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    Video: Jay Leno goes old school with 1966 Lotus Elan 26R
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    On the latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage the guests are both from inside the garage: the man they call Professor Jim Hall, Leno's master fabricator, and the 1966 Lotus 26R that he spent 18 months building. The Elan 26R was the racing version of the Elan that Lotus founder Colin Chapman began building after watching privateer teams prep their roadgoing ...

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    Video: F1 just got a whole lot quieter, and some people are really unhappy about it
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    The scene is the front straight of the Albert Park Circuit at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, and what you see on track on either side of the gentleman wearing the orange hat is a Mercedes AMG Petronas being followed by a Lotus. The first major clue, as should be obvious by the nose of the Mercedes, is that this scene was captured last year. The ...

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    Video: Join XCAR as it explores the history behind the Lotus Seven
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    All modern Caterhams are based on the Lotus Seven – a small, lightweight roadster developed by Colin Chapman back in 1957. That car has evolved into an entire range of models, spanning from the new, affordable 160, shown below in the latest video from XCAR, to the maniacal 620R. Over the years, the Seven has come to be a known quantity among auto ...

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    Auctions: Miami real estate investor selling world's largest collection of Bond cars
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    In 2011 Miami real estate investor Michael Dezer bought dozens of cars used in the James Bond films from the Bond Museum in Keswick, England. Since then, he's added to the trove which now stands at 59 cars, as well as motorcycles, boats, jetskis, tanks and thousands of photos, posters and memorabilia. It is the largest collection of 007 cars in the world, ...

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    Exclusive: 1955 Lotus Mark X restored, reunited with former owner
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    Fowke was able to drive the baby-blue Lotus straight home from the Baltimore dock in April of 1959. In 1958, Robert Kahmer his friend Ben Fowke split the $2,700 cost of a 1955 Lotus Mark X and had it shipped over from England. Customs were a little more lax in the late 50s, and Fowke was able to drive the baby-blue Lotus straight home from the ...

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    Official: Lotus Motorcycles C-01 now 'ready for the road'
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    When we first laid eyes on leaked images of the Lotus Motorcycles C-01, we wondered if its laid-back, sport cruiser shape was really appropriate for a motorcycle bearing any connection with Colin Chapman and the company's famous "add lightness" mantra. We've now seen official pictures of the bike in multiple color schemes, including classic black and ...

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    Report: Lotus F1 apologizes for tweeting support for LGBT Olympians
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    The Lotus Formula One Team is apologizing after its official Twitter account posted this image of two men kissing in connection to the opening of the Winter Olympics on Friday, February 7. It claims that the original tweet was "unauthorized." The tweet, which Lotus deleted later that day, can be viewed to the right and was promptly replaced an apology that ...

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    Featured: Why all of this year's F1 noses are so ugly [w/video]
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    If you're a serious fan of Formula One, you already know all about "The Great Nosecone Conundrum" of 2014. Those given to parsing each year's F1 regulations predicted the strong possibility of the so-called "anteater" noses as far back as early December 2013. Highly suggestive visual evidence first came after Caterham's crash test in early January, with ...

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    Video: Watch the Lotus Esprit evolve from 1976 to 2004
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    Seeing a model as long-lived as the Lotus Esprit evolve over time generally requires some clever photography or graphical work, kind of like this. This video doesn't require any of that trickery, though, because it features every single model year of Espirt in one glorious row of awesome British cars. Taken at the 2013 Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch in ...

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    Featured: Lotus C-01 motorcycle shows its carbon-fibre face
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    Well, this isn't exactly what we were expecting. The images you see above come from Motorcycle News in the UK and are apparently official renderings of what the upcoming Lotus C-01 motorcycle will look like. As you can see, it's sort of a power cruiser, with a raked-out front end and extremely wide rubber out back. Power will reportedly come from a ...