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Lotus CEO steps down

He was brought in back in 2014 to help bring back Lotus from the brink of bankruptcy and turn it into a viable automaker, but now Jean-Marc Gales has given up his CEO position at the British sports car brand. Gales on Monday revealed via a statement that he has left Lotus for “personal reasons,” though we know he also has a new job lined up at...

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Lotus Esprit supercar may get reprise in sports car company’s latest plans

Lotus is in the process of developing two new sports cars and an SUV. The sports cars will come first and one of them is tipped to be an Elise replacement. The other, Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales revealed to Autocar in an interview published Tuesday, will be a proper supercar along the lines of the Esprit that ceased production in 2004. It will be the flagship...

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Lotus Esprit supercar may get reprise in sports car company’s latest plans

Lotus is in the process of developing two new sports cars and an SUV. The sports cars will come first and one of them is tipped to be an Elise replacement. The other, Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales revealed to Autocar in an interview published Tuesday, will be a proper supercar along the lines of the Esprit that ceased production in 2004. It will be the flagship...

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Geely Group Motorsport partner Cyan Racing switches from Volvo to Lotus cars

Chinese holding company Zhejiang Geely in March established the new division Geely Group Motorsport to oversee motorsport activities for its growing list of brands, which includes the likes of Volvo, Polestar and Lotus. And on Thursday, Geely named Swedish race team Cyan Racing as the official partner of the new Geely Group Motorsport division. The...

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Lotus planning more than one SUV

It's a brave new world. As automakers bend to consumers' love of utility vehicles, numerous brands have jumped aboard the SUV bandwagon—even Lotus. We knew the British sports car brand, now owned by China's Geely, had one SUV in the works, but there will be more than one. That's according to Peter Horbury, Geely's design boss, who told Autocar in a...

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A Chapman is back behind the wheel of a Lotus

Tell us if you've heard this one before: A Chapman behind the wheel of a Lotus. Clive Chapman, son of Lotus founder, Colin Chapman, received his keys to a new Evora GT410 Sport last week. Lotus announced the delivery Friday, as Clive and his Evora GT410 Sport prepared for a trek across the United Kingdom and Europe. Clive is still involved with Lotus as...

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Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird lands with 700 horsepower

California's Rezvani is back with another crazy creation from its Beast line of sports cars. The latest is a 700-horsepower version of the Beast Alpha that appropriately is dubbed the Beast Alpha X Blackbird. The Beast Alpha cars are based on Lotus Elise chassis, instead of Ariel Atom chassis like Rezvani's original Beast speedster, and they all sport an...

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Lotus CEO nabbed for speeding, gets off with driving suspension

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales likely will take it a tad slower on the A11 near his company's Norwich headquarters in England. The executive was caught going 102 mph in a 70 mph zone while driving a new Lotus car. The Telegraph reported on Gales' run-in with the law Monday and said Gales persuaded the magistrate to forego additional points on his license so he...

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Lotus seems dead serious about building a crossover SUV

Lotus earned a new lease on life when China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group agreed to purchase a 51-percent stake in the storied British brand last May. With steady financing, Lotus wants to take on the world's best sports car brands, but it seems more clear than ever that Lotus may follow the paths of other sporty brands and build a performance crossover...

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Lotus wants to take on Ferrari with new models

Lotus is best known for its track-focused vehicles as of recent, but one day, the brand's new Chinese owner wants it to rival Ferrari and Porsche. So said the chief of Geely, An Cong Hui, whose company in May took a majority stake in Lotus, along with a major stake in Lotus parent company Proton. Autocar reported on Thursday that Geely has full plans to...

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