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Lotus wants to find its first car, built by Colin Chapman

The 1948 Lotus Mark I has been lost since the 1950s

Lotus Cars wants to find the first Lotus ever built, the 1948 Mark I built by Colin Chapman himself.

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Lotus and Proton might be sold to Peugeot-Citroen after Geely bails

The French automaker just purchased Opel from GM.

Groupe PSA is the sole remaining bidder.

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Lotus could be sold to Chinese automaker Geely

We can all hope for Lotus-tuned Volvo wagons.

Lotus has been owned by Proton since 1996.

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Lotus hiring 100 after securing £100m investment

Lotus is getting a shot in the arm courtesy of corporate parent DRB-Hicom, which has announced a 100-million pound ($152.3M USD at today's rates) investment in the Hethel, UK-based manufacturer. The troubled brand was also in the news last week, with DRB announcing a new, three-year plan<

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Former CEO Bahar files $10.6M suit against Lotus

File this one under "not surprising in the least." Fired Lotus CEO Dany Bahar is reportedly suing his former employers for some $10.6 million, claiming that the automaker and its Malaysian owner, DRB, broke the law when Jeff Sabatini

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Lotus model development on lockdown as company looks to change hands

Lotus has put a halt to all development of future models. The news comes after the Malaysian government sold its controlling stake in Lotus parent company Proton. According to EVO, the company's takeover regulations require all involved parties to enter into a "lockdown" wherein anything outside of normal business is brought to a halt. For Lotus, that means stalling development for 60 days and

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Lotus Evora GTE is a refined racer for the road

Lotus has been teasing a tuned-up Evora for a few months now, as rumors flew that the automaker was planning a hardcore version for the street. Finally, however, the rumors have all been confirmed as Lotus pulls back the wraps on the production Evora GTE Road Car. This is similar to the Jeff Glucker

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First U.S.-bound Lotus Evora S batch heads to U.K. port

A spokesperson for Lotus Cars USA has notified us that on Monday, the first Evora S allotment of press cars left its Hethel U.K. factory and headed to port in both the 2+0 and 2+2 seating arrangements.

Report: Bob Lutz gives Lotus a 60% chance of success

If anyone knows about turning things around, it's Bob Lutz. After all, he was a naval aviator, and those guys can pull some serious G forces. He's also widely credited with keeping Chrysler alive for longer than it might have been otherwise. But what's he up to these days?

Lotus Cars and Lotus F1 embroiled in naming rights dispute

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 a

Hammond, May, Brosnan and Craig all in line for Lotus Evora

Click above to view high-res image gallery of the Lotus Evora

Done deal! Lotus will build the Tesla Roadster in Hethel

Well, we knew that Lotus personnel had been working with the folks from Tesla Motors on their sexy electric roadster, and today we received a bit of interesting related news. According to a report on EDP24.com (the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press website), Group Lotus' involvement with the Alex Nunez