Lotus Logo – Lotus Cars is a manufacturer of the UK specializing in sports cars based in Hethel, Norfolk, formed as Lotus Engineering Ltd. by engineer Colin Anthony Bruce Chapman in 1952. In the years 1960 and 70 actively participated in the races of Formula 1. Chapman died in 1982, leaving behind a delicate financial situation with the project De Lorean, by which probably should have been brought to justice.
In 1986, the company was acquired by General Motors and resold in 1993 the group ACBN of Luxembourg, a company controlled by businessman Italian Romano Artioli, also owns Bugatti. In 1996, the majority of shares were sold to Lotus PERUSAHAAN Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton), state automaker Malaysia. The company also acts as an engineering consultant, performs development, particularly of suspension for other builders.
Traditionally the Lotus factory cars have been characterized by prioritizing the way before the power. The Lotus Elise is a lightweight car (chassis only weighs 65 kg, and the whole entire car weighs just 820 kg) of reduced size and power range generous but well below expectations of a sports such a degree of dynamism. Surely this is the production of the vehicle features the world’s fastest and also far exceeds many other more powerful. Toyota Motors source ranging from 160 hp to 221 hp version of the Exige (has some aerodynamic differences). Allow them faster acceleration 0-100 in 4.1 s and a maximum speed of 236km / h. Despite their 750kg make it one of the best cars, perhaps the best, out there for a stretch of twisty curves.
The Lotus Europa S is intended to be a more usable but without losing the sporty Lotus. It is something broader and more refined. It aims to be a car with few concessions to comfort, luxury, etc, but has some more than the Elise and Exige. Lotus has designed a new model called the Lotus Eleven, offering 250 hp. power. The visual appearance is that of a buguie, has no windows and vinyl comes with a standard design. There are two models that are distinguished by color. They have designed a new version of the Exige, Exige Cup call, a sportier version of the model mentioned above.