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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...
Last year Lotus launched the US LOT Podcast as part of a drive to enhance internal communications across the company. Today, to keep in touch with performance car fans around the world affected by social distancing and...
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...
Good news to start the new year - the long-standing Elise Trophy championship continues in 2019. The Elise Trophy was the first series to be launched in conjunction with MotorSport Vision Racing, and...
A very special Throwback Thursday this week! This photo was taken at the 1985 Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The photographed Lotus Europa Special apparently now resides with its new owner in Japan but was originally...
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...
Lotus is following this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019 theme ‘Speed Kings – Motorsport's Record Breakers’ with a celebration of some of the most successful, pioneering and record-setting cars ever made, and the drivers that steered...
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...
It was 35 years ago today, in monsoon conditions, that a determined young Brazilian raced to his first Formula 1 victory and cemented his name in motorsport folklore.  It was Sunday 21 April and...
‘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...
Lotus Cars has posted its strongest sales results in seven years with 1,630 cars sold worldwide in 2018. Concluding a landmark year for the company, 2018 saw Lotus celebrate its 70th birthday, new majority ownership...
This weeks Throwback looks back to Sunday 18th May 1986 for the Castrol Lotus Drivers Club 13th National Sprint Meeting at Wellesbourne Airfield. Taken from the Wellesbourne Witterings by PJR Poured down the night before when Jon, Simon, Kevin, Smirthy, Eunice and...
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...
(Goodwood, West Sussex – 3 July 2019)– Lotus has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed to reveal the name of its new all-electric hypercar, and is calling on fans to visit its stand for an exclusive glimpse.
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...