The Truth About Cars » Lotus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Lotus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Digestible Importables: 25-Year-Old Import Law Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-importables-25-year-old-import-law-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/digestible-importables-25-year-old-import-law-edition/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:10:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259513 Earlier this week, we celebrated the new year by looking at a couple cars that are eligible for private import under the NHTSA’s “25 Year Rule” and I figured there were many more possibilities out there warranting a mention. Some of these have become eligible over the last couple years, where some won’t be ready for a year […]

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Earlier this week, we celebrated the new year by looking at a couple cars that are eligible for private import under the NHTSA’s “25 Year Rule” and I figured there were many more possibilities out there warranting a mention. Some of these have become eligible over the last couple years, where some won’t be ready for a year […]

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TTAC News Round-Up: Mazda’s Crossover Mania, Hyundai Lands a Lambo Man, Toyota is Just The Tops http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-up-mazdas-crossover-mania-hyundai-lands-a-lambo-man-toyota-is-just-the-tops/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-up-mazdas-crossover-mania-hyundai-lands-a-lambo-man-toyota-is-just-the-tops/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250801 Newly promoted, high-priced executives at Mazda seem to think there’s something to this crossover fad. That, Hyundai’s landed a Benjamin Button to lead Genesis and I wish I would have known how cheap I could have purchased an F1 team … after the break. New Mazda boss keying on crossover sales New Mazda North America […]

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Newly promoted, high-priced executives at Mazda seem to think there’s something to this crossover fad. That, Hyundai’s landed a Benjamin Button to lead Genesis and I wish I would have known how cheap I could have purchased an F1 team … after the break. New Mazda boss keying on crossover sales New Mazda North America […]

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TTAC Forum ReCrap: Corvairs, Jeeps, and Italians – Oh My! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ttac-forum-recrap-corvairs-jeeps-italians-oh/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ttac-forum-recrap-corvairs-jeeps-italians-oh/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1160474 This week on the TTAC forum, we’ve had a few interesting rides on the Classic and Collector subsection. Not just the stuff I’ve posted, either, as our own Ronnie Schreiber posted a very cool vintage truck he had photographed. This weekly feature isn’t just for TTAC writers, either. I’d love nothing more than to wake […]

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This week on the TTAC forum, we’ve had a few interesting rides on the Classic and Collector subsection. Not just the stuff I’ve posted, either, as our own Ronnie Schreiber posted a very cool vintage truck he had photographed. This weekly feature isn’t just for TTAC writers, either. I’d love nothing more than to wake […]

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Lotus is Definitely*, Absolutely*, Positively* Bringing Elise to US* http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/lotus-definitely-absolutely-positively-bringing-elise-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/lotus-definitely-absolutely-positively-bringing-elise-u-s/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1133785 *Unless it isn’t. According to Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, the next-generation lightweight Lotus two-seater sports car has a future in the United States around 2020 — that is, if Lotus is still around then. The chief executive spoke to Automotive News and said the Elise could be adapted to the U.S. market’s famously fussy safety regulations, which eventually killed […]

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*Unless it isn’t. According to Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, the next-generation lightweight Lotus two-seater sports car has a future in the United States around 2020 — that is, if Lotus is still around then. The chief executive spoke to Automotive News and said the Elise could be adapted to the U.S. market’s famously fussy safety regulations, which eventually killed […]

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Lotus Resumes US Operations, Moves US HQ To Detroit Area http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/lotus-resumes-us-operations-moves-us-hq-to-detroit-area/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/lotus-resumes-us-operations-moves-us-hq-to-detroit-area/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1099441 After a brief hiatus in 2014, Lotus Cars USA is back in the game for 2015, including a move to the Detroit metro area. The U.S. subsidiary of Lotus will relocate its headquarters to Ann Arbor, Mich. from Lawrenceville, Ga. by the end of July 2015, where it will share facilities with Lotus Engineering, AutoGuide […]

