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    Official: Lotus Motorcycles C-01 now 'ready for the road'
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    When we first laid eyes on leaked images of the Lotus Motorcycles C-01, we wondered if its laid-back, sport cruiser shape was really appropriate for a motorcycle bearing any connection with Colin Chapman and the company's famous "add lightness" mantra. We've now seen official pictures of the bike ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus stepping up to LMP1 in World Endurance Championship
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    Only a couple of years ago, it looked like the top tier of prototype endurance racing was in trouble. Peugeot shut down its program, leaving the LMP1 category all to Audi to dominate. Only six cars entered the Petit Le Mans in 2012, and the season was cut short. But the top class in the FIA World ...

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    Exclusive: 1955 Lotus Mark X restored, reunited with former owner
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    Fowke was able to drive the baby-blue Lotus straight home from the Baltimore dock in April of 1959. In 1958, Robert Kahmer his friend Ben Fowke split the $2,700 cost of a 1955 Lotus Mark X and had it shipped over from England. Customs were a little more lax in the late 50s, and Fowke was able ...

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    Report: Lotus F1 apologizes for tweeting support for LGBT Olympians
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    The Lotus Formula One Team is apologizing after its official Twitter account posted this image of two men kissing in connection to the opening of the Winter Olympics on Friday, February 7. It claims that the original tweet was "unauthorized." The tweet, which Lotus deleted later that day, can be ...

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    Featured: Why all of this year's F1 noses are so ugly [w/video]
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    If you're a serious fan of Formula One, you already know all about The Great Nosecone Conundrum of 2014. Those given to parsing each year's F1 regulations predicted the strong possibility of the so-called "anteater" noses as far back as early December 2013. Highly suggestive visual evidence first ...

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    Rumormill: Genii capitalizing on Lotus F1 tech with new sports car?
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    Detractors will tell you that there's little to be applied from Formula One racing to the cars we drive, but what about the cars most of us could only dream of driving? We're talking about supercars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren – two hugely successful F1 racing teams that have ...

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    Video: Watch the Lotus Esprit evolve from 1976 to 2004
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    Seeing a model as long-lived as the Lotus Esprit evolve over time generally requires some clever photography or graphical work, kind of like this. This video doesn't require any of that trickery, though, because it features every single model year of Espirt in one glorious row of awesome British ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus F1 team $186 million in debt
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    The Lotus F1 team has fallen on some hard times. Majority-owned by investment firm Genii Capital and having little to do with the British automaker with which it shares its name, the Enstone-based outfit has been widely reported to be in serious financial trouble. The extent of those difficulties ...

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    Two Wheels: Lotus C-01 motorcycle shows its carbon-fiber face
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    Well, this isn't exactly what we were expecting. The images you see above come from Motorcycle News in the UK and are apparently official renderings of what the upcoming Lotus C-01 motorcycle will look like. As you can see, it's sort of a power cruiser, with a raked-out front end and extremely ...

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    Video: Lotus Exige S tears the roof off
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    Some things just don't make sense. But then we're not sure they really have to. Imagine Porsche took the Cayman, which is essentially the coupe version of the Boxster, and turned it into a convertible. Wouldn't make much sense, would it? Well that's essentially what Lotus did with the creation of ...

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    Report: Lotus C-01 motorcycle rumored to get 200-hp V-twin engine
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    Back in June, Lotus announced it was getting into the motorcycle business. Or, we should say, Kodewa and the Holzer Group are getting into the motorcycle business, and have acquired the rights to use the Lotus name. One way or another, we're now receiving word on some of the specs we can expect ...

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    Official: Caterham inks US distribution deal with Superformance
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    Sort of like an automotive big box store, Superformance is rapidly becoming the destination for anyone interested in modern kit cars. Besides the normal spattering of Shelby Cobra replicars, Superformance also offers replicas of the GT40 and Corvette Grand Sport. Now, we can add an altogether ...

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    Motorsports: Lotus signs Pastor Maldonado to replace Raikkonen
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    The team currently known as Lotus has had a long string of accomplished drivers behind the wheel, including world champions like Nelson Piquet, Michael Schumacher, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen. But Kimi is returning to Ferrari next season, leaving a big question mark over who ...

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    Official: Lotus to receive $16M government grant
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    Troubled British automaker Lotus is getting a second infusion of cash following a 100-million-pound ($161.5-million) investment by its parent company DRB-Hicom that was made in August. The substantially smaller investment, a mere 10 million pounds ($16.2 million), comes from the British ...

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    Official: Lotus hits the track with new Elise S Cup R
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    If you want to take a Lotus to the track but the Exige V6 Cup is a bit too much to handle, the boys from Hethel have a new offering that may be of interest. The new Elise S Cup R features all the track-tuned bells and whistles of its six-cylinder brethren, including a competition-spec aero kit, ...

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    Motorsports: Kimi Raikkonen to miss rest of season for back surgery
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    Formula One drivers keep themselves in peak physical condition, such are the demands placed on them in order to do what they do. But otherworldly as their capabilities may be, they're still human, and that means they get injured or sick just like the rest of us. Case in point: Kimi Raikkonen and ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2013 Indian Grand Prix mostly calm with chances of Championships
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    The smog around the Buddh International Circuit got so bad over the weekend that the FIA had to change the practice sessions. Then the soft tires that Pirelli brought to be the options were found to degrade so quickly that teams had to change their qualifying and race strategies. The only man it ...

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    Auctions: Elon Musk buys James Bond's Lotus submarine, wants to install Tesla powerplant
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    Remember when we reported the long-lost-but-found-again Lotus Esprit submarine used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me had sold at auction in London for $966,560 (well, $863,000 plus a 12-percent buyer's premium)? At the time, the buyer's identity remained a mystery, but Jalopnik has ...

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    Report: Spyker B6 Venator to pack Lotus power
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    Interests were piqued when Spyker unveiled the B6 Venator concept at the Geneva Motor Show this past March. And then again with the debut of the convertible version at Pebble Beach in August. But aside from revealing that the compact sportscar is powered by an unspecified V6 with 375 horsepower, ...

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    Motorsports: Race Recap: 2013 Japanese Grand Prix flips several scripts [spoilers]
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    Japan's Suzuka circuit is a great track that all the drivers love, but it doesn't usually provide the most thrilling, head-to-head racing. Where it does excel, however, is with surprises and "What just happened there?!" moments, and this year it was no different. It started with Mark Webber in ...

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