To add speed, add lightness
Lotus cars have always shared the same character traits: Ingenious design, eye-popping power-to-weight, and a suave yet rebellious spirit. The three current family members – Elise, Exige and Evora – embody these attributes perfectly.
Lotus has always been recognised worldwide as THE manufacturer of lightweight sports cars. This reputation, developed and honed right from the early days of Lotus, was a direct result of Colin Chapman’s technical leadership and unrelenting passion to make a car lighter, more responsive and ultimately faster. Indeed, he famously said: “Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere”. But being lightweight has other measurable benefits. A lighter car needs less energy to propel it, stops sooner, corners harder, accelerates faster and uses less fuel. It is also more efficient, not just in fuel consumption, but in tyre and brake wear as well. Of course, it produces less by way of emissions too.
Raw performance, agility, unparalleled ride and handling. These are attributes that people have come to expect from Lotus and the Exige Sport 350 is no exception. Now also available as a roadster – the lightest possible incarnation of the current generation Exige.
The award-winning Evora is a fixed head coupe of graceful design, providing either a 2 seater or 2+2 option, making it not only a true sporting companion, but also a more practical proposition.