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2015
 3-Eleven
 

 E23
 

 Evora 400
 

 Exige S Automatic
 

 Exige S Club Racer
 

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