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  Lotus Cars | All pricing information available at CarsDirect.com
Lotus is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars based at Hethel, England.
Lotus is famous for designing and building race and production automobiles of extremely lightweight and possessing legendary handling characteristics.
Changes in the Lotus Cars Line-Up For 2007, Lotus is releasing yet another model of their popular sports car called the Exige S coupe.
www.carsdirect.com /lotus   (148 words)

  
 Super Cars | Your Automotive World |
For many car drivers worldwide, the ultimate dream come true would be to turn in their safe and practical but oh so boring Audi, Skoda or Volva for a modern sports car like the Koenigsegg or a 20th century American classic like the Corvette Stingray.
Lotus Cars, the manufacturer of Lotus Elise cars, have removed everything that is not absolutely necessary from the car to make it low cost and insanely low weight.
What car doesn’t look better with 9-inch wheels ?This Audi is equiped with a V6 engine of 3,2 liter which generates 355 HP.
www.thesupercars.org   (2324 words)

  
  Lotus Exige S - RSportsCars.com
The Lotus Exige S is not a limited edition, nor is it an aftermarket special – it is manufactured from start to finish in the world leading and award winning Lotus Manufacturing facility at Hethel, Norfolk.
Because the basic car is so immensely strong but lightweight 2057 lbs, giving a power to weight ratio of 233.2 bhp/tone, performance is phenomenal, with 60 mph being reached from a standing start in 4.1 seconds and 100 mph being reached in 9.98 seconds (estimate) before topping out at 148 mph.
Lotus believes that there is no car on sale anywhere in the world that has such good performance combined with such good fuel economy.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/cars/lotus_exige_s.asp   (662 words)

  
  Lotus Cars: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lotus cars is a british manufacturer of sports cars and racing cars based in hethel, norfolk, formed as lotus engineering ltd....
Caterham cars are a manufacturer of specialist lightweight sports cars based in caterham, surrey, england and part of the british motor industry....
Lotus elan is the name of two convertible automobiles produced by lotus cars, the first from 1962 to 1975 commonly known as the ’60s elan, and the second...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/l/lo/lotus_cars.htm   (2835 words)

  
 Lotus Cars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars based at Hethel, England.
Lotus is credited with establishing the mid-engine configuration as the best design for formula 1 and Indy cars, with developing the first monocoque Formula 1 chassis, and the integration of the engine and transaxle as chassis components.
Lotus also was first with adding wings to Formula 1 cars to add downforce, as well as moving radiators to the sides in F1 cars to aid in aerodynamic performance, and inventing active suspension.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lotus_Cars   (2245 words)

  
 Lotus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
L.O.T.U.S., an acronym for the dutch organisation Landelijke Opleiding tot Uitbeelden Slachtoffers
Lotus Land is a common nickname for the city of Vancouver, Canada.
Lotus Clan, a clan of dark sorcerers who worship the Yin side of the Tree of life in Battle Realms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lotus   (450 words)

  
 Lotus Sport Exige - RSportsCars.com
Lotus Sport, the performance division of Lotus Cars Ltd., has developed the new Lotus Sport Exige, a direct motorsport derivative of the successful Lotus Exige.
The Lotus designed and engineered racecar was part manufactured by RTN, the team responsible for the Le Mans winning Bentley, using the latest motorsport techniques and procedures to produce a lightweight yet strong carbon-fibre bodywork structure around the standard road-going Lotus Exige Aluminium extruded and bonded chassis.
The car has been taken from concept to reality in only six months and I thank all our engineering partners and the staff at Lotus who have worked so hard on this fantastic project.” As the Lotus Sport Exige is, at present, a one-off racecar, a price cannot be given for the racecar package.
www.rsportscars.com /eng/cars/lotus_sport_exige.asp   (841 words)

  
 Lotus Cars
This webring is dedicated to bringing together the websites of Lotus car enthusiasts from around the world.
The LOTUS SEVEN CLUB is the only UK motor club that devotes itself entirely to the Lotus and Caterham Sevens.
The central place for all lotus cars and spares.
p.webring.com /hub?ring=lotusring   (330 words)

