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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Exige Cup 430

2017 Lotus Exige Cup 430

First introduced in 2000, the Lotus Exige is now well into its third generation, but so far, it stays true to its roots. Offered as a hardtop iteration of the Lotus Elise roadster, the Exige is a two-seater performance coupe that seeks a pure driving experience through low weight and incomparable simplicity. It’s a tempting formula, and as such, Lotus has offered a variety of variants over the years, each upping the ante even higher than the last. The latest Cup 430 is no different. In case you were unaware, “Cup” translates as motorsport-focused in Lotus lingo, which means this machine is even more capable when it comes to dropping the lap times. It’s still street legal, but the barebones approach is stripped down even further with less weight. However, the big story here is the extra power and added aero, all of which combine to make for the fastest road-going Exige ever made.

How fast, exactly? Well, to add science to the conversation, Lotus says the Exige Cup 430 undercuts the Lotus 3-Eleven’s time at its Hethel test circuit by 1.2 seconds, stopping the timer at 1 minute, 24.8 seconds. That makes it the fastest production car to ever lap the track. Impressed? Read on for details.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lotus Exige Cup 430.

Exterior

  • More downforce thanks to revised aero
  • 485 pounds of extra aero stick
  • Staggered wheel size (17-inches in front, 18-inches in back)

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“Function trumps form with this one, even though we think the Cup 430 is a damn good lookin’ piece of kit.”

The first thing you’ll notice about the Lotus Exige Cup 430 is its updated exterior. While only slightly changed next to the previous Exige Sport 380, the revisions make for a more effective aerodynamics package. Indeed, function trumps form with this one, even though we think the Cup 430 is a damn good lookin’ piece of kit.

Kicking things are redesigned mesh inserts for the front intakes. Mated with a new front splitter and air curtain, these components help to reduce drag without affecting downforce levels. There’s also a new splitter and trailing lip to properly direct the air flowing underneath the car, while reshaped air curtains guide the atmosphere through the front wheel arches to reduce turbulence and drag. Louvers were added behind the headlights to reduce the wheel well pressure and increase overall downforce.


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“All said and done, the Exige Cup 430 produces upwards of 485 pounds of downforce at speed.”

In the flanks, you’ll find unique carbon fiber intakes with a wider mouth to help keep the radiators nice and chilly. In back is a behemoth motorsport-inspired wing to keep the tail planted. Made from carbon fiber and sporting taller dimensions, this unit once again manages to increase downforce without affecting drag. Cut-out sections behind the rear wheels also reduce pressure.

All said and done; Lotus boasts that the Exige Cup 430 produces upwards of 220 kg (485 pounds) of downforce at speed. It’ll also make the same amount of downforce at 100 mph as the Exige Sport 350 does at its top speed of 170 mph.

New lightweight clamshells were also added front and back, with a hybrid carbon composite material used for the various body panels. The multi-spoke, lightweight, forged alloy wheels are staggered in diameter, with 17’s in front and 18’s in back. Wheel finish includes the option for black, red, or silver as standard.

Interior

  • Barebones design
  • Alcantara, leather, or tartan upholstery offered
  • Open-gate shifter design looks hot

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“The cabin in the Exige Cup 430 comes with just enough gear to keep you relatively comfortable”

In true Lotus fashion, the cabin in the Exige Cup 430 comes with just enough gear to keep you relatively comfortable, while cutting out just about everything else in the name of speed. The dash layout is as simple as they come, with an uncluttered layout punctuated by round air vents. The center console is composed of a head unit that looks like an aftermarket upgrade out of a ‘90s-era Civic, below which is a trio of rotary knobs. Hell, there’s even a key slot next to the steering wheel. You know, to start the engine and stuff. Very old school.

Of course, this thing isn’t a total bunker. You still get color-keyed inserts for the seats, transmission tunnel, HVAC surround, and window switches as standard, while contrast stitching was added to the Alcantara-clad steering wheel. Alcantara was added to the center console, door panels, and dash. Leather or tartan upholstery is also offered as a no-cost option.


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“The center console is composed of a head unit that looks like an aftermarket upgrade out of a ‘90s-era Civic.”

And don’t forget all that extra carbon fiber trim. For example, there’s a handmade carbon surround for the gauges, and there’s also carbon fiber doorsills. Custom carbon race seats keep passengers firmly in place.

Lastly, the Exige Cup 430 gets one of my favorite interior details – an open-gate shifter!


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Who doesn’t love an open-gate shifter? Bad people, that’s who.

Drivetrain

  • Mid-mounted supercharged 3.5-liter V-6
  • New supercharger from Edelbrock
  • 430 horsepower
  • 325 pound-feet of torque
  • Standard six-speed manual gearbox
  • 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds
  • 180-mph top speed

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“Providing the go is a supercharged 3.5-liter V-6, a powerplant that was developed from the Lotus Evora GT430”

Mounted in the middle of this thing is a new engine spec packing a good bit more power, which, if we’re honest, is a little unusual for Lotus. Typically, the brand focuses on shaving off weight and adding just a splash more power, but hey – we aren’t complaining.

Providing the go is a supercharged 3.5-liter V-6, a powerplant that was developed from the Lotus Evora GT430 and comes ready and willing thanks a new supercharger from California-based performance parts manufacturer Edelbrock. There’s also a new water-to-air charge cooler that allows the six to take on more boost. Complementing the blower is a revised intake and a larger throttle body as well, while a new oil cooler keeps it all as reliable as possible.

There’s also a high-flow titanium exhaust as standard, which Lotus promises will sound “like to other Exige at speed.” Redline is set at 7,000 rpm.

Wind it out, and output peaks at 430 horses, arriving at redline. Max twist is rated at 440 Nm (325 pound-feet), arriving at 4,000 rpm. That’s a meaty 55 extra horsepower than what you get in the Exige Cup 380, a 13-percent increase. It’s also 24 percent more go than what you get in the Exige Sport 350. And that means the Cup 430 gets a vastly improved power-to-weight ratio (more on that in the next section).

“Putting the power to the rear axle is a standard six-speed manual transmission.”

Putting the power to the rear axle is a standard six-speed manual transmission, which comes equipped with a new high-performance clutch. Diameter is now up to 240 mm, 12 mm more than the Exige Cup 380, yielding an 11-percent increase in clutch surface area.

Properly motivated, the Lotus Exige Cup 430 does the 0-to-60 mph sprint in 3.2 seconds, while top speed is rated at 180 mph.

Chassis And Handling

  • Supercharger adds weight
  • Still lighter compared to predecessor
  • 407 horsepower per metric tonne
  • More dowforce in front for better turn-in
  • Suspension offers loads of adjustability

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“The Exige Cup 430 cuts a full 29 kg (63.9 pounds) compared to the preceding Exige 380.”

As expected, the Exige Cup 430 is sprightlier than its predecessors, cutting weight in Lotus’ never-ending quest to add lightness. Carbon fiber is used extensively, which also increases torsional rigidity while reducing heft. Composite components include the front splitter, the front access panel, the roof, the diffuser surround, the air intake side pods, the one-piece tailgate, and of course that enormous rear wing.

Further weight savings were made with the new front and rear clamshell covers, which cut 6.8 kg (15 pounds) by themselves. A new exhaust cuts out 10 kg (22 pounds) past the rear axle, helping to even out the weight distribution, while the aluminum diffuser cuts 1 kg (2.2 pounds). Finally, the interior is 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) lighter than the Exige Cup 380.

