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March/April 2019 issue

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  • Exige Sport 410 driven on road and track
  • Type 88 – the ‘twin chassis’ racer they banned
  • Wedges group – Elite, Eclat and Excel driven back to back
  • Clive Chapman on what happens at Classic Team Lotus
  • Parts finder – all the parts bin components we know of
  • …and much more!

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Does the mid-spec Sport 410 offer the sweet spot of the Exige range? We’ve driven it on road and track to find out and editor Ian Stent delivers his verdict.

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The Type 88 ‘twin chassis’ grand prix car was typical of Lotus’s boundary-pushing, rule-stretching innovation. But how would it have faired if it has been given a chance to race rather than being outlawed? Richard Heseltine tells the story.

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Oliver Winterbottom’s wedgy styling defined Lotus for around two decades… but the Elite, Eclat and Excel have been oft-overlooked. Is the tide turning? We’ve driven two of each back to back and reckon now is the time to take the wedge seriously.

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Johnny Tipler speaks to Clive Chapman about Classic Team Lotus – the way it operates and the vast historical significance of the cars it looks after day in, day out.

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Looking for an Elise S2? There’s a lot to commend them, but a few pitfalls to avoid. Emma Woodcock delves into the details so that you can ensure you buy the very best.

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In each issue of Absolute Lotus, Richard Heseltine digs into the archives to find the Lotus stories you may never have heard… In issue six, that means a steroidal Elan, a heavily Lotus influenced Corvette concept – and much more!

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Since its dawn, Lotus has always borrowed from other manufacturers’ parts bins. This handy reference tells you what cars the parts on your Lotus came from.

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