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lotus evora carbon concept officially showcased

Lotus Evora Carbon Concept officially showcased

Lotus has unveiled another head turning vehicle at the Geneva Auto Saloon, the Lotus Evora Carbon Concept. Based on the highly attractive and athletic Evora, the new study ride benefits from newly styled carbon fiber, leather and alcantara mixed interior, striking carbon diffuser and more powerful stance. With clear emphasis on the concept ride’s sporty stance, the showcased Evora utilizes elegant high-end materials with exposed carbon fiber and plush alcantara on the inside and remarkably beautiful carbon fib

lotus packs evora 414e hybrid concept for geneva 2010

Lotus packs Evora 414E Hybrid concept for Geneva 2010

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid, so-named because this latest environmentally-focused technology demonstrator from Lotus Engineering produces 414 PS (306 kW) of power, promises breathtaking performance from a highly efficient propulsion system. The concept showcases new developments in plug-in, range-extended electric prop

Facelift and new engine for 2011 Lotus Elise

Group Lotus has revealed the revised for model year 2011 Lotus Elise. Officially, the new Lotus Elise will celebrate its premiere at the upcoming motor event in Geneva, Switzerland. 2011 Lotus Elise is a clear mark of the brand’s evolving design DNA. The refined body of the small lightweight ride bears all the positive hallmarks of the typical Elise, but blended in more sophisticated, bold and purposeful stance. At the front end, the agile 2-seater boasts new bumper, front clam and access panel, which contribu

Heikki Kovalainen tests his Evora

Heikki Kovalainen, the famous F1 driver has tested the award-winning sport coupe Lotus Evora at the Lotus Cars’ own test track. After a short walk through the brand’s production facilities and a special tour of the Classic Team Lotus workshops by Clive Chapman, son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman, Lewis Hamilton’s ex-teammate Heikki Kovalainen made an exclusive test run of its first Evora. Undoubtedly, the exclusive F1 guest was a big thrill for the Lotus workforce, and even more excitin

Lotus Exige S Type 72 limited-edition breaks cover

Group Lotus has revealed the Lotus Exige S Type 72, a mid-engined sportscar that pays tribute to the most successful Formula One car of all time, the Lotus Type 72 F1 car. Between 1970 and 1975 the legendary vehicle has topped the amazing 20 Grand Prix victories and was driven by such Lotus greats as Jochen Rindt, Emer

2010 lotus exige scura - the dark side strikes at tokyo motor show

2010 Lotus Exige Scura - the dark side strikes at Tokyo Motor show

The ‘dark side’ of Lotus Cars is revealed. The new and limited edition - Lotus Exige Scura is named after its striking matt black and carbon fibre theme mixtured with high gloss ‘Phantom Black’ triple stripes. The new Scura (Italian for dark) will debut at the Tokyo Motor show on 21st of October. Limited to only 35 cars worldwide, the special Exige will be available for order as 2010 Lotus Exige Stealth or 2010 Lotus Exige Scura depend

Lotus Evora - Performance Car of the Year 2009

There were 30 cars at the competition for Performance Car of the Year 2009. Among the competitors were Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and many other very well known marques. Darren Turner, who is champion from Le Mans Series put the car through test drive on different roads in Britain and objective testing at the Rockingham Motor Speedway, where the cars showed their maximum performance qualities. Lotus Evora is a mid-engined  2+2 seater sports coupe. It is powered by 3.5 litre V6 developing 280ps and 342Nm o

Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar

The base of this race car is the Lotus Evora Type 124, which was introduced earlier this year. There are number of changes, which has been made the car specially for endurance races. The Lotus Racercar will compete in several races during 2010/2011 season. One of them is the famous ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours at Nordschleife race track in Germany. Specifications: Body: Lightweight composite and carbon fibre panels Engine: V6 mid-mounted with 400ps Gearbox: Six-speed sequential padd

Lotus will introduce the Range Extender Engine at Frankurt Motor Show 2009

This is a 1.2 litre 3-cylinder with 2 valves per cylinder belt-driven engine. It produces 47bhp at 3500 rpm via integrated electrical generator and 107N/m of torque. Like all other manufacturers, Lotus also are targeted to hybrid vehicles. The Lotus Range Extender engine offers the advantage of a cost effective design, high efficiency and low mass and in the same time extended range. The main project is called “Limo-green” and it is

2010 VENOM GT - amazing numbers started already

After the announcement of the 2010 Venom GT supercar’s debut information, pricing and specifications, from Hennessey Performance Engineering are now showing us some computational fluid dynamics (CFD) images of the car. As we can see from the graphics below, the adjustable rear wing on the Venom GT also acts as an air brake. The CFD calculations shows that the Hennessey Venom will generate up to 1.5 negative g's under deceleration. So this air brake combined with the HPE carbon ceramic brake system should make

Lotus Elise Club Racer - a stunning combination of performance, efficiency and style

Making its debut at the I.A.A. in Frankfurt 2009, the Special Edition Lotus Elise Club Racer introduces new and exclusive colour schemes, bespoke interior and lightweight components all in a world class, high performance and low emission sportscar. The CO2 is only 179 g/km and combined with the performance – 0-100km/h in just 6.1 seconds and fuel consumption as low as 7.6L/100km the small car becomes extraordinary good. Lotus has taken fo

The hand built Lotus Evora

The new sports coupe from Lotus is now available in UK. This astonishing car is called Evora. It has 3.5 litre V6 delivering 280ps and 350N/m. The acceleration is stunning 0-60 in just 4.9 second and top speed ot 261km/h. All this power is put on the road by 6 speed manual gear box. The total weight of the car is 1380kg. Besides the sporty nature of the car, engineers took care about the luxury inside the beast. Only high quality materials were used for building the car and the result is o