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July/August 2021

  • Esprit v Evora – GTs from different generations head to head
  • Lotus Cortina – Behind the wheel of Lotus’s fast Ford
  • 3-Eleven – Living with Lotus’s most extreme road car
  • Elan – The 1960s racer that’s been returned to the track
  • Type 25 – The game-changing grand prix car
  • Seven GT – The period conversion that turned the Seven into a GT… just!
  • Elise and Exige – Two as-new low mileage S1s
  • Elite and Eclat buyers’ guide – How to get a good one
    …and much more!

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Lotus Esprit versus Lotus Evora

The Esprit and Evora may be from different eras, but do they have similar grand touring aspirations? We’ve driven the back to back to see which generation comes out on top.

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Lotus Cortina

Lotus’s fast Ford was a turning point for the Blue Oval, bringing the marque some sporting credentials it didn’t previously have. Richard Heseltine got behind the wheel of one to see how it stacks up in 2021 for our latest Classic Drive.

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Lotus 3-Eleven copy

The 3-Eleven is the most extreme Lotus road car in recent years with its combination of open cockpit and supercharged V6. What’s it like to live with something so hardcore? Ian Stent met owner James Stewart to find out.

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Lotus Elan S1 racer

This Elan S1 was used in competition in period before being converted back to a road car. Rather than retiring, it’s now back on track. Emma Woodcock met the owner who’s doing ‘just one more season…’

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Lotus Type 25

You can’t underestimate the significance of the Lotus Type 25 in grand prix racing. Richard Heseltine tells the story of the tiny racer that punched above its weight.

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Lotus Seven GT

This period conversion turned the Lotus Seven into a GT car… just! While it made it eligible for GT category racing, it didn’t do much for it’s on-road practicality. Most have been converted back to their original open-top form, but we tracked down a rare survivor.

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Lotus Elise S1 and Lotus Exige S1

If you had owned an as-new Elise S1 for many years, would you be tempted to add a timewarp Exige S1 alongside it in the garage? We meet Kevin Nye, the owner of two perfectly preserved S1s.

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Lotus Elite and Eclat buyers guide

Thinking of buying an Elite or Eclat? Keep your powder dry until you’ve read our in-depth buyers’ guide to ensure you avoid the pitfalls and pick up a perfect wedge.

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