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    Report: Lotus hiring 100 after securing £100m investment

    Lotus is getting a shot in the arm courtesy of corporate parent DRB-Hicom, which has announced a 100-million pound ($152.3M USD at today's rates) investment in the Hethel, UK-based manufacturer. The troubled brand was also in the news last week, with DRB announcing a new, three-year plan that ...

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    Lotus opens new on-site test track

    There are a great many things that Lotus does well. The company's own sports cars are some of the best-handling machines money can buy, and Lotus also performs magic on other automakers' chassis on a consultational basis. Turns out, it lays out some pretty serious race tracks, too. The Top Gear ...

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    Take a virtual lap of the Lotus test track on Google street view

    For car buffs one of the more interesting aspects of Google Maps has been checking out the high resolution satellite imagery of race tracks and manufacturer test tracks around the world. Aside from the engineers who work at those facilities and selected outsiders like the media, the proving ...

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    Celebrating four decades of Hethel-built Loti: Limited-edition Lotus Elise S

    Click the image above for more shots of the 40th Anniversary Lotus Elise.To commemorate 40 years of dutiful production at the Lotus plant in Hethel, our favorite purveyors of minimalist motoring will be offering 50 lucky customers the chance to pick up a celebratory Elise in a limited edition hue. ...

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    Lotus 40th anniversary party at Hethel on Sept. 23!

    Click image for a gallery of the Lotus Esprit S1 Lotus has been building cars at its current factory location in Hethel near Norfolk, England since 1967 and its throwing a party to celebrate. If you're a fan of Colin Chapman's creations and their successors and you're in the vicinity of Hethel on ...

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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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    Done deal! Lotus will build the Tesla Roadster in Hethel

    Well, we knew that Lotus personnel had been working with the folks from Tesla Motors on their sexy electric roadster, and today we received a bit of interesting related news. According to a report on (the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press website), Group Lotus' involvement with the Tesla ...


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