Tag Archives: V8

Possible Esprit V8 mule spotted at Hethel

Rumors were abound over the summer that development on the next generation Esprit had been suspended – but it’s be back in development if this latest spot is anything to go by… SELOC member and Evora owner ‘Softlips‘, on a … Continue reading

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PistonHeads drive Bahar’s Esprit

Bahar may not have been able to deliver the new Esprit before being ousted from his role as CEO at Lotus, but he did manage to get one built before his departure – a completely rebuilt 2002 Esprit V8. The … Continue reading

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Lotus show off 2013 LMP2 challenger – ‘T128’

Lotus LMP2 have shown the first photo of their 2013 LMP2 challenger. The 50% scale model of the car is pictured in the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 teams wind tunnel the car is being designed by the Lotus LMP2 team … Continue reading

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CAR Magazine Interviews Lotus Cars CEO Dany Bahar

CAR Magazine has posted up an interview with Lotus Cars CEO Dany Bahar having returned from his business trip to the Middle East. In the interview they discuss the recent take over of Proton by DRB-Hicom, the effect this has … Continue reading

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Autosport – Lotus to badge Colin Kolles’ LMP2 World Endurance Championship programme

Autosport have reported that Lotus will be backing Colin Kolles’ Kodewa team in 2012, with the teams Lola B12/80’s running under the Lotus name with Lotus-badged V8s built by Engine Developments, with whom Lotus are all partnered for their Indycar … Continue reading

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Lotus F1 Fired Up for 2012

News from Enstone today that the Lotus F1 Team have fired up the engine on their 2012 contender for the first time ahead of it’s launch and first shakedown test on February 5th at Jerez. The team has also shared … Continue reading

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Lotus News Roundup

There have been a fair few new Lotus stories in the last day or so, so rather than retread ground you can find a selection of articles to hit the web in the last 24 hours below. Autocar – Bahar’s … Continue reading

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More information on the Lotus V8 emerges

The NZ Herald has posted an article unveiling information on the new Lotus V8 engine currently in development and planned to slot in to the next generation Esprit, Elite and Eterne. The engine started dyno testing in August and if … Continue reading

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Lotus V8 and Esprit Teaser Video

Just managed to dig this out, thought people might be interested… In it you can hear the new in-house Lotus V8 engine spinning up for the first time along with some more details on the new Esprit. Promising signs of … Continue reading

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