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Hethel, Norfolk, England

Parent Company

Group Lotus plc

Lotus Cars is a British automotive manufacturer specializing in sport and racing cars in the Forza series. Lotus was founded by Colin Chapman. Although younger than other manufacturers like Aston Martin and Bentley, Lotus has made some legends, like the Lotus 7, Lotus Esprit and the Lotus 11.


"Compared to some other British car manufacturers, Lotus is a relative newcomer, founded by Colin Chapman in 1948. But Lotus has built a legend around its incredible history, including a long string of celebrated sports cars and seven Formula One Championships. Chapman's innovative designs emphasized simplicity and lightness. In 1957, Chapman introduced two cars that exemplified this approach: the elegant Lotus Elite sports coupe and the Lotus 7, a minimalist high-performance roadster. The 7 remains in production after almost 50 years, built by Lotus until 1973, then by Caterham Cars, which bought the manufacturing rights. Lotus won its first Formula One victory in 1960, and its first World Championship in 1963. The Lotus Esprit sports car, produced from 1976 to 2004, turned heads from the start, particularly when it appeared in a James Bond movie as a car with submarine capabilities. After Chapman died in 1982, the company changed hands. Under GM ownership from 1986 to 1993, Lotus turned the modest Vauxhall Carlton sedan into a 176-mph 'super-saloon,' the first of the genre that has been adopted by many manufacturers today. Current models include the Elise roadster, the Exige coupe, and the Evora. These diminutive composite-bodied sports cars on aluminum frames maintain Lotus' reputation for obtaining big performance from lightweight packages." - from

Vehicle List

Year Vehicle Name
1999 Lotus 1999 Lotus Elise Sport
2009 Lotus 2-Eleven
1989 Lotus Carlton
1966 Lotus Cortina
2013 Lotus E21
1971 Lotus Elan Sprint
1956 Lotus Eleven
2005 Lotus Elise
2002 Lotus Elise 111S
2003 Lotus Elise 135R
2002 Lotus Esprit V8
1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo
2009 Lotus Evora
2011 Lotus Evora S
2009 Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Race Car
2005 Lotus Exige
2006 Lotus Exige Cup 240
2012 Lotus Exige S