All told, the Exige Cup 430 cuts a full 29 kg (63.9 pounds) compared to the preceding Exige 380. However, that substantial weight savings is offset by the heavier engine and drivetrain configuration, with the charge cooler and cooling system adding 15 kg (33.1 pounds), the heavy-duty clutch adding 0.8 kg (1.8 pounds), and the larger brake discs adding 1.2 kg (2.6 pounds). The final unladen weight for the 430 comes to 1,093 kg (2,410 pounds), while the dry weight is 1,059 kg (2,335 pounds). If you want the lightest configuration possible, Lotus is offering an air bag delete that brings the dry weight down to 1,056 (2,328 pounds). Impressively, that’s still at least 12 kg (26.5 pounds) lighter overall than its predecessor.

Combined with the healthier engine spec, the lower curb weight blesses the Exige Cup 430 with a fantastic power-to-weight ratio, rocking as much as 407 horsepower per metric tonne (2,205 pounds), up from the previous model’s 355 horsepower per tonne.

True to form, the Exige Cup 430 gets the proper chassis and handling upgrades to complement the increased power-to-weight. For starters, the downforce ratio between to tail and nose is now higher in front, with as much as 45 percent of the available aero centered over the front axle (as compared to the Exige Cup 380’s 36 percent front aero ratio). This increase to the front downforce allows for more precise turn-in at speed thanks to the greater grip levels.


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“The downforce ratio between to tail and nose is now higher in front, with as much as 45 percent of the available aero centered over the front axle.”

Taking advantage of the stick is a variable traction control system, which is tweaked via a rotary switch on the steering column. The system is only active when the ESP is turned off, and offers six settings for more or less wheel slip as desired. These include 1 percent slip, 3 percent slip, 6 percent slip, 9 percent slip, and 12 percent slip, plus an off setting if you wanna go full Stig Mode.

Complementing the extra aero grip is a high-performance suspension set-up that comes standard with Nitron three-way adjustable shocks, offering variable settings for the rebound, low-speed compression, and high-speed compression. Further tunability comes from the adjustable front and rear sway bars provided by Eibach, which are also included as standard equipment. The steering arm geometry was also revised to help alleviate bump steer.

“Complementing the extra aero grip is a high-performance suspension set-up that comes standard with Nitron three-way adjustable shocks.”

The Exige Cup 430 should stop quite well thanks to “some of the largest calipers and rotors of any Lotus road car.” These include forged four-pot AP Racing calipers, which bite down on two-piece J-hook discs with a high thermal capacity.

In terms of safety, the lightweight track star gets a roll-over bar made from T45 steel, as well as a new seatbelt anchorage frame (which actually cuts 1.2 kg, or 2.6 pounds), an electrical cut-off, and a fire extinguisher. There’s also a front towing eye, just in case you bin it.

Finally, Michelin’s Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires make the thing grip, measuring in at 215/45 in front and 285/30 in back.

Prices


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For those that are interested, Lotus is offering the Exige Cup 430 with a variety of options by way of the Lotus Exclusive program. The car is available for order now, with pricing is set at 99,800 pounds in the U.K., 127,500 euros in Germany, and 128,600 euros in France.

No word on whether or not this thing will arrive in the U.S., but odds are against it. And that’s a shame, really.

Competition

Porsche 911 Carrera GTS


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While certainly a bit more plush than the Lotus, this 911 is still a mighty performance machine in and of itself. Motivated by as much as 450 horsepower, the Carrera GTS can hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, continuing on to a top speed of 193 mph. RWD comes as standard, but AWD versions are offered as well. You can also drop a bit more cash on a PDK automatic transmission if you want, which slices the 60-mph benchmark down to 3.5 seconds.

Read our full review on the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.

BAC Mono


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Simple, lightweight, and track-focused – BAC does all those things just as well with the Mono. With as much as 525 horsepower per tonne, the Mono is a real rocket ship, scooting to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 170 mph. This thing also weighs less than 1,300 pounds, and is propelled by a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 300 horsepower. So yeah, it’s quick, but it’s also so stripped down, it makes the Lotus look like a Bentley.

Read our full review on the 2017 BAC Mono.

Conclusion


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It’s great to see Lotus back on track following that rough patch it had a little while ago. Now, it appears to be producing cars that offer all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the brand, making the formula work in an age when highly complex technology seems to be all the rage. All told, it’s that simple, lightweight approach that makes Lotus so attractive, especially in a segment that’s adding batteries, hybrid systems, and other weighty equipment as the solution to going faster.

Thing is, the Exige Cup 430 is unique in that its not only lighter than it’s predecessor, but it also adds significant levels of power. And you don’t always see that from the British brand.

“This is the car that we have always wanted to build, and I am sure that all Lotus enthusiasts will be delighted with the end product,” says Jean-Marc Gales, Group Lotus CEO. “As well as a significant power hike, the Cup 430 has benefitted from the extensive development in areas essential to Lotus’ DNA, in order to ensure that the full potential of the Exige’s incredible chassis can be exploited.”

All told, this giant killer is a serious slice of motorsport-inspired performance. It’s the Exige in it’s top street-legal form, a leveled-up two-seater with enough go to put the bigger, badder competition to shame. And we like that.

  • Leave it
    • Very expensive
    • Not exactly luxurious
    • Almost definitely not coming to the U.S.

References

Lotus Exige


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lotus Exige.


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lotus Exige 380.


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lotus 3-Eleven.


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lotus Evora GT430.

PostHeaderIcon Lotus Aims For Different Sports Cars As New Long-Term Strategy Kicks Off

Now that it’s found the safe and comfortable arms of burgeoning Chinese auto conglomerate Geely, Lotus isn’t wasting any time putting a new long-term strategy in place. The things that financial stability can do, right? Part of this strategy involves a 10-year plan that, according to CEO Jean Marc Giles, will bring life to a new generation of sports cars that will be different from the current models that the company has in the market today.

In a conversation with Top Gear, Giles didn’t outline the specifics behind the new strategy, but he did say that priority will be placed on a number of different options. The man credited for steering Lotus back to solid footing added that the company needs to evolve with the times and adapt to the trends that are shaping the industry today, including electrification and the development of a future SUV. These items are all part of Lotus’ 10-year plan, which it expects to kick off in 2018, two years ahead of the first Lotus model that will be the physical representation of that plan. To those expecting more of the same from Lotus, a recalibration of expectation is probably warranted in light of Giles also saying that these new-era Lotus models will be different from anything we’ve seen from the company. That said, just because they’re going to be different, it doesn’t mean that they’re going to be robbed of the very qualities that helped Lotus become one of the most famous sports car companies in the world. All future models will still put premium importance on being light in weight, agile in handling, and affordable in price. In other words, the core foundation of Lotus will remain intact; the only thing different will be on how Lotus builds off that old foundation and creates something new and better over the next decade. On that note, I’m excited to see what the future looks like for the automaker. It’s been too long since we really got excited about Lotus as a brand. But then again, better late than never.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

Time to see what you’re made of, Lotus


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“Lotus’ 10-year plan includes electrification and the development of a future SUV.”

It’s low-lying fruit, sure, but I’ll say it nevertheless. It’s a new era for Lotus and one that looks to have a bright future for the British sports car brand. One of the important things that Jean Marc Giles touched on was that the different things we can expect from the company’s future models will be noticeable on the surface. But everything else, especially quintessential Lotus expertise in handling and performance, will still abide by all the foundational characteristics that the company has had since its inception.

It’s hard to tell what we can expect from Lotus as it unveils its new 10-year plan, but I am optimistic that the British car brand will thrive under the ownership of Geely. We’ve already seen what Volvo has become since the Chinese auto brand acquired it and there’s no reason to doubt that the same thing can happen to Lotus if it succeeds in rolling out its new long-term plan. There’s certainly a lot of expectation now that Lotus doesn’t have to worry about having enough money to see its plans through. It’s rich in resources now that it has Geely by its side so the onus now is on the company itself to prove that it can still thrive in an industry that continues to evolve by the day.

