NEWS INDEX: Lotus
Lotus 3-Eleven debuts
28th June, 2015
Quickest production Lotus road car ever; Hethel lap time 1 min 22
secs; All-new lightweight composite body; Production run limited to 311 units .....
Lotus Evora 400 here in 2016
17th May, 2015
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 .....
Lotus Exige S to gain auto option
6th November, 2014
Acknowledged as a high performer with road and racetrack ability
without too high a price tag, the Lotus Exige S coupe and roadster are set to become available with an automatic
transmission in 2015 .....
Lotus Exige S roadster release delayed until 2014
27th May, 2013
The small British sports car, featuring super car performance, can dash
0 to 100 km/h in four seconds, but it can't get here until next year! .....
Lotus Exige S arrives with V6 power
16th April, 2013
Shattering performance is standard, for example a blast from 0 to
100 km/h is dispatched in four seconds .....
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Lotus Evora S IPS arrives
20th April, 2012
With a Harrop HTV 1320 supercharger assembly utilising Eaton Twin
Vortex Series (TVS) Technology developed by Lotus, performance is boosted, with a 0-100 km/h time of 4.8 seconds for
the manual and 5.0 seconds for the new S IPS .....
Lotus Exige S Roadster
11th March, 2012
With a targeted weight of just under 1,100 kg, this is one of the
lightest six-cylinder roadsters on the market by some margin .....
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Lotus Evora upgraded
18th September, 2011
The range is now topped by the Evora S, which is fitted with a
new supercharged engine that boosts engine performance from 206 to 257.5 kW, endowing the Evora with super car
performance. Sitting in the middle of the new range, the Lotus Evora IPS offers a new automatic gearbox .....
Price cut for Lotus Elise
21st August, 2011
The entry level Lotus Elise is now priced at $67,990* excluding
statutory charges and dealer costs. As the Elise now includes the Sports Pack as standard, the new price
represents a total saving of $8,000 .....
Lotus at Pebble Beach
17th August, 2011
To mark the end of Exige production, Lotus has made the Exige Matte
Black Final Edition – exclusively for North America .....
Lotus: five new models!
3rd October, 2010
British sports car maker Lotus is planning a new range of models:
Elan due 2013, Esprit due 2013, Elite due 2014, Elise due 2015 and Eterne due 2015 .....
23rd September, 2010
Its compact body is elegant, in keeping with Lotus’ core values,
it’s a car of substance incorporating some of the very latest technological innovations Lotus has to offer .....
Lotus Evora update
2nd September, 2010
Ahead of an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October,
Lotus Cars announces a revision of the Evora, the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option .....
Lotus Elise Updated
11th May, 2010
The Lotus Elise and Exige gain an evolutionary new look for
2011, with the introduction of face-lifted variants of both models complementing the price-revised Lotus range .....
Lotus Exige S Type 72 – F1 Inspiration for the Road
23rd April, 2010
As the Lotus name re-enters the world of Formula One, Lotus Cars
Australia has announced that it has secured three Exige S limited edition vehicles for the Australian market, the Lotus
Exige S Type 72 .....
Lotus Announces Sharper Pricing
6th April, 2010
Following a change in international market conditions and advancing
sales and marketing initiatives, Lotus Cars Australia is primed to pass on substantial savings to the customer,
making its Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars more affordable .....
Lotus Evora Carbon Concept
3rd March, 2010
The striking white concept car is finished in an advanced water based pearlescent
paint that contrasts with the exquisitely finished weave on the carbon fibre panels .....
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Lotus Exige S updated
24th September, 2009
Lotus looks to the new year for the Exige S with a newly
designed front end and wing package, improved fuel economy and emissions of 199 g/km of CO2 .....
Lotus Evora: Specification and Pricing
7th June, 2009
The new car is a more holistic offering than the Elise, Exige
and Europa models that have carried the brand in recent years .....
Lotus Europa For 2009 - Power and Prestige
3rd March, 2009
The Lotus Europa SE races into 2009 with a host of upgrades
that make it more appealing and accessible to a broader range of enthusiasts .....
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Project Eagle Becomes Lotus Evora
24th July, 2008
With its visual impact, exhilarating
performance, innovative chassis technology and high levels of luxury, packaging and
convenience, the Evora heralds a new era for Lotus .....
New Lotus: Distinctive, Mid-Engined, 2+2 Sports Car
17th July, 2008
The first all-new car from Lotus since the Elise in
1995 will enter the sports car market in 2009, following its British debut next week .....
Lotus Cars: Sports Cars with Economy
13th June, 2008
While car manufacturers around the world are looking
at making their cars lighter and more fuel efficient, Lotus Cars is already there .....
