Lotus co-founder Hazel Chapman dead at 94

Hazel Chapman, wife of the late Colin Chapman and co-founder of Lotus, has died, the company confirmed Tuesday in a press release. She was 94. Born May 21, 1927, in North London, Chapman met her future husband at a ...

Hazel Chapman, co-founder of Lotus, dies aged 94

Businesswoman, racing driver, and Lotus co-founder Hazel Chapman has died at the age of 94. Born Hazel Williams on May 21, 1927, she met Colin Chapman at a dance in 1944. Her parents allowed Colin to build the Lotus Mark ...

Lotus Emira GT4 Runs Laps Around Hethel

Lotus has officially unveiled the Emira GT4 race car by running a few hot laps on the iconic Hethel test track in Norfolk, England. The Emira GT4 ran the 2.2-mile circuit at an exclusive event last week. Gavan Kershaw, ...

Hazel Chapman, Racing Driver And Lotus Co-Founder, Passes Away At Age 94

The automotive world lost a very important figure yesterday with the passing of Hazel Chapman, an accomplished racing driver and businesswoman who founded Lotus Cars with her husband Colin. “This is a very sad day for everyone around the world ...

2022 Infiniti QX60 driven, 2021 Lotus Evora tested, Toyota to cut EV costs: What's New @ The Car Connection

Upscale amenities and elegant looks separate the 2022 QX60 three-row SUV from its more pedestrian Nissan Pathfinder sibling. The 2022 Genesis G80 mid-size luxury sedan returns with a Sport trim for its 3.5T engine, and the rest of the lineup ...

Hazel Chapman, Co-Founder of Lotus, Dies at 94

Photo credit: PA Images – Getty Images Hazel Chapman, who co-founded Lotus with her husband Colin and helped build the first cars while Colin was in the Royal Air Force, has passed away at the age of 94. “Her ...

2022 Lotus Emira Previews a New Era for Lotus

Due on sale next year, the 2022 Lotus Emira has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed (8-11 July). Based on the company’s new ‘Sports Car Architecture’ platform, the Emira will be ...

2023 Lotus Emira

The Emira is the last gas-powered car from Lotus and it will be offered with two engine options – one from Toyota and one from Mercedes-AMG Lotus Emira – Exterior Lotus Emira – Interior Lotus Emira – Drivetrain How ...

Lotus Co-Founder Hazel Chapman Dies At 94

Hazel Chapman was 94 years old Most people associate Lotus with the late great Colin Chapman, but it was a race team and motorcar company that he co-founded with his wife Hazel Chapman. Earlier in the day, the 94-year-old ...

Get a look at the race ready Lotus Emira GT4 on track

Motorsport The Emira GT4 is already sold out for the first year of its production It would seem that the racing world reckons the new Lotus Emira GT4 might be quite handy, because only now are we seeing pictures of ...

Lotus Emira GT4 Race Car Debuts With Toyota Power, $205,000 Price Tag

The vehicle has already sold out for the first year of production. Listen to this article Following an announcement from two days ago, Lotus today unveils the race-ready version of the Emira sports car. The Emira GT4 debuts at the ...

Lotus revisits motorsport roots with new Emira GT4 race car

With the road-going Emira, Lotus had an excellent starting point for the GT4.  Lotus revisits motorsport roots with new Emira GT4 race car ‍‍‍ Following the reveal of the Lotus Emira road car in 2021, the Norfolk-based automaker has now ...

Lotus Opens New State-Of-The-Art Production Center

Lotus has officially opened its new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel in the United Kingdom, naming it in honor of the company’s founder and inspiration. The Chapman Production Centre is a world-class center of excellence that is already ...

The Lotus Emira GT4 is here to rip through racetracks

The Emira might be Lotus’ last-ever pure ICE sports car, but it’s not going out without a bang. The British sportscar maker has just unveiled the Emira GT4 race car on its Hethel test track, the first new model ...

The Lotus Emira GT4 is ready to hit the track

It’s powered by a Toyota V6 (and already sold out for the first year) These Lotus race cars may be decades apart, but they share the same philosophy of 'less is more.' PHOTO FROM LOTUS Racing has always been part ...

Lotus opens new Chapman Production Centre in England

Lotus has officially commenced production at its new Chapman Production Centre in Hethel, England. Named in honour of its founder, Colin Chapman, the manufacturing facility assembles the Emira sportscar, which rolled off the production line for the first time in ...

Lotus officially opens all-new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel

Chapman Production Centre is latest stage of £100million redevelopment of Lotus’ UK facilities Lotus has officially opened its new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel, naming it in honour of the company’s founder and inspiration. The Chapman Production Centre is ...

The Lotus Emira GT4 Is Here to Conquer Race Tracks Around the World

The racing version of Lotus’s new sports car gets a 400-hp motor and an Xtrac sequential gearbox. Lotus Lotus unveiled the GT4-class racing version of its new Emira sports car in a press release on Thursday. Sporting the same body ...

Lotus Emira GT4 by Lotus Advanced Performance

Lotus has had a long presence in the motorsports world which began with a racing car built by Colin Chapman, who founded the company. That was back in 1948 and from then on, the company produced numerous racing cars ...

Light work: The Coventry designers reimagining Lotus

Turning Lotus into a premium EV brand is “a hell of a responsibility”. We hear how it’s being done Nick McKinley (left) and Ben Payne lead Lotus Coventry site ‘Visual lightness’ was priority for Eletre SUV New-era Lotus can only ...

Britishvolt To Develop Batteries For New Lotus Electric Sports Car

Lotus will also expand its range to include high-end electric saloons and SUVs Britishvolt said on Friday it will develop batteries for a fully-electric sports car in partnership with British carmaker Lotus, the first publicly-announced customer for the electric ...

