- Engine transplant group test – Improving the breed?
- Evora and Exige Exclusive – Lotus’s VIP treatment
- Innes Ireland – The rise and fall of Lotus’s first GP winner
- Elise Cup 250 – Range-topping Elise driven
- Mike Hawthorn’s Eleven – Historic racer found on eBay
- Evora buyers’ guide – How to bag a good one
- …and much more!
We meet six owners who decided they could take a Lotus and make it better… Driven back to back are a unique Ford Duratec powered Elan S4, two Ford Zetec Elan Plus 2s, two Vauxhall Red Top powered Europas (one transverse, one longitudinal) and a supercharged Honda K20 powered Exige.
Lotus Exclusive offers buyers the chance to personalise their cars beyond the regular options list. We meet Exige and Evora owners whose cars have a 007 theme. How would you spec yours?
Innes Ireland was the first driver to score a grand prix win for Team Lotus. As well as driving fast, he played hard… and was ultimately dropped from the team. Richard Heseltine looks back over his career.
The Cup 250 sits at the top of the Elise tree – and that’s all the excuse we needed to take it for a spin. It’s the latest in our Quick Drives mini-series.
Jon Adams bought his dream Lotus Eleven unseen on eBay… and it was only after he had owned it for a couple of years that he discovered that it was a long lost racer driven by Mike Hawthorn. Ian Stent meets him and takes up the story of one very lucky find.
Looking to buy an Evora? We don’t blame you! It’s robust, practical enough for regular use and had a sonorous V6 soundtrack. Read our buyers’ guide first to ensure that your heart doesn’t rule your head when picking one to put in your garage.
The Lotus 20/22 was the Formula Junior car that paved the way to Formula One. Richard Heseltine tells the story of this instrumental single-seater racer.