The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid, which was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2010, is undergoing final testing of dynamics and durability in the headquarters of the British firm and has recently gone through the Goodwood Festival 2012. And it is that the new British brand was contemplated from the beginning to adopt the latest technologies in order to become the hallmark of innovation that was the manufacturer under the baton of Colin Chapman.
Today, the new era remains into something more tangible than the promise of it sketches and concepts, but little by little seems that the intention is to improve and position the brand to live up to its rivals. This new hybrid drivetrain help bring the Evora to more capable rivals. Continue reading
Lotus announced it will begin testing its first prototype circuit hybrid, which is made possible by a technology development program subsidized by the British government. The model mounted two electric motors 414 horsepower developed, and a three-cylinder internal combustion acts as generator. In hybrid mode, can travel 482 km.
As the years, automakers are getting in tune with the increasingly stringent environmental regulations. L Even manufacturers of sports you, that questions of logic, were the most resisted in its transition from fuel powered models to new forms of alternative energy. However, all in one way or another have begun to walk that road irreversible. Ferrari, Audi, Porsche and Bugatti are some of the electric motors that added some of their cars and now Lotus’s beginning to realize the “dream of the hybrid itself.”
In 2010 the British automaker presented at the Geneva Motor Show prototype Evora 414E, which had started its development in 2008, a model that, precisely, would aim to become the first brand to mount a drive “green.” Well, this prototype was presented again during the past weekend at the Festival of Speed Goodwood and now heralds the beginning of the first tests on the circuit. Continue reading
The Lotus Elan was the second major commercial success of Lotus (with due respect of the Lotus Seven). It arrived in 1962 to revolutionize the landscape of sports cars of its time because of its genuine concept, now in 50 years, and it was completely contrary to the rest of its rivals.
At that time Jaguar had just launched its E-Type, the AC Cobra devoured the asphalt circuit and the Ferrari 250 GTO (the most expensive car in the world) began to take the first steps that made it a legend. But they were all cut from the same pattern: big engines with big powers.
The Lotus Elan no, it was very modern for its time, and therefore incredibly light, very funny. Its small size coupled with that of its body panels were fiberglass and its innovative chassis central beam-called ‘backbone’-stop scale in a staggering 670 kg. Continue reading