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2015
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 3-Eleven
 

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 E23
 

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 Evora 400
 

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 Exige 360 Cup
 

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 Exige S Automatic
 

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 Exige S Club Racer
 

2014
Thumbnail Image     E22
Thumbnail Image     Elise S Cup R
Thumbnail Image     Evora
2013
Thumbnail Image     E21
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Evora
Thumbnail Image     Evora Sport Racer
Thumbnail Image     Exige S Roadster
Thumbnail Image     Exige V6 Cup
2012
Thumbnail Image     E20
Thumbnail Image     Evora GTE China Edition
Thumbnail Image     Evora GTE Road Car Concept
Thumbnail Image     Exige Matte Black Final Edition
Thumbnail Image     Exige R-GT
Thumbnail Image     Exige S Roadster
2011
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Elite Concept
Thumbnail Image     Exige R-GT
Thumbnail Image     Exige S
Thumbnail Image     T128
Thumbnail Image     Hennessey Venom GT
2010
Thumbnail Image     Cosworth Indy Racer
Thumbnail Image     Elan Concept
Thumbnail Image     Elise Club Racer
Thumbnail Image     Elise Concept
Thumbnail Image     Elise SC Hertz
Thumbnail Image     Esprit Concept
Thumbnail Image     Eterne Concept
Thumbnail Image     Evora 414E Hybrid Concept
Thumbnail Image     Evora Carbon Concept
Thumbnail Image     Evora Cup
Thumbnail Image     Evora Cup GT4
Thumbnail Image     Evora S
Thumbnail Image     Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar
Thumbnail Image     Exige Cup 260
Thumbnail Image     Exige S
Thumbnail Image     Exige S Type 72
Thumbnail Image     Exige Scura
Thumbnail Image     Exos Type 125
Thumbnail Image     T127
Thumbnail Image     Hennessey Venom GT
2009
Thumbnail Image     2-Eleven
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Evora
Thumbnail Image     Exige Cup 260
2008
Thumbnail Image     2-Eleven GT4 Supersport
Thumbnail Image     Eco Elise
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Elise SC Clark Type 25
Thumbnail Image     Entry Level 2-Eleven
Thumbnail Image     Europa Diamond Edition
Thumbnail Image     Europa SE
Thumbnail Image     Exige 270E Tri-Fuel
Thumbnail Image     Exige 270E TriFuel Concept
Thumbnail Image     Exige S Performance Package
Thumbnail Image     Sport Exige Cup 260
Thumbnail Image     Supercharged Elise SC
2007
Thumbnail Image     2-Eleven
Thumbnail Image     Elise Type 72D
Thumbnail Image     Europa S Luxury Touring Pack Option
Thumbnail Image     Exige GT3 Concept
Thumbnail Image     Sport Exige Cup
2006
Thumbnail Image     APX
Thumbnail Image     Circuit Car
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Elise S
Thumbnail Image     Europa S Type 121
Thumbnail Image     Exige 265E Concept
Thumbnail Image     Exige Cup
Thumbnail Image     Exige S
Thumbnail Image     Sport Exige GT3
2005
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Elise Sports Racer
Thumbnail Image     Exige Cup
Thumbnail Image     Sport Exige
Thumbnail Image     Sport Exige 240R
Thumbnail Image     Sport Exige Espionage
2004
Thumbnail Image     Elise S2 111R
2003
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Elise S2 135R
Thumbnail Image     Enjoy Concept
Thumbnail Image     Esprit V8
2002
Thumbnail Image     Esprit V8
2001
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Exige
Thumbnail Image     Motorsport Elise
2000
Thumbnail Image     340R
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Elise 111S
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
Thumbnail Image     Extreme Concept
Thumbnail Image     M250
1999
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1998
Thumbnail Image     340R
Thumbnail Image     Emme 422T
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
Thumbnail Image     GT1
1997
Thumbnail Image     Esprite V8
1996
Thumbnail Image     Elise
Thumbnail Image     Esprit GT3
Thumbnail Image     Esprit S4S
1995
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1994
Thumbnail Image     Esprit Turbo
1993
Thumbnail Image     Carlton
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1991
Thumbnail Image     Elan M100
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1990
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1989
Thumbnail Image     Carlton
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1987
Thumbnail Image     Esprit Turbo
1986
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1985
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1984
Thumbnail Image     Italdesign Etna
Thumbnail Image     Excel
1980
Thumbnail Image     81
1979
Thumbnail Image     Esprit S2
1978
Thumbnail Image     79 John Player Special Mark IV
1977
Thumbnail Image     Esprit
1976
Thumbnail Image     77
1974
Thumbnail Image     76
Thumbnail Image     Elite
Thumbnail Image     Europa
1973
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Europa
1972
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Europa
Thumbnail Image     Seven
1971
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Type 69
1970
Thumbnail Image     61 MX
Thumbnail Image     72
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Europa
Thumbnail Image     Seven
1969
Thumbnail Image     70
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Europa
Thumbnail Image     Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 51
Thumbnail Image     Type 61
1968
Thumbnail Image     Type 47 Europa
Thumbnail Image     Type 51
Thumbnail Image     Type 56
1967
Thumbnail Image     49B
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Europa
Thumbnail Image     Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 49
Thumbnail Image     Type 51
1966
Thumbnail Image     23B
Thumbnail Image     23C
Thumbnail Image     47 Europa
Thumbnail Image     Cortina MKI
Thumbnail Image     Elan
1965
Thumbnail Image     23B
Thumbnail Image     Cortina
Thumbnail Image     Elan S2
Thumbnail Image     Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 38
1964
Thumbnail Image     23B
Thumbnail Image     31
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Super Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 30
1963
Thumbnail Image     22
Thumbnail Image     23B
Thumbnail Image     Elan
Thumbnail Image     Elite
Thumbnail Image     Super Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 27
1962
Thumbnail Image     23B
Thumbnail Image     24
Thumbnail Image     25
Thumbnail Image     Elite
Thumbnail Image     Seven
Thumbnail Image     Super Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 19
Thumbnail Image     Type 22
Thumbnail Image     Type 23A
Thumbnail Image     Type 27
1961
Thumbnail Image     18
Thumbnail Image     20
Thumbnail Image     21
Thumbnail Image     23
Thumbnail Image     Elite S1
Thumbnail Image     Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 19
1960
Thumbnail Image     18
Thumbnail Image     18 Formula Junior
Thumbnail Image     Elite
Thumbnail Image     Seven
Thumbnail Image     Type 19
1959
Thumbnail Image     16
Thumbnail Image     17
Thumbnail Image     18 FJ
Thumbnail Image     Elite S1
Thumbnail Image     Fifteen
Thumbnail Image     Seven
1958
Thumbnail Image     16
Thumbnail Image     Eleven Series II
Thumbnail Image     Elite
Thumbnail Image     Fifteen
Thumbnail Image     Seven
1957
Thumbnail Image     18 FJ
Thumbnail Image     7A Series 1
Thumbnail Image     Eleven
1956
Thumbnail Image     Eleven
1955
Thumbnail Image     Mark IX
1954
Thumbnail Image     Mark VI
1951
Thumbnail Image     MK IIIB


