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  1. Design study reveals electric race car for 2030 E-R9 is “partly driven like a car and partly flown like a fighter jet” – Richard Hill, chief aerodynamicist, Lotus Active aero package includes ‘morphing’ body panels and aerodynamic control surfaces EV powertrain with torque-vectoring from Lotus Evija further developed to be driver-adaptable on the move Name, year and colour scheme all carefully chosen in tribute to Lotus’ racing heritage Find out more about the exciting future of Lotus Engineering on the US LOT Blog (Hethel, UK – 16 February 2021) – Lotus has
  2. Design study reveals electric race car for 2030 E-R9 is “partly driven like a car and partly flown like a fighter jet” – Richard Hill, chief aerodynamicist, Lotus Active aero package includes ‘morphing’ body panels and aerodynamic control surfaces EV powertrain with torque-vectoring from Lotus Evija further developed to be driver-adaptable on the move Name, year and colour scheme all carefully chosen in tribute to Lotus’ racing heritage Find out more about the exciting future of Lotus Engineering on the US LOT Blog (Hethel, UK – 16 February 2021) – Lotus has
  3. British all-electric hypercar honoured as ‘Product Design of the Year’ at the International Design Awards Awards recognise, celebrate and promote global design visionaries Jury names Evija “the world's most premium sustainable car” All-new ‘Evija in London’ images released to celebrate the award at www.media.lotuscars.com (Hethel, UK – 11 February 2021) – The all-electric Lotus Evija hypercar has been recognised in the prestigious International Design Awards (IDAs), winning the ‘Product Design of the Year’ category. Established in 2007 by a group of leading interna
  4. British all-electric hypercar honoured as ‘Product Design of the Year’ at the International Design Awards Awards recognise, celebrate and promote global design visionaries Jury names Evija “the world's most premium sustainable car” All-new ‘Evija in London’ images released to celebrate the award at www.media.lotuscars.com (Hethel, UK – 11 February 2021) – The all-electric Lotus Evija hypercar has been recognised in the prestigious International Design Awards (IDAs), winning the ‘Product Design of the Year’ category. Established in 2007 by a group of leading interna
  5. This year marks the end of an era for Lotus Cars. As the business moves towards an exciting future as outlined in recent announcements, time is being called on production of the iconic Elise and the genre-creating Exige, after 25 and 21 years respectively. In honour of these two legendary models, Lotus has announced a range of five new Final Edition cars which have higher power, greater standard specification and – in true Lotus style – light weight. These cars are the ultimate versions of the Elise and Exige, and mark the pinnacle of technical development to showcase more than two d
  6. This year marks the end of an era for Lotus Cars. As the business moves towards an exciting future as outlined in recent announcements, time is being called on production of the iconic Elise and the genre-creating Exige, after 25 and 21 years respectively. In honour of these two legendary models, Lotus has announced a range of five new Final Edition cars which have higher power, greater standard specification and – in true Lotus style – light weight. These cars are the ultimate versions of the Elise and Exige, and mark the pinnacle of technical development to showcase more than two d
  7. Following the news today that Phil Popham is to step down from his position at Lotus, the company confirms that Matt Windle, Executive Director, Engineering, is the newly appointed Managing Director, Lotus Cars. Welcoming Matt into his new role, Phil Popham said: “Matt is an excellent fit for the senior leadership role at Lotus. He has been an excellent colleague to me since I joined the company, and is a popular and very effective member of the Lotus Executive team. He’s a long-standing ‘Lotus Man’ and I’m proud to welcome him as my successor. We will continue to work closely together in
  8. Following the news today that Phil Popham is to step down from his position at Lotus, the company confirms that Matt Windle, Executive Director, Engineering, is the newly appointed Managing Director, Lotus Cars. Welcoming Matt into his new role, Phil Popham said: “Matt is an excellent fit for the senior leadership role at Lotus. He has been an excellent colleague to me since I joined the company, and is a popular and very effective member of the Lotus Executive team. He’s a long-standing ‘Lotus Man’ and I’m proud to welcome him as my successor. We will continue to work closely together in
  9. Phil Popham is to step down from his position as Lotus Cars CEO. Phil, who joined Lotus in the year of its 70th birthday in 2018, has decided to leave the company to pursue personal projects. He has guided the company through a truly pivotal period in its history, bringing new governance and direction to the business following its restructuring under the stewardship of Geely. Lotus Cars’ Vision80 strategy has been implemented under Phil’s watch, which will see transformational change across the company in its eighth decade of automotive innovation. Hethel in Norfolk – Lotus’ ho
  10. Phil Popham is to step down from his position as Lotus Cars CEO. Phil, who joined Lotus in the year of its 70th birthday in 2018, has decided to leave the company to pursue personal projects. He has guided the company through a truly pivotal period in its history, bringing new governance and direction to the business following its restructuring under the stewardship of Geely. Lotus Cars’ Vision80 strategy has been implemented under Phil’s watch, which will see transformational change across the company in its eighth decade of automotive innovation. Hethel in Norfolk – Lotus’ ho
