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TBT: The Lotus Esprit S1

For this week's Throwback Thursday, we're bringing you a post that was retweeted by the Lotus Cars Twitter team (@grouplotusplc). Check out this repurposed Esprit 1, from the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me. List of All #JamesBondCar's #9 @grouplotusplc #Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) @KellyLotusCars The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) pic.twitter.com/QTe4G7dNwZ — James Bond's Aston?? (@AstonMartin_007) July 1, 2015 A replacement for the Europa, the Esprit made its debut at the 1975 Paris Auto Sh
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The Exige S offered as 6-speed automatic

The 2015 Lotus Exige S has been sporting a manual transmission for quite some time, but now it's become available in a 6-speed automatic and some fear that jeopardizes the performance. We know that Lotus is a name synonymous with speed, so we found a quick video to share which details how the model performs. Check it out.

Our inventory of used and new luxury models has a lot to offer the driver who…

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Lotus Mystery Car Revealed!

At the beginning of the month, we showed you a series of tweets by Lotus (@grouplotusplc) that hinted at a mystery car being unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Well, the festival has come and gone, and over the weekend we were treated to this tweet.

Motivated by a V-6 supercharged engine, the 450 horsepower 3-Eleven promises to be "the quickest production Lotus road car ever," and "a giant slayer, capable…

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Lotus Premieres Newest Model at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Back in January, we received news that Lotus would introduce a new model at the Geneva Motor Show, and our waiting has finally paid off.

Proud, beaming Lotus executives pulled the sheet from the new Lotus Evora 400 in front of a crowd of breathless spectators. And breathless they should be--this gorgeous new model, based on the classic 2+2 sports car Lotus Evora, is lighter, faster, and more powerful than ever before. It boasts…

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Big News for the Lotus Brand This Month

There are big things happening for the Lotus brand in early 2015. Very big.

Recently, we celebrated the news that sales for Lotus were up 54% worldwide for the first nine months of the financial year, including a rise of 29% for sales in the United States, and over 100% sales increases in China, Japan, France, and Germany. The company hopes to continue expanding in these and other markets.

And their secret weapon? In the…

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A Great Selection of Pre-Owned Lotus Coupes Await

In a recent blog post we discussed the great used inventory we have. We have a particularly good selection of used Lotus coupes to consider. We have a nice video to share of the rare BMW 327. Watch below.

If you live in the greater Ponte Vedra Beach, San Marco, or Palm Valley areas, visit World Imports USA for a test drive and find the car that was made for you. When the time comes…

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The Lotus Evora Wows Again

In a recent blog post we shared a video of Top Gear's The Stig driving a Lotus Evora. The amazing Stig and the amazing Lotus perform a dance of tires and engines which is an art indeed. We found another great video to share with our favorite coupe as the star. The video shows an up close look at the Evora, inside and out.

If that…

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Fun With Lotus, But Don't Try This One at Home!

We all know that the guys of BBC's Top Gear like to have fun with their test drives... a LOT of fun. But one of our favorite videos, from an episode way back in 2008, showcases the performance of the Lotus Exige. Lotus is famous for making fast and agile sports cars, but what happens when pure speed, a sleek design, and superior handling go head-to-head with one of the great predators of the…

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The 3 Million Mile Man

Irv Gordon, an average-looking gent from New York, achieved the unthinkable with his 1966 Volvo P1800--on September 17th of 2013, the odometer on his faithful old car clocked its three-millionth mile. It took the 74-year-old Long Island native more than 20 years to reach his first millionth mile, and another 15 years of travelling to reach his second millionth mile in 2002. He became the official titleholder in the Guinness Book of World Records for…

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World Imports USA Audi Selection Breaks from the Script

Predictability has its perks--like knowing you're due for an oil change, a tire rotation, or state inspection--but when it comes to driving excitement into your next used car, having a vehicle that "sticks to a script" can be quite boring. If you're considering an Audi as your next vehicle, you won't have to worry about choosing a boring vehicle.

Audi of America just released a video highlighting how the scripted life, when…

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