Latest Issue

August/September 2020

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  • Lotus Carlton – Feared by some, revered by many, does it live up to the legend?
  • Europa – Our Classic Drive in Lotus’s first mid-engined road car
  • Lotus at Le Mans – The team’s bittersweet relationship with the 24-hour race
  • Evora – Meet the Evora racer who has one for the road
  • Jim Clark on the International Rally of Great Britain – Our new Great Race story
  • Pyrenees road trip – Some lockdown escapism
  • Trevor Taylor – Profiling the man who once challenged Jim Clark
  • Guy Munday – An interview with the Lotus expert, dealer and enthusiast
  • Esprit S1 and S2 buyers’ guide – How to bag the best
  • …and much more!

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The Lotus Carlton was a legend in its own lifetime, easily outpacing any other saloon and some supercars. Can it live up to the hype 30 years on? To keep a low profile, we waited for darkness to fall in order to find out.

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Lotus’s first mid-engined road car is now an intriguing rarity. It’s the subject of our latest Classic Drive to see how it stacks up in 2020.

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Lotus had a fraught relationship with the organisers of the Le Mans 24-hour. In the first of a two-part story, we tell the bittersweet story of Lotus’s attempts on the greatest endurance race of them all.

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If you’ve raced an Evora at Le Mans, what do you choose as your road car? We met endurance racer Johnny Mowlem to find out why he loves his Lotus road car – and why he brought it back from the brink of a write off.

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When Jim Clark took on the International Rally of Great Britain, his performance raised a few eyebrows. Richard Heseltine tells the story in our latest of our Great Race series.

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Trevor Taylor once had what it took to challenge Jim Clark, so what happened to his career? We tell the story of the ill-fated Yorkshireman.

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We spent time with Lotus expert, collector and dealer Guy Munday to find out more about his life with the marque.

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Thinking of buying an Esprit S1 or S2? Make sure you read our detailed buyers’ guide first to make sure you bag a good one!

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