Few race teams have such deeply iconic liveries as Team Lotus!
From the Gold Leaf cars from the late 1960s to the bright yellow Camel cars that lasted until the early 1990s, arguably none is more iconic than the John Player Special cars that brought world championships to Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Now that same sleek black and gold paint scheme can be had on the new Lotus Evora Sport 410 GP Edition. Even better, it’s heading to America.
While the GP Edition isn’t anything more than a special paint scheme, what a wonderful design it is. The livery is based on the John Player Special Team Lotus cars that competed in Formula One between 1972 and 1986. The black paint is accented with gold stripes along the hood, fenders, doors, and rocker panel. Gold Evora Sport 410 [...]
The Lotus Evora 400 is the fastest Lotus road car of the New Millennium!
Its lightweight chassis has been lowered and widened to make cockpit entry and exit to the 2+2 composite body easy. The Evora 400 exudes the Lotus spirit of lightness and driving purity so succinctly. Despite producing 400 hp (406 ps) from its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine, with its comfortable cabin displaying many new features, the overall kerbweight of the Evora 400 has been reduced by 42 kg over its forebear. As a result, its exquisite power to weight ratio, combined with an aerodynamic package that maintains zero lift but increases downforce at high speeds, simply enhances its supercar appeal.
Final anniversary edition celebrating 50 years at HethelBased on the exceptional Exige Sport 350Distinctive lightweight options as standard, saving 26 kgWeighs 1,099 kg and delivers 314 hp/tonne benchmark performance
Saving the hardest until last, the new Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition is a fitting completion to the trilogy of Lotus 50th celebration editions.
Based on the most extreme Exige to date, the Sport 350, the new special edition adds a number of lightweight, performance-enhancing features, as well as unique paint and interior options as standard.
Long regarded as the enthusiast’s favourite, the new Lotus Exige 350 Special Edition takes the model’s benchmark handling and raw performance and adds a sense of occasion. Packing a supercharged 345 hp, V6 3.5 litre engine, and weighing 26 [...]
– Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever – Lighter and more efficient than before – Legendary benchmark Lotus handling
About the Lotus Evora 400
The new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.
Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph is just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds). This enables the new Lotus Evora 400 to lap the challenging test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, a scintillating SIX seconds faster than the previous model.
Over two thirds of the Lotus Evora 400 is new, including its supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 400 [...]
Come and see the new Lotus Evora 400 be unveiled at the Geneva International Motorshow 2015!
Location: Hall 1, Stand 1243 at the Geneva International Motorshow Date: Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 Time: 1:15pm
About the Lotus Evora 400 Ready to be unveiled to the international media at the Geneva Motorshow, the new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.
Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph is just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds). This enables the new Lotus Evora 400 to lap the challenging test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, a scintillating six seconds faster than the previous model.
AN EVENING WITH DON KITCH JR., PROFORMANCE RACING SCHOOL
THEME: Safer Street Driving through Advance Recreational Drivers Training WHERE: Weissach Performance Showroom – 1757 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC WHEN: Wednesday March 4th, 2015 – 5:30p – 8:30p
PLEASE RSVP ON-LINE
Weissach Performance is pleased to announce a special evening with veteran race car driver and advanced driving coach, Don Kitch Jr. (bio to follow). With the increased congestion on our roads, being properly prepared for the challenges of day-to-day commuting has become ever more important for the average driver. As sports car owners who enjoy driving for pure pleasure, we must focus on the responsibility we have to others we share the road with, as well as our families and ourselves.
With over 25 years of motorsport experience, Don Kitch Jr. of ProFormance Racing School has made it his mission to help sports car enthusiasts become safer, more [...]
No matter how big or small our dreams are, everyone needs a backer.
When Colin Chapman embarked on the ambitious journey of starting his own car company, he was little more than a structural engineering graduate with a bug for race cars. Having built and raced his first car in 1948 while still a student, it was only a matter of time before he would get more serious. Partnering with fellow engineer Colin Dare, Lotus Engineering Co.,Ltd. was started in 1952 with very little in the way of financing or infrastructure. In its infancy, the two engineers ran Lotus in their spare time, before it became their full time occupations.
But everyone needs a backer, right? While at a dance in 1944, Colin would meet a very special person that would change his life in more ways than one. Hazel Williams would not only go on to be Collin’s wife and life-long [...]
We love our sports cars; fast, slow, old or new. The driving experience and the excitement of the freedom our cars bring us is why we are in this business to begin with. We try to share that passion whenever we can. As a result, motorsport and drivers education has always been a major focus of what we do here, and we find it an invaluable component of the sports car experience.
However, taking your car to the track is not what you may perceive it to be. Our programs are not about racing or scaring the pants off people. Recreational sport driving programs are about education, understanding your car’s systems, how they work and what you can do to be better prepared for everyday traffic. This intern makes us all better and safer drivers on public roads and highways.
Our partner school in Washington is ProFormance Racing School. Run by Don [...]
Located in Hethel, near Norwich in England, Lotus Cars has been behind some remarkable sports and racing cars throughout the course of its history. Since 1966, Lotus Cars and Lotus Engineering have been operating out of a dedicated factory and test facility on the former RAF Hethel airbase near Wydmondham. Thanks to Google, you can now TOUR the Lotus facilities, without the need to get on an airplane and fly to England. The Google street-view doesn’t just stop at the front gates though. Jump the virtual fence, walk around the yard and explore a drivers-view of the test track!
With the Geneva Auto Show just around the corner, Lotus dealers around the world are gearing up to step into the future of Lotus. Geneva is famous for announcing exciting new models and technology to the world, and this year will be no different.
What will Lotus be bringing to the Geneva International Auto Show this year?
Last May, having barely hung up his hat in his new office, in-bound Group Lotus CEO jean-Marc Gales tasked his team of engineers with the following: develop and execute exciting new products that will grab the imagination of sports car fans everywhere. His ambitious target was to launch the next generation of Lotus vehicles at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show this March.
The legacy of Colin Chapman, Lotus’ founder, is still strong and healthy. Look at any Lotus – race, street, old, new – they all have the same fundamental DNA in common. [...]