Lotus made big news when it announced it was ditching the reliable Toyota power plant for a new 2015 Lotus Esprit powered by a turbocharged all-Lotus V8- but that car hasn’t happened.
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DAMMIT! DAMMIT! DAMMIT! Lotus’ new masters at DRB-Hicom have permenantly cancelled the on-again, off-again new Lotus Esprit, which had been slated for a debut later this year. Lotus will be dead in 3.
What you see above is a group of high-risk teens that built a fully electric Lotus Esprit and drove it all the way across these great United States. It’s pretty awesome. The Lotus Esprit is a classic of wedge-shaped, 70s glory. Owning one today, in the 21st century, marks you as either an automotive aficionado […]
Lotus’ 1100 UK manufacturing jobs are safe, according to the CEO of DRB-HICOM, Aslam Farikullah, who recently acquired Lotus Cars. Farikullah denied rumors that his company planned to either sell Lotus or move production to Malaysia. “Lotus is a UK marque and, as such, Hethel is our home. Not only is Lotus important to the UK economy, but also to the region here in Norfolk.”
Yesterday, Toyota confirmed that it would be collaborating with Tesla to bring its previously-discarded RAV4 EV back to life, after a nearly 10 year hiatus in production. On the surface, this is great news—look deeper though and it seems the new Toyeslas won’t be winners, but this story isn’t about new Toyeslas… this is a […]
When Lotus announced the 414E Hybrid version of the Evora sportscar this past February, the motoring world stood in awe. The car had innovative clean-burn technology built into its range-extending ICE/hybrid powertrain, 200 hp electric motors in each of the rear wheels, advanced torque-vectoring traction control, and arresting good looks that tastefully played up the […]