The Truth About Cars » lotus esprit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 13:22:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Elon Musk Buys 007 Submarine, Will Attempt To Make It Functional http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/elon-musk-buys-007-submarine-will-attempt-to-make-it-functional/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/elon-musk-buys-007-submarine-will-attempt-to-make-it-functional/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:42:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=626753 Elon Musk, the real-life Tony Stark of our times, has quite the extensive résumé: Founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors; billionaire investor of projects and businesses such as SolarCity and the preservation of Nikola Tesla’s lab; inventor of the Hyperloop rapid mass transit concept; 007 cosplayer… Yes, you read that right: Musk is a […]

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Elon Musk, the real-life Tony Stark of our times, has quite the extensive résumé: Founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors; billionaire investor of projects and businesses such as SolarCity and the preservation of Nikola Tesla’s lab; inventor of the Hyperloop rapid mass transit concept; 007 cosplayer… Yes, you read that right: Musk is a […]

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SHO Powered Lotus Is All Go http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/sho-powered-lotus-is-all-go/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/sho-powered-lotus-is-all-go/#comments Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:05:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466277 In honor of Skyfall‘s opening tomorrow, we bring you one of the better Frankensteins we’ve seen in some time; a white Lotus Esprit, in the same hue as Roger Moore’s own ride in The Spy Who Loved Me, with a heart transplant from a Taurus SHO. The later era BBS wheels are a little incongruous, but […]

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In honor of Skyfall‘s opening tomorrow, we bring you one of the better Frankensteins we’ve seen in some time; a white Lotus Esprit, in the same hue as Roger Moore’s own ride in The Spy Who Loved Me, with a heart transplant from a Taurus SHO. The later era BBS wheels are a little incongruous, but […]

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This Week In Auto “Journalism”: Reports Of The Esprit’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/this-week-in-auto-journalism-reports-of-the-esprits-demise-are-greatly-exaggerated/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/this-week-in-auto-journalism-reports-of-the-esprits-demise-are-greatly-exaggerated/#comments Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:01:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462777 With no less than three outlets reporting on the supposed death of the Lotus Esprit yesterday, one could be forgiven in thinking that Lotus was jettisoning the last of the Danny Bahar era and returning back to its roots as a maker of pure, uncompromising sports cars. It turns out that the reputable news outlets that reported […]

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With no less than three outlets reporting on the supposed death of the Lotus Esprit yesterday, one could be forgiven in thinking that Lotus was jettisoning the last of the Danny Bahar era and returning back to its roots as a maker of pure, uncompromising sports cars. It turns out that the reputable news outlets that reported […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Lotus Esprit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1978-lotus-esprit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/junkyard-find-1978-lotus-esprit/#comments Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459807 In all my years of crawling around in high-turnover self-service wrecking yards, not to mention old-timey slow-turnover wrecking yards, this is the first Lotus I’ve found. And it’s not just some boring Eclat— it’s a genuine mid-engined Elite! Granted, it’s been picked over pretty thoroughly… Someone with a Sawzall got most of the fiberglass body, […]

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In all my years of crawling around in high-turnover self-service wrecking yards, not to mention old-timey slow-turnover wrecking yards, this is the first Lotus I’ve found. And it’s not just some boring Eclat— it’s a genuine mid-engined Elite! Granted, it’s been picked over pretty thoroughly… Someone with a Sawzall got most of the fiberglass body, […]

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Dany Bahar’s Lotus Esprit For Sale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/dany-bahars-lotus-esprit-for-sale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/dany-bahars-lotus-esprit-for-sale/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2012 16:21:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457806 Perhaps the final nail in the coffin for the Dany Bahar-era of Lotus; the company is auctioning off his 2003 Esprit, which was restored with a fresh engine, paint job and interior. A Brembo/AP braking system, a center exit exhaust and a bigger spoiler are among the unique touches on this 36,000 mile cream puff. […]

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Perhaps the final nail in the coffin for the Dany Bahar-era of Lotus; the company is auctioning off his 2003 Esprit, which was restored with a fresh engine, paint job and interior. A Brembo/AP braking system, a center exit exhaust and a bigger spoiler are among the unique touches on this 36,000 mile cream puff. […]

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Lotus And Mansory Team Up In World’s Most Vulgar Alliance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lotus-and-mansory-team-up-in-worlds-most-vulgar-alliance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lotus-and-mansory-team-up-in-worlds-most-vulgar-alliance/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:25:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436639 A year ago, I penned a passionate defense of the new direction that was being taken by Lotus. In the piece, I chastised enthusiasts for their armchair criticism of Lotus management and their resistance to bringing out new vehicle to replace the nearly two decade old Elise (which would hit that mark by the time […]

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A year ago, I penned a passionate defense of the new direction that was being taken by Lotus. In the piece, I chastised enthusiasts for their armchair criticism of Lotus management and their resistance to bringing out new vehicle to replace the nearly two decade old Elise (which would hit that mark by the time […]

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Lotus Suspends Development Of New Models Due To Pending Proton Sale http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lotus-suspends-development-of-new-models-due-to-pending-proton-sale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lotus-suspends-development-of-new-models-due-to-pending-proton-sale/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:49:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434843 As one of the few people who doesn’t hate the direction Lotus is going in, the news that development of Lotus’ entire lineup has been suspended is disheartening. It seems that the Malaysian government is looking to unload their stake in Proton, parent company of Lotus. Malaysian takeover laws stipulate a three month “lockdown” on […]

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As one of the few people who doesn’t hate the direction Lotus is going in, the news that development of Lotus’ entire lineup has been suspended is disheartening. It seems that the Malaysian government is looking to unload their stake in Proton, parent company of Lotus. Malaysian takeover laws stipulate a three month “lockdown” on […]

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