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Category Archives: Lotus

’76 Esprit vs ’15 Focus: A Comparison?


It’s easy to take the advancements in the world of automotive engineering for granted. In just the last few years tremendous advances have made cars faster, more efficient and safer … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

1996-2004 Lotus Esprit V8: Going Out With More Swirl and Swagger


Among British sports car builders, few can claim the respected for its technical prowlers than Lotus. Long a proponent of doing more with less, its Esprit looked the part of … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

2006-2010 Lotus Europa: Try and Try Again


Lotus is known for its light weight cars. For as long as Lotus has been building cars, it’s founder Colin Chapman’s philosophy has been it’s golden rule: make it light … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

1974-1982 Lotus Elite: The Featherweight of Heavy Hitters


In 1974 after a 10 year absence Lotus released an all new and updated Elite, called not surprisingly the Elite II.  Although there was one 2.0 engine used in the … Continue reading

October 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

1990-1992 Lotus Carlton


This type of performance in a sedan was almost unheard of outside of Italy or Germany as the Carlton quickly established itself as one of the world’s fastest cars, easily outpacing BMW’s M5 and Mercedes Benz’s 500E.

June 1, 2010 · Leave a comment

1987-1995 Lotus Esprit Turbo


A new generation saw the Esprit cast in popular films a decade later like 1990’s “Pretty Woman”, where star Julia Robert’s character Vivian teaches Edward played by Richard Gere how to drive a stick using his friends silver 89 Esprit.

February 15, 2010 · Leave a comment