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When you choose a luxury dealership like We Buy Exotics, you’ll be getting a fast, accurate price. We know Lotus models inside and out, so we can give you a legitimate offer that’s worth your valuable time.
Before you sell your vehicle, get to know the history of the car to help you give us all the information we need to give you a free, no-obligation bid in just minutes.
Learn about Lotus
This brand has humble origins, beginning in 1948 when Colin Chapman built a racing car in his garage. Officially co-founded in 1952 by Chapman and Colin Dare, Lotus Engineering Ltd. this British brand of supercars quickly established itself as an industry leader.
The company is now officially organized as Group Lotus Plc and divided into Lotus Engineering and Lotus Cars, each with their own specialty.
Widespread Recognition of Excellence
Other brands in the industry recognize just how innovative the minds at Lotus Engineering are; that is why this division has helped design and realize the designs, body styles, engineering, and other aspects of cars from the likes of Tesla, Vauxhall, Aston Martin, Toyota, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Volvo, and Jaguar.
Their own cars, though, are the real story here.
Stellar Beginning Models
Since 1948, starting with the Mark I sports car, this brand has been well-known as a Formula 1 car manufacturer. Despite such strong beginnings, this brand refused to sit on its laurels, instead releasing a new, improved model nearly every year since its inception.
Some of the brand’s most famous models include the Elite, Elan, and Europa, although they are far from the only noteworthy models. From the classic Mark I to the Mark X, to the eye-catching Eleven, then to 12 and all the way to 130, this company continually innovates to break barriers and redefine what it truly means to be a top-performing vehicle.
Current models – including the ones most road drivers own – include the following.
Car enthusiasts with a need for speed love this lineup, and for good reason. This convertible roadster with RWD (rear-wheel drive) goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. If that weren’t impressive enough, it reaches a max speed of 150 mph. The 111S edition is even faster! Many enthusiasts envy those who could get their hands on the limited-edition, roofless 340R.
This lineup isn’t just fast, though; they’re also becoming safer with each iteration. The Series 2 Elise, released in 2000 to meet new European crash regulations, has a slightly different body style that many couldn’t help but praise since its release.
The coupe version of the Elise that’s been in production since 200, this model comes in several variants, including:
- Exige S 240
- Exige S 260
- Exige 265E
- Exige Scura
Released in 2010, the Evora and was the first all-new car from the brand since the Elise. The company released the Evora S for use by police in Rome, Madrid, and Romania. The Evora 400 eventually replaced the Evora S. This model features leather seats and gets 21 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway.
Newcomers to this lineup include the Evora Sport 410 and the Evora GT430.
Released in 2016, this 0-door speedster is available as both a race car and a road-legal vehicle.
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If you’d like more information before making a decision, be sure to check out our Complete How-To Sell Your Exotic Car Guide and our in-depth research piece Leasing vs Owning.