We’re going to find out soon enough what Lotus can do now that it has a lot of resources at its disposal. The smart money is on the company to take its status to another level and finally become the automaker we’ve always wanted it to be. Only time will tell if it can get to that level, but this new 10-year plan, if executed properly, is a good way to build some momentum towards becoming a legitimate threat to all other established sports cars out there.

All eyes are on you, Lotus. Time to see what you’re really made of.

Reference


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Read our full review on the 2020 Lotus SUV.



Read more Lotus news.

PostHeaderIcon Lotus Exige Cup 430 Is the Most Extreme Yet

‘Extreme’ is a word that can be used to describe pretty much all Cup models from Lotus. But this new one gives the whole new meaning to the word and pushes the boundaries of extremeness further than ever. The 2018 Lotus Exige Cup 430 is, as Lotus themselves put it, a fire-breathing savage. 

Now, there is a certain degree of hyperbole in that. But with 430 horsepower and dry weight of 1,056 kg, Lotus Exige Cup 430 is definitely quite a serious machine. That is a power to weight ratio of 407 hp / tonne which is higher than any Cup model ever. The 3.5-litre supercharged and charge cooled V6 responsible for that also makes 440 Nm (325 lbft) of torque. But it deliver that torque from 4,000 rpm, which means you have to rev the nuts of the engine to get it going, which is, of course, a characteristic of the Exige.

Performance-wise, Lotus Exige Cup 430 sprints from 0 to 60 3.2 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds) on to a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). The sports car comes with a new aero kit – consisting of front splitter, front access panel, roof, diffuser surround, large aperture air-intake side pods, one-piece tailgate and the race derived rear wing – capable of generating 220 kg of downforce, and that’s how it can lap the company’s Hethel circuit in 1 minute 24.8 seconds.








Other notable highlights of Cup 430 include four-piston AP Racing brake calipers and new performance two-piece, J-hook brake discs, close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission, T45 steel roll over bar, new seatbelt anchorage frame (saving 1.2 kg), a Lithium-Ion battery and front towing eye plus air con and stereo if you want them. Prices start at £99,800 (UK), €127,500 (Germany) and €128,600 (France).

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Exige Cup 430 Is the Most Extreme Yet

‘Extreme’ is a word that can be used to describe pretty much all Cup models from Lotus. But this new one gives the whole new meaning to the word and pushes the boundaries of extremeness further than ever. The 2018 Lotus Exige Cup 430 is, as Lotus themselves put it, a fire-breathing savage. 

Now, there is a certain degree of hyperbole in that. But with 430 horsepower and dry weight of 1,056 kg, Lotus Exige Cup 430 is definitely quite a serious machine. That is a power to weight ratio of 407 hp / tonne which is higher than any Cup model ever. The 3.5-litre supercharged and charge cooled V6 responsible for that also makes 440 Nm (325 lbft) of torque. But it deliver that torque from 4,000 rpm, which means you have to rev the nuts of the engine to get it going, which is, of course, a characteristic of the Exige.

Performance-wise, Lotus Exige Cup 430 sprints from 0 to 60 3.2 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds) on to a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). The sports car comes with a new aero kit – consisting of front splitter, front access panel, roof, diffuser surround, large aperture air-intake side pods, one-piece tailgate and the race derived rear wing – capable of generating 220 kg of downforce, and that’s how it can lap the company’s Hethel circuit in 1 minute 24.8 seconds.








Other notable highlights of Cup 430 include four-piston AP Racing brake calipers and new performance two-piece, J-hook brake discs, close-ratio, six-speed manual transmission, T45 steel roll over bar, new seatbelt anchorage frame (saving 1.2 kg), a Lithium-Ion battery and front towing eye plus air con and stereo if you want them. Prices start at £99,800 (UK), €127,500 (Germany) and €128,600 (France).

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus SUV

2020 Lotus SUV

The idea of a Lotus crossover might make some fans of the British sports carmaker a little squeamish, but if Lotus is going to stick around, it’s going to need a higher-volume model with more mass-market appeal. Lotus CEO Jean-Mark Gales has already revealed that the automaker is developing a compact crossover, but we still don’t know much about its underpinnings and design. However, a batch of patent images that surfaced the Web recently provided some hints as to what the British crossover will look like, and our designer created a new rendering of the vehicle.

So what do we actually know about this crossover so far? First, it will be built in China and launched exclusively in that market before expanding to Europe and Japan. No word on U.S. availability just yet, but it’s very likely that North America will get it too. Second, Lotus aims to win SUV enthusiasts with one of the lightest and most dynamic vehicles on the market. “The SUV market changes as well – it’s not just cars that are six feet high and wide now, it’s a huge market that’s becoming more segmented. There is a niche within that for a Lotus crossover that is light and aerodynamic and handles like nothing else. We’re working on it. The new board needs to pass it, but the future is very bright,” Giles told Autocar in October 2017.

Continue reading to learn more about Lotus’ future SUV.

Exterior

  • Patent images confirm Exige-inspired design
  • Sporty design
  • Coupe-style roof
  • Motorsport-inspired gas cap
  • Big rear diffuser

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“The patent images confirm what we already knew: that its design will share many design cues with existing Lotus cars”

The patent images confirm what we knew from the day that the first rumor of a Lotus SUV surfaced the Interwebz: that its design will share many design cues with existing sports cars. Up front, we can see a pair of sleek, swept-back headlamps and a big center grille flanked by large outlets at each corner. These features remind of both the Elise and Exige, but the latter appears to have had a bigger role in inspiring the SUV’s design.

Naturally, being an SUV, this Lotus will have a taller front section and a more massive bumper. The engine hood also has a simpler design, devoid of the vents and bulges usually found on sports cars.


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“Being an SUV, this Lotus will have a taller front section and a more massive front bumper”

The design changes radically onto the sides compared to other Lotus cars, which makes sense given that this is the company’s first crossover. But despite having a really tall beltline, four doors, and a long roof, it retains the sporty features that Lotus cars are known for. First up, notice how the beltline goes upward as it moves from the front fenders toward the rear fascia. It’s quite similar to the Exige, although the really wide C-pillar and the absence of a proper deck lid minimizes the effect. The side skirts are sporty too, with a deep crease on the lower areas of the doors. A particularly interesting feature is the gas cap mounted high on the C-pillar, a race-inspired detail that you don’t get to see on many crossovers.


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“The roof splits into some sort of flying buttress toward the back, yet another unique design element”

The roof splits into some sort of flying buttress toward the back, yet another unique design element. Too bad it’s only visible if you look at the vehicle from above. Around back, we can see more Lotus sports car-inspired features, starting with the large, round taillights and the big diffuser in the bumper. The latter sports three vertical fins in the middle and wide exhaust pipes at the corners.

All told, even though it’s a brand-new vehicle layout for the British brand, the crossover remains recognizable among other Lotus sports car. At least based on these patent images.

Rendering Comparison


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Our renderings are a few years apart, which explains the big design differences between them. The first rendering we made was created from a clean sheet, with no hints as to what Lotus may go for in terms of styling. Thinking into the future, we went for an evolution of the current design with slimmer headlamps and a more massive grille that went all the way to the ground. For the sides, we adopted a more conventional crossover styling with simple body panels and windows. As it turns out, we weren’t exactly close to Lotus’ vision for its first SUV. But needless to say, the real thing looks much more appealing.

Interior

  • Sporty features
  • Lightweight design
  • Seating for five people
  • Biggest Lotus trunk ever
  • Cramped space for rear-seat passengers

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Note: 2017 Lotus Evora GT430 pictured here.

