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Lotus Cars Limited is a British automotive company that manufactures sports cars and racing cars noted for their lightweight designs.
In its early days, Lotus achieved considerable success in racing, winning Formula One Constructor's Championship 7 times in the 1960s and 1970s.

History

Founded in 1952 as Lotus Engineering Ltd., the company could trace back to 1948 when its co-founder Colin Chapman built his first racing car. Early Lotus vehicles could be purchased as kit cars. From the 1970s, Lotus offered only factory-built vehicles. It also went upmarket in the same time period.
In 1986, Lotus was sold to General Motors. Then company changed hands a couple of times until the Chinese automotive company Geely acquire a majority stake in 2017.

Current Lineup

The current vehicle lineup of Lotus comprises of three compact sports cars, Elise, Exige, and Evora. All models are equipped with a Toyota-sourced engine in a mid-engine RWD layout.
A fully-electric supercar, the Evija has been unveiled is set to be available in 2020.

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Thumbnail of product Lotus Elise Series 2 Targa (2000-2010)

Lotus Elise Series 2 Targa (2000-2010)

Lotus Elise Series 2 is a subcompact targa sports car in production from 2000 to 2010. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.8 liters. Debuted with a tune of the same engine that powered the Series 1 Elise, the Elise Series...
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Thumbnail of product Lotus Elise Series 1 Targa (1995-2000)

Lotus Elise Series 1 Targa (1995-2000)

Lotus Elise Series 1 is a subcompact targa sports car in production from 1995 to 2000. It was available with a two tunes of Rover-sourced naturally-aspirated inline-4 engine that displaced 1.8 liters paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Elise w...
Neoscore 89%
Thumbnail of product Lotus 340R Speedster (2000-2000)

Lotus 340R Speedster (2000-2000)

Lotus 340R is a subcompact speedster in production in 2000. It was powered by a Rover-sourced naturally-aspirated inline-4 engine that displaced 1.8 liters paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. Essentially, it was a limited-production version based ...
Neoscore 83%
Thumbnail of product Lotus 3-Eleven Speedster (2016-2018)

Lotus 3-Eleven Speedster (2016-2018)

Lotus 3-Eleven is a high-performance speedster in production from 2016 to 2018. It was available with several tunes of a supercharged Toyota 2GR-FE V6 engine that displaced 3.5 liters. The Road version came with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the...
Neoscore 93%NEX score 98%
Thumbnail of product Lotus Exige Series 2 Sports Car (2004-2011)

Lotus Exige Series 2 Sports Car (2004-2011)

Lotus Exige Series 2 is a subcompact sports car in production from 2004 to 2011. It was available with a couple of inline-4 engines sourced from Toyota that displaced 1.8 liters paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Launched in 2004, the base Exige...
Neoscore 78%NEX score 82%
Thumbnail of product Lotus Exige Series 1 Sports Car (2000-2001)

Lotus Exige Series 1 Sports Car (2000-2001)

Lotus Exige Series 1 is a subcompact sports car in production from 2000 to 2001. It was powered by a naturally-aspirated Rover inline-4 engines that displaced 1.8 liters paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. Essentially a coupe variant of the famous...
Neoscore 77%

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