This FAQ is by definition out-of-date.

Introduction

This is a FAQ for Lotus Cars. As with most FAQs, this is a list of questions that are frequently asked, in this case about Lotus Cars. Alan F. Perry wrote the first version of this document.

Special thanks to Mike Causer, Patrick Peal of Group Lotus, K.C. Babb, Bob Bandera, Bill Castellano, Noel Chiappa, Phil Ethier, Jon Fairhurst, Doug Fraser, Mike Galos, Andrew Huang, Ken Landaiche, John O'Connor, Ian Peters, Michael Sands and Dave Van Horn for their help in preparing this FAQ.

NOTE: This document was created and maintained by owners and enthusiasts of Lotus-built or -inspired vehicles and is not in any way connected with Group Lotus Limited, Team Lotus Limited, Lotus Cars USA or any other subsidiaries or related companies. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda...

Questions:

General Questions

  1. Who makes Lotuses?
  2. Who owns Lotus?
  3. What is the history of Lotus?
  4. Who was Colin Chapman?
  5. What is the relationship between Lotus Cars, the road car company, and Team Lotus, the Formula One racing team?
  6. Why are the cars called Lotus?
  7. Where were/are Lotuses built?
  8. What films and television series have featured Lotus cars?
  9. What books are available about Lotus?
  10. How can I contact a Lotus Car club in my area?
  11. What Internet resources are available on Lotus cars?
  12. Who has the Lotus Cars Mailing List map of England?
  13. What is the plural form of "Lotus"?

Group Lotus/Lotus Cars Questions

  1. How can I contact Lotus Cars?
  2. What does Group Lotus currently sell?
  3. What kind of Lotus might I see on the street?
  4. Why were Lotuses sold as kits?
  5. Is the DeLorean a Lotus?
  6. Is the Jensen-Healey a Lotus?
  7. Is the first-generation Toyota MR2 a Lotus?
  8. Is the Corvette ZR-1 a Lotus?
  9. Is the [insert car name here] a Lotus?
  10. Is Lotus making bicycles?

Team Lotus Questions

  1. How can I contact Team Lotus?
  2. How well has Team Lotus done in Formula One?
  3. Has Team Lotus won more Constructor's Cups than Ferrari?
  4. What famous names are associated with Team Lotus?
  5. Were Nigel Mansell and Mario Andretti ever teammates at Team Lotus?
  6. Who have been major sponsors of the Team Lotus?
  7. Who is currently sponsoring Team Lotus?
  8. What is Classic Team Lotus?

Questions About Owning A Lotus

  1. What should I pay for a Lotus/What is my Lotus worth?
  2. Where can I get parts for my Lotus?
  3. What problems might I expect from a Seven?
  4. What problems might I expect from a Type 14 Elite?
  5. What problems might I expect from an Elan?
  6. What problems might I expect from a Plus 2?
  7. What problems might I expect from a Renault-Europa?
  8. What problems might I expect from a TwinCam-engined Europa?
  9. What problems might I expect from a Elite/Eclat?
  10. What problems might I expect from a Esprit S1/S2?
  11. What problems might I expect from a Turbo Esprit?
  12. What problems might I expect from a Excel?
  13. What problems might I expect from a M100 Elan?
  14. What Renault engines can be used in a Europa-Renault (S1/S2)?


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