“It's safe to assume that the cabin will focus on the driver and front passenger”

The patent images don’t include information about the interior, but it’s safe to assume that the cabin will focus on the driver and front passenger. It may be an SUV, but Lotus probably wants to keep some of the motorsport-inspired layout seen in its sports cars. Of course, there will be a focus on comfort too, as in this will be the company’s most comfortable interior yet, but don’t expect it to be as fancy as a Bentley Bentayga. Sports seats will likely be included in the standard package, but Lotus should also offer race-inspired unit optionally.

The crossover’s main feat will be the ability to provide seating for up to five people. A never-before-seen feature in a Lotus, it will make the SUV appealing to drivers looking for a compromise between performance and utility or even people in need of a daily driver that’s also suitable for a long vacation. On the other hand, given the size of the vehicle, rear space might be a bit cramped for tall passengers. The coupe-style roof doesn’t seem to leave room for too much headroom, while legroom won’t be as vast as in the front. The trunk doesn’t seem to be huge either, but it will be a massive upgrade compared to any other Lotus out there. A couple of suitcases and a big list of groceries shouldn’t be an issue for this crossover.

Drivetrain

  • Same Toyota-sourced engines?
  • At least two performance trims
  • Best power-to-weight ratio on the market?
  • Diesel and hybrid likely

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Note: Lotus Evora 410 engine pictured here.

“This is the area that will make or break the Lotus crossover, so expect Lotus to go all-out in developing the drivetrain and chassis”

This is the area that will make or break the Lotus crossover, so expect Lotus to go all-out in developing the drivetrain and chassis. Powering the crossover, Lotus could still use one or both of the Toyota-sourced powerplants used in other Lotus cars, like the 1.6-liter four-cylinder or the 3.5-liter V-6, both available with or without superchargers. Sticking with the tried-and-true design of its current model lineup, rather than giving the crossover a high-powered engine, Lotus will focus on a high power-to-weight ratio by making this one of the lightest crossovers in its segment, weighing about 440 pounds (200 kg) less than its rivals.

“After its initial Chinese debut, a diesel engine could also be included for the European market”

The SUV could arrive in several trims, starting with a base model rated at a little more than 100 horsepower and a more performance-oriented version with at least 200 horses.

After its initial Chinese debut, a diesel engine could also be included for the European market, but the big performance advantage could be an optional hybrid-based four-wheel drive that uses the engine to power the front wheels and motors to drive the rear. At this point, every scenario is possible since Lotus is looking to expand in every direction it can in order to get back in the game.

Prices


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It’s obviously too early to estimate pricing for the upcoming SUV, but I would be smart for Lotus to price this vehicle very close to the competition. The British firm will likely develop the crossover as a competitor for the Porsche Macan, which retails from around €56,300 in most European markest and from £45,915 in the United Kingdom. Not much is know about the company’s production output for the SUV, but it’s safe to assume that Lotus won’t be able to compete with Porsche in this department, at least not in the first couple of years. A lower production run usually means higher prices too, so be prepared to pay at least €60,000 and £50,000 before options. Should it come to the U.S., the Lotus SUV could retail from around $52,000.

Competition

Porsche Macan


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The Porsche Macan isn’t the only option on the compact crossover market, but it’s arguably the best suited to go against the upcoming Lotus SUV in terms of looks and performance. Essentially a shrunken Cayenne, the Macan borrows many styling cues from the iconic 911, which makes it one of the sportiest looking options in this niche. Drivetrain-wise, it comes in many forms, starting with a base model that uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The Macan S uses a 3.0-liter V-6 that delivers 340 horses and 339 pound-feet, while the Macan GTS gets its juice from the same engine, but rated at 360 horsepower and 369 pound-feet. The latter is probably the best option against the Lotus, as the extra oomph is backed by a new aerodynamic package and several weight-saving measures. Finally, there’s the Macan Turbo, which uses a twin-turbo, 3.6-liter V-6 that delivers an amazing 400 horsepower and 406 pound-feet. Opt for the Performance Package and the output increases to 440 horses and 443 pound-feet. A diesel version is also offered in certain markets, with either 211 or 258 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of twist. U.S. pricing starts from $47,800 and goes up to $77,200 for the Turbo version.

Read our full story on the 2017 Porsche Macan.

Audi RS Q3


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While BMW has yet to offer an M version of the X1, Audi is selling an RS variant of the Q3 since 2015. While the Q3 is not the sportiest SUV you can buy, the RS package adds a few interesting features, such as aluminum-look trim in the front bumper, which also has bigger vents, a roof spoiler, and a diffuser-like element with a larger exhaust pipe. The interior is wrapped almost entirely in black, which may be a tad too boring for some, but the RS bundle also brings sports seats either Alcantara/leather or Nappa leather, a bespoke instrument cluster, and new pedals. Power comes from a turbocharged, 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that sends 340 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. Audi also offers a Performance model, which comes with 367 horses and 343 pound-feet of twist on tap.

Read our full review of the 2017 Audi RS Q3.

Conclusion


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Crossovers and SUVs might be a soul-crushing proposition to the enthusiasts of any high-performance brand, but they are crucial to improving sales in global markets that crave space and utility. Just ask BMW and Porsche. Now with Bentley, Lamborghini, and Rolls-Royce getting in on the SUV/CUV market, this is a perfect opportunity for Lotus to step in with small CUV that exhibits the same lightweight characteristics and excellent handling capabilities of its past and present offerings. It’s also a great opportunity for the British firm to return to profitability after many difficult years.

  • Leave it
    • Might not be available in the U.S.
    • Likely to stir up controversy among Lotus purists

References

Lotus Evora


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410.



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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Elise Cup 260

Arguably the most iconic Lotus still in production, the Elise has been around for more than two decades. Now in its third generation, the tiny Elise is heading toward a major redesign that will bring a faster, lighter car into dealerships. But despite working on a brand-new model, Lotus isn’t yet willing to give up on the current Elise, and it keeps pushing the limits of the small roadster with all sorts of limited-edition packages and upgrades. With several new iterations launched in 2016 and 2017, Lotus has prepared yet another version of its supercharged two-door. It’s called the Cup 260 and its the lightest, quickest road-legal Elise built to date.

Developed as the company prepares for the 70th anniversary of when founder Colin Chapman built his first car in 1948, the Cup 260 is based on the Cup 250 model that came in 2016 and includes nearly all of the lightweight Elise Cup options as standard. It also sports the latest visual upgrades that Lotus introduced for the standard Elise, as well as a comprehensive aerodynamic package that adds a tremendous amount of downforce at high speeds. Naturally, it’s the quickest Elise on the brand’s Hethel track, and its production is limited to only a handful of examples. Find out more about that below.

Continue reading to learn more about the Lotus Elise Cup 260.

What makes the Lotus Elise Cup 260 special

Unique, Aggressive Exterior


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“The front bumper was revised with a wider and taller center grille”

A quick look at the Cup 260 will leave you wondering what changed compared to the Cup 250. Well, upgrades aren’t exactly visible upon first glance, but take a closer look and you’ll notice a few new features. For starters, there are a couple of louvers atop each front wheel fender. These vents not only give the Elise a more race-inspired look, but also reduce aerodynamic lift.

The front bumper was also revised with a wider and taller center grille, as well as significantly larger side vents. Down below, the standard carbon-fiber splitter has smaller winglets on the sides. Onto the sides, we can see a black panel on the rear fender, just below the intake that feeds air into the engine. The latter is also slightly different, now missing the center fin and sporting a fine mesh. Surprisingly enough, the Cup 250’s aggressive carbon-fiber side skirts have been removed.


