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Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Teased

Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Teased

Jun 24 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Rumors suggests the motorcycle have 200 hp

Anyone who recognizes the name Lotus will associate the brand with sports cars. Lotus always makes me think about Roger Moore as James Bond and his Lotus Esprit that turned into a submarine. Lotus...

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Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Teased

Jun 24 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Rumors suggests the motorcycle have 200 hp

Anyone who recognizes the name Lotus will associate the brand with sports cars. Lotus always makes me think about Roger Moore as James Bond and his Lotus Esprit that turned into a submarine. Lotus is currently struggling on the automotive market with slow sales and has now reportedly lended its name to a motorcycle manufacturing effort.

The first motorcycle from Lotus Motorcycles will be called the Lotus C-01. The Lotus automotive company isn't directly associated with the motorcycle operations. The motorcycles will be designed by former Volkswagen designer Daniel Simon. Lotus Motorcycles is a joint project between Simon and the Holzer Group along with automotive racing team Kodewa.

So far, all we've seen of the new Lotus motorcycle is the teaser image you see here showing a carbon fiber gas tank. The C-01 is described as a "hyper bike" with integrated racing technology. The motorcycle will use carbon, titanium, and aerospace quality steel. The only specification and has been teased so far is a power output of about 200 hp.

 
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Grosjean hints at Lotus contract for 2015

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Filed under: Motorsports, Earnings/Financials Caterham is hardly the most stable and successful team on the Formula One grid, but things are looking even more troubling for the embattled outfit, as the company that makes its racecars has reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection. The company in question, Caterham Sports Limited, is separate from both the team that races its cars and the consumer automaker of the same name, an outfit best known for continuation v ...
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Dubai paramedics get Lotus Evora first response vehicle

Oct 22 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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Lotus renames Russell Carr its head of design

Oct 22 2014 7:07am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Lotus, Design/Style There's been a changing of the guard at Lotus recently. The legendary British sports car manufacturer fired its controversial chief executive Dany Bahar and replaced him recently with Jean-Marc Gales. And now it's named a new chief designer. Or rather, renamed its old one to the post. That designer is the appropriately named Russel ...
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For $49,500, This 1977 Lotus Esprit Is Some Drastic Plastic

Oct 22 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

You probably won't be buying James Bond's submersible Lotus anytime soon, but you might consider today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Esprit instead. It has a wing so maybe it'll fly, that is if its price doesn't ground it.Read more.. ...
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Lotus Appoints New Design Chief

Oct 22 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Lotus has appointed Russell Carr its new head of design, a man who has been with the firm since 1990 and whose most notable design is probably that of the Evora sports car. Carr replaces Donato Coco, a former Ferrari designer that has been running the studio in Hethel since 2009. It’s ...
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1 day ago

Red Bull and Lotus pay tribute to Total CEO

Oct 21 2014 8:35am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Red Bull and Lotus have paid tribute to Total Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie, who was killed in a pl ...
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Restored Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me on eBay for $1 million

Oct 21 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A Lotus Esprit S1 from the 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me movie is available on eBay for a cool $1 milli ...
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2 days ago

James Bond's Lotus Esprit Submarine Can Be Yours For $1 Million, Kind Of

Oct 20 2014 6:01pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

There are a number of Lotus Esprits out there that cost more than $1 million, but that's because they need $1 million worth of work. This Lotus submarine is $1 million right off the bat, and it'll never drive on its ...
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2 days ago

ONE MEEEELLION DOLLARS: James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Up for Auction

Oct 20 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The Spy Who Loved Me featured perhaps the the second most famous James Bond car of all time, after the iconic Goldfinger DB5: the Lotus Esprit S1 that went from sports car to submarine with the flick of a switch. Now, thanks to an eBay auction, you can buy one—for a million bucks. Okay, so the full-size movie prop offered in this auction can hardly be called a car. This static piece, fresh from a complete overhaul on the reality show American Restoration, shows the folding wheels on the left s ...
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