Browsing the "Lotus" Tag

What Would Buddha Drive?

April 4th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Here's a question for a spiritual twist to your typical Friday; if the Buddha were reborn into this world, what would he drive?


2015 Lotus Esprit V8 Not Dead Yet

March 20th, 2014 | by Jo Borras

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


Elon Musk Wants To Turn Bond Sub Into A Tesla

October 21st, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

if I had a billion dollars, the first thing I’d try to do is start a car company, which is what Musk did. Musk also paid nearly $1 million for the Lotus Esprit submarine from the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”, with intentions of making it functional with a Tesla drivetrain


Caterham Seven Gets 660cc Suzuki Turbo Engine

August 7th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

No longer do you need big V8, V10, or V12 engines to produce a potent performance car, and new technology is allowing niche automakers to do more with less. English sports car legend Caterham has announced its new entry-level track car, the Caterham Seven will make due with a 660cc turbocharged three-banger from Suzuki


Missouri Teens Build Karmann Ghia EV

March 25th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Getting teenagers interested in STEM majors has proven difficult, but a Missouri-based program called MindDrive is taking outreach to a new level. This organization has helped at-risk teens build an awesome all-electric Karmann Ghia, helping them find a practical application for skills many young people dismiss out of hand


Detroit Electric Rises From The Grave To Sell Lotus-Based EV Coupes

March 25th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Once upon a time in America, electric vehicles were sold by the thousands, and the chief EV was the Detroit Electric, built by Anderson carriage. A few years ago, the Detroit Electric name was revived, with the hopes of selling a Lotus-based electric roadster. Now Detroit Electric is back, again, with the intention of selling an electric roadster based on...a Lotus


Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Could Get Fake Shifting Software

January 22nd, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

Today in America more than 90% of new cars are sold with an automatic transmission. The adoption of hybrid and electric cars is only accelerating this trend away from shifting for yourself, though Lotus is hoping to offer customers an electric driving experience that includes fake shifting software that mimics a manual transmission


Lotus is Safe, New Esprit in 2013

October 26th, 2012 | by Jo Borras

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."



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