Official WebsiteEst. 1952
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.
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.
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.
No review has been published yet.
Lotus Exige 3 Roadster Targa (2013-2021)
Lotus Exige Series 3 Roadster is a subcompact targa in production from 2013 to 2021. It was available with a range of V6 engines that displaced 3.5 liters. Notably, the Roadster is a new variant on top of the base coupe. Unlike previous Exige models, ...
Lotus Elise Series 3 Targa (2011-2022)
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Lotus Elise Series 3 is a subcompact targa / convertible sports car in production from 2011 to 2022. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 1.8 liters. Compared to its predecessor, the Elise 3 is but an evolution. The ...
Lotus Exige Series 3 Sports Car (2012-2021)
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Lotus Exige Mk3 is a compact sports car in production from 2012 to 2021. It was available with a range of Toyota-sourced V6 engines that displaced 3.5 liters. Compared to the Evora, the Exige is markedly smaller and more focused. It remains very light...
Lotus Evora Sports Car (2009-2018)
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Lotus Evora is a compact crossover in production from 2009 to 2021. It was available with a range of Toyota-sourced V6 engines that displaced 3.5 liters. Compared to the Lotus Elise, the Evora is more focused for handling. Utility-minded owners will li...
Lotus Emira Sports Car (2022)
Lotus Emira is a compact sports car in production from 2022. It is available with a supercharged V6 engine sourced from Toyota that displaced 3.5 liters. A smaller turbo 4 from AMG will be introduced later. Like other Lotus vehicles, the Emira has sup...
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...