Lotus Elise SC Arrives
30th April, 2008
Easily defined by its new rear spoiler and
unique alloy wheels, this is the first time the roadster has been fitted with an all-new
supercharger installation producing 162 kW and 0-100 km/h in 4.6 seconds .....
Lotus Exige S Powers Up For 2008 With New Packages
10th March, 2008
Partly due to customer demand and partly due to
airbags now being standard across the Elise and Exige ranges worldwide (previously part
of an option pack in the UK), the number of trim option packages has been reduced in
Australia from four to two, a Touring and a Sport pack .....
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Lotus 2-Eleven Arrives Next Month
27th September, 2007
The light, lithe and fast Lotus 2-Eleven will make its
Australian debut in Sydney and go on sale next month .....
Lotus Exige Sport 240 - Australian Design, F1 Technology, Sydney Debut
27th August, 2007
Lotus Australia has announced the fastest, most desirable and
exclusively tuned Lotus Exige to ever go on sale in Australia, the Lotus Exige Sport 240 .....
Lotus 2-Eleven ... Track Day Just Got Serious
24th April, 2007
Lotus Sport, the race car performance arm of Lotus Cars Ltd,
unveiled the new Lotus 2-Eleven last month at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The Lotus 2-Eleven
is aimed at track day enthusiasts .....
Lotus Europa Now Available
21st February, 2007
The Lotus Europa S, which went from concept to production in just
28 months, is now available in Australia .....
Lotus For NSW Police
16th February, 2007
Lotus Cars Australia has donated a special new recruit to the NSW
Police Bankstown Local Area Command with the delivery of a high performance Lotus Exige .....
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Experimental Lotus Exige
18th December, 2006
Lotus has developed a prototype version of its Exige S which
is not only the most environmentally friendly, but also the most powerful rendition of the lightweight
sports car produced so far .....
Lotus Launches New Elise S
9th November, 2006
Lotus has re-introduced a new entry level model to its Elise
range with the launch of the new Elise S, which was unveiled at the Sydney International Motor Show .....
New Lotus Europa S Previewed in Sydney
6th November, 2006
The Europa S will provide Lotus customers a spectacular
sports machine with significantly enhanced levels of touring and cruising capability as well as higher
levels of practicality and refinement to complement the simplicity of the Elise and Exige models .....
Lotus Europa S
21st July, 2006
The new Lotus Europa S, a Grand Tourer (GT) inspired
two-seater, will provide Lotus customers a sports car with significantly enhanced levels of touring and
cruising capability .....
New High-Performance Lotus Coming in 2008
28th May, 2006
This car, which is expected to enter production in mid-2008
will be positioned at the higher end of the Lotus range and will occupy the sector vacated by the Lotus
Aston Martin Rolls Bentley and Ferrari
10th April, 2006
Last month, Aston Martin rolled the competition by delivering 14 cars
in Australia .....
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Lotus Europa S - ‘Business Class by Lotus’
20th December, 2005
The new Lotus Europa S, a Grand Tourer (GT) inspired two-seater will provide
Lotus customers with a spectacular sportscar with significantly enhanced levels of touring and cruising capability .....
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Lotus Warranty Enhanced
21st September, 2004
An enhanced warranty from Lotus makes customers
happy and increased sales makes Lotus happy. Everyone's a winner! ......
LOOKING BACK - 1976 Lotus Esprit
1st August, 2004
A brief look back at the original production Esprit ......
Lotus Presented 'Specialist Manufacturer Award' by Auto Express
29th July, 2004
One of the UK’s most admired sports cars producers,
has been awarded the Specialist Manufacturer award 2004 by Auto Express Magazine ......
Lotus Elise 111S returns
8th June, 2004
Lotus sales have more than doubled on a year to date basis, compared
to last year, so the return of the 111S is great news. Lotus prices now cover a range from around $70,000 to
Colin Chapman Way
1st June, 2004
Brands Hatch circuit has re-dedicated the main pedestrian thoroughfare as "Colin
Chapman Way" ......
Melbourne's new Lotus showroom
7th May, 2004
There's a new showroom for Lotus and Morgan in Melbourne .....
Lotus Exige will be unveiled 2nd March, 2004
22nd February, 2004
The new Lotus Exige is making its world debut simultaneously in
Australia and in Switzerland, when the covers are pulled off the striking Chrome Orange cars
on 2nd March 2004 at, both, the Geneva and Melbourne International Motor Shows .....
New Lotus 111R makes it's world debut in Australia
30th January, 2004
Australia is the first market in
the world to receive a shipment of the new Lotus Elise. Yes, we're being served before the British home market! .....
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