Ever since the first Lotus was built by Colin Chapman in 1948, the name Lotus has been synonymous with success in British motorsport. Taking seven Formula 1 World Constructor's Championships and six World Driver's Championships, Team Lotus made Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell household names.
Lotus still builds cars that are true to Chapman's design philosophy of light weight, superlative handling, and stunning looks. With this race-bred engineering a Lotus isn't just a car, it's a high performance driving machine. Lotus cars have spurred the imagination of enthusiasts of all ages for ages as a result of their evocative styling, power, and performance.
Lessons learned in the grueling world of Formula One have been brought home to Lotus street cars with an emphasis on light weight, technological innovation, and on creating the most direct connection between driver and car. This philosophy has resulted in some of the most fun, best handling, most technologically advanced vehicles ever built.