEO Dany Bahar to Autocar magazine. "We were working at a pace nobody had seen at Lotus for many years," Bahar continued, alluding to the British sports car maker's planned rollout of four models over five years that recently had ...

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    Report: Lotus model development on lockdown as company looks to change hands
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    Lotus has put a halt to all development of future models. The news comes after the Malaysian government sold its controlling stake in Lotus parent company Proton. According to EVO, the company's takeover regulations require all involved parties to enter into a "lockdown" wherein anything outside ...

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    Report: Lotus Exige to get V6 power, Esprit gets optional hybrid
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    Autocar has the skinny on the next-generation Lotus Exige and Esprit. Dany Bahar, Group Lotus chief executive, dropped a few details on both models while speaking to the publication about the renewal of his contract with the sports car maker. Bahar has signed on with Lotus for another four ...

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    Confirmed: Lotus confirms in-house V8, Lego-like chassis has potential [UPDATE]
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    Lotus is working overtime getting the next Esprit ready for its late-2013 production target, and that means development of everything from an in-house V8 to a slew of new chassis components are under way. Lotus officials confirmed to Autoblog that the automaker is working on its own 4.8-liter V8 ...

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    Report: Lotus to turbocharge new Esprit into UK's fastest supercar?
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    Fast. Lightweight. Eminently enticing. There are a lot of things you could call a Lotus, but perhaps "ambitious" would be the most suitable. The company's been snapping up former Ferrari personnel en masse, unveiled five new concepts at the same time last year, and plans on returning to ...

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    Lotus to go in-house, upmarket with new V8 for upcoming Esprit?
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    When Lotus unveiled its slew of new concepts at the Paris Motor Show, it included a rather enticing new take on the Esprit. The show car packed the 5.0-liter V8 from the Lexus IS-F, but the latest reports suggest that the British automaker is planning on developing its own eight-pot engine for ...

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    Report: Lotus delays Elan until 2016, Esprit on track for 2013
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    Despite the barrage of concepts presented at the Paris Motor Show, Lotus still has lots of planning ahead as it maps out the future. Five concept vehicles were revealed in 2010:the Elan, Elise, Elite, Esprit and Eterne. We've got an update on two of them. Car and Driver says that the Lotus ...

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    Report: Lotus unable to secure local government money
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    When Lotus ushered out a plethora of new concept vehicles at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, we were more than a bit surprised. Sure, many of the designs had no chance of making it to production, but even a new Elan or Esprit would cost the boutique automaker millions to build – money Lotus ...

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    Autoblog's Top 10 Concept Cars of 2010
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    Autoblog's Top 10 Concept Cars of 2010 – Click above to read the list
    Just under 70 concept cars were rolled out by automakers from around the globe at this year's major auto shows. These swoopy, futuristic showstoppers usually preview what's to come in terms of new designs and technology, ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Lotus releases slew of new images
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    Lotus concept cars – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus set the motoring community abuzz when it showed up at the Paris Motor Show with a slew of concept cars. These vehicles show the direction Lotus is moving, and each is a polarizing example of a future filled with heavier yet ...

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    Lotus planning to build V8 in-house?
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    Lotus Esprit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Might Lotus, in its unerring though recently intensified quest to take on Ferrari, develop its own V8 engine for use in the promised-before-2013 Esprit? According to company head Dany Bahar, it's a distinct possibility. It ...

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    Dissecting the Lotus Metamorphosis: The Company
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    Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus sent a cryptic missive last year indicating it wanted to challenge Porsche and Ferrari. Aiming at those targets, it pulled the trigger five times at the Paris Motor Show this year, unleashing the new Elise, Elan, Esprit, Elite and Eterne showcars. Then ...

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    Lotus shocks Paris Motor Show with five concept debuts
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    Lotus Esprit Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been a while since something took us by surprise at an auto show. Usually we've seen the pictures and read the press releases a few days ahead of time, so there's nothing new revealed we weren't already expecting. Until today. We ...

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    Paris 2010: Lotus Esprit Concept previews upcoming revival of a legend [w/video]
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    Paris 2010: Lotus Esprit Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus is ready to make a big impact at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. It brought five concept vehicles to the show (more on the other four in short order), and one in particular has us salivating. Lotus plans to revive ...

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    Rumormill: Lotus Esprit to use LFA V10, V8 in lesser spec
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    Now this is a rumor. According to the crafty crew at Inside Line, Lotus is set to release details on its planned resurrection of the long-dead Esprit at this year's Paris Motor Show. Even better? There's some indication that the top-of-the-line model may pack the same heavenly V10 found in the ...

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    Lotus accidentally confirms Evora automatic and S variants for Paris through email snafu
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    2010 Lotus Evora – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus seems to have quite a hit on its hands in the form of the Evora. We were quite taken with it ourselves when given the chance to put the car through its paces in Southern California, and we've yet to hear a nasty word uttered in ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1979 Lotus Esprit Turbo w/Buick Regal GNX power is inky hotness
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    1979 Lotus Esprit with Buick GNX turbo V6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What happens when you're head over heels for the lethal wedge styling and superb handling of the 1979 Lotus Esprit, but find yourself smitten with the all-out grunt of the turbo 3.8-liter V6 in the Buick GNX? ...

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