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The final drive out of 2016 was attended by members and enthusiasts from across the country. The morning started in front of the Coventry Transport Museum and ended up in the afternoon at the Fosseway Garden Centre where everyone...
Rare and race-bred, the extreme limited-edition Lotus Elise Cup 260 packs the company’s passion for motorsport engineering into one of the most accomplished cars it has ever produced. Taking what’s widely regarded as the benchmark for intuitive handling and...
It's DRIVETRIBE launch day! Find out what it's all about, join our tribe, and start sharing your Lotus driving adventures with us. Mobile apps will also available today to download. iOS https://appsto.re/gb/PV6yfb.i Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drivetribe
The Lotus Drivers Club forum is such a useful tool. Our friend Eddie King posted up his intention to organise a club weekend away in the South West of England. It seemed a good idea to us to support...
No manufacturer has a model range like Lotus. Ferrari and Lamborghini supply haute-couture with cars that are faster but less agile. Pagani and Bugatti, in their pursuit of shock and awe, make cars that are both more powerful and...
Thank you to everyone who joined us at today's Christmas lunch, celebrating another successful year full of fun and adventure 🎄 We're already looking forward to 2017!
Relentless in its development of world-class sports cars, Lotus has unveiled the new Evora GT410 Sport to complete the revised line-up of Hethel’s fastest model. Launched in Lotus’ 70th year and ahead of its anniversary celebrations, the new Evora GT410...
We all have schoolboy memories of sports cars including anything from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Aston Martin or whatever. The Lotus fits nicely in there as well, be it the truly fantastic shape of the Elite or the groundbreaking if...
I have the privilege and honour of taking over Chicane from Simon, starting with the next issue. Simon has done an excellent job of running and managing what is undoubtably the best Lotus club magazine out there. I intend...
Substantial power increase to 430hp 920 kg and 467 hp per tonne 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, top speed of 180 mph Lightweight full carbon bodywork - exposed on the flanks Higher performance brakes and enhanced aerodynamics Limited...
‘Discrete’ is one word rarely applied to the Lotus Exige. It becomes a laughable notion when you gather three of them – plus a brand-new Bentley Continental GT and photographer Martyn’s lurid green ‘Elige’ – in one of the...
The origins of our club started in late 1976. It began when two or three Lotus owners met up at a pub (nothing new there then). One of the founder members was Gary Weston and being an enthusiastic friendly type it...
We have an exciting announcement to share! The Lotus Drivers Club has been shortlisted in 2 categories for the National Car Club Awards, which is to be presented alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show on March 24. Wish...
It's been a few years since we enjoyed the last Club Lotus Show at Donington so it was good to be back. Come Saturday morning the recently refurbished exhibition hall was once again packed full of trade stands, exhibitors and...
A few words about Mike Stripe, former LDC Chairman, 1952 to 2016 Mike stripe was an inspirational, witty, intelligent and knowledgeable man, particularly about the Lotus marque, who, as our Chairman, brought the Lotus Drivers Club back from the brink...