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Watch The New Lotus Lotus Exige Cup 430 Tear Up The Track 24
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Film, Lotus, Lotus Exige, Lotus Videos, video on 12 24th, 2017


430 horsepower may not sound like all that much these days. Not when hypercars are routinely kicking out a thousand or more. But Lotus has made a business out of doing a whole lot with very little.

Just watch its latest creation do what it was designed to do in this video. The little monster in question is the new Exige Cup 430, which takes Lotus’ biggest engine and drops it into its smallest chassis.

That engine, incidentally, is the built around the same block you’d find in your average garden-variety Toyota Avalon or Lexus RX350 – a 3.5-liter V6 that Lotus has supercharged to that headline figure of 430 horsepower, with 325 lb-ft of torque to back it up.

With just 2,328 pounds to motivate, that engine will propel the Exige Cup 430 to 60 in 3.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 180 miles per hour. More tellingly, though, is that it will lap the automaker’s legendary test track at Hethel in 1:24.8, making it the fastest production car ever to hustle its way around the circuit.

That’s pretty impressive considering the performance machinery that Lotus has made in the past, but that’s what the “more power, less weight” formula will do for you.



Are The Evora GT430 Models The Best Lotus’ Ever? 20
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lotus, Lotus Evora, Lotus Videos, video on 10 20th, 2017


Both the Lotus Evora GT430 and GT430 Sport are the brand’s most extreme Evora variations ever. Not only that, they’re comfortably the fastest. But, are they the best?
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Caterhams Old And New Gather To Celebrate The Seven’s 60th Birthday [33 Pics + Video] 8
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Caterham, Caterham Videos, Classics, Lotus, Lotus Videos, video on 07 8th, 2017


As it turns out, the Fiat 500 isn't the only iconic European automobile celebrating its 60th anniversary this year; so, too, is the timeless Seven, originally launched by Lotus and still produced by Caterham.
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Caterhams Old And New Gather To Celebrate The Seven’s 60th Birthday [33 Pics + Video] 8
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Caterham, Caterham Videos, Classics, Lotus, Lotus Videos, video on 07 8th, 2017


As it turns out, the Fiat 500 isn't the only iconic European automobile celebrating its 60th anniversary this year; so, too, is the timeless Seven, originally launched by Lotus and still produced by Caterham.
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New Lotus Elise Sprint Reminds Us That Light Is Always Right 19
May
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Lotus, Lotus Elise, Lotus Videos, UK, video on 05 19th, 2017


Yes, we get it, Lotus is all about lightness but no matter how tired you may be from the British company’s catchphrase, lighter is always better when it comes to performance cars.
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Lotus Elise Does 360-Spin On The ‘Ring, Yet Somehow Avoids Disaster 20
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Lotus, Lotus Elise, Lotus Videos, Nurburging, Offbeat News, video on 04 20th, 2017


A Lotus Elise driver will not only need to reassess his skills, but repair his ride too, after coming in contact with the barrier wall on the Nurburgring.
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Lotus Elise Does 360-Spin On The ‘Ring, Yet Somehow Avoids Disaster 20
Apr
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Lotus, Lotus Elise, Lotus Videos, Nurburging, Offbeat News, video on 04 20th, 2017


A Lotus Elise driver will not only need to reassess his skills, but repair his ride too, after coming in contact with the barrier wall on the Nurburgring.
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New Corvette Grand Sport vs Lotus Evora 400: When Worlds Collide 5
Dec
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Videos, Corvette, Lotus, Lotus Evora, Lotus Videos, video on 12 5th, 2016


When it comes to sports cars, the British can lay claim to have made some fine examples over the years, and Lotus most certainly is behind a number of those.
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Lotus 3-Eleven Looks Wicked Fast During Nurburgring Run 24
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Lotus, Lotus 3-Eleven, Lotus Videos, Nurburgring, video on 09 24th, 2016


Lotus has released two new videos of the 3-Eleven in full flight, marking the anniversary of its incredibly fast lap times when testing at the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
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Porsche 718 Boxster Gets Challenged By Track-Focused Lotus Elise 250 Cup 21
Aug
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Lotus, Lotus Elise, Lotus Videos, porsche, Porsche 718, Porsche Videos, video on 08 21st, 2016


Available in two flat-four variants, a 2.0-liter with 300 PS (296 HP) for the base model, and a 2.5-liter with 350 PS (345 HP) for the "S", the 718 Boxster is, for most reviewers, the perfect all-rounder, offering everything from creature comforts to sheer driving pleasure.
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Watch The Lotus Evora Sport 410 Set A Blistering Lap In Hethel 31
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Lotus, Lotus Evora, Lotus Videos, video on 07 31st, 2016


Some automakers are constantly coming out with new models. Not Lotus, though. The small British manufacturer focuses the bulk of its energy on improving the sports cars it already makes.
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Lotus Elise Cup 250 Will Give Many Supercars A Nasty Surprise On The Track 21
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Lotus, Lotus Elise, Lotus Videos, UK, video on 07 21st, 2016


Most hardcore Elise version yet might not look a lot different than the rest, but it gives a new meaning to the term ‘giant slayer’.
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Hear The Lotus Evora 400 And You May No Longer Want A Cayman 18
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Lotus, Lotus Evora, Lotus Videos, video on 07 18th, 2016


The Lotus Evora 410 may have recently taken the crown from the 'regular' 400 in terms of power, but there's no doubting the lesser model is still the epitome of an addictive sports car with a stunning powertrain and an oh-so-sweet chassis.
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The Original Lotus Super Seven Is To Blame For You Wanting A Caterham So Badly 16
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Caterham, Classics, Lotus, Lotus Videos, video on 03 16th, 2016


The most brilliant ideas are often the simple ones as the classic Lotus Super Seven demonstrates.
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Faster Than A Porsche 918: Lotus 3-Eleven Sets Hockenheimring Lap Record [w/Video] 11
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Lotus, Lotus 3-Eleven, Lotus Videos, Reports, video on 03 11th, 2016


The Lotus 3-Eleven has become the fastest car ever to be recorded by Sport Auto around the German circuit.
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