Lotus Vehicles by Year
   1951-1960
   1961-1970
   1971-1980
   1981-1990
   1991-2000
   2001-2010
   2011-2015
Lotus in Formula One
YearPositionChassis
2015 E23 
2014 E22 
2013315 E21 
2012303 E20 
2011 T128 
2010 T127 
1994 107C, 109 
199312 107B 
199213 102D, 107 
1991102B 
1990102 
198915 101 
198823 100T 
198764 99T 
198658 98T 
198571 97T 
198447 95T 
198311 92, 93T, 94T 
198230 87B, 91 
198122 87, 88, 88B, 81 
1980 81B, 81 
197939 80, 79 John Player Special Mark IV 
1978 78, 79 John Player Special Mark IV 
197762 78 
197629 77 
1975 72D, 72E 
197442 , 72E 
197392 72D, 72E 
1972 72D, 72 
1971 56B, 69, 72D, 72 
1970 49, 49B, 49C, 72B, 72 
1969 49, 49B, 59B, 63 
1968 49, 49B 
1967 25, 33, 43, 48, Type 49 
196613 33, 43, 25 
1965 18/21, 22, 33, 20, 21, 24, 25 
196437 33, 24, 25 
1963 18/21, 21, 18, 24, 25, Type 22 
1962 18/21, 18, 21, 24, 25 
1961 Cooper T53, Ferguson P99, Lotus 18/21, Maserati 61, 18, 21 
1960 16, 18 
1959 12, 16 
1958 12, 16
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First Lotus Evora 400 drives off the assembly line at HethelFirst Lotus Evora 400 drives off the assembly line at Hethel

