'Adding power makes you faster on the straights, subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.’ - Colin Chapman
Evija’s new Hethel manufacturing facility readied to begin series production.
Twenty years young: Lotus celebrates the Exige with sensational 20th anniversary special edition.
Four new Lotus Elise Classic Heritage Editions pay tribute to the company’s pioneering racing history.
The new Evora GT410 has improved usability and new levels of comfort.
The Evija makes its dynamic debut at the famous Hethel test track.
Evija, the British pure electric production hypercar that represents Lotus’s latest technology and design language, was officially unveiled in London, one of the most important products on the road to the Lotus brand renaissance.
Lotus returned to the international A-class auto show with a new look, Evora GT410 Sport and Evora GT4 Concept debut at the 2019 Shanghai International Auto Show.
Exige Sport 410 launched.
Phil Popham is appointed Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations for Group Lotus and CEO – Lotus Sports Cars.
Lotus celebrates its 70th Anniversary at Hethel in September.
The ballistic Exige Cup 430 is launched on 9th November.
Geely announces Mr Feng Qingfeng’s appointment as CEO of Group Lotus plc in June.
Geely Holding Group buys a 51% stake in Group Lotus.
The ultimate Evora variant, the GT430, is announced in September.
The limited production Exige Cup 380 is revealed in April.
The fastest ever line up of Lotus production road cars was showcased at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show including the debut of the Exige Sport 350 Roadster, as well as the Evora Sport 410 and Elise Cup 250. With 250 hp powering 931 kg the Elise Cup 250 is the fastest Elise ever.
Heralding the next generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, the 3-Eleven is the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever. Designed to deliver an undiluted experience, the Lotus 3-Eleven utilizes an all-new lightweight composite body, and a bespoke chassis based on the proven Lotus design of extruded and bonded aluminium sections.
The Lotus Evora 400 was launched at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show as 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.
From “Top Gear” to “Auto Express”, supported by “Autocar”, “CAR” and “Pistonheads” magazines, among many others in the UK and in overseas’ markets, the total focus of the Elise S Cup has been recognised and praised heartily. Proof, if proof were needed, comes in column inches far and wide, confirming the freshness and vitality of the overall package and highlighting the Elise as being the ultimate expression of driving superiority and lightweight purity.
Expanding the Exige envelope would be a step in the right direction for enthusiasts and introducing an automatic transmission, with extensive Lotus developments, would be explored. While the uptake of auto-boxes on sportscars is good but small in number, Lotus could forge a fresh niche among enthusiastic drivers, keen to experience the purity of Lotus handling dynamics. The new Lotus Exige Automatic, in either Roadster, or Coupe forms, would be enticingly and automatically better.
Ready for early press assessments, the Elise Cup S would be the most focused version of the still box-fresh Elise. Its supercharged 1.8-litre engine would deliver soul-stirring acceleration, allied to its lightweight construction and a target to lap the Hethel test track quicker than ever. Yet, it would be pure and a driver’s delight. Lotus would deliver its promise in spades.
The multi-lingual, international, automotive businessman took over the reins of Group Lotus plc in May 2014.
A visually enhanced and optimised version of the mid-engined 3.5 litre Evora is launched, available in both naturally-aspirated or supercharged variants.
Lotus Exige S voted joint winner of evo’s “Car of the Year 2012”.
Lotus headlined the world’s biggest car culture event in the summer.
The first time an Exige model has been offered with a factory-fitted soft top roof.
Malaysian DRB Hicom Bhd. purchase a majority stake in Lotus’ parent company Proton Holdings Bhd.
The Lotus test track at Hethel was renovated in 2011 and officially reopened on June 21st, 2011.
Lotus Engineering unveil the supercharged production Lotus Range Extender; an extremely compact, lightweight, low-cost engine and generator designed specifically for hybrid electric vehicles.
Lotus Engineering and HARMAN create the next generation intelligent pedestrian warning system, integrating the advanced HALOsonic sound synthesis system with video technology.
The Elise Club Racer is announced as a stripped-back, even lighter-weight version of the Elise.
The iconic Lotus name returned to Formula 1 for the 2010 season after a more than 15 year long absence.
Project Omnivore wins first place in the Automotive, Rail and Marine sector while the Fuel Cell Hybrid Taxi triumphs in the energy sector.
The 2011 Lotus Elise has as a new evolution body design and features the new high technology 1ZR-FAE 1.6 litre engine
The Evora Carbon Concept was unveiled at the 2010 Geneva Motor show.
At the International Geneva Motor Show Lotus Engineering unveiled the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid concept.
The Lotus Evora Cup was unveiled in January, 2010 at the Autosport International.