The Lotus motor car company
This section provides access to the cars and autos manufactured under the name of the Lotus motor car company. An online guide for auto enthusiasts covering old and new cars and autos. If you like car talk then you will love this website! A free, online resource with facts and company information about the cars and autos made by the Lotus motor car company.
Founding of the Lotus motor car company
The Company began as Lotus Engineering Ltd, by engineer Colin Chapman.
History of Lotus motor car company
Colin Chapman's first factory was in an old stables behind a Railway Hotel in Hornsey. Team Lotus split from Lotus Engineering in 1954, and from 1958 to 1994, they were competitive in Formula One racing. In 1959 the Lotus Group of companies was formed and in 1959 Lotus moved from Hornsey to a purpose built factory in Cheshunt. In 1966 the company purchased a second factory and road test facility in Hethel near Wymondham, the new factory is built on an ex RAF base and utilises parts of the old runway in it's test track.
Colin Chapman past away in 1982 due to a heart attack at the age of 54, Colin Chapman ended his life as a multi millionaire due to his success in building thousands of successful cars for both road and race, his racing cars won the Formula One World Championships seven times. At the time of Colin Chapman's death, he was linked to a scandal over the use of government subsidies for the production of the DeLorean DMC-12 which Lotus had designed the chassis
The company was bought in 1986 by General Motors, then on the 27th August, 1993, General Motors sold Lotus to A.C.B.N. Holdings S.A. of Luxembourg for £30 million, a company controlled by Romano Artioli, an Italian businessman. A majority share in Lotus was sold in 1996 to Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton), Lotus was reorganised into Lotus Cars and Lotus Engineering. In May 2006, Michael Kimberley took over as Acting Chief Executive Officer over the Lotus groups. Michael Kimberley retired as CEO on the 17th July, 2009. Dany T Bahar, formerly Senior Vice President of Commercial & Brand for Ferrari Spa, for witch he was responsible for worldwide road car sales and after sales business, overall road car and F1 marketing activities, licensing and merchandising business, took over as CEO for Lotus on the 1st October, 2009.
What models and types of cars and automobiles does the Lotus motor car company produce?
The models and types of cars and automobiles produced by the company include those detailed on the following list. Whether you enjoy comparing cars and autos, want to conduct some research before you buy a new car or a used car or finally an automobile enthusiast who loves fast, cool, new, old, vintage, classic, antique, sports, top, muscle or exotic cars we have the info you are searching for! Select the automobile you are interested in and click the link for access to an online overview of this Lotus vehicle with car guides, online facts, information, statistics, specs, specifications, design details and ratings of cars and autos.