If a driver focused car is your aim, then a lotus should be at the top of your list. The Lotus founding principle was “simplify, then add lightness”, and with a successful Formula 1 Championship Winning history, this attention to vehicle dynamics has produced some of the best handling cars available. Such purity is seemingly sown into the brand, and began back in the sixties with the Elan roadster, and the Lotus 7, whose layout is still produced by other manufacturers under licence.
This continues today with an exciting sports car range possessing peerless handling, and including many track focused models. Such performance results from continued innovation in the way Lotus uses materials and meets engineering challenges. They have pioneered the use of fibre-glass and composites, backbone chassis, active-suspension, and power plant development. Indeed, Lotus Engineering Consultancy are sought after worldwide for their prowess and expertise in many diverse fields.
Until recently the company lacked a genuine ‘big-player’ Supercar since the halcyon days of the Esprit, made famous in the Bond franchise. Now however, joining the range, and propelling Lotus to the forefront of the performance car market is the new Evija. This all-electric Hypercar embodies the Lotus ethos, whilst raising the bar for performance and road presence, truly one of the most exciting cars today.
With a new ‘Esprit’ in the pipeline, and huge funding from Geeley, the future is very bright and exciting for Lotus, and indeed anyone wishing to own one of their iconic vehicles.