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lotus elise
Yellow Lotus Elise

Lotus is a British car manufacturer known for building small, lightweight, yet highly performing vehicles.  Because the company's founder, Colin Chapman, concentrated more on design than production, the Lotus was never mass-produced and original Lotuses are a rarity today.

Chapman was an engineer who started Lotus Engineering in 1952 with Michael Allen.  The first car made by Lotus was the Mk4, which was known for its spaceframe chassis.  This chassis, which became a sort of trademark for Chapman, combined strength and lightness, making the Mk4 ideal for both road use and competition.

When Allen left after a year, Chapman's wife, Hazel, lent Chapman cash to keep the company going.  The next model, the Lotus 7, was available in kit form so that buyers could take advantage of a tax loophole!  The Lotus 7 was perhaps the company's most enduring and popular model.

Today, Lotus adheres fairly strongly to its roots, still building lightweight, highly performing, yet maneuverable cars.  The Esprit and the Elise are today's most popular models.

Lotus Manufacturer Site

  • Lotus Cars
    This is the official USA website for Lotus vehicles.
    http://www.lotuscars.com/

Lotus Prices and Dealers

Lotus Automotive Directories

Lotus Reviews and Specifications

  • Car and Driver > Lotus
    Lotus web page from Car and Driver features human-reviewed resources for this motor vehicle brand.  Find current models and prices, reviews, articles, organizations, and events related to Lotus vehicles.
    www.CarAndDriver.com

Lotus Reference Information

  • Lotus - Wikipedia
    Learn about the history, models, and features of Lotus automobiles.
    en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Cars

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