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    Official: Lotus rolls out new competition-spec Evora GTC
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    You might say the same for any number of automakers, but in this case it rings particularly true: Lotus wouldn't be Lotus without racing. It's what forged the company at its outset, and that hasn't eluded the management team lead by Dany Behar. Say what you will about his overly ambitious plans ...

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    Official: Lotus ramps up Indy racing program with Bourdais and Legge
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    The only thing more ambitious than Lotus and its expansive new product plan is the company's racing program. In the span of just a few years, the British automaker has launched forays into Formula One, IndyCar, endurance sportscar racing and even karting, all with its own factory-backed works ...

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    Official: Lotus vs Lotus legal battle ends in a draw
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    Say what you will about the state of Formula 1 racing today, but at least when the day is done, there's a winner and there are losers. The drawn-out legal battle between Group Lotus and Team Lotus, however, has come to a rather anticlimactic resolution. As you may recall, Group Lotus (that is, ...

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    Team Lotus releases radical new T128 challenger
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    2011 Team Lotus T128 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Team Lotus has had a busy off-season, principally dealing with the naming rights dispute with Group Lotus and its new Renault team. That issue is still far from resolved, with both teams laying claim to the name, but the ...

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    Lotus F1 naming dispute heading to court early with new livery, staff
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    Lotus Renault GP 2011 livery – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Group Lotus and Team Lotus weren't expected to get their day in court until the summer, but the two outfits are reportedly heading to trial next week to seek a resolution of the naming rights dispute that has emerged ...

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    Gentlemen, Start Your Engines: Lotus, Williams confirm drivers for 2011
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    With the 2010 World Championship consigned to the history books, the Formula One grid is gearing up for next season. Sixteen out of twenty-four seats have already been spoken for as Lotus and Williams have each confirmed both their drivers. After Red Bull, McLaren, Ferrari and Mercedes confirmed ...

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    Richard Branson loses F1 bet, will cross-dress as Air Asia stewardess
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    You don't get much higher stakes than Formula One. And while some teams have their own airplanes, there are a couple this season that have their own airlines: Richard Branson's Virgin, and Tony Fernandes' Lotus Racing and Air Asia. As you may recall, the rivalry between the two tycoon-backed ...

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    Lotus Racing to return to classic JPS black and gold livery
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    The relationship between Lotus the automaker and Lotus the F1 racing team only seems to be getting more complicated. The name was licensed by Malaysian state automaker Proton to fellow Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes for use by his F1 team. Then Fernandes announced he didn't need Proton's ...

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    Renault to sell F1 team to Lotus?
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    If you thought it was confusing for Red Bull to own two F1 teams, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Emerging reports from the F1 paddock seem to paving the way for not one, but two teams under the Lotus-Renault banner. The development stems from Renault's anticipated plan to scale back its F1 ...

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    Lotus Cars and Lotus F1 embroiled in naming rights dispute
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    Stick with us here, because this is going to get a little complicated. We have on the one hand Lotus Cars and Group Lotus. On the other we have the current Lotus F1 team. The former – producers of such sportscars as the Elise and the new Elite – is owned by Malaysian state automaker ...

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    Goodbye Lotus Racing-Cosworth, hello Team Lotus-Renault
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    Lotus-Cosworth T127 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What's in a name? Maybe not as much as there is in an engine, but given its misfortunes so far this season, the Lotus F1 team is on the verge of changing both. One of three new entries on the grid, Lotus has – like HRT and ...

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    Proton Satria Neo R3 continues proud Lotus tradition of tuning obscure econocars
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    We love Lotus for many reasons. Yes, the thought of lightweight track heathens with more grip than horsepower sends our hearts all aflutter, but there are other reasons to be smitten with the British brand. Like how occasionally the engineers get bored and decide to turn an otherwise pedestrian ...

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    Lotus hires former Ferrari/Fiat racing chief Claudio Berro as new motorsport director
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    Do you remember back in 1996 when Michael Schumacher left Benetton for Ferrari? They didn't just get Schumi; along with him came master strategist Ross Brawn and designer extraordinaire Rory Byrne. Together, the wonder team built the Scuderia back into a championship-winning powerhouse. Well, we ...

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    To F1 and Beyond: Lotus reportedly considering Le Mans, GT and Indy teams
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    Lotus Evora Type 124 racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Arguably more than any other automaker in the world, Lotus is ripe for a return to racing. Its products are uniquely track focused. Its history is rife with motorsport heritage. And its new chief executive comes to the ...

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