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Sporting Trials and the Story of Lotus Cars

This is the little-known story of Lotus cars and the grassroots motorsport that inspired Colin Chapman to build super-lightweight race cars. Many folks may know a little bit about the original Lotus 7 from the 1950s, and their modern kit car incarnations, but what happened to the Lotuses numbered 1 through 6?

By Feb. 27, 2014

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Caterham Seven 160 and the birth of Lotus

The Caterham Seven 160 is the latest re-imagining of the classic Lotus 7. But what were the Lotus 1 through 6? XCAR looks into the muddy family tree that explains the very origins of Lotus.

Feb. 28, 2014

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Profile: Lotus Carlton

Vauxhall's new VXR8 goes on sale in December, which had me thinking about Luton's previous big bruiser saloons -- and the king of them all, the Lotus Carlton.

By Nov. 23, 2013

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Is the Lotus Exige S The Ultimate Lotus?

It's small, light and fiercely powerful. The 345bhp Lotus Exige S may just be the best Lotus yet.

Aug. 5, 2013

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Mitch Kapor remembers Lotus' Macintosh bomb

After developing 1-2-3, the first popular spreadsheet for the IBM PC and compatibles, Lotus hoped history might repeat when it came to the Mac. But Lotus Jazz for the Mac failed to deliver.

By Jan. 23, 2014

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Lotus Exige Roadster S: Roofless and fast

The Lotus Exige S Roadster takes the roof off the hardcore Exige and makes it a little more sane for road use. It's still pretty crazy, though.

27 Images By Jan. 11, 2014

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'Tron' designer creates Lotus motorcycle minus the blue glow

Designer Daniel Simon turns his unique aesthetic to the issue of creating a real motorcycle, the C-01 for Lotus.

By Feb. 24, 2014

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Lotus Elise S: More power is no bad thing

Does messing with the Lotus Elise's balance of low power, low weight and fine handling do it any favours? Having driven the supercharged Elise S, we'd say no...

Nov. 12, 2013

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Can more power make the Lotus Elise better?

The Lotus Elise is praised for being lightweight, low-powered, and high fun. So what will turning the wick up to over 200bhp do to it?

By Nov. 12, 2013

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Lotus Exige S Roadster: All other soft tops are sissy

Exige is a name given to the most potent cars Lotus produces, but does removing the roof dumb it down?

By Jan. 11, 2014