The all-electric Lotus Evija hypercar will make its long-awaited, production model debut at Goodwood SpeedWeek this weekend. Sharing tarmac with some of history’s greatest achievements in motorsports engineering is quite possibly the best way to introduce the world to the Evija, which represents the next chapter in performance and racing development for the legendary British brand.
One of the most significant Lotus 19s is set to take the classic car world by storm when it goes under the hammer at Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Sale on the 22nd and 23rd February at Stoneleigh Park.
The all-new Lotus Evija hypercar has made its public debut at the world-renowned Monterey Car Week
If there’s one auto manufacturer who has made an honest effort to stay true to its original ethos, it’s Lotus. To that end, Colin Chapman’s directive of “adding lightness” finds its way into the new Exige Sport 350. Now sitting at the top of the Exige range, the latest addition to the Lotus roster reaches near-supercar levels of quickness without resorting to excessive output to achieve it.
Ride along as Michael Kelly, President of the Ferrari Club of America, Ohio Chapter instructs us on a few hot laps around Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in a 2015 Lotus Evora S.
The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England is a buffet for the senses and a bucket list item for anyone with a fondness for motorsport and fast automobiles in general. Considering the theme and its locale, nowhere could be more appropriate for Lotus to take the wraps off their latest model, the 3-Eleven, which is both the fastest and most expensive road-going model the company has ever produced.
Our friends at Motorsport Retro bring us another set of very cool cutaway images, this time chronicling Formula One engineering throughout the years. There’s something truly fascinating about getting a peek underneath the skin of some of the most technologically advanced machines of their day. The level of detail is incredible from both artistic and engineering perspective – it’s hard to imagine how they managed to pack everything into such a small amount of space.
Even in production trim, the Lotus Elise has earned a reputation for outstanding handling characteristics and a very engaging driving experience, which can partially be attributed to its light weight and mid-mounted engine. The race-only Elise S Cup R takes these fundamentals a step further to create a turnkey race car designed for private race teams that’s essentially ready to hit the track right out of the box.
Bulleta is one of those niche automakers we love so well, and the California-based company has taken the wraps off a hot little supercar. The RF22 is based on the Lotus Exige, inspired by the F22 Raptor fighter jet, and was designed by Samhir Sadikhov, whose name you might know from his Aston Martin DBC renderings, or his second-place entry in the 2011 Ferrari World Design Challenge.
Over the years, some racing liveries have grown more popular than others based on their record of success. The John Player Lotus F1 cars, Martini’s sponsorships of Porsche and a few other F1 teams, and Marlboro’s signature brand on a spate of F1 cars all come to mind when we’re talking about paint jobs. The poster child for liveries, though, comes from Gulf Oil.
A few years back, Mini had a habit of trolling Porsche, attempting to goad the German brand to pit its thoroughbred 911 against a Mini at Road Atlanta. This automotive retelling of David and Goliath did not go David’s way, with the Porsche walking away victorious. Clearly, Mini could learn something from Mazda, as the maker of the MX-5 decided to pit its small, rear-drive convertible against a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP550-2, a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible, a Ford Mustang V-6 Convertible, a Porsche 911 Carrera Convertible, and a Lotus Elise. Mazda did level the playing field, though.
Lotus has published this fairly simple video to announce that it will be releasing a topless version of the Exige S in the summer of 2013. According to Lotus, the Exige S Roadster is in its final phases of testing, meaning it will be available in time for customers to enjoy some open-air motoring in some great weather.