2011 Lotus Evora

Jan 20th
Aside from the expected practicality limitations of a purist’s sports car, we’ve found the regular Lotus Evora to be a pretty satisfying machine. It’s as balanced as a tightrope walker and has laser-precise steering, limpet grip, and strong braking.And yet. In two test-track appearances (one a comparison test and the other at Lightning Lap 5), our primary gripe with the…
2017 Lotus Evora

Dec 27th
Lotus is not Ferrari. It’s not McLaren. And it’s not Porsche. What it has in common with those companies is that it manufactures cars. Barely. Despite the well-faded glory of seven Formula 1 Constructor’s World Championships, Lotus’s struggles with solvency today are real. In the last decade it has seen three CEOs, the creation and collapse of a plan for…
2008 Lotus Elise SC 220

Nov 8th
We dreamed, perhaps unrealistically, that the addition of a supercharger to the Elise’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder would be akin to dropping a small-block V-8 into the 2043-pound roadster. If you’re expecting that sort of torqued-out transformation, you’ll be a bit disappointed. But let’s say you’d just like an Elise that is less peaky and a little quicker than the naturally aspirated…