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    Motorsport: Lotus drops Renault for Mercedes F1 engines
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    With only three manufacturers supplying engines in Formula One this season, the teams have been fairly evenly split: Ferrari, Sauber and Marussia use Ferrari engines; Mercedes, McLaren, Williams and Force India run on Mercedes power; Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Lotus and Caterham employ Renault power units. But one important team is reportedly preparing to ...

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    Video: Lotus Exige V6 Cup takes extreme to the extreme
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    What separates a road car from a race car? You're looking at it. It's the Lotus Exige V6 Cup, a model based on what is already one of the most hardcore performance machines on the road, albeit upgraded to an even harder-core spec. It's a good 130 pounds (59 kilograms) lighter than the Exige S (a vehicle which didn't have much flab to trim in the first ...

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    Video: Elise Time Attack could be most extreme Lotus yet
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    The Lotus Elise has given birth to some seriously fast and varied machinery. Aside from Lotus' own models like the Exige, 2-Eleven, 340R and Europa, electric vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, not to mention the never-released Dodge Circuit and Detroit Electric SP:01, are all based on the Elise's platform. As were/are the Melkus RS 2000, the Opel ...

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    Official: Latest Forza Motorsport 5 car pack leaves us scratching our head (in a good way) [w/video]
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    As we scrolled down the roster of the latest car pack for Forza Motorsport 5, the Hot Wheels Car Pack, our expression became bemused over the strange mix of vehicles that we now have at our disposal. This is quite unlike any of the other sets of DLC Turn 10 Studios has offered. Sure, there are the typical headliner cars – the Lamborghini Veneno and ...

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    Video: The Stig breaks into Lotus F1 HQ and hilarious mayhem ensues
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    As Top Gear's mysterious test driver, The Stig has driven just about everything on wheels – and more than a few things without. But an F1 car? That still remains a rarity, even on Top Gear. That all changes in this latest promo clip, though. The video shows what happened when his Royal Stigness arrived at the headquarters of the Lotus F1 team in ...

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    Official: Lotus honours F1 efforts with limited-edition Exige LF1
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    Lotus has announced a new, special edition of its hardcore Exige for customers in the UK and Europe. Limited to just 81 units (for the Lotus Formula One team's 81 victories), the new Exige LF1 is the ultimate accessory for fans of the British manufacturer's Formula One efforts. Befitting of a car inspired by the Lotus E22, this particular Exige is ...

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    Motorsport: Race Recap: 2014 Spanish Grand Prix is boom and bust [spoilers]
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    The Spanish Grand Prix's 2.892-mile (4.654-kilometre) Circuit de Catalunya is considered a preview for the rest of the season, since it's a combination of long front straight and twisting middle sectors mimic sections from every other Formula One track to follow. After the long break following the flyaway races to open the season, teams and fans have also ...

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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 ...