Paul Matty Sportscars sold to Classic Team Lotus

For the latest classic car news, features, buyer’s guides and classifieds, sign up to the C&SC newsletter here One of the UK’s leading Lotus specialists, Paul Matty Sportscars, has been sold to Classic Team Lotus. The company confirmed today that ...

1973 Lotus Europa Special

Introduced in September 1972, the first 100 Big Valve cars were special. To honour Team Lotus’s victory in the 1972 and 1973 F1 World Championships, John Player Special (JPS) was released to commemorate the success. The cars were number-badged (numbered ...

Lotus Singapore Previews All-New Emira 3.5 V6 First Edition; Deliveries to Start Q3 2022

In a private session at the Lotus showroom, Lotus Cars Singapore gave members of the media a preview of the all-new Emira, Lotus’ last internal combustion engine vehicle. They also announced that the Emira 3.5 V6 First Edition is slated ...

Lotus Emira makes a stop in Singapore for a special preview

Lotus Emira. Lotus made its name producing stripped-down, “analogue” sports cars that catered to hardcore driving enthusiasts. But it is going electric, and moving itself upmarket and aiming to appeal to a wider segment of buyers, with models like ...

Get to Know the New Lotus Eletre Luxury SUV

The iconic niche brand of Lotus revealed its new all-electric SUV on March 29 after teasing us with a box on a boat. This new luxury SUV is stylish, attractive, aggressive, and advanced, making it one of the most interesting ...

Lotus Benchmarked the Porsche Taycan GTS for Upcoming EV Sedan and SUVs

Hot off the reveal of the all-new Lotus Eletre EV SUV, the U.K. automaker has revealed that the Porsche Taycan GTS sedan is serving as a performance benchmark for its upcoming lineup. Lotus is fast at work developing its new ...

The Lotus Type 133 Electric Sedan has the Porsche Taycan in its sights

Management in Hethel reiterate that the Type 133 won’t be an Eletre on stilts. The Lotus Type 133 will potentially rival the Porsche Taycan range. After the bold and striking Eletre SUV was released a few weeks ago, many ...

Lotus Type 133 electric sedan to tackle Porsche Taycan - report

Lotus may have only just revealed its Chinese-built Eletre electric SUV but it’s getting ready for another significant reveal in 2023 with its Type 133 electric sedan. In an interview by British publication Autocar, Lotus executives revealed some preliminary details ...

Lotus is set to make an electric sedan

Photo / Supplied Lotus has announced it’s making an electric sedan to rival the Porsche Taycan and Audi RS E-Tron GT.  The news comes shortly after the reveal of the automaker’s first-ever SUV, The Electre.  It’s currently nicknamed the ...

Fresh details on Lotus Type 133 super sedan

All-electric Porsche Taycan-rivalling four-door to get all-wheel drive and big power when it arrives next year Lotus will launch a new all-electric super sedan in 2023 that’s being developed under the Lotus Type 133 codename to be the most driver-focused ...

Lotus Type 133 Electric Sedan To Fight Porsche Taycan With 600+ HP

Much like the Eletre SUV, it’s going to be assembled in China. Let’s all be honest and admit few would’ve thought we’d be casually talking about an electric sedan from Lotus to follow an SUV also without a combustion engine. ...

Lotus Type 133 to rival Porsche Taycan

Electric four-door will arrive next year as a driver-focused car with all-wheel drive. Having unveiled its crucial Eletre SUV, Lotus will now shift focus to readying its second Chinese-built ‘lifestyle’ EV, the Type 133, for launch in 2023. The ...

Lotus primes Type 133 saloon to rival Porsche Taycan

Electric four-door will arrive next year as a driver-focused car with all-wheel drive and 592bhp Type 133 saloon will draw on tech used by Eletre SUV Lotus launched the Eletre SUV on 29 March Lotus benchmarked Taycan in developing its ...

New Lotus Eletre: Norfolk's 600bhp fully-electric SUV

Electric Awards 2022 New Lotus Eletre: Norfolk's 600bhp fully-electric SUV The Lotus Eletre that you’re looking at here has, on the face of it, as much in common with a Lotus Seven or Elise as a speed-boat has with a ...

Born British, Raised Globally: Lotus Reveals New Eletre Hyper SUV

It’s no secret that British automaker Lotus was among the first to incorporate electrification into a hypercar with its Evija. The automaker’s reinvention continues with the all-new Eletre SUV, a vehicle of many firsts for the Lotus brand. Eletre is ...

Video: Lotus Emira ‘First Edition’ with a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 in Malaysia, 5 Things

Lotus Kars Sdn. Bhd. recently showed us the new Lotus Emira and boy does it look as good as it does in the pictures; if not better! It’s priced from RM1,131,800 on-the-road, while prices in Langkawi start from RM456,900. ...

Lotus Emira “First Edition” previewed in Malaysia, with a 3.5-litre supercharged V6!

Lotus Kars Sdn. Bhd., distributor of Lotus sports cars in Malaysia recently previewed the new Lotus Emira locally and as we’ve shared before, it’ll be priced from RM1,131,800 on-the-road, while prices in Langkawi start from RM456,900. Sitting behind the occupants ...

Lotus showrooms in UK, USA and Europe transformed with new visual identity

Global roll-out of sculptural and artistic new retail environment continues The ongoing transformation of the Lotus global retail network continues apace, with showrooms worldwide now upgrading to the brand’s new visual identity. The UK, North America and mainland Europe now ...

Flyweight battle: Lotus Exige vs Noble M12

For the latest classic car news, features, buyer’s guides and classifieds, sign up to the C&SC newsletter here It was a Thursday lunchtime as I recall and, as the road test editor of Autocar magazine at the time, I was ...

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