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“Based on the Lotus 3-Eleven, the new rear wing turns the Elise into a full-fledged race car”

The rear end boasts the biggest change in terms of aerodynamics. While the Cup 250 has a pretty large wing, the Cup 260 gained a much bigger element that’s also mounted higher. Based on the rear wing of the bonkers Lotus 3-Eleven, this feature turns the Elise into a full-fledged race car. The huge wing is backed by a revised diffuser that’s smaller than the Cup 250’s, but exually aggressive. A center-mounted exhaust pipe and the Elise’s new taillights with smaller inner reverse lights round off the look.

The sports car is also equipped with ultra-lightweight, forged alloy wheels measuring 16 inches at the front and 17 inches in the rear, both wrapped in Yokohama Advan Neova tires. Much like the Cup 250, it comes with a wide array of carbon-fiber features, including the sill covers, roll hoop cover, front access panel, and engine cover. The motorsport-style polycarbonate backlight glass also helps cut down weight by at least 13 pounds.

Finally, the Elise Cup 260 has a laurel wreath decal on the left buttress and the Union Jack on both the rear wing endplates. Optionally, the car can be ordered in the iconic Championship Gold color, as seen in the official photos above.

Carbon-Fiber Seats and Trim


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“The carbon-fiber seats are wrapped in black Alcantara with red or yellow stitching”

The interior is pretty much identical to the Cup 250, featuring the same carbon-fiber race seats and open gearbox mechanism. The seats are wrapped in black Alcantara with red or yellow stitching, as are the door panels. The package also includes body-keyed color inserts in the seats, transmission console, HVAC trim, and window switches, which means you can have a bunch of cool Championship Gold accents inside the cabin. The exposed aluminum and carbon-fiber elements, including new instrument cluster cover, complete the race-inspired look. Options include an Acantara steering wheel and matching sill covers, leather or tartan trim packs for the seats and door panels. Tech geeks can also opt for an in-car entertainment system with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.

250 Horsepower and a Record Lap


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“Lotus upgraded the Toyota-sourced engine with new induction components and revised calibration”

Under the hood, the Cup 260 hides the same supercharged, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine as the Cup 250. However, Lotus upgraded the Toyota-sourced unit with new induction components and revised calibration. As a result, the engine now generates 250 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. That’s seven horsepower and four pound-feet more than the Cup 250. It might not seem like a lot on its own, but it makes a big difference when combined with the enhanced aerodynamics and the lighter body and chassis.

Specifically, the Cup 260 hits 60 mph from a standing start in 3.8 seconds, a tenth-second quicker than the Cup 250, and laps the Hethel track in just one minute and 32 seconds. That’s an impressive 2.5 seconds faster than the Elise Cup 250! This is obviously the result of the Cup 260 being 33 pounds lighter (1,989 pounds unladen and 1,900 pounds dry), but it’s also because the revised design and aero configuration generates up to 397 pounds of downforce at 151 mph, a 44-percent gain over the Cup 250.


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“The Cup 260 hits 60 mph from a standing start in 3.8 seconds”

The race-bred chassis is also responsabile for the outstanding performance. The roadster rides on a fully independent double wishbone suspension with an adjustable front anti-roll bar, Nitron coaxial coil springs, and, for the first time on an Elise, adjustable Nitron high-performance dampers. Stopping power comes from two-piece brake discs combined with AP Racing twin-piston calipers at the front axle and Brembo calipers to the rear wheels.

Limited Production Run


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Pricing information is not yet available, but the Elise Cup 260 will be limited to only 30 units. This means it will cost significantly more than the Cup 250, which retails from £45,60 in the United Kingdom and €61,100 in Germany. The Lotus Elise isn’t available in the United States due to safety regulations, so don’t get your hopes up on getting the Cup 260 on this side of the pond.

References

Lotus Elise


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Read our full review on the 2016 Lotus Elise Cup 250.


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Read our full review on the 2015 Lotus Elise S Cup.


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Read our full review on the 2017 Lotus Elise.

PostHeaderIcon Official: Lotus Elise Cup 260 Limited Edition

It feels like along time ago when Lotus came up with something their founder Colin Chapman would have been proud of. Now it seems the wait is over thanks to this, the ultra-rare Lotus Elise Cup 260. This would make Colin happy were he alive today, as confirmed by his son Clive.

What makes the Lotus Elise Cup 260 great is the recipe. It is the most Lotus-y Lotus of this past few years with a dry weight of 862 kg, moderate power of 250 hp, and 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds. The thing’s a no-nonsense performance car. It is a bit too fancy, though, for a blue-blooded sportscar what with all the carbon fiber lavished on it. But they are only making 30 of it, so that’s OK.

Clive Chapman, son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman and Director of Classic Team Lotus, said, “Each and every one of the sports cars produced by Group Lotus today carries the true spirit of Lotus, laid down by my father nearly 70 years ago. I am extremely proud that his legacy and achievements are being acknowledged and celebrated in this iconic version of the Elise.”

That carbon is what brings about that lightness. The aero kit featured on the Lotus Elise Cup 260 consists of carbon louvred front wheel-arch vents, lightweight carbon front splitter and wide high mounted rear wing. And it generates 180 kg of downforce at 151 mph. The 260 also features extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, adjustable front anti-roll bar, with Nitron coaxial coil springs and, for the first time on an Elise, adjustable Nitron high-performance dampers, and sticky Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R tires. These elements combine to deliver a lap of the Hethel track in just 1 minute 32 seconds, 2.5 seconds faster than the Elise Cup 250.






Lotus Elise Cup 260 Limited Edition Specs

PERFORMANCE ELISE CUP 260
Max power 250 hp at 7200 rpm

(253 PS)

Max torque 255 Nm at 4000 – 6500 rpm
0-60 mph 3.8 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.2 seconds
Max speed 151 mph (243 km/h)
Fuel Consumption mpg (l/100 km)
Urban

Extra Urban

Combined

28.0 (10.1)
47.1 (6.0)37.7 (7.5)
CO2 emissions 175 g/km
Kerb weight 902kg
Dry weight 869kg
Lightest possible dry weight 862kg

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PostHeaderIcon Sold! Geely’s Acquisition of Lotus Is Now Complete

After much talk about the fate of Lotus now that Geely was nearing the acquisition of the British sports car, both sides have finally hammered home a deal. Geely is now the new majority owner of Lotus. Strike the bells; the deal is done!

The finalized acquisition of Lotus puts Geely a step closer to becoming one of the most prominent Chinese automakers in the world. It already owns Volvo, which is coming off the heels of finalizing the separation of performance division Polestar with the latter now entrenched as a full-fledged performance brand. In addition, Geely also owns start-up Lynk & Co. and the London Taxi Company. The acquisition of a 51-percent ownership stake in Lotus means that Geely will now occupy three of the five seats on Lotus’ Board of Directors with the remaining two seats going to Malaysian Erika Automotive, which retains the other 49 percent stake in the British sports car brand. All three seats are now occupied by some of the most notable higher-ups within Geely, including executive vice president Daniel Donghui Li, who has been named the Chairman of the Board. In addition, Fen Qing Feng and Nathan Yu Ning have also been appointed to the Board on behalf of the Chinese auto conglomerate. Now that the acquisition is complete, Geely can now move forward with its plans for Lotus and take the company to heights it has never reached in the past. Perhaps those rumors of a Lotus SUV will finally come to fruition.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

What can we expect from Lotus moving forward?


