The billionaire behind Volvo’s Chinese Parent Company, Geely Holding Group, bought a 51 percent stake in sporty car maker Lotus yesterday.
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After years of fits and starts, the Detroit Electric SP:01 is starting to reach customers in the UK and, soon, Korea. It looks like the US isn’t getting it.
Wannabe electric car maker Detroit Electric has already been delayed a couple of times, and its Tesla Roadster knockoff feels just a bit unimaginative. But its greatest offense may be moving its headquarters to Leamington Spa, UK, where it just opened its first flagship store. And well, it does look pretty neat. Detroit Electric went […]
Speculation that as many as eight cars would boycott the USGP by pulling into the pits after the first lap- like they did at the 2005 USGP at Indianapolis– proved to be unfounded, and all 18 of the remaining Formula 1 competitors made a solid go of today’s race. That was especially true of Sauber’s […]
The 2014 Formula 1 USGP may be mired in financial crises and politics, but once the lights went out on qualifying it was all about speed and Nico Rosberg!
Bernie Ecclestone is facing down the threat of a double boycott from Lotus and Force India, leaving only 14 cars running at this year’s USGP in Austin, TX.
The message that you should get from the video, above, is clear: Despite the fact that the cars are built on an increasingly aging Lotus Elise platform with roots in the 1990s, the fact that they’re being built in Holland, and the fact that their primary market seems to be Korea, the Detroit Electric Car […]
A new Tesla Roadster is coming for 2017, and it’s set to start where the last, Lotus Elise-based Roadster left off with more power, speed, and style.
Relevance. That’s been the buzzword behind the most recent technical regulations in Formula 1, which (unlike NASCAR) saw the proliferation of turbos and the explosive growth of hybrid-electric road cars with moveable aero and said “that’s the future – that’s where we need to be!” Now, after years of running 13″ wheels on its cars, […]
After fleeing the Motor City for Holland, Detroit Electric has just announced that production of the SP:01 electric coupe will actually be in the U.K.
The Tesla Roadster helped Elon Musk get his foot into the electric vehicle world, but he wishes it had been an all-original design from the get-go.
Here’s a question for a spiritual twist to your typical Friday; if the Buddha were reborn into this world, what would he drive?
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.
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.
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.
The guys at Opposite Lock recently compared this 2002 concept car from Opel to Volkswagen’s recently launched X1 high-mpg supercar. What kind of epic progress has 12 years of scientific advancement brought us? Not as much as you’d think, actually!