The first Lotus car was built in 1948. Today, Lotus Cars is based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK, and is the global HQ for sports car and hypercar manufacturing operations, the Lotus Advanced Performance Centre and the iconic 2.2-mile test track. Lotus Cars builds world-class high-performance cars, born out of legendary success on the racetrack including 13 FIA Formula 1 world titles and many other championship honours.
It is part of Geely Automotive, the fastest growing automotive group in the world. Geely has a 51% controlling stake, with 49% owned by Etika Automotive, a Malaysian conglomerate.
In July 2021 Lotus unveiled the all-new Lotus Emira, its last and best-of-breed petrol-powered sports car. An all-new mid-engined sports car with a striking design, it delivers delivering exotic supercar appeal in sports car segment. The first customer cars will be delivered in 2022.
The Lotus Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar has a target power output of 2,000 PS making it the world’s most powerful series production road car. The results in a target 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in under three seconds and a top speed over 200 mph (320 km/h). Customer deliveries will begin during 2022. https://media.lotuscars.com/en/galleries/evija.html (feel free to choose your pictures – let me know if you need guidance)
The Lotus Type 132, an EV SUV will be unveiled in the spring of 2022 and is the first in a range of lifestyle vehicles that will go on sale in all major markets around the world. Each will be pure electric and reinvent the core DNA of Lotus in a thrilling new way, delivering the very best in beautiful design, class-leading ride and handling, advanced materials and optimised motorsport-inspired aerodynamics.”