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Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Watching a Lotus blossom

May 24, 2024 04:56 PM IST

The new heavy SUV, Eletre, is everything the British-born brand, Lotus, never represented. But it marks the start of a new era for them

There’s a new brand in town, but it’s not just any brand. It’s a brand whose cars have adorned my bedroom walls when I was a kid. It’s a brand rich with Formula 1 history and a legacy of the best-handling sports cars. That brand is Lotus and its founder, the late Colin Chapman, was one of the greatest engineers in the auto industry.

The new Eletre SUV comes from a brand rich with Formula 1 history – the British-born Lotus.
The new Eletre SUV comes from a brand rich with Formula 1 history – the British-born Lotus.
The new Lotus Eletre is electric and heavy, and is made in China.
The new Lotus Eletre is electric and heavy, and is made in China.
The Eletre has great legroom and ambient lighting.
The Eletre has great legroom and ambient lighting.
The Eletre is a blindingly quick car and is thrilling to drive.
The Eletre is a blindingly quick car and is thrilling to drive.
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