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    Superbowl Sunday Deviations: The Inside Story of the Lotus Elise
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    For those of you that aren't particularly interested in the entertainment du jour, we'd suggest that you do two things: Find your favorite backroad and go for a drive. In all likelihood, there will be less traffic and fewer motorcyclists than your average Sunday. Watch the documentary on ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: slightly used Lotus Elise
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    You may remember reading our original post on this Lotus Elise and feeling the abject horror that accompanies the site of such a car pointing towards the sky. Well, the owner has decided to salvage what he can from the debacle that saw his beloved Elise tumble from a mechanic's lift by selling it ...

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    Robo-exotica: NC State snags Lotus Elise for '07 DARPA Challenge
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    Now this is what we call an upgrade: NC State University's Insight Racing team has scored a new set of wheels for the upcoming 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge. The team's Chevrolet Suburban, dubbed "Desert Rat" for the last DARPA challenge, which sent vehicles across the Mojave in the final event, will ...

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    Dealership service doesn't seem so expensive anymore
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    Poor guy. After wearing out the first set of Goodyear's on his beloved Elise (not hard to do. -Ed.), he figured where better to take it than a Goodyear dealer, right? Especially since his father-in-law had been the service manager there for 10+ years. What could possibly go wrong? After reviewing ...

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    Lotus Elise, Exige prices all jacked up
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    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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    Europa doesn't live up to its Lotus badge
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    The world is rife with disappointments, but driving a Lotus should never fall into that category. According to Andrew Frankel over at Inside Line, that's exactly what the new Lotus Europa S is – a cumbersome, unmotivated and unrefined (not in the Lotus way) let down.His report from Europe ...

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    ReVerie wants to turn your Lotus up a notch
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    We all know Lotus builds near track-ready production cars, and as aggressive as the Exige and Elise are in the styling department, improvements can always be made. Lotus specialist ReVerie is working on new wheel arches for the Exige and Elise, along with a new rear diffuser, that cranks the crazy ...

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    RR of the Day: 2005 Lotus Elise
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    For today's RR of the Day we could have waxed poetic about the joys of the Elise for several paragraphs, but honestly, what more needs to be said about the feather-weight Lotus? Know the 1.8-liter, 190-hp, mid-mounted four. Understand Colin Chapman's obsession with speed through lightweight. Love ...

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    Autoblog Night Watch: Lotus Carlton
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    When Lotus announced earlier this week that its intends to bring three new models to production over the next few years, we began day-dreaming of the myriad of possibilities that may come about.As good as the Elise and Exige are, and as good as the Europa and new Esprit hope to be, some of ...

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    Lotus: 3 new cars on the way
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    Lotus announced today that it plans to introduce three new cars in the next few years. Right now, the Lotus range consists of the Elise, Exige, and Europa S. As most of you know by now, North America won't see the Europa. So, what is in store for Lotus?Obviously, one of the three new cars is going ...

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    A dream fulfilled: Lotus Elise rentals are coming
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    Yesterday, our vision of a perfect world took a small step towards reality, when Lotus announced that they would make the Elise available to select rental car agencies. The decision was made in response to the unbridled affection shown by the U.S. market for the sub-ton roadster, along with the ...

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    Lotus gets a new spindoctor
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    Lotus announced today that it has hired a new ad agency to help it along with a renewed push into the North American market. Burbank-based e2amp, inc. will be responsible for rejuvenating the British sportscar company's image in the US and Canada through advertising, product placement and ...

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    Longing for London: Lotus Summer Festival
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    About once a week, one of the members at Autoblog HQ envisions a credit card abusing romp through the UK. The reasons for such idle threats are varied, but some of the catalysts include the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jeremy Clarkson playing MC at MPH, the variety of not-for-U.S. consumption ...

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    'Esprit' badge will be revived on Lotus supercar
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    Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley let slip in an interview with PistonHeads that the Hethel-based automaker would indeed be calling its upcoming mid-engine supercar the Esprit, a name that graced the flanks of the supercar for which Lotus is most well known. The slip was entirely unintentional, as a PR ...

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    Lotus' ultimate track day car "coming soon"
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    Now that Lotus has completed work on its upscale Europa and the new entry-level Elise S, the company has set its sights on the launch of yet another Elise/Exige variant, the much-anticipated Lotus "circuit car."The prototype circuit car debuted in 2005, and now that Lotus has cleared the decks for ...

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    Lotus Esprit begins to take shape
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    While the accompanying photo is only a rendering of the upcoming 2008 Lotus Esprit provided by Hans G. Lehmann via The Car Connection, it further brings into focus the upcoming halo car from the British builder of lightweight sportscars. TCC goes on to say that the V8 sourced from BMW will be the ...

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Lotus Esprit
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    Another mule has been caught lapping the Ring in Germany, and this time it's the forthcoming revival of the lightweight Lotus Esprit supercar. The new Esprit is expected use a BMW V8 for power, and while eight cylinders is no surprise, we have to admit that we enjoyed the old Esprit's identity as ...

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    The future of Lotus
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    The new CEO of Lotus Cars, Mike Kimberley, has ambitious plans for the British marque, including doubling production in the next five years.In an interview with Autocar, Kimberley said he's aiming for annual production of around 8,000 units, roughly twice current levels, based on anticipated sales ...

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    Lotus Europa S pricing and availability announced
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    The all-new Lotus Europa S, a more civilized two-seat sports car by the makers of the manic Elise, will go on sale as of September 16th, 2006 in such countries as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Great Britain... but not the U.S. (sigh) The only options available ...

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    Elise S anchors Lotus lineup
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    Lotus has announced the availability of the Elise S, a new entry-level Elise the company hopes will place its lightweight sportscar in arms reach of the mass market. Powering the Elise S will be a Toyota-derived 1.8L four-cylinder producing 134 horsepower. While some gluttonous power junkies may ...

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