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At this point, anything’s now possible with Lotus. Remember, the automaker may not have had the most stable of histories, but it has rebounded quite impressively in the last couple of years. It’s already turned a profit in the first half of 2017 under the leadership of CEO Jean-Marc Gales, who not surprisingly was retained as the automaker’s chief executive. Sales have been good for Lotus this year as the company has also reported a sales increase of 10 percent year-on-year, so that’s another aspect where the automaker is trending up.

“The financial stability that comes with Geely’s majority acquisition could be the game-changing break the British automaker needed”

As healthy as Lotus has looked though, the financial stability that comes with Geely’s majority acquisition could be the game-changing break the British automaker needed to help evolve it from a niche sports car brand into a truly global company. Remember the rumors about a possible Lotus SUV coming in the next few years? That becomes a big possibility now, maybe even an inevitability depending on how serious Geely is in expanding Lotus’ lineup beyond all the lightweight special edition sports cars it currently builds.

Beyond the rumored Lotus SUV, the acquisition also helps open new doors for Lotus on the technological sphere. It may run counter to Lotus’ roots as a sports car brand, but could it be that we end up seeing hybrid versions of its models, let alone fully electric sports cars or even autonomous driving cars in the future? That’s now in play though I don’t know if it will be good for Lotus.

“Lotus now has the money to work on either expanding its model lineup, improve on its current range, or do whatever it is it thinks it needs to do to get a better foothold in the entire auto industry”

Regardless of all the rumors that are popping up right now, what’s important is that Geely’s majority acquisition of the brand now puts it in a place it has rarely been in over the past decade or so. Lotus now has the money to work on either expanding its model lineup, improve on its current range, or do whatever it is it thinks it needs to do to get a better foothold in the entire auto industry.

Suddenly, Lotus’ future is looking as bright as it’s ever been now that Geely’s in the fold. I’d be lying if I said I’m not excited about the possibilities. The company’s new Chairman of the Board, Daniel Donghui Li, seems to think so too. “With the transaction completion we now look forward to working with our partners to develop the Lotus brand into a globally competitive brand and a well-recognized leader in the sports car market,” he said.

“We are extremely confident that Lotus will go above and beyond the expectations of the automotive industry and consumer base in the near future.”

References


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Read our full speculative review on the 2018 Lotus SUV.


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PostHeaderIcon Geely Holding now controls Lotus

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) completed today the transaction to buy a majority stake in the British luxury sports brand Lotus.
Geely Holding owns now a majority stake of 51% in Lotus Advance Technologies Sdn Bhd (Lotus) with a minority 49% being held by Etika Automotive (Etika), a Malaysian automotive group.

The new board of directors is now formed by 3 Geely members and 2 assigned by Etika, which means that no occidental company is playing any role, at least directly in Lotus strategic decisions.


Will this be positive for the company? We’re not sure, anyhow and before we jump to conclusions, we shall remember that Volvo itself is owned by non-Swedish capital mainly controlled by Geely, and the company is succeeding not only in Europe but also in the US market, with attractive new models and state of the art technology built into the vehicles – just take a look at the new Volvo XC40 and you’ll see what we mean.

Mr. Daniel Donghui Li the new Lotus Chairman commented:

With the transaction completion we now look forward to working with our partners to develop the Lotus brand into a globally competitive brand and a well recognised leader in the sports car market. We are extremely confident that Lotus will go above and beyond the expectations of the automotive industry and consumer base in the near future.

Mr. Jean-Marc Gales, who joined the company in 2014, will continue in his role at Lotus as the Chief Executive Officer; he also stated:

Following a successful business turnaround, the Lotus brand has never been in a stronger position and we are now perfectly positioned for growth. We are producing the best cars in the company’s history and are currently developing next generation of sports luxury vehicles which will continue to demonstrate the Lotus brand values of class-leading vehicle dynamics, light weighting, styling and aerodynamics by leveraging Geely Holding’s global strengths and resources.

Let’s hope Geely acts the same way they did with Volvo and have great success in the market making Lotus big again; we don’t want to see any Lotus with “funny eyes”!

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PostHeaderIcon Now that Lotus is Free to Expand, Will an SUV be in the Works?

Now that beleaguered sports car brand Lotus is in the safe and stable arms of new parent firm Geely, there’s a lot of optimism and excitement surrounding the British automaker. One potential model that could finally materialize in the coming years is a Lotus SUV, which technically has been in the pipeline for well over a decade now. Not it appears close to reality as it’s ever been, and we could have Geely to thank for it.

To be clear, neither Lotus nor Geely have specifically identified an SUV as a future Lotus model. But Carl-Peter Forster, Geely board member and chairman of Geely-owned London taxi maker LEVC, hinted to Automotive News at the Frankfurt Motor Show about the possibility of seeing a Lotus SUV in the future. The main goal of Geely at this point is to look at possible avenues by which it can expand Lotus without diluting the brand’s status as a maker of lightweight sports cars. One way to do that is to build an SUV, something that Lotus has been keen on building since it introduced the APX CUV all the way back at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show. Nothing came out of those plans because Lotus didn’t have the money to build one, but with Geely now providing financial support, the possibilities are now open for Lotus to literally, in Forster’s own words, produce “any size of car and any number of cars.” Whether this pans out or not is another matter entirely. But consider a Lotus SUV as a viable possibility now, something that wouldn’t have happened had Geely not stepped in to buy the company.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

How do you feel about a Lotus SUV?


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Talks of a Lotus SUV just refuses to die. The APX crossover may have been the first sign that the British automaker was planning to build one, but it certainly wasn’t the last. As recently as two years ago, Lotus once again made headlines with rumors that it was looking into building a model that would not only compete against the Porsche Macan but would be offered in some of the world’s biggest markets, including China. Again, nothing came out of it, largely because Lotus didn’t have the finances to absorb the costs of building one.

“The APX crossover may have been the first sign that the British automaker was planning to build one, but it certainly wasn’t the last.”

It’s a far different story now that the British brand has Geely’s financial might to fall back on. Suddenly, a Lotus SUV isn’t so much of a pipe dream anymore as it is a legitimate possibility. Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has been a vocal advocate of an SUV for much of his time as the company’s head honcho, so the pieces are definitely in place to make it happen.

If it does come to fruition, the biggest factor is going to be Geely. As the new parent company of Lotus, it’s going to become the source of funding for the British brand to get its off SUV project off the ground. Geely’s experience in bringing Volvo back from the ashes could also be helpful in this regard. Then there’s the possible synergy with London taxi maker LEVC, which also happens to be owned by Geely. LEVC has a new plug-in hybrid London taxi that makes use of a lightweight aluminum platform, something that Lotus can make good use of should it decide to build an SUV.

“There’s a way for the company to do it now because it has the resources to make it happen”

The likelihood of seeing a Lotus SUV is more real and feasible now than it ever has been in the past. There’s a way for the company to do it now because it has the resources to make it happen. All that is left at this point is for Lotus to fully dedicate itself to finally bringing such a model to life. If it does, we could finally be well on our way to seeing that Porsche Macan competitor that we’ve all been waiting for.

References


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Read our full speculative review on the 2018 Lotus SUV.


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Read our full review on the Lotus APX.


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PostHeaderIcon Lotus History and Photo Gallery

Fast. Furious. Lotus. After taking one glance at a Lotus automobile racing down the road, it is unequivocally clear that there is something special about this type of vehicle.  Whether it is a Lotus Elise S1, a Lotus GT1 Road Car or anything in between, Lotus Cars have a reputation for being sleek, sporty, and above all, fast. The history of the Lotus vehicle began with a man by the name of Colin Chapman.

Originally, University College, London graduate and thriving engineer, Colin Chapman created the company under the name Lotus Engineering Ltd. in 1952. The Lotus Car Company was based at a former World War II airfield in Norfolk a British producer of sports cars and racing cars alike. Moreover, Lotus Cars also owns the famous engineering consulting firm titled Lotus Engineering, and is based in all of the following locations: the United Kingdom, the United States,Malaysia and China. Presently, the company is owned by Proton.

