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New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

Nov 26 2012, 12:44pm CST | by

Price is tipped to be close to that of a high-end Porsche 911

I've been a fan of the Lotus Esprit since Bond drove one in For Your Eyes Only. Lotus has been working on a replacement for the Esprit and according to sources within the carmaker, the vehicle is...

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New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

Nov 26 2012, 12:44pm CST | by

Price is tipped to be close to that of a high-end Porsche 911

I've been a fan of the Lotus Esprit since Bond drove one in For Your Eyes Only. Lotus has been working on a replacement for the Esprit and according to sources within the carmaker, the vehicle is almost ready for production.

The new Esprit will use a five-liter twin turbo V8 engine and will feature an F1 style KERS system. The power will go to the ground through a seven-speed paddle shift transmission. The engine is pegged for and output of around 650 hp.

Even more impressive than the output from the V8 engine is that the price of the vehicle is said to be on par with that of a high-end Porsche 911 at around £100,000. That certainly not cheap, but if the price performance lives up to expectations this may be one of the best exotic car bangs for the buck in the exotic car market.

 
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Toyota on top in difficult night conditions

Sep 19 2014 2:57am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Toyota on top in difficult night conditions Free practice 2 of the 6 Hours of COTA Fri 19.09.14, 9:09AM After a delayed start due to heavy rain the cars had to cope with tricky track conditions under the floodlights.  The no8 Toyota TS040 of Antho ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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First practice session ends with Audi 1-2

Sep 19 2014 2:53am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

First practice session ends with Audi 1-2 6 Hours of COTA first practice session. Fri 19.09.14, 9:09AM First PracticeFirst Practice Session Ends with Audi With cloudy skies above the Circuit of the Americas and a hot and humid 32 degrees centigrade air temperature the 29 cars taking part ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 
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12 hours ago

Lotus restructuring could see a a quarter of their workforce being let go

Sep 18 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The turmoil at Lotus continues as the company has announced a major restructuring which could see the eliminat ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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12 hours ago

Lotus Announces Layoffs, Global Restructuring

Sep 18 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Group Lotus Plc today announced a global restructuring program that could result in the loss of as many as 325 jobs around the world. Group Lotus includes the automotive division, Lotus Cars, as well as the Lotus Engineering and Lotus Motorsport divisions. A total of 1,215 people are employed by Group Lotus, of which 1,032 work in the Norfolk a ...
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13 hours ago

Caterham, Lotus, or Dyson Racing?

Sep 18 2014 1:52pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Colin Chapman was doing the Lord's work when he crafted the brilliant Lotus Seven. Some 57 years later, there are all manner of interpretations of the man's ethos. We took three of the best, the Caterham 7 S3, the Lotus Exige V6 Cup, and the Dyson Racing Caterham SP/300.R to Sonoma Raceway, threw Jack Baruth the keys ...
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14 hours ago

Lotus may cut workforce 27% in restructuring

Sep 18 2014 1:22pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Group Lotus, the maker of exotic British sports cars, may reduce its workforce by 27 percent to cut costs. As many as 325 of the 1,215 people employed at the company could lose their jobs as the manufacturer restructures, Lo ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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14 hours ago

5 Best Sleeper Cars of 2014

Sep 18 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The term "sleeper car" goes back to the 1950s, when American manufacturers started building high output cars that would eventually spawn into muscle cars a decade later. Tracking the first sleeper is a daunting task, but most stories lead to the 1955 Chrysler C-300, a two-door, luxury coupe motivated by a 5.4-liter V-8 engine rated at 300 horsepower. It was the first production passenger car to come with 300 ponies on tap and a design that had nothing to say about that. The "a ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed
 

 
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15 hours ago

Lotus to layoff a quarter of its workforce

Sep 18 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Lotus Lotus has issued a press release to day, wherein it indicates that a "need to both reshape its organisation and to reduce costs" may result in the loss of "up to 325" jobs. That's a fairly significant number of layoffs for any company, but considering that Lotus currently employs 1,215 people (per the company's bio in the same release), it could mean a full 25-percent of the ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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16 hours ago

Lotus Says They Have To Lay Off Up To 25 Percent Of Workforce

Sep 18 2014 11:11am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Famed British automaker Lotus has just announced plans to restructure their organization in order to stay alive. This plan includes the loss of up to 325 jobs, which is a quarter of the Lotus workforce. Lotus thinks this plan is necessar ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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17 hours ago

Latest decisions concerning Historic Motor Sport

Sep 18 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Latest decisions concerning Historic Motor Sport At its meeting in Beijing on 12 September, the World Motor Sport Council took the following decisions concerning Historic Motor Sport. Thu 18.09.14, 5:05PM On the proposal of the Historic Motor Sport Commission, the World Motor Sport Council approved the eligibility of cars ...
Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile   Full article at: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile
 

 

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