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    Rumormill: Lotus to show off next Esprit, two new GTs, one roadster in Paris

    Getting closer to the Paris Motor Show, more is being revealed – or rumored, perhaps – about what will be on show. AutoExpress is predicting the appearance of five Lotus concepts at the end of September: a roadster, two front-engined grand tourers, and the new Esprit. Last month, we ...

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    Report: Lotus to target Europe's best, evolve from lightweight to luxury

    Not the shape of Lotus things to come? – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Yesterday Lotus did something rather... odd. The Malasian-owned British sports car maker sent the entire automotive world a high-res picture of Stonehenge and announced it represented the, "Dawn of a new era." ...

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    2010 Race of Champions returns to Germany

    Michael Schumacher at the 2009 Race of Champions – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Every Fall, the Race of Champions stands as the season's final show-down between drivers from a wide variety of motorsport disciplines. But while the last few years have seen DTM champ Mattias Ekstrom ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO-under-glass engine swap [w/videos]

    1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO conversion – Click above for high-res image gallery.
    Strap yourself in, kids – we're in for a whole new fresh batch of awesome. In the world of motor swaps, the Chevrolet 350 will slide its way into anything with four wheels (and some with just two). The ...

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    Lotus reportedly gives the go-ahead to Esprit replacement

    We have liftoff on the next Lotus Esprit. Finally. Scuttlebutt at the beginning of the year suggested it was taking so long because Lotus was pondering some sort of hybrid system for the car. More recently the talk has turned to three specimens from Toyota's book of engines, including the Lexus ...

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    Lotus CEO says automaker will again take on Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati

    Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racer - click above image for high-res gallery
    When most people think of Lotus, a few different thoughts tend to enter their head. One is of little teeny Toyota-powered Elise/Exige track toys buzzing around a racetrack. Another is of an underwater submarine piloted ...

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    Rumormill: Next Lotus Esprit could be powered by Lexus V10

    Lotus' relationship with Toyota could extend beyond supplying drivetrains for the Elise, Exige and Evora, with three new engines sourced from Lexus rumored to be fitted to the 2012 Lotus Esprit. According to EVO, a choice of three Esprits will be available for any (thick) wallet, including a 300 hp ...

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    Bond's The Spy Who Loved Me Lotus Esprit hits the auction block

    Click above for a gallery of the Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me
    Hey, if you missed the For Yor Eyes Only Lotus Esprit sale a couple of years ago, your shot to own another Bond-driven Lotus is on the horizon. In December, Bonhams will auction one of the two 1976 Lotus Esprit S1s used in The ...

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    Lotus Esprit replacement delayed to 2011, hybrid on option

    Lotus' limited resources were apparently tapped out by the fast-tracking of the new Evora, so the Esprit replacement has been delayed until 2011. According to Autocar, the new Esprit will be based off the same chassis as the Evora, but it will be widened and stretched to fit a longitudinal engine ...

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    2011 Lotus Esprit to feature BMW's 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8

    When we last saw the Lotus Esprit in 2004, it was equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V8 rated at about 350 hp. Offering much more motivation than its early turbocharged 4-cylinder powerplant, the Esprit V8 was quick -- pedal to the floor, the two-seat coupe could punch through 60 mph in less ...

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    LA 2007: Lotus blossoms from Elise/Exige to Eagle to Esprit

    Large high-res gallery of all of the Lotus models available by clicking aboveThis week in LA, veteran Lotus development engineer Roger Becker told the assembled press about the changes we'll see in the Elise and Exige for 2008. He also talked a bit about some of the changes happening at the factory ...

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    Lotus "Eagle" coming in 2008

    Lotus has plans: the Elise is going to get a detuned Exige engine (220 BHP without an intercooler), a new Exige SR model will feature launch and traction control systems, California series Elise and Exige models are in the pipeline for the boulevard cruising crowd, and Lotus is also going to inject ...

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    Hah! So Lotus is working on a new supercar!

    It is a Lotus, it isn't a Lotus. It is a Lotus, it isn't a Lotus. Today we think it could be, despite earlier reports to the contrary. But whether that mysetrious test mule spotted with Lotus paperwork was actually a Lotus or not, the famed British sportscar company in fact does have a supercar ...

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    Lotus planning 2+2 for London '08, Esprit replacement in '09

    In an interview with EVO, Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley let it fly that two new projects are on their way, and the financial woes that have troubled the niche automaker are finally beginning to dissolve.We were already aware that a new Esprit had been under development for the past few years, and that ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Lotus Esprit will be wicked, and this way it comes

    The Lotus Esprit, a car severely missed by a huge number of auto fans, is slated after numerous delays to return from the dead in 2009, perhaps at the Geneva Motor Show. Until then, the Dutch seem to be first in getting details on and spy shots of this most English of cars. Last year it was said ...

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    Spy Shots: Lotus Esprit

    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, ...

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    Lotus drops knowledge on future vehicles and Esprit development

    The folks over at Motor Authority were kind enough to make the most recent Lotus industry newsletter available. In the PDF document (click 'read' below to go to the site and download), Lotus goes into detail about the development of the upcoming Esprit and outlines what future models will bear the ...

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    Lotus Elise, Exige prices all jacked up

    Lotus has jacked up the prices on the Elise and the Exige, according to The Car Connection. The smaller Elise, which has adaptive headlights and an unfavorable exchange rate for 2007, will go for $43,990, up from $42,990 for the 2006 model. The Exige, which is essentially an Elise with a hard top ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Lotus Esprit

    Hans Lehmann's photogs claim to have snapped the first full prototype of the new Lotus Esprit - known inside Lotus as the "MSC" (for mid-engined supercar). With the production version not scheduled to debut until late 2008, it's unlikely that there is much to be learned from the transformer-like ...

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    Spy Shots: Lotus Esprit

    The happy snappers under the employment of AutoExpress caught the new Esprit undergoing testing somewhere on the European continent. Although these are some of the clearest shots of the Lotus' redesigned GT, it still takes some imagination to see what lurks behind the plastic cladding (but it is ...


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