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After a brief hiatus in 2014, Lotus Cars USA is back in the game for 2015, including a move to the Detroit metro area. The U.S. subsidiary of Lotus will relocate its headquarters to Ann Arbor, Mich. from Lawrenceville, Ga. by the end of July 2015, where it will share facilities with Lotus Engineering, AutoGuide […]

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A Different Perspective On The DaimlerChrysler Merger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/different-perspective-daimlerchrysler-merger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/different-perspective-daimlerchrysler-merger/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 21:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=994922 My 25-plus years as a Big Time Auto Industry Executive afforded me many memorable moments. It would be difficult to single out one example, but I may be the only person on earth who has shaken hands with both Soichiro Honda and Derek Kreindler. As for the low point of my career, there is no contest: the morning of May […]

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My 25-plus years as a Big Time Auto Industry Executive afforded me many memorable moments. It would be difficult to single out one example, but I may be the only person on earth who has shaken hands with both Soichiro Honda and Derek Kreindler. As for the low point of my career, there is no contest: the morning of May […]

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While You Were Sleeping: BMW M3 Touring Render, Ferrari Dino Returning and Takata’s Quality Chief Gets More Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/while-you-were-sleeping-bmw-m3-touring-render-ferrari-dino-returning-and-takatas-quality-chief-gets-more-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/while-you-were-sleeping-bmw-m3-touring-render-ferrari-dino-returning-and-takatas-quality-chief-gets-more-power/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1085281 As rumors swirl about the eventual release of the BMW M3 Touring, Theophilus Chin has put a couple of renders together of Bavaria’s hot D-pillared automobile. Here’s what happened overnight (and stories we’ve missed over the last few days). BMW M3 Touring (Theophilus Chin) Knowng Theophilus’ wonderful insight, it wouldn’t surprise me if the M3 Touring […]

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As rumors swirl about the eventual release of the BMW M3 Touring, Theophilus Chin has put a couple of renders together of Bavaria’s hot D-pillared automobile. Here’s what happened overnight (and stories we’ve missed over the last few days). BMW M3 Touring (Theophilus Chin) Knowng Theophilus’ wonderful insight, it wouldn’t surprise me if the M3 Touring […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Cadillac Minuses V8 ATS-V+, Volkswagen Picks Boring Font and Ford Releases Patents into the Wild http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-cadillac-minuses-v8-ats-v-volkswagen-picks-boring-font-and-ford-releases-patents-into-the-wild/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-cadillac-minuses-v8-ats-v-volkswagen-picks-boring-font-and-ford-releases-patents-into-the-wild/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 10:25:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1077130 The ATS-V+ rumored by Motor Trend is definitely not happening according to Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell. The proposed new model would encroach too much into CTS-V territory for comfort. Here’s what happened overnight. No V-8-Powered ATS-V Plus In The Pipeline, Says Cadillac (Motor Authority) A big, emphatic “no” was uttered by Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell […]

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The ATS-V+ rumored by Motor Trend is definitely not happening according to Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell. The proposed new model would encroach too much into CTS-V territory for comfort. Here’s what happened overnight. No V-8-Powered ATS-V Plus In The Pipeline, Says Cadillac (Motor Authority) A big, emphatic “no” was uttered by Cadillac spokesperson David Caldwell […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Porsche GT Brand Will Wear All The Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-waiting-porsche-gt-brand-will-wear-all-the-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-waiting-porsche-gt-brand-will-wear-all-the-numbers/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 11:12:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1070650 It seems Porsche will have more than the GT2, GT3, and GT4 monikers to play with for its range of sports cars and SUVs. Porsche trademarks GT5 badge (Autocar) In addition to defending the GT3 moniker against Aston Martin, Porsche looks to gobble up the GT5 name as well for a future model. Price cutting […]

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It seems Porsche will have more than the GT2, GT3, and GT4 monikers to play with for its range of sports cars and SUVs. Porsche trademarks GT5 badge (Autocar) In addition to defending the GT3 moniker against Aston Martin, Porsche looks to gobble up the GT5 name as well for a future model. Price cutting […]

