Lotus

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Matt Windle, Managing Director

Company Info

The first Lotus car was built in 1948. Today, Lotus Cars is based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK, and is the global HQ for sports car and hypercar manufacturing operations, the Lotus Advanced Performance Centre and the iconic 2.2-mile test track. Lotus Cars builds world-class high-performance cars, born out of legendary success on the racetrack including 13 FIA Formula 1 world titles and many other championship honours.

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Product info

LOTUS EVIJA

Lotus Evija is the first all-electric British hypercar. With target power output of 2,000 PS it is world’s most powerful series production road car. Target 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in under three seconds, top speed over 200 mph (320 km/h). Ultra-lightweight carbon fibre monocoque makes it the world’s lightest production EV hypercar, at 1,680kg. Pure electric driving range target of 215 miles (345 km) on the WLTP Combined Cycle. Mid-mounted battery pack echoes celebrated Lotus mid-engined sports car layout.

LOTUS EMIRA

All-new mid-engined sports car that perfectly embodies ongoing transformation of Lotus. Striking design, delivering exotic supercar appeal in sports car segment. Two petrol engines available 3.5-litre supercharged V6 and a 2.0-litre turbocharged ‘i4’. 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in less than 4.5 seconds. Top speed of up to 180mph (290km/h) characterful 3..

LOTUS TYPE 132

In Spring 2022, Lotus will give a world premiere to a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), the first in a range of lifestyle vehicles that will go on sale in all major markets around the world. Each will be pure electric and reinvent the core DNA of Lotus in a thrilling new way, delivering the very best in beautiful design, class-leading ride and handling, advanced materials and optimised motorsport-inspired aerodynamics.

+ Heritage

By remaining true to the ethos of founder Colin Chapman, Lotus stands alone as a brand dedicated to pure driver’s cars. Its brand strapline is ‘For The Drivers’. Innovative engineering, cutting-edge technologies and advanced materials ensure that every Lotus proves the value of achieving performance through light weight. Reducing mass remains the most effective means of achieving a true connection between driver, car and road – a quality shared by every car to proudly wear the Lotus badge.

Colin Chapman famously said, ‘Adding power makes you faster on the straights, subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.’ More relevant today than ever, it’s a core principle that has been tested and proven at the highest level of motorsport. Efficient, lightweight construction creates a virtuous circle that applies equally to sports cars built for the road. It not only boosts straight-line acceleration and braking, but it also allows for optimum suspension calibration. This in turn allows for sharper handling plus better body and roll control, but not at the expense of ride comfort and composure.

Every Lotus benefits from the company’s dedication to outstanding design, engineering and manufacturing. Each car driven around the famous Hethel test track as part of the final inspection process. Ultimately, the only way to truly understand a Lotus is to drive it. Only then can drivers feel the communication, agility and precision that make it one of the world’s great driving experiences.

Lotus Cars is based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK, and is the global HQ for sports car and hypercar manufacturing operations, the Lotus Advanced Performance Centre and the iconic 2.2-mile test track. Lotus Cars builds world-class high-performance cars, born out of legendary success on the racetrack including 13 FIA Formula 1 world titles and many other championship honours. In July 2021 Lotus unveiled the all-new Lotus Emira, its last and best-of-breed petrol-powered sports car. The first customer cars will be delivered in 2022. In July 2019 it launched the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar. Customer deliveries will begin during 2021.

Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive consultancy services to many of the world’s OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It is internationally recognised for its long-standing contribution to ground-breaking engineering and innovative vehicle development. Its expertise extends beyond automotive; in August 2021 a Lotus Engineering-developed track bike helped Team GB’s cyclists win seven medals, including three golds, at the Tokyo Olympics. An international consultancy with offices around the world, Lotus Engineering is headquartered at the Lotus Advanced Technology Centre on the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus in the UK.

Lotus Technology is the global ‘intelligent technology’ division based in Wuhan, China. Its role is to accelerate innovation in the fields of batteries and energy management, electric motors, electronic control systems, intelligent driving, intelligent manufacturing and many more. It will oversee the manufacture of a range of premium Lotus lifestyle electric vehicles in Wuhan starting in 2022.

Lotus Group is the parent company of the above subsidiaries and others. It is part of Geely Automotive, the fastest-growing automotive group in the world. Geely has a 51% controlling stake, with 49% owned by Etika Automotive, a Malaysian conglomerate.

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UK – all Lotus sports cars are designed, engineered and manufactured in Hethel, Norfolk, with sub-assembly manufacturing in Norwich, Norfolk.

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