  
 Team Lotus - John Hopkinson Unofficial Page
Lotus cars was established by Chapman at Cheshunt, just to the north of London.
Lotus enjoyed success with the Austrian Jochen Rindt as number 1 driver but tragedy struck again when Rindt who had a clear lead in the Drivers Points Championship, was killed in an accident at the Monza circuit However, Rindt's lead in the 1970 Drivers Championship was sufficient for him to become the Drivers Champion posthumously.
Colin Chapman was always searching for the next innovation to give Lotus a competitive edge, and his fertile mind began to examine ways of improving the underfloor aerodynamics of the car to achieve what was to be called 'ground effect'.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/john_hopkinson/lotus.htm   (1558 words)

  
 Lotus - Wikicars
Lotus is credited with establishing the mid-engine configuration as the best design for formula 1 and Indy cars, with developing the first monocoque Formula 1 chassis, and the integration of the engine and transaxle as chassis components.
Lotus also was first with adding wings to Formula 1 cars to add downforce, as well as moving radiators to the sides in F1 cars to aid in aerodynamic performance, and inventing active suspension.
Lotus Elite - The Lotus Elite was an ultra-light 2-seater coupe, produced from 1958 to 1963.
wikicars.org /en/Lotus   (2256 words)

  
 Lotus Elise - Wikicars
The Lotus Elise is a roadster conceived in early 1994 and released in September 1995 by the English manufacturer Lotus Cars.
The 2005 Lotus Elise was the first to be sold commercially in the United States, in the summer of 2004.
The motto drives Lotus to obtain very high performance with lightweight cars in spite of their relatively modest power outputs, with a strong emphasis on driving purity and dynamics.
wikicars.org /en/Lotus_Elise   (818 words)

  
 Lotus - GB Classic Cars
The Lotus Engineering Company was founded in January of 1951 to cater for the many requests from those who wished to purchase replicas of this successful small car for use in motor sport.
Lotus were to achieve numerous victories in motor sport in the years to come.
Lotus continued their success story, both in motor sport and in the domestic market, and again moved premises - this time to Hethel in Norfolk where the current Lotus Elise is still produced today.
www.gbclassiccars.co.uk /lotus.html   (586 words)

  
 Lotus Europa First 100 Cars
As the company grew the cars became purpose built race cars and production road cars that were thinly disguised race cars that spent the weekdays going to and from work and on the weekends circulating around the local race tracks.
The car's body was shaped as Full Monocoque chassis closely to a outright wedge as possible, thus Weight: 1350 lbs the body of the car was capable of developing extreme downforce.
The Lotus 86 was Formula 1 yet another of Chapman's strokes of genius, Cosworth DFV V8 for it used two chassis, one for Lotus Hewland FGA aerodynamic ground effects downforce and the other to carry the driver.
lotus-europa.com /lotuscars.html   (5912 words)

  
 Used Lotus sports cars from Allon White Sports Cars used Lotus car dealership
Our standards are high, and each pre-owned Lotus is thoroughly checked before sale and serviced as required.
All used Lotus cars sold for use within the UK come with a 3 month warranty and a 12 month MOT (where applicable).
As well as offering a range of used Lotus cars including the Elise, Exige and M100 Elan, we also offer servicing, repairs, MOT and a coach trimming workshop to support you throughout the ownership of your Lotus.
www.allonwhite.co.uk /used-cars.asp_Q_make_E_lotus   (341 words)

  
 LOTUS
Lotus had arrived, and new cars were being ordered in sufficient numbers for Chapman and Mike Costin to give up their day jobs and work for Lotus full time on 1st January 1955.
Lotus was the only team he ever drove for, and he was one of Chapman's closest friends; the two quiet personalities seemed to match.
Lotus were involved because they were approached by Delorean to put the finishing touches to the troublesome chassis design (they scrapped it and used an Esprit chassis, a fact which was kept quiet at the time).
www.speedace.info /automotive_directory/lotus.htm   (5032 words)

  
 Lotus APX - Lotus Concept Cars
VVA actually will be used on a super sports car Lotus plans to release in 2008, but in the meantime the automaker wanted to show off its engineering prowess.
Lotus stressed at least three times in the APX's media information kit — in boldfaced type, no less — that while it "is a feasible prototype close to production," it "is not a concept indicating a strategic direction of Lotus Cars."
Lotus figures the APX is production-feasible and could be made, cost-effectively, at 30,000 or so vehicles a year.
www.cars.com /go/features/autoshows/vehicle.jsp?autoshow=&vehicletype=concept&autoshowyear=2006&vehicle=concept_lotus_apx   (560 words)

