Entries from The Torque Report tagged with 'Lotus'

Lotus Evora Sport Racer Unveiled

Lotus has unveiled a special version of the Lotus Evora, the Lotus Evora Sport Racer. The new Evora 'Sports Racer' is a visually enhanced and optimized version of the mid-engined 3.5 liter V6 sports car, available in both naturally-aspirated or supercharged variants.

Lotus to Unveil Three New Models in Frankfurt

The Frankfurt Motor Show is almost here. It's being reported that Lotus is expected to unveil three new models at the show, in addition to the Evora GTE for the European market. The Lotus Evora GTE was unveiled in...

Lotus Announces the Evora GTE Road Car Concept

Lotus has announced plans to unveil the Evora GTE Road Car Concept in Pebble Beach this weekend. The Evora GTE Road Car Concept is a more road friendly version of the Evora GTE race car. It's powered by a...

Lotus to Unveil Exige-based Rally Car in Frankfurt

It's being reported that Lotus is going to unveil an Exige-based rally car at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. Lotus has already announced plans to widen its motorsport activities to offer a race car for the GT rally...

Lotus Plans a 212 MPH Esprit Superleggera

Lotus is reportedly working on a "Superleggera" version of the upcoming 2013 Lotus Esprit supercar. The Esprit Superleggera is expected to be one of Britain's fastest and most powerful production cars. Take that Aston Martin and McLaren! Chief technical...

Lotus Esprit Coming in 2013 with "Authentic" Driving Experience and 570-HP

Lotus is going to launch the Esprit in the spring of 2013, which will be the first of several new models from Lotus. Lotus previewed the Esprit with the Esprit concept. According to Lotus CEP Dany Bahar, the Esprit...

Lotus to Stop Production of US-Spec Exige and Elise in August

Its now confirmed. Lotus is going to end production of the US-spec Exige and Elise models in August. Lotus is basically being forced to end production of the two models because of an expiration of an airbag exemption and...

Lotus to Build its Own Engines with Elan Budget

Lotus has decided to build its own range of V6 and V8 engines after it decided to delay the introduction of the new Elan. Lotus boss Dany Bahar recently stated that the mid-engined 450-hp Elan was too close to...

Team Lotus Buys Sportscar Maker Caterham Cars

The name Caterham may not be all that recognizable here in the U.S., but Team Lotus has officially announced the purchase of the sportscar manufacturer. Caterham is known for building lightweight track cars off the Lotus Seven chassis. In...

Lotus to Revamp Exige and Evora Before New Models Debut

Lotus has big plans with hopes to launch four new models within next several years, but according to Autocar, Lotus is planning on updating its current lineup first. Before the Esprit joins the lineup in late 2012 there will...

Lotus to Build its Own V8 for the Esprit

Lotus originally planned on using a Toyota sourced V8 engine for the upcoming Esprit, but it looks like those plans may change. Lotus boss Dany Bahar recently told Autocar that the new Esprit will be powered by a Lotus...

Paris 10': Lotus Eterne Concept Hints at a Future Lotus Sedan

Lotus has unveiled the Eterne Concept which is a strong hint at a future Lotus four-door sedan. The Eterne is powered by a 620-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8. There is an optional hybrid system that uses a KERS, Formula 1 style...

Paris 10' Preview: Lotus Elite Concept Previews New GT

The Paris Motor Show is almost here, which means more and more previews. Lotus has just released the first photos of the Elite concept that it plans on officially unveiling at the show. The Elite previews a new GT...

Lotus is Working on V6 Versions of the Elise and Exige

Spy photographers recently caught a Lotus Exige prototype that had widened wheel arches, increased cooling and an engine that sounded like that of the Evora. According to sources the prototype was being powered by the same Toyota 3.6L V6...

2011 Lotus Elise Gets 46.7 MPG, but Still Hits 0-60 MPH in Six Secs

Thanks to a new smaller 1.6L engine and improved aerodynamics, Lotus has announced that the 2011 Lotus Elise has been rated at 46.7 mpg (US) on the European cycle. In addition to getting over 46 mpg, the 2011 Elise...

Geneva 10' Preview: Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Features Two Electric Motors

Lotus has announced the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept which puts out over 400 horsepower via two electric motors and one small gas engine. Like the Chevy Volt, the Evora 414E Hybrid concept features a small engine that actually...

Restyled 2011 Lotus Elise and Elise SC Unveiled

Lotus has released official photos and stats for the restyled 2011 Elise and Elise SC models. For 2011 the Elise gets a new front end that is reportedly more aerodynamic, which helps the car achieve a four percent reduction...

2010 Lotus Evora to Start at $73,500

Lotus has announced the pricing for the 2010 Lotus Evora that will arrive in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2010. The 2010 Evora will start at $73,500. The Evora features a 2+2 setup with a mid engine....

Lotus Elise SC Joins Hertz Italian Rental Car Fleet

Hertz Italiana has just announced that the Lotus Elise SC is joining the Italian rental fleet. "I am delighted that Lotus Cars has entered into this agreement with Hertz, giving us the opportunity to make our stunning world class...

Diamond Anniversary Lotus Europa Unveiled and Valued at £150,000

To celebrate its 60th birthday, Lotus has produced the diamond anniversary Lotus Europa....

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