In 1948, the type one trials special was the first Lotus car built and it possessed quite definitive features. Based on a 1930 Austin 7 saloon, Chapman made sure that the car could withstand great distress, making the strength of the vehicle a vital element for all Lotus cars to come. The strength of the car was accomplished by guaranteeing that every single panel in the body of the vehicle was stressed so that it would be able to withstand strain and pressure without weighing down the automobile gratuitously.  Ultimately, this approach of ensuring a strong car body accompanied by a lightweight feel became a philosophy that has transcended throughout the Lotus tradition. Eventually, the Lotus Group of Companies was formed in 1959. This grouping of companies was comprised of Lotus Cars Limited and Lotus Components Limited, which focused correspondingly on the production of road vehicles and competitive car production.






The company has seen most of its success with the addition of the Lotus Formula One car. While Stirling Moss achieved success in the marque’s very first Grand Prix in 1960 by driving a Lotus 18, true acclamation came in the year 1963. With his foot on the pedal of a Lotus 25, Jim Clark landed Lotus a title for its first F1 World Constructors Championship. Unfortunately, Clark met a tragic fate in the very brand of car that won him a Championship title, as he crashed a Formula Two Lotus 48 while racing.






In 1992, Team Lotus launched Classic Team Lotus and continues to uphold and sustain Lotus F1 FIA in Historic Formula One Championship by keeping the business all in the family under the supervision of Colin Chapman’s son, Clive.






Lotus model cars include the Lotus Elise, Lotus Exige, Lotus Exige S, Lotus Evora, Lotus 2-Eleven and Lotus T125 Exos, most of which you can still buy in the condition of used cars.

It’s been only a few weeks since I started looking for some of these pearls; during a vacation trip I was searching for used cars in London and found a lot of these Lotus gems.

Grab one while you can!

 

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus History and Photo Gallery

Fast. Furious. Lotus. After taking one glance at a Lotus automobile racing down the road, it is unequivocally clear that there is something special about this type of vehicle.  Whether it is a Lotus Elise S1, a Lotus GT1 Road Car or anything in between, Lotus Cars have a reputation for being sleek, sporty, and above all, fast. The history of the Lotus vehicle began with a man by the name of Colin Chapman.

Originally, University College, London graduate and thriving engineer, Colin Chapman created the company under the name Lotus Engineering Ltd. in 1952. The Lotus Car Company was based at a former World War II airfield in Norfolk a British producer of sports cars and racing cars alike. Moreover, Lotus Cars also owns the famous engineering consulting firm titled Lotus Engineering, and is based in all of the following locations: the United Kingdom, the United States,Malaysia and China. Presently, the company is owned by Proton.

In 1948, the type one trials special was the first Lotus car built and it possessed quite definitive features. Based on a 1930 Austin 7 saloon, Chapman made sure that the car could withstand great distress, making the strength of the vehicle a vital element for all Lotus cars to come. The strength of the car was accomplished by guaranteeing that every single panel in the body of the vehicle was stressed so that it would be able to withstand strain and pressure without weighing down the automobile gratuitously.  Ultimately, this approach of ensuring a strong car body accompanied by a lightweight feel became a philosophy that has transcended throughout the Lotus tradition. Eventually, the Lotus Group of Companies was formed in 1959. This grouping of companies was comprised of Lotus Cars Limited and Lotus Components Limited, which focused correspondingly on the production of road vehicles and competitive car production.






The company has seen most of its success with the addition of the Lotus Formula One car. While Stirling Moss achieved success in the marque’s very first Grand Prix in 1960 by driving a Lotus 18, true acclamation came in the year 1963. With his foot on the pedal of a Lotus 25, Jim Clark landed Lotus a title for its first F1 World Constructors Championship. Unfortunately, Clark met a tragic fate in the very brand of car that won him a Championship title, as he crashed a Formula Two Lotus 48 while racing.






In 1992, Team Lotus launched Classic Team Lotus and continues to uphold and sustain Lotus F1 FIA in Historic Formula One Championship by keeping the business all in the family under the supervision of Colin Chapman’s son, Clive.






Lotus model cars include the Lotus Elise, Lotus Exige, Lotus Exige S, Lotus Evora, Lotus 2-Eleven and Lotus T125 Exos, most of which you can still buy in the condition of used cars.

It’s been only a few weeks since I started looking for some of these pearls; during a vacation trip I was searching for used cars in London and found a lot of these Lotus gems.

Grab one while you can!

 

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Evora GT430 Sport – Specs and Details

While they still have no plans for a new product, Lotus are trying to stay relevant by constantly upgrading their current models. The latest of these efforts is this, the Lotus Evora GT430 Sport, which, they say, is designed to appeal to a wider range of customers.

This is, presumably, for those who find the Evora 400 and 410 a little too weak and believe an extra 20 hp would make a world of difference. In fairness though, Lotus Evora GT430 Sport does offer a wide range of choices including two body options and a choice of manual or automatic transmission. It also comes with a new carbon aero kit featuring a splitter, a large, profiled carbon wing and louvers on top of each front wheel arch which reduce pressure within the front wheel arches together with wider wheels and tyres. It’s a tad heavier than regular models, but downforce advantages are significant.






With a 3.5 liter V6 churning out 430 hp and 440 Nm of torque (automatic version: 450 Nm), Lotus Evora GT430 Sport has a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds. Interestingly, the automatic is faster thanks to an optimised gearbox ECU for ultra-fast changes. Also standard on this model are Öhlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers, J-grooved and ventilated brake discs – paired with AP Racing four-piston calipers all round, a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) and an adjustable traction control system. As for creature comforts, you can have some leather and Alcantara inside plus an infotainment screen with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera.

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Strikes Gold With Its Special Edition Models

You would think that an automaker is asking for a death knell if it pinned its business and financial hopes on the strategy of flooding the market with special edition models. it’s a completely unorthodox strategy that will more than likely lead to despair, and yet, stranger things have happened in the auto industry. Well, prepare yourselves for a doozy of a reversal of fortune because, after years of bleeding money, Lotus has finally turned in a profit. A pre-tax one, sure, but still, a profit nonetheless. The British automaker said as much when it announced its financial returns from the 2016 – 2017 financial year, indicating pre-tax profits amounting to $2.6 million. Normally, that kind of financial report would lead to heads rolling at an alarming rate, but considering that the company lost $21 million pre-tax from the previous financial year (2015 – 2016), this is cause for celebration.

To be clear, the company is still in the red some $14.5 million after taxes and other expenses. It still has a ways to go before it can return to self-sustaining status, but again, perspectives matter. In this case, a loss of $14.5 million in 2016 – 2017 is a remarkable improvement from the $53.5 million it lost in the 2015 – 2016 financial year. According to Lotus, this incredible financial turnaround was largely because of a number of significant reasons, including an expanded dealership network, financial security from new owner Geely, and a revamped product portfolio that really flexed its muscles the past year, thanks in large part to the high number of special edition models the company released in the last 12 months.

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Evora GT430

Feast your eyes on this beauty. This is the new Lotus Evora GT430 and it’s the fastest, lightest, and most powerful road-going Lotus ever made. That’s a lot of superlatives right there, and for good reason. No other production Lotus in the company’s long and proud history can match wits with the Evora GT430, and that includes the Evora 410, the predecessor to the GT430 that also held all those titles before the Evora GT430 came along.