• Hand Made at the Lotus HQ in Hethel, England

• First customers to receive their cars in August 2015


In a small celebration with a selection of senior management, manufacturing and engineering staff, the first new Lotus Evora 400 has driven off the assembly line at Hethel.

Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, says, 'Today is a very significant stage in our long term plan, which we set-out more than a year ago. With the first Evora 400 coming off the....
EXPANSION AND CO-LOCATION FOR LOTUS IN THE USA

Co-location of Lotus Cars USA. Inc, to Lotus Engineering. Inc, in Ann Arbor, MI to support growth
◾First deliveries of New Lotus Evora 400 in USA and Canada in December 2015
◾Expansion of the Lotus dealer network

The introduction of the Lotus Evora 400, as a 2017 North American Model Year, marks the start of a fresh period in Lotus' presence in this vital market. The previous model Evora already received positive acclaim from media, customers and dealers alike and reaffirmed Lotus as the ma....
Expansion and co-location for Lotus in the USA

• Co-location of Lotus Cars USA. Inc, to Lotus Engineering. Inc, in Ann Arbor, MI to support growth
• First deliveries of New Lotus Evora 400 in USA and Canada in December 2015
• Expansion of the Lotus dealer network
The introduction of the Lotus Evora 400, as a 2017 North American Model Year, marks the start of a fresh period in Lotus' presence in this vital market. The previous model Evora already received positive acclaim from media, customers and dealers alike and reaffirmed Lotus as the ....
Lotus announces prices for Evora 400Lotus announces prices for Evora 400

• Prices start at £72,000 (UK)
• High level of standard specification
• Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever
• Deliveries from August 2015

Lotus Cars is delighted to announce the prices of the new Evora 400. The latest supercar from Lotus combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling and is lighter, more efficient and dynamically better than ever, providing a purer driving experience.
UK prices will start from £72,000 (for other markets, see table below)....
Lotus Back in LondonLotus Back in London

• New dealer, Hexagon Lotus, opens in South Kensington
• Second Hexagon Lotus Showroom opens in East Finchley

Lotus Cars is delighted to welcome Hexagon Lotus as its new brand representative in prestigious South Kensington, London.
Hexagon is not new to Lotus having been a Lotus dealer from 1964 to 1976. Their reintroduction offers customers two Lotus dealerships in London, from their Headquarters in East Finchley as well as South Kensington.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc, stated....
Lotus validates Evora 400 at HethelLotus validates Evora 400 at Hethel

• Hethel Lap Time of 1:32 (six seconds faster than previous Evora S)
• Increased power, reduced weight and improved handling contribute to faster lap time
• Validates Evora 400 as the new Lotus supercar.

Having stated that the new Evora 400 supercar would exceed expectations, Lotus has now validated the claim. Early tests, carried out by Gavan Kershaw, Technical Manager for Lotus Motorsport, allowed Lotus to boast of a six seconds per lap advantage at Hethel. This valid....
Lotus celebrates production landmarkLotus celebrates production landmark

• 40,000 'Small Car Platform' Lotus models
• Continuously improved industry benchmark
• 40,000th model is the first Elise S 20th Anniversary off the line

Since the unveiling of the pioneering and ground-breaking Lotus Elise in 1995, Lotus has reached another production landmark. No less than 40,000 examples have been produced of its technologically advanced 'small car platform', epitomised by the brilliant Lotus Elise, which has maintained exceptional standards in light weight and effici....
Best Year for Lotus Cars' Sales Since FY 2008/09Best Year for Lotus Cars' Sales Since FY 2008/09

•  Cars sales up by 55% for 2014/15 compared to 2013/14

•  36 New Dealers appointed in last 11 months

•  All models see an increase in sales with the Lotus Elise range heading the table.