  
 2010 Lotus Esprit - Top Speed
Lotus is currently working on a replacement for the Esprit sports car built from 1976 to 2004.
The car is known internally as MSC, the acronym for mid-engined supercar.
Lotus believes that the new Esprit is crucial for their future and promise that the new model to be “a stunning, exhilarating car with high performance and vehicle dynamics superior to any other.”
www.topspeed.com /cars/lotus/lotus-esprit-ar26895.html   (429 words)

  
 Geneva Pre-Show: Lotus 2-Eleven, More Sticky Than 7-Eleven Floor - Jalopnik
Lotus Sport is the race car performance arm of Lotus Cars Ltd and is located at the Norfolk Headquarters next to the famous Hethel test track.
Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, offering a full engineering service from initial concept and project design through development and integration of the complete vehicle to meet all worldwide markets and customers to full production.
Lotus Cars builds and sells Lotus sports cars, Elise, Exige and Europa for global sale and manufactures the advanced composite front and rear crash structures for the Aston Martin V12 Vanquish.
jalopnik.com /cars/geneva-auto-show/geneva-preshow-lotus-2eleven-more-sticky-than-7eleven-floor-240509.php   (1469 words)

  
 Questions About Group Lotus and Lotus Cars Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this environment, cars were considered to be a luxury item and thus a high level of purchase tax was levied against them.
Some say that Lotus used Jensen-Healey to pay for the engineering costs of the 907 engine and to work the problems out of the engine before using it in their own cars.
Lotus is responsible for the LotusSport Olympic Pursuit bicycle that Chris Boardman rode to win the Gold medal in the Individual Pursuit at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
www.gglotus.org /ggrace/ggfaq/group.html   (888 words)

  
 LotusElan.net: General Lotus Brochure
The remaining 5%, by their successes and failures on the track are accumulating the experience needed to produce the next generation of Lotustouring cars, which like those currently in production, will be based on components and design techniques which have been proved in racing all over the world.
LOTUS ELAN S4 Now in its fifth year and with over 5,000 already in the hands of satisfied owners, the Elan "Coupe" will be in production well into the 70s.
LOTUS EUROPA S2 Designed especially for the export market this outstanding new model was selected by the Council of Industrial Design to represent "the best of British automobile engineering in 1967" at the Brussels Exhibition.
www.lotuselan.net /publish/general_lotus_brochure_1.shtml   (1521 words)

  
 Lotus, Ltd. - North America's Largest Lotus Car Club
Members working in the car, parts or service business (Lotus or otherwise) submitting free ads must include written certification that they are strictly personal; false certification will result in the suspension of ad privileges.
After the car (or other valuable item) has been shipped, you are perhaps requested to refund the shipping charges as part of a "finders' fee" arrangement.
Lotus, Ltd. is an independent car club not affiliated with Group Lotus, Lotus Cars USA, Team Lotus or any of their subsidiaries or affiliates.
www.lotuscarclub.org /classifieds.htm   (688 words)

  
 cars.com: 2005 Lotus Buying Guide | Lotus Prices
According to a Lotus spokesperson, the Elise combines the company’s purist “performance through lightweight” mantra with comfort and style that appeals to women.
Lotus vehicles have won seven Formula One world championships, triumphed at the Indianapolis 500, scored a class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans event and taken the World Rally Championship.
Lotus also produces models that are used strictly for competition and aren’t meant for street driving.
www.cars.com /go/crp/makes.jsp?year=2005&make=Lotus&full=y&aff=national   (287 words)

  
 LOTUS of Durham: History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lotus Cars, a division of Group Lotus, is a British Sports Car manufacturer based in Hethel, Norfolk England.
Lotus was a major player in Formula One until the mid-1980s.
Current Lotus models imported to the United States consist of the Lotus Elise, which has an aluminum extrusion frame and a composite body shell and fitted with a high speed 2ZZ-GE Toyota engine and the Lotus Exige, a street-legal version of the Lotus Sport Elise racing car.
www.lotusofdurham.com /history.php   (237 words)

  
 Lotus Elise: Selwa of Lotus Cars, USA, distributor
Along the way, Lotus Cars U.S.A. anchoring the company' s largest export markets bobbed like a cork in a bathtub, not knowing whether it would share the fate of its luckless parent.
And the car, equipped with a turbo four, competed with cars that had larger engines, better gearboxes and better sound systems.
"Lotus is sold out [of Elises] for a year and a half." The current Elise was never U.S. certified; Selwa might bring in 20 as race cars for a special series.
www.sandsmuseum.com /cars/elise/people/management/selwa.html   (1620 words)

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