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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...
A few photos from this mornings breakfast meeting at the Hilltop Farm Shop and Cafe. We were also joined by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire reporter, Sally Johnson, as she attempts to complete the Gold and Treasure radio challenge. Listen at:...
The Ragley Hall Classic Car Show has been running for over 20 years. Arthur and Barbara have been involved from the early days organising the clubs attendance at the prestigious event held at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. They are...
Calling on enthusiasts, collectors and car hunters worldwide, Lotus needs your help in tracking down the long-lost Lotus Mark I, the first car built by company founder Colin Chapman. As the British marque continues...
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...
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...
Group Lotus is delighted to announce two new senior appointments to its executive team, reporting to Lotus Cars CEO, Phil Popham. James Andrew joins from leading automotive and luxury communications agency, Influence Associates –...
Unbeatable driving courses from entry level through to the coveted Lotus Licence Held at the home of Lotus using the latest Exige and Elise sports cars Courses start from 12 August 2017 Drivers seeking the opportunity to experience the...
Marking its 70th anniversary, Lotus held a spectacular event to commemorate the significant milestone of founder Colin Chapman’s first Lotus, built in 1948. The home of Lotus in Hethel hosted 8,000 Lotus owners and enthusiasts...
Marking a major milestone in the history of Lotus Group International Limited (LGIL), the company finishes the financial year 2016/17 on plan. Lotus closed the year with positive EBITDA of £2.0m, a major achievement compared to 2015/16 where a...
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...
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...
Most powerful road going Lotus sports car ever 0-60 mph in 3.7 secs, 430 hp and 1,258 kg 250 kg of downforce at maximum speed of 190 mph Just 60 editions planned for worldwide markets Available to order...
A fitting end to the 70th Anniversary year of Lotus and the company has one more reason to celebrate with EVO Magazine announcing that the Lotus Exige Sport 410 has been awarded Roadster of the Year 2018 in...