The Hennessey Venom GT is a fast “production” car. The reason that I use quotation marks around the term production is that there is some debate as to if the Hennessey Venom GT is actually a production car or just a highly modified Lotus. Part of the reason for this is that the car is based off of a Lotus, but it doesn’t use most of the Lotus components except for the body shape.… Read more
2012 was the first year for the Drive chanel on YouTube. In this past year they have made over 130 hours of automotive related content. Much of this content was about sports cars and we have featured many of these videos on this blog.
The above video includes clips from 2012 on the Drive Chanel, include Chris Harris driving some great Porsche 911s, images of Paganis, Aston Martins and the wolds fastest Lotus Exige just to name a few.… Read more
This video is of a 1967 Lotus Elan and the Mazda MX-5 Super 20 Concept. The video compare the Lotus Elan that light roadster that was the benchmark for what a simple sports car should be for decades. The Mazda MX-5 was based on the spirit of the Lotus Elan and essentially the same type of car.
This video is of a review of a Lotus Elise. The video features a road test of the quick great handling sports car as well as an over view of the cars pluses or minuses. As a sports car guy, I kind of like the light little car that has carpet as optional.
This video is a classic clip from U.K. Top Gear. The video features a Lotus Exige and a Ford Mustang. The small Lotus Exige takes on the heavy-weight Ford Mustang around the track to show which car is faster. The Lotus Exige is also taken around the track by the Stig.
This video takes you behind the scenes at yesterdays ALMS race at Mosport to take a look the Alex Job racing Lotus GT race car. The video features Alex Job and talks about what help, if any, the Lotus company is giving to this racing effort.
Watch this video before you run out and buy a Lotuse Elise (at least if you want to do any engine work). The video shows how you can remove the Lotus Elise engine in just 2 hours and 30 minutes. It is amazing to watch how much of the car has to be removed to be able to get to the mid-engine and it gives you some respect for the mechanics that work on these (and other mid-engined) performance cars.… Read more
This video is of a 1972 Lotus Elan. The video features evo’s Editorial Director and Founder Harry Metcalfe showing his Lotus Elan. He shows you what makes the car so special and then takes us on a ride in the car.
Recently there have been many reports of troubles with Lotus and the future of the company is in doubt due largely to the companies large debt. These reports have led Lotus to issue the below statement.
There have been and continue to be positive discussions between Group Lotus senior management and senior management at DRB-HICOM both here in Hethel and in Malaysia.
Is this car just too crazy? This 680HP and a curb weight of just 2,150 lbs this car has a better power-to-weight ratio that is better than Mario Andretti’s Formula One Lotus! All this on a street legal Lotus that has a twin charged engine (basically it uses a Turbocharger and a Supercharger) and has been highly modified over the past six years.… Read more