  11. New series sports car production confirmed for Hethel, UK £100m+ investment into all-new manufacturing facilities Further job creation to support increased volumes End of production planned for Evora, Exige and Elise in 2021 (Hethel, UK – 25 January 2021) – A new series of sports cars is confirmed, with prototype production of the Lotus Type 131 to commence this year from a world-class manufacturing facility in Hethel, Norfolk. The new manufacturing investment is part of Lotus’ Vision80 strategy, which will also see the relocation of two Lotus sub-assembly faciliti
  12. New series sports car production confirmed for Hethel, UK £100m+ investment into all-new manufacturing facilities Further job creation to support increased volumes End of production planned for Evora, Exige and Elise in 2021 (Hethel, UK – 25 January 2021) – A new series of sports cars is confirmed, with prototype production of the Lotus Type 131 to commence this year from a world-class manufacturing facility in Hethel, Norfolk. The new manufacturing investment is part of Lotus’ Vision80 strategy, which will also see the relocation of two Lotus sub-assembly faciliti
  13. New Norwich facility begins production of iconic lightweight Lotus chassis Programme to move Lotus’ lightweight structures and steel fabrication units to one facility nears completion and on time New facility to employ 125 staff (Hethel, UK – 21 January 2021) – The first extruded and bonded aluminium chassis to be built at Lotus’ new manufacturing facility at Hurricane Way, Norwich, has been completed. The unit, a chassis for the legendary Lotus Elise, was built for the validation and quality checking of the new manufacturing process. Although not destined for a
  14. New Norwich facility begins production of iconic lightweight Lotus chassis Programme to move Lotus’ lightweight structures and steel fabrication units to one facility nears completion and on time New facility to employ 125 staff (Hethel, UK – 21 January 2021) – The first extruded and bonded aluminium chassis to be built at Lotus’ new manufacturing facility at Hurricane Way, Norwich, has been completed. The unit, a chassis for the legendary Lotus Elise, was built for the validation and quality checking of the new manufacturing process. Although not destined for a
  15. (Paris, France – 14 January 2021) As part of the Alpine Business Unit development, Groupe Renault and Group Lotus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study a number of areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an EV sportscar. The Alpine and Lotus teams will conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for the joint engineering, design and development of an EV sportscar by leveraging the resources, expertise and facilities of the respective entities in both France and the UK. Alpine and Lotus will also explore the development of a joint services offer combi
  16. (Paris, France – 14 January 2021) As part of the Alpine Business Unit development, Groupe Renault and Group Lotus have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to study a number of areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an EV sportscar. The Alpine and Lotus teams will conduct a comprehensive feasibility study for the joint engineering, design and development of an EV sportscar by leveraging the resources, expertise and facilities of the respective entities in both France and the UK. Alpine and Lotus will also explore the development of a joint services offer combi
  17. Tamas Vizin was crowned Lotus Cup Europe champion at Zolder as the 2020 season, necessarily shortened due to the Covid pandemic, drew to a close. The Hungarian’s Exige V6 was the class of the field, winning twice at the Nürburgring, then claiming a third successive victory at Zolder, but was denied a clean sweep in the final race by the Evora of local driver Peter Verlinde. By following-up on his 2016 title from the Production class, Vizin becomes only the second driver to claim titles in more than one class, emulating John Rasse. The Production class title was won by championship stalwar
  18. Despite the many global challenges of 2020, Lotus Cars reports today that its new car retail sales increased by 4.4% compared to 2019. Sales increased in many key markets around the world as the transformation of Lotus continues. Highlights include growth in the USA, Germany, Italy, UK, China, Singapore, Netherlands and others. The most popular Lotus model globally was the Elise, followed by the Exige and Evora. Concluding 2020, Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham said: “Last year was extremely tough in many aspects of business and life – the most challenging we have seen. Huge thanks t
  19. Despite the many global challenges of 2020, Lotus Cars reports today that its new car retail sales increased by 4.4% compared to 2019. Sales increased in many key markets around the world as the transformation of Lotus continues. Highlights include growth in the USA, Germany, Italy, UK, China, Singapore, Netherlands and others. The most popular Lotus model globally was the Elise, followed by the Exige and Evora. Concluding 2020, Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham said: “Last year was extremely tough in many aspects of business and life – the most challenging we have seen. Huge thanks t
  20. Good to see most have arrived, there are a couple I can see that are having trouble being delivered. If anyone needs to change their address for next year then you can do so here: https://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/clients/addresses/
  21. Any issues please post in this thread 🙂
  22. They all shipped last week, however considering it has been Xmas in between and that mail and couriers in general have been struggling I suspect they may take longer than normal to get to people I'm afraid.
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