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Gales: Lotus Will Show Profit By End Of FY 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/gales-lotus-will-show-profit-end-fy-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/gales-lotus-will-show-profit-end-fy-2016/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 16:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1058418 After going broke for so long, Lotus Cars CEO Jean-Marc Gales says his company will be back in the black by March 2017, when FY 2016 ends. To do this, Gales implemented cost-cutting measures while improving the current lineup to help increase sales and profits, Automotive News Europe reports. In the short term, this meant […]

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After going broke for so long, Lotus Cars CEO Jean-Marc Gales says his company will be back in the black by March 2017, when FY 2016 ends. To do this, Gales implemented cost-cutting measures while improving the current lineup to help increase sales and profits, Automotive News Europe reports. In the short term, this meant […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: Sacrilege? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/crapwagon-outtake-sacrilege/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/crapwagon-outtake-sacrilege/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:04:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1039945   Another red ragtop? What is this guy thinking? I promise. I’m not a hairdresser, or whatever BS-esque image you might have of me. I just dig small, unusual, cheap cars that are fun to drive on the street. Today, we look at the M100 Elan. Seriously overshadowed by the Miata–which aped the OG Elan–this […]

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  Another red ragtop? What is this guy thinking? I promise. I’m not a hairdresser, or whatever BS-esque image you might have of me. I just dig small, unusual, cheap cars that are fun to drive on the street. Today, we look at the M100 Elan. Seriously overshadowed by the Miata–which aped the OG Elan–this […]

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Lotus Evora 400, If You Don’t Know What It Is #itsnotforyou http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/lotus-evora-400-dont-know-itsnotforyou/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/lotus-evora-400-dont-know-itsnotforyou/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:53:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1031089 While most car companies try to persuade broad swatches of people to buy their cars, Lotus is trying a new/old approach in promoting their new Evora 400 model, telling some folks that maybe Lotus’ fastest model is just not for them. Lotus has launched an online game called “Take the Lotus Evora 400 Agility Test” at […]

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While most car companies try to persuade broad swatches of people to buy their cars, Lotus is trying a new/old approach in promoting their new Evora 400 model, telling some folks that maybe Lotus’ fastest model is just not for them. Lotus has launched an online game called “Take the Lotus Evora 400 Agility Test” at […]

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Gales: Lotus SUV Under Consideration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/gales-lotus-suv-consideration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/gales-lotus-suv-consideration/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1019394 Is it possible to apply Colin Chapman’s lightness philosophy to SUVs? Lotus believes it could, should the storied automaker enter the game. According to Reuters, Group Lotus chief Jean-Marc Gales said that his company’s next model may indeed be an SUV. However, unlike Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley and other high-end luxury brands considering the same, […]

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Is it possible to apply Colin Chapman’s lightness philosophy to SUVs? Lotus believes it could, should the storied automaker enter the game. According to Reuters, Group Lotus chief Jean-Marc Gales said that his company’s next model may indeed be an SUV. However, unlike Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley and other high-end luxury brands considering the same, […]

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Geneva 2015: Lotus Evora 400 Arrives http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-lotus-evora-400-arrives/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/geneva-2015-lotus-evora-400-arrives/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:44:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1013034 Coming this fall to the U.S., the Lotus Evora 400 made its official debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. The Evora 400 gets its name from the horsepower generated by its supercharged 3.5-liter V6, which also throws down 302 lb-ft of torque out of the back through a six-speed manual or auto. The figures […]

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Coming this fall to the U.S., the Lotus Evora 400 made its official debut at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. The Evora 400 gets its name from the horsepower generated by its supercharged 3.5-liter V6, which also throws down 302 lb-ft of torque out of the back through a six-speed manual or auto. The figures […]

