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Nothing is as striking as a wedge-shaped sports car.
Sometimes a lap time isn't the most important thing.
The 90s ruled.
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There's not enough room in here for distraction. A Lotus exists only in the immediate.
In 1989, the four-cylinder Lotus Esprit Turbo SE was faster than a V12-powered Ferrari Testarossa, while also costing a lot less money.
Roger Moore and Mario Andretti both drove a Lotus in 1977. Maybe you should drive a 1977 Lotus then.
A gifted driver can learn any track with ease. But the Nürburgring demands something beyond innate skill.
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There's so much downforce on the Cup 260, top speed is actually lower than the last Elise Cup.
Unlike some Lotuses (Loti?) of the past, the latest Evora is actually a nice place to spend time in. It's also very, very fast.
Keep the speed up, and you'll be passing cars until the end of time.
Lotus employs one robot in the assembly of the Evora 410. It's called "The Robot."
The Chinese carmaker now owns a majority stake in Lotus, which means new global products will emerge from Hethel.
DB5? No thanks. We'll take the submarine Lotus instead.
With a top speed of 196 MPH, the wingless Evora GT430 Sport is now the fastest Lotus road car you can buy.
Lotus only built one prototype of the M90/X100 Elan replacement. And now it can be yours.
Blue Lightning, the Canadian Lotus Evora powered by a Tesla Model S motor and two Chevrolet Volt batteries is fast. Really fast.
The Evora GT430 is limited to just 60 units and we'd like to have all of them, please.
On a cold day in 1967, a handful of Brits made history.
You can't drive it on the road in the USA, and that's a true shame. This car is brilliant.
With two Chevy Volt batteries and a Model S motor, this custom all-electric Evora is silent but swift.
Yep, you guessed it: This thing sounds amazing.
Sure, you could buy a supercharged Elise Sprint, but you don't actually need it.