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Lotus's founder, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman, studied structural engineering at University and built his first trials racing car at his girlfriends parents lock-up in 1948. Using his early skills he crafted the 1930s Austin Seven-based special into what later became known as the Mark 1 Lotus. After serving in the RAF and joining the British Aluminium company he became more obsessed with motorsport which provided a compelling focus for the company.
In 1954 Team Lotus was set up and almost overnight became a success on the racing scene with Chapman's tendency to find loopholes in the regulations and innovating in design.
The latest model of the Evora - the 410 - has been produced claiming some unbelievable statistics such as 0-60mph in 4 seconds flat, 410bhp with a weight of just 1325kgs meaning it can get up to 186mph top speed. They have lowered the centre of gravity and kerb weight has been slashed to achieve 309bhp per tonne, which is incredible. In addition to boosting straightline speed, the significant reduction in mass has allowed sharper, more afile and intuitive handling with even greater accurac and feel. there is a higher-output version of the supercharged 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine developed through the Lotus 3-eleven project which has beaten Nurburgring records. Yikes!
We don't need to try and sell you a Lotus car because they simply sell themselves with specifications alone. The range comprises of remarkably good-looking little racing cars which perform extremely well on-track and off it, bringing lightweight speed and agility. By no means are these cars suitable for families, unless you have more than one car on your drive and they won't fit your weekly shop in, you'll be lucky to get one bag on the passenger seat. But that's not why you buy or lease them. They'd be great Business leasing cars as they turn heads but also look smart, and they would be cool as an everyday use car too.
This type of car is one that is niche and not your everyday car, and as it's a high performance car they do come with a price tag, but you'll pay a fraction of what it would cost to own one when you lease it, and with our excellent value maintenance package you don't have to worry about expensive servicing or like-for-like tyre replacements as it's all covered.
Browse our compact range of Lotus car leasing deals and using the tools provided on each model page decide which Lotus is right for your lifestyle, track needs or Business needs. If you wish to make an enquiry or ask a question please feel free to call our team on 01565 880880 or fill in the online enquiry form and our team will be in contact.