There are a lot of reasons to get excited about Lotus’ new baby, not the least of which are the distinctions that it already has. In addition to that, though, this two-seater sports car is also going to be a lot more exclusive than any special edition Lotus Evora before it. Only 60 units are planned for the model. Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales calls the Evora GT430 “a true track-and-back sports car,” and there’s really no reason to argue those sentiments. It looks like an all-conquering roadster, has a surprisingly posh interior, and packs enough power to reach speeds in excess of 190 mph. Really, what more do you want out of a Lotus that the Evora GT430 doesn’t provide?

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PostHeaderIcon Official: Lotus Evora GT430

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Well, granted, this is not an entirely new product and we’re starting to feel Lotus will never again make an entirely new product. But the new Lotus Evora GT430 limited edition has something else going for it and that is the fact it is the most powerful road-going Lotus ever. 

Packing 430 hp and 440 nm, hence the name Lotus Evora GT430, from a 3.5-litre V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine, this aggressive looking sports of which only 60 copies will be made is pretty quick with a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, and atop speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). That is not all down to the power. Weight also comes into focus here, or rather lack thereof. The GT430 is only 1,285 kg, which is remarkable considering it has one of the largest aero kits ever fitted to a road going car.

That aero kit, featuring a new carbon fibre splitter, air blades and louvers positioned on top of each front wheel arch, one-piece carbon tailgate, carbon diffuser and large rear wing, guarantees the legendary Lotus handling at high speed by generating 250 kg of downforce. But again, it’s not just aerodynamics that gives Lotus Evora GT430 its housefly-like reflexes. Other contributing factors include Lotus-tuned, Öhlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers, six-speed manual gearbox features a low-inertia, single-mass flywheel, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and  AP Racing four-piston calipers all round for optimum stopping power.

Lotus has not yet revealed how much this exquisite piece of machinery costs.

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Elise Cup 250 Specs and Details

Lotus Elise Cup 250

There have been many different versions of the Elise over the years, but with this last one Lotus claims they have made the best one yet. That has to do with the British company’s obsession with light weight, since this new Lotus Elise Cup 250 tips the scale at just  884 kg. 

And if you think that is remarkable wait until you hear about the lightweight options they offer, bringing that weight down to 864 kg. Given that Lotus Elise Cup 250 packs 243 horsepower that means the sports car has a power to weight ratio of 283 hp per tonne, which is how it achieves its 0 to 60 mph time of 3.9 seconds. Better than the straight line performance, though, is the way this thing corners, which is like a fly!

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Among the main performance highlights of Lotus Elise Cup 250 there is the revised dampers and ultra-lightweight forged wheels with Yokohama Advan A048 LTS tyres – 225/45 ZR17 at the rear and 195/50 ZR16 at the front, six-speed manual gearbox, a carbon fiber aero package capable of generating 125 kg of downforce at 140 mph (top speed is 154 mph), fully independent double wishbone suspension and a front anti-roll bar, coupled with Bilstein high-performance dampers and Eibach coaxial coil springs front and rear.

The extra weight saving measures include Lithium-Ion battery, Lotus’ hand crafted carbon race seats, ultra-lightweight motorsport forged alloy wheels and a polycarbonate rear screen, plus carbon components including face-level vents (-0.3 kg), HVAC surrounds (-0.1 kg), and sill covers (-0.8 kg) for the interior.

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PostHeaderIcon Lotus Finally Gets A New Owner!

For the longest time, Lotus seemed like the most under-utilized car company in the industry. At the very least, it ranks high on the list of automakers that have failed to live up to its potential. Fortunately, things are now taking a turn for the better for the beleaguered British automaker as Hong Kong-based automaker Geely acquires a 51-percent share in Lotus from its parent company, Proton.

In addition to the 51-percent stake in Lotus, Geely is also acquiring a 49.9 percent stake in Proton itself from the company’s parent firm, Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom. The movement of all these chess pieces means Lotus is free from its struggling past ownership and under the watchful eye of Geely, the fledgling Chinese automaker responsible for reviving Volvo. Geely’s assumed goal to do the same for Lotus, which is largely credited for introducing some of the best handling, lightweight sports cars back in its heyday. It’s been a while since Lotus was a relevant name in the auto industry, but with Geely now in charge, there’s a lot of optimism in the air.

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PostHeaderIcon Get Your Simplified Lightness On With The Lotus Exige Cup 380

Lotus has been pumping out successively quicker iterations of the Exige for several years now, including the Sport 350 unveiled in 2015, and the Sport 380 that dropped early last year. The latest is this – the Exige Cup 380, a car Lotus is calling the “ultimate track-and-back street-legal Lotus.” Essentially an even more focused iteration of the Sport 380, the Cup 380 once again strives for that tried-and-true Lotus performance philosophy, striking a balance between street-legal road car and track-burning race car. It’s a lithe supercar killer sporting revised aero and even less weight, making for a spec sheet absolutely worthy of the green and yellow badge glued to the nose.

The big selling point here is the car’s power-to-weight ratio, with 355 horsepower available to motivate 1 metric ton (2,205 pounds) of curb weight. That means it’ll hit 60 mph in as little as 3.4 seconds, while top speed is rated at 175 mph. But, in addition to lots of straight-line performance, the Lotus also offers lots of stick, generating as much as 200 kg (441 pounds) at speed thanks to an extensive rework of the exterior wings and spoilers. That’s an increase of 43 percent compared to the Exige Sport 380, and combined with more rubber in the rear, the Cup 380 should be an absolute riot on the track. Read on for more info.

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PostHeaderIcon The Lotus Evora Sport 410 GP Edition Brings the Iconic JPS Livery to the U.S.

Redesigning the Evora is one of the best decisions Lotus has made in recent years. Now equipped with everything it needs to be road-legal in the U.S. once again, the Evora returned with new looks and a more powerful engine. Making things that much hotter, Lotus also launched theEvora 410 with additional carbon-fiber parts and ten extra horsepower for a higher power-to-weight ratio. The standard model was followed by several special-edition models, including the classic-inspired Esprit S1. Now, Lotus is paying tribute to its glorious racing past with the Evora Sport 410 GP Edition.

Developed specifically for the U.S. and Canada, the GP Edition is a throwback to the company’s Formula One cars from the 1980s. Although it had significantly more successful periods in the 1960s and 1970s, winning seven constructors’ championships, Lotus turned to the 95T, 97T, and 98T race cars from the mid-1980s for inspiration. What’s so special about them you ask? For starters, they ere driven by legendary pilots such as Nigel Mansell and Ayrton. Second, and more importantly in this context, all these cars sported the now iconic John Play Special livery in black with gold accents.

Just like the F1 cars, the GP Edition is finished in black with certain elements highlighted by gold. The bright color can be seen in the form of stripes on the beltline and side skirts, on each side of the front hood bulge, and on the C-pillars and the engine cover. The wheels have matching accents, while the “Evora 410 Sport” lettering on the rear fascia is also in gold. Other than that, the GP Edition is a standard Evora Sport 410, but this livery should be enough to get enthusiasts excited. I know I’d order one if I had the dough…

And the Evora 410 is nothing to sneeze at either. Fitted with numerous carbon-fiber elements on the outside, including the front splitter, roof, rear diffuser, and tailgate, the 410 is not only more aerodynamic, but lighter than the Evora 400 too. Overall, Lotus shaved 154 pounds off the standard model, while increasing output from 400 to 410 horsepower and 302 pound-feet of torque. Able to hit 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, the Evora 410 is the first of its kind to do so in less than four clicks. It’s also quicker around the Hethel test track too, reducing the Evora 400’s benchmark by three seconds. The Evora 410 is also six seconds faster than the Elise Cup 250, essentially a full-blown race car.

Plenty of reasons to add a Formula One livery right?

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