Lotus Specifications

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Lotus Specifications
Owes its existence to the late Colin Chapman, one of the greatest innovators of motorcar design. Chapman started out designing and building specials based on the ubiquitous Austin Seven, however his motoring prowess would soon see him emerge to control a Grand-Prix racing team, among many other accomplishments. The first Lotus was manufactured in the English winter of 1947-1948, while Chapman was still studying for his engineering degree at London University.

He continued to construct other specials for competition work, all built to comply with the regulations of the 750 Motor Club. The first production Lotus was the Mark 6, the first of many similarly styled cars featuring a multi-tube space frame chassis enclosing both the engine and transmission, and incorporating soft independent front suspension – all adding up to an extremely light weight.

And it was in regards to weight that Chapman became a devotee, adopting the philosophy that “no item should be in any way superfluous, or over-strong, for this simply added unnecessary weight to the machine”. This philosophy is still very much at the core of production principles applied to to the modern day Lotus.

Also see: Lotus Heritage.
1957 Lotus Seven  

1957 Lotus Seven

1957 Lotus XI Le Mans  

1957 Lotus XI Le Mans

1959 Lotus Elite  

1959 Lotus Elite

1959 Lotus Seven  

1959 Lotus Seven

1962 Lotus Elite  

1962 Lotus Elite

1963 Lotus Super Seven  

1963 Lotus Super Seven

1966 Lotus Elan S3 SE  

1966 Lotus Elan S3 SE

1967 Lotus Elan +2S  

1967 Lotus Elan +2S

1967 Lotus Europa  

1967 Lotus Europa

1969 Lotus Elan +2  

1969 Lotus Elan +2

1969 Lotus Elan S4  

1969 Lotus Elan S4

1970 Lotus Europa Twin Cam  

1970 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

1970 Lotus Seven  

1970 Lotus Seven

1970 Lotus Seven S4  

1970 Lotus Seven S4

1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130  

1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130

1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130/5  

1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2S 130/5

1971 Lotus Elan Sprint  

1971 Lotus Elan Sprint

1973 Lotus Europa Special  

1973 Lotus Europa Special

1974 Lotus Eclat 520  

1974 Lotus Eclat 520

1974 Lotus Eclat 521  

1974 Lotus Eclat 521

1974 Lotus Elite 501  

1974 Lotus Elite 501

1974 Lotus Elite 504  

1974 Lotus Elite 504

1975 Lotus Esprit  

1975 Lotus Esprit

1980 Lotus Eclat Series 2.2  

1980 Lotus Eclat Series 2.2

1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo  

1980 Lotus Esprit Turbo

1981 Lotus Esprit S3  

1981 Lotus Esprit S3

1983 Lotus Excel  

1983 Lotus Excel

1984 Lotus Etna  

1984 Lotus Etna

1985 Lotus Excel SE  

1985 Lotus Excel SE

1986 Lotus Excel SA  

1986 Lotus Excel SA

1987 Lotus Esprit  

1987 Lotus Esprit

1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo  

1987 Lotus Esprit Turbo

1989 Lotus Elan M100  

1989 Lotus Elan M100

1989 Lotus Elan SE M100  

1989 Lotus Elan SE M100

1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo HC  

1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo HC

1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE  

1989 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE  

1991 Lotus Esprit Turbo SE

1992 Lotus Esprit Sport 300  

1992 Lotus Esprit Sport 300

1992 Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.0  

1992 Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.0

1993 Lotus Esprit Turbo S4  

1993 Lotus Esprit Turbo S4

1994 Lotus Elan S2  

1994 Lotus Elan S2

1994 Lotus Esprit SE  

1994 Lotus Esprit SE

1995 Lotus Esprit S4 S  

1995 Lotus Esprit S4 S

1995 Lotus Esprit S4S  

1995 Lotus Esprit S4S

1996 Lotus Elise  

1996 Lotus Elise

1996 Lotus Esprit V8  

1996 Lotus Esprit V8

2000 Lotus 340R  

2000 Lotus 340R

2000 Lotus Elise  

2000 Lotus Elise

2000 Lotus Elise 111S  

2000 Lotus Elise 111S

2002 Lotus Elise 111S  

2002 Lotus Elise 111S

2002 Lotus Elise Sport 135  

2002 Lotus Elise Sport 135

2003 Lotus Exige  

2003 Lotus Exige

2004 Lotus Elise 111R  

2004 Lotus Elise 111R

2005 Lotus Exige 240R  

2005 Lotus Exige 240R

2006 Lotus Exige 265E  

2006 Lotus Exige 265E

2006 Lotus Exige GT3  

2006 Lotus Exige GT3

2006 Lotus Exige S  

2006 Lotus Exige S

2006 Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition  

2006 Lotus Exige S British GT Special Edition

2006 Lotus Elise S  

2006 Lotus Elise S

2006 Lotus Europa S  

2006 Lotus Europa S

2007 Lotus 2-Eleven Launch Edition  

2007 Lotus 2-Eleven Launch Edition

2007 Lotus Elise SC  

2007 Lotus Elise SC

2008 Lotus Evora  

2008 Lotus Evora

2009 Lotus Exige Cup 260  

2009 Lotus Exige Cup 260

2010 Lotus Elise  

2010 Lotus Elise

2010 Lotus Evora IPS  

2010 Lotus Evora IPS

2010 Lotus Evora S  

2010 Lotus Evora S

2011 Lotus Elise CR  

2011 Lotus Elise CR

2011 Lotus Elise S  

2011 Lotus Elise S

2011 Lotus Evora GTE  

2011 Lotus Evora GTE

2011 Lotus Evora S IPS  

2011 Lotus Evora S IPS

2011 Lotus Exige S  

2011 Lotus Exige S

2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster  

2012 Lotus Exige S Roadster

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