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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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    Report: Lotus to move immediately forward with new variants rather than new models
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    It took 1.5 years, but a DRB-Hicom managing director told Malaysia's Business Times that the company has "cleaned up" the situation at Lotus from its finances to its marketing and image. The clean-up job we're most interested in, the product portfolio, will be demonstrated by financial investment ...

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    Video: Stock Miata beats bunch of high-powered cars in wet 1/4-mile drag race
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    When is a stock, 167-horsepower Mazda MX-5 Miata quicker than a Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lotus Elise and a Porsche 911? When it's raining. Sort of. Mazda Canada arranged a unique drag race to show off the fact that the Miata's optional power retractable folding ...

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    Recalls: Lotus Elise, Exige recalled over oil line fire risk
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    Lotus is recalling 451 examples of the Elise and Exige from the 2007 and 2008 model years. The cars in question, built from December 1, 2006 to October 31, 2007 could be affected by an oil cooler line that detaches from its fitting. If the line comes loose it could release oil onto the engine and ...

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    Report: Lotus scrapes together enough money to restore production
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    "The past four months have been really tough for us," admits Lotus CEO Dany Bahar to Autocar magazine. "We were working at a pace nobody had seen at Lotus for many years," Bahar continued, alluding to the British sports car maker's planned rollout of four models over five years that recently had ...

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    PG Elektrus is yet another crack at electrifying a Lotus Elise
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    We have good news for you if you're missing the Tesla Roadster already. German manufacturer PG has unveiled the company's new Elektrus, a Lotus-based sports EV with some very wild styling. While the company has made a name for itself producing carbon-fiber electric bicycles, the Elektrus is its ...

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    Confirmed: Lotus confirms in-house V8, Lego-like chassis has potential [UPDATE]
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    Lotus is working overtime getting the next Esprit ready for its late-2013 production target, and that means development of everything from an in-house V8 to a slew of new chassis components are under way. Lotus officials confirmed to Autoblog that the automaker is working on its own 4.8-liter V8 ...

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    Video: Lotus teaser for Frankfurt. What the F... indeed.
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    Lotus is getting ready to put on a show in Frankfurt, and the automaker has released a teaser video to provide some insight into its auto show plans. Apparently Lotus has hired a David Lynch wannabe to direct it's latest video, because we're not exactly sure what's going on here. We don't even ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating Lotus Elise for oil leaks
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 17 complaints about an errant oil line in the Lotus Elise, and thus, has opened an investigation. The issue concerns the line on the front right cooler, which, having got loose, sprays oil either on the wheel or inside the engine ...

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    Lotus ending production of NA-spec Elise/Exige in August
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    Lotus tells Autoblog that production of its North American-spec Elise and Exige models will cease in August. The lightweight track terror put the English automaker back on the map in the States in 2004, but a federal exemption for a lack of "smart" airbags on the sports cars is about to run ...

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    Report: Lotus to phase out Toyota-powered Elise and Exige with special Final Editions
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    Lotus's supply of Toyota 2ZZ-GE engines has finally run out, meaning production of the company's highly popular Exige and Elise will come to an abrupt halt in July. To commemorate its track-day superstars' success, Lotus will send the cars off with an extremely limited number of Final Editions. ...

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    Lotus Cup USA kicks off at Willow Springs
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    Lotus Cup USA kicked off its 2011 season this weekend at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California. The weather was perfect for the season opener, and Jack Fried took the overall and 2-Eleven class victory in a battle that came down to the final lap of the feature race. Andy Kern took the ...

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    Lotus Elise Club Racer is stripped-out, Geneva-bound hotness
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    Lotus Elise Club Racer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus, the automaker that defines what it means to "add lightness," has created an even more stripped-out version of its already flyweight Elise. Called the Club Racer, this lighter two-seater will make its debut at the 2011 ...

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    Pics Aplenty: Lotus releases slew of new images
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    Lotus concept cars – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus set the motoring community abuzz when it showed up at the Paris Motor Show with a slew of concept cars. These vehicles show the direction Lotus is moving, and each is a polarizing example of a future filled with heavier yet ...

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    Dissecting the Lotus Metamorphosis: The Cars
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    Lotus' gave us an in-depth look at both what the company wishes to become and how the cars it builds will drive them there. In our previous installment we looked at the Lotus Group as a whole. Here we'll break down the vehicles Lotus hopes will make it a ...

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    Dissecting the Lotus Metamorphosis: The Company
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    Lotus sent a cryptic missive last year indicating it wanted to challenge Porsche and Ferrari. Aiming at those targets, it pulled the trigger five times at the Paris Motor Show this year, unleashing the new Elise, Elan, Esprit, Elite and Eterne showcars. Then ...

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    LA 2010: 2011 Lotus Exige SC RGB Edition
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    2011 Lotus Exige SC RGB Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The people behind Lotus never cease to amaze. Case in point: Roger Becker. The former vehicle engineer ended his 44-year run with the automaker this past February after being instrumental in some of Lotus' most ...

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    Lotus shocks Paris Motor Show with five concept debuts
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    Lotus Esprit Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been a while since something took us by surprise at an auto show. Usually we've seen the pictures and read the press releases a few days ahead of time, so there's nothing new revealed we weren't already expecting. Until today. We ...

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    Paris 2010: Lotus Elise Concept evolves the sports car [w/video]
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    2015 Lotus Elise Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's no denying that Lotus had lost its way prior to the release of the much-loved Elise. The company that Colin built had strayed from its roots of lightweight sports cars and drifted towards the exotic realm... and it ...

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    Lotus willing to build Evora-based sportscars for other automakers?
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    2010 Lotus Evora – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Lotus is considering offering up its latest sports car platforms to other automakers, and this isn't the first time. When the Elise debuted in the mid-90s, Lotus sold the chassis to form the basis of new lightweight coupes with ...

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