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Amid All That Bad News, Lotus Sales Are Actually Up 46%, Sedan & Crossover ‘On The Table’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/amid-bad-news-lotus-sales-actually-46-sedan-crossover-table/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/amid-bad-news-lotus-sales-actually-46-sedan-crossover-table/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:43:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=919602 With news that Lotus won’t be selling any 2015 model year cars in the United States, minuscule sales in their home market of the UK, and announcement of the impending layoff of about a quarter of the firm’s global workforce, many observers think that the company Colin Chapman founded 62 years ago is circling the […]

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With news that Lotus won’t be selling any 2015 model year cars in the United States, minuscule sales in their home market of the UK, and announcement of the impending layoff of about a quarter of the firm’s global workforce, many observers think that the company Colin Chapman founded 62 years ago is circling the […]

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Editorial: The Best Laid Plans Of Lotus And Men http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/editorial-best-laid-plans-lotus-men/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/editorial-best-laid-plans-lotus-men/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 16:35:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=917850 Reports of the demise of Lotus in America have been greatly exaggerated. Lotus will revive the Evora for a 2016 model year run, complete with up-to-spec airbags, while dealers will be held over by whatever remaining inventory is left from the 2014 model year (or earlier). The big question for Lotus USA is whether that […]

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Reports of the demise of Lotus in America have been greatly exaggerated. Lotus will revive the Evora for a 2016 model year run, complete with up-to-spec airbags, while dealers will be held over by whatever remaining inventory is left from the 2014 model year (or earlier). The big question for Lotus USA is whether that […]

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Lotus Isn’t Healthy In Its Home Market, Either http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/lotus-isnt-healthy-home-market-either/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/lotus-isnt-healthy-home-market-either/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:28:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=917154 Brits love British cars. Even if the vast majority of traditionally British brands are now foreign-owned – Tata runs Jaguar and Land Rover, for example, and Rolls-Royce and Bentley belong to BMW and Volkswagen, respectively – the loyalty carved out by these famous automakers is tangible. Lotus’s forthcoming departure from the American market is of little […]

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Brits love British cars. Even if the vast majority of traditionally British brands are now foreign-owned – Tata runs Jaguar and Land Rover, for example, and Rolls-Royce and Bentley belong to BMW and Volkswagen, respectively – the loyalty carved out by these famous automakers is tangible. Lotus’s forthcoming departure from the American market is of little […]

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Capsule Review: 2013 Lotus Evora S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2013-lotus-evora-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2013-lotus-evora-s/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:30:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=916658 Back in 2013, Jack Baruth conducted a road test of the Lotus Evora IPS (that’s Lotus speak for automatic), comparing it to the standard bearer of 2+2 sports cars, the Porsche 911. Much to the consternation of the Porsche PR department, Baruth’s verdict was in favor of the Evora: Even with a less-than-perfect automatic, the […]

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Back in 2013, Jack Baruth conducted a road test of the Lotus Evora IPS (that’s Lotus speak for automatic), comparing it to the standard bearer of 2+2 sports cars, the Porsche 911. Much to the consternation of the Porsche PR department, Baruth’s verdict was in favor of the Evora: Even with a less-than-perfect automatic, the […]

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Lotus Ceases Sales Of Road Cars In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/lotus-ceases-sales-road-cars-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/lotus-ceases-sales-road-cars-america/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:54:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=916314 As of 2015, Lotus will no longer sell road cars in the United States, as sales of the Evora sports car come to an end. Car and Driver reports that a waiver granted to the Evora for its lack of smart airbags has come to an end, and Lotus won’t be making any modifications to […]

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As of 2015, Lotus will no longer sell road cars in the United States, as sales of the Evora sports car come to an end. Car and Driver reports that a waiver granted to the Evora for its lack of smart airbags has come to an end, and Lotus won’t be making any modifications to […]