Today, Lotus is pleased to announce a 55% rise in its global sports car sales at the conclusion of the 2014/15 financial year.
For the full year, the company has increased its sales volume to an excellent 2015 units, contrasted with 1,296 units in the year 2013/14. This is the best ....
Guess who came to Lotus to collect his new car?Guess who came to Lotus to collect his new car?

• Lotus Evora 400 is the fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever
• Lighter and more efficient than before
• Legendary benchmark Lotus handling

With a maximum speed of 186 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration of just 4.1 seconds, the new Lotus Evora 400 laps the challenging test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, a scintillating six seconds faster than the previous model.....
LOTUS ELISE CELEBRATES 20 YEARSLOTUS ELISE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

◾Celebratory 20th Anniversary Special Edition Elise
◾Special edition, based on the Elise S Club Racer, including classic Elise colour schemes
◾Pioneering and iconic Elise continues to innovate and evolve
◾Weight reduced by 10 kg

The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates the unveiling of the iconic sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995.

20 years ago, the Lotus Elise revolutionised the sports car world, setting the benchmark for handling, purity of the....
Lotus Evora 400 debuts at the Geneva MotorshowLotus Evora 400 debuts at the Geneva Motorshow

• Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever
• Lighter and more efficient than before
• Legendary benchmark Lotus handling
• Unveiled today by Tun Dr Mahathir, Chairman of Lotus, Dato Harith, CEO of PROTON and Jean-Marc Gales, Lotus CEO.

Lotus Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Marc Gales states: 'This is a big day for Lotus with the unveiling of the new Evora 400 and I am delighted with the fantastic reception that our super car was given today.'

About the Lotus Evora 400
The new ....
Lotus sales up 54% world-wide for the first nine months of the financial yearLotus sales up 54% world-wide for the first nine months of the financial year

• 81% sales increase EU overall
• 88% increase in UK
• 143% increase in France
• 139% increase in Germany
• 29% up USA; 50% up Canada
• 24% up Asia and Middle East
• 130% sales increases in China; 125% in Japan
• Lotus Motorsport shows 19% increase
• 163 dealers, 25 more than nine months ago, 50 more in pipeline by the end of 2015.
• Exciting reveal in Geneva

Announcing that overall sales are up by 54% in the past nine months provides tangible proof that the forward strategy establi....
Lotus at Autosport International – The Racing Car Show

Once again, Lotus has a strong presence at Autosport International – The Racing Car Show with three class leading sports cars on show, all of which are eligible for race series, championships and track days around the world.

Lotus Elise S Cup
The Elise S Cup is the most track focused of the Lotus Elise road car range and carries the 'Cup' brand synonymous with the Lotus Motorsport division. The Elise S Cup accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and generates an incredible 125kg of d....
Lots of Support for Lotus at SilverstoneLots of Support for Lotus at Silverstone

Lotus continue their Grand Prix battle

In its 50th year of hosting the sport, Britain's Silverstone Circuit welcomed the 9th round of the 2014 Grand Prix Championship yesterday, and despite the warm support from British fans for our black and gold team, it was another thorny race for Lotus.

The race weekend had not started well with Pastor Maldonado failing to qualify after he ran out of fuel. This resulted in him starting at the back of the grid, in P20. Romain fared slightly bet....
Lotus Opens First 4S Centre in Golden Port Motor Park, Beijing, ChinaLotus Opens First 4S Centre in Golden Port Motor Park, Beijing, China

Group Lotus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Proton Holdings Berhad (PROTON), opened its first 4S Centre in Beijing, China in an event officiated by PROTON Advisor Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday. Tun was accompanied by Tan Sri Dato' Seri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, the Executive Chairman of PROTON and Chairman of Group Lotus, as well as Mr Aslam Farikullah, Chief Operating Officer of Group Lotus.

The Centre sits on a foot-print of approximately 1,000 square metres over 4 floors at the Golden ....
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