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New ownership for Caterham Cars

Caterham Cars

British sports car manufacturer Caterham Cars has been acquired by Japanese automotive group, VT Holdings. The company, which bought Caterham from businessmen Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun, has been the Japanese importer for the Seven since 2009, where it currently sells more than 120 cars annually. As one of Japan’s …

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Lotus Elise: 25 and out

Lotus Elise Cup 250

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the start of sales of the sublime Lotus Elise – as well as the end of its production. Named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli (chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car’s launch) it’s a classic British lightweight …

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Watch the all-new Lotus Evija prototype on track

Lotus-Evija-development-car

Driving characteristics of the “first British electric hypercar” revealed… Lotus has revealed further details of its all-new Evija all-electric hypercar in a new film featuring an engineering development vehicle testing on the 2.2-mile track at Hethel. At the wheel is Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes for Lotus, who provides …

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Lotus reveals dramatic pure-electric Evija hypercar

Lotus Evija reveal

British sports car maker Lotus has unveiled the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar, at an exclusive event in London. The Evija (pronounced E-vi-ya) is illustrative of the innovative thinking and ingenuity that has always been part of the Lotus DNA. With a target output of nearly 2000bhp, it …

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Lotus celebrates 70th birthday in style

Lotus 70th

A unique ‘burning rubber’ video has been released to help mark 70 years of Lotus sports cars. Filmed in real time on the Lotus test track at Hethel in Norfolk, a 70th tribute logo was created using tyre marks left by an Exige Sport 410 and Evora GT410 – a …

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All set for Lotus Evora 400

Lotus Evora 400

Lotus has announced prices for the new Evora 400 – the fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever. Starting at £72,000, deliveries start in August for the supercar, revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March. Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and 0-60mph acceleration is just 4.1 seconds …

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Lotus: back in the game

Lotus Evora 400

Why the future’s bright for iconic British sports car maker Lotus… March car sales in the UK nudged half a million – a record for the 21st century so motor manufacturing in Britain is in rude health. It’s also good to see Norfolk-based Lotus Cars is on the road to …

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Motor Industry In A State Of Flux

2012 was a very strange year for the motor industry. Some car makers did well whilst others languished at the back of the pack. The results of the overall figures for the year are surprising. Astonishingly, sales of new cars were actually up by five percent over the previous year …

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More Of A Personal Statement, Mr Bond

“…and what name would you like on the registration document, Sir?” “Bond, James Bond.” How much does it cost, do you think, to change your name by deed poll? Unfortunately, for most of us the sort of vehicle driven by JB in all his incarnations is out of the price …

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