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Mk I Lotus Cortina – The Original Lotus Tuned Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/mk-i-lotus-cortina-the-original-lotus-tuned-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/mk-i-lotus-cortina-the-original-lotus-tuned-car/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 12:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=827514 TTAC contributor Abraham Drimmer has a fine piece over at Road & Track about his favorite cars that resulted from collaborations between Lotus and other, usually much larger, automobile manufacturers. Each of Abe’s five choices are worthy of note in their own way: the Isuzu Impulse, the C4 Corvette ZR-1, the Lotus Sunbeam, the Lotus […]

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TTAC contributor Abraham Drimmer has a fine piece over at Road & Track about his favorite cars that resulted from collaborations between Lotus and other, usually much larger, automobile manufacturers. Each of Abe’s five choices are worthy of note in their own way: the Isuzu Impulse, the C4 Corvette ZR-1, the Lotus Sunbeam, the Lotus […]

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There’s A New Lotus For America – And You Can’t Drive It! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/theres-a-new-lotus-for-america-and-you-cant-drive-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/theres-a-new-lotus-for-america-and-you-cant-drive-it/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:14:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=661506 With the demise of the Lotus Elise and Exige, the lineup is looking pretty barren these days. Only the Evora exists for those looking to simplify and add lightness. The Los Angeles Auto Show saw the introduction of the formerly-forbidden Exige V6 Cup, but unlike our world market friends, this one is not street legal. […]

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With the demise of the Lotus Elise and Exige, the lineup is looking pretty barren these days. Only the Evora exists for those looking to simplify and add lightness. The Los Angeles Auto Show saw the introduction of the formerly-forbidden Exige V6 Cup, but unlike our world market friends, this one is not street legal. […]

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Project M1-11: The Story Of The Lotus Elise http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/project-m1-11-the-story-of-the-lotus-elise/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/project-m1-11-the-story-of-the-lotus-elise/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:47:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=636545 Michael Banovsky of RM Auctions has been on a MK1 Lotus Elise kick. And why not? Canada’s more relaxed importation laws mean that owning a MK1 is a legal proposition, and the lucky guy has got the resources of one of the world’s best auction houses at his disposal.   Banovsky decided to pass on […]

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Michael Banovsky of RM Auctions has been on a MK1 Lotus Elise kick. And why not? Canada’s more relaxed importation laws mean that owning a MK1 is a legal proposition, and the lucky guy has got the resources of one of the world’s best auction houses at his disposal.   Banovsky decided to pass on […]

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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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Justification for Higher Education, the Erosion of the Enthusiast Market, and Wholesome Whoring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/justification-for-higher-education-the-erosion-of-the-enthusiast-market-and-wholesome-whoring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/justification-for-higher-education-the-erosion-of-the-enthusiast-market-and-wholesome-whoring/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:10:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=504729   I still remember the day my parents bought me a copy of the iconic Justification for Higher Education poster.  I had been nagging them for a while, and when I finally got the poster, it took immediate pride of place in my childhood bedroom.  Having matured, I recognize now that the imagery depicts a […]

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  I still remember the day my parents bought me a copy of the iconic Justification for Higher Education poster.  I had been nagging them for a while, and when I finally got the poster, it took immediate pride of place in my childhood bedroom.  Having matured, I recognize now that the imagery depicts a […]

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Lotus Gets Three Year Reprieve From Owner DRB-Hicom But New Esprit Dead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/lotus-gets-three-year-reprieve-from-owner-drb-hicom-but-new-esprit-dead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/lotus-gets-three-year-reprieve-from-owner-drb-hicom-but-new-esprit-dead/#comments Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:30:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496717 DRB-HICOM, which owns the Proton car company in Malaysia and Lotus in the UK, announced at the Jakarta launch of the Proton Preve that the British specialist sports car maker and engineering firm has been “cleaned up” and is proceeding with a three year product plan based on variants of the Elise, Exige and Evora […]

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DRB-HICOM, which owns the Proton car company in Malaysia and Lotus in the UK, announced at the Jakarta launch of the Proton Preve that the British specialist sports car maker and engineering firm has been “cleaned up” and is proceeding with a three year product plan based on variants of the Elise, Exige and Evora […]

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