Lotus is bringing the new Evora 400, complete with the requisite safety upgrades, to the US later this year, with a lift-roof roadster variant to follow six months later as part of a renewed American push.
Lotus wants to have its crossover on the market in China in 2019, and the model might be exclusively sold there for some time. The company's goal is to produce a CUV that's lighter and better than a Porsche Macan.
MotorWeek is looking back on some of the most famous supercars of the '80s in a video that shouldn't be missed. It features the Ferrari 328, Lamborghini Jalpa and Lotus Esprit Turbo, along with a look at the tech in the Porsche 959.
Elon Musk is sharing his ownership of the Lotus Esprit submarine from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me with every Tesla Model S owner thanks to a nifty Easter egg in the car's software. He also pays homage to a classic piece of sci-fi literature.
Recently appointed chief executive Jean-Marc Gales has big plans for Lotus, starting with the new 400-horsepower engine from the Evora and leading all the way up to a Nürburgring challenger to succeed the back-to-basics 2-Eleven track toy.
Renault hasn't run its own F1 team for a few years now, consigned to selling engines to Red Bull. But the latest word is the French company could get back in the game by buying another team in the near future.
Now running under dominant Mercedes power, the new E23 Hybrid is the first new chassis from Lotus to pack anything but a Renault engine in two decades. But will that be enough to put Lotus back in contention for checkered flags?