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On this page you will find some links to older external video's. The risk here is that the video will be moved by it's owner, so please let me know if you find something is no longer visable.....

Autocar video:  Lotus Exige V6 Cup - road car vs race car



Romain Grosjean receives his new company car...

As Romain Grosjean receives his Lotus Exige S, he explains why becoming a Father has not compromised his hunger for something "light, efficient and reactive" on the road as well as on track!




Esprit Suspension Top Gear 1983

Older Lotus enthusiasts may remember that Lotus was developing an active suspension system in the early 1980's. In this video we see an Esprit test vehicle with this hydraulic suspension system and John Miles explaining it.



Matt Becker on the Exige S...



Lotus Exige S Roadster with Davide Valsecchi at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lotus F1 Team driver and current GP2 champion, Davide Valsecchi, takes the new Lotus Exige S Roadster "up the hill" at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013.




When Kimi visited Hethel...

During a recent visit to Group Lotus HQ Kimi put the latest and greatest Lotus cars through their paces. First up was the Solar Yellow Exige V6 Cup R followed by a Laser Blue Exige S coupé as featured in the new Hollywood movie "RED 2" which opens in cinemas this month, the brand new Lotus Exige S Roadster and an Aspen White Evora S Sports Racer.

Group Lotus Chief Engineer of Test & Development, Matt Becker took Kimi out on his maiden lap of the famous Hethel test track and later commented "Kimi very quickly found a rapport with the car and the circuit - we were not even half way round the first lap before he was optimising grip and coming out of each corner with remarkable speed. Kimi is a world champion so I was not surprised how relaxed and quick he was, or even to see him take a different line around the track, but what was significant was the sensitivity he showed the tyres; normally we would expect to replace tyres after such a heavy track session, but the skill in which Kimi preserved the tyres was astonishing -- they looked like they had barely been driven on!"



Lotus Evora experimenting with sound engineering.




Lotus 98T crashed at Goodwood

This year's Goodwood Festival of Speed was again a great show, but also the scene of some unfortunate accidents. After a Goodwood hill run this 1986 Lotus 98T needs some attention. These things can happen when you are driving a 98T with no less than 1,200 HP coming from the turbocharged 1.5-liter engine. This car needs a lot of experience to be driven.

The Lotus 98T was driven by Ayrton Senna and Johnny Dumfries in the 1986 Formula One season, when Lotus finished third in the Constructors' Championship. Senna scored two wins with his No. 12 "John Player Special" liveried car.

Clive and his crew will know how to fix it!



David Coulthard drives Jim Clark's Lotus 25.

A spectacular video in which we see former F1 champion David Coulthard driving the Lotus 25 during the media day for July’s Silverstone Classic race meeting (2013).



The Lotus Exige S



The Golden Gate Lotus Club

...takes you through six decades of Lotus cars with this promotional video. Well done! Have a look!



Lotus Exige S Roadster

Summer 2013



Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

...at Hockenheim Historic 2013, YTCC race 2.

Enjoy a full length historic race



Colin Chapman Team lotus 1968



Lotus F1 Team E21 launch



Bell and Colvill take their Lotus Exige S V6 demonstrator out for a brief road test




Nice photo montage, made to remember the thirtieth anniversary of the death of the brilliant designer and brand Lotus founder Colin Chapman. Could do without the music, though.




Stefano d’Aste and Miriam Marchetti, racing in their Lotus Exige, put in an impressive performance racing in the Rally of Magione which ended in a podium finish for the pair. Despite heavy traffic on the circuit, and a little problem with the left door, they won the first stage by 1 second over fellow competitor Pettenuzzo driving a Ford Focus WRC.




Kimi Räikkönen wishes you a  Merry Christmas



Lotus XI in German video



Lotus XI in Prescott Hillclimb



Lotus Official Club Italia welcome video



Lotus headlined the world's biggest car culture event this summer, the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to celebrate its glorious history and toast the present.


A lap of the full Lotus Cars Hethel test track in a 1963 Lotus 23B during a test session, plus a lap of the short handling circuit where you can overdrive the car to see how it reacts...


Car and Driver: Tested : 1967 Lotus Elan and 2012 Mazda MX-5 Super 20 Concept



Exige R-GT Rally



Testing the Lotus Exige S on the Hethel Track at Lotus HQ



Exige S test on Nürburgring



Donato Coco, Lotus Director of Design, explains the design and styling of the new Lotus Exige S, while Matt Becker, Chief Engineer of Vehicle Dynamics talks through some of the fundamental changes that have been made to the Exige S.



On board with Lotus F1 Team at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed



Lotus F1 Team race driver Romain Grosjean discusses life in Formula 1, working with team-mate and former World Champion Kimi Räikkönen, the atmosphere at Enstone and his view of the 2012 season so far.



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