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AddLotus Evora 414E plug-in hybrid is a rolling showcase of technology

"The Evora S has 400 Nm of torque which in such a lightweight car is already a healthy figure. But the Evora 414E has two and a half times that amount! The acceleration sensation is almost indescribable, the surge of torque is like an ocean wave!"

AddReport: Lotus bringing a pair of front-engine hybrids to Paris Motor Show

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

10Report: Lotus bringing a pair of front-engine hybrids to Paris Motor Show

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddGeneva Preview: Lotus formally introduces Evora 414E Hybrid

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid teaser – Click above to enlarge

36Geneva Preview: Lotus formally introduces Evora 414E Hybrid

Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid teaser – Click above to enlarge

53Let us help you with that: Lotus develops off-the-shelf range extender engine

The Lotus ethos has always been about efficient performance. "Simplicate, and add lightness" is an oft-echoed mantra coined by founder Colin Chapman. While the company is most known for its sports cars and racing endeavors, it's got a history of engineering for hire, as well. Embracing a definition of high performance that has protracted to include alternative propulsion technologies, Lotus has brought its experience to bear for series hybrids.

16REPORT: Lotus delays new Esprit to go hybrid

Nimble as they are, Lotus fans have been looking forward to something with a bit more oomph than the Elise/Exige/Europa series, and the Evora just didn't cut it. With the start of the new year, we thought we had come that much closer to the launch of the highly anticipated new Esprit. But the British sportscar-maker has moved the goalposts back, with new reports indicating that the re-Esprit may debut in 2011 instead of next year as originally planned.

AddHybrid Lotus on the way?

Click above for high-res gallery of the Lotus Evora

AddWestfield to create hybrid sports cars

In the early 1970s, after Lotus stopped building their iconic Seven, they sold the tooling to a small British company called Caterham who continues to build variants of the Seven to this day. In addition, lots of kit car builders sprung up making copies of the Seven, many of which have fallen by the wayside. One of the best known and more successful was Westfield. This week at a conference on Hybrid vehicles at the University of Warwick, near Birmingham, England they will be announcing a partner

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