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Road Trip In A 2009 Lotus Elise SC: Part 1, The Route
Road Trip In A 2009 Lotus Elise SC: Part 1, The Route

So the story is that I had to get from Las Vegas to San Francisco over the weekend of May 3-4. Frankly, it's an easy drive that can be dispatched with little effort using major state roads and/or interstates. After all, as the ICBM flies, the trip is less than 400 miles. However ... good road trips...Read More»

2010 Lotus Evora
2010 Lotus Evora Almost Ready For Its Closeup

When Lotus announced that it would bring a new model to the marketplace, tongues wagged. When the design was finally revealed late last year, those same tongues salivated. And now, as Lotus prepares to deliver the brand spankin' new 2010 Evora into the trembling hands of European buyers...well...Read More»

2009 Lotus Exige S
Lotus Exige S Sports Improved Aerodynamics, Reduced Mileage

Looks like fuel price instability has had a permanent effect on automotive design, even where high performance cars are concerned. Lotus is no different, announcing at the Geneva Motor Show that its new Exige S now earns 26 mpg on the highway. The lightweight Exige has never been an extremely...Read More»

2005 Lotus Elise
Fortunes Brighten For Tesla, Fisker, If Temporarily

The two U.S. electric vehicle startups that have drawn the most attention - Tesla and Fisker - stole quite a bit of attention at Detroit's Auto Show. They can thank Nissan, who pulled completely out of the show in attempts to save money, and Honda, who canceled a press briefing for its U.S. model...Read More»

Erwin Wurm's Fat Car
Link Love From The Car Connection

Here are a few of the blips on our radar screen: A four-day work week: Nissan's cut back workers to four days per week at its Mississippi and Tennessee plants. On the upside, for some of them, it's already Friday!  [Freep] Cars for the big and tall gent: Austrian car artist Erwin Wurm uses foam...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz with Julia Stegner
Friday Fluff: The Links That Got Away

It's been a busy week at TheCarConnection.com. Between bailout news, holiday shopping, and random morsels of car-related goodness, a lot of stuff has crossed our desk since Monday. Here are a few of the choicest bits that we haven't been able to cover in full detail: Toyota probably posts first...Read More»

2009 Lotus Evora
London Motor Show: 2009 Lotus Evora

Last week we told you about the new Lotus 2+2 project, developed under the codename Eagle. Today, I'm reporting from the London Motor Show, where Lotus has confirmed that the name of the new two-seater will be Evora. The 2009 Lotus Evora, like the smaller two-seat Elise, uses a blend of...Read More»

2009 Lotus
Lotus Eagle Project: First Photos

Lotus has released a teaser picture and some information on its long-anticipated 2+2, mid-engine sports car, termed Project Eagle. The model, which has been otherwise termed the GT, will get an official name when Lotus pulls the official wraps off at the British Motorshow in London next week. The...Read More»

Lotus Eagle
Lotus Eagle Swoops Down Next Month

It's the first new Lotus to appear since the Elise--and the "Project Eagle" mid-engined roadster has been confirmed for a world debut at the British Motor Show on July 22. The new car is the first to come from the new Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) that appeared in the Lotus APX concept...Read More»

Tesla Builds First Electric-Car Roadster

Tesla Motors says its new roadster is in production, and that customers will begin to get their cars soon. The electric-car maker has had some rough patches since we last spoke with them in October, when we took a first ride in the Tesla Roadster. Problems with the vehicle's transmission led to...Read More»

ZAP! Here’s Your Electric Crossover

If you listen to press releases, you’ll gladly accept that this sketch will one day become the ZAP-X crossover vehicle, a joint venture of California’s ZAP and Lotus Engineering. Perhaps a rundown of the proposed mechanicals will jade up those notions. ZAP says four in-hub...Read More»

2007 Lotus Exige S
Driver's News: Lotus Exige, Paris Show

Mitsu Launching Three Models at Detroit Show Paris hasn't even opened yet, but the official launches for the Detroit auto show in January are already firming up. Mitsubishi is among the first to promise it will introduce new vehicles in Detroit, and the Japanese automaker says it will bring three...Read More»

911 Doesn't Do It? How About a Gumpert?

There’s little doubt the Geneva Motor Show is in the premier league of auto expos, but it also has an appeal for some smaller car companies that you’ve probably never heard of. They pay at exactly the same rate as the big boys for stand space, it’s just that they take a smaller...Read More»

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