Articles tagged Lotus Engineering

Page 48 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1957

Individual Achievements 1957

A tribute to Ecurie Ecosse and Lotus Engineering by Denis Jenkinson A great deal is heard about personal triumphs, but probably the outstanding achievements by individuals during 1957 were the efforts of David Murray and Colin Chapman at Le Mans. I use the term individual loosely, for both gentlemen are the first to point out that their successes at Le Mans were entirely due to the work of a team...

Page 32 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 2013

Small but perfectly formed

Murray's urban concept edges closer to reality It seems that ex-Formula 1 designer Gordon Murray's dream of seeing his T25 and T27 city cars in production is at last on its way to reality. He says the concept has been sold (Murray always intended to license the technology rather than manufacture the cars himself) and that with "a following wind" the cars should be in showrooms within three years...

Page 40 of July 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 1992

Still hectic, after all these years

Late in 1976 DSJ and I were swept around the Lotus Cars facility at Hethel in Norfolk. A succession of interviews and a memorable first drive in a then new Esprit made it a day that could justifiably be headlined Hectic Hethel. Some 16 years later I was back at company HQ to write a belated Part II of that feature. There was no DSJ, no Colin Chapman (its now 10 years since the founder passed away...

Page 4 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1991

Team Lotus revitalised

Following much speculation about the future of Team Lotus, the troubled Hethel outfit seems to have a brighter future following an agreement to hand over the reins to a new three-man management consortium. This decision by the board of Team Lotus International was made easier due to the strong Lotus links of two of the central names: Peter Collins and Peter Wright. Collins returns to the team...

Page 59 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, December 2001

Defining the limits

Was one of the reasons Lotus produced fantastic racing cars the fact that Colin Chapman was such a talented driver? Gordon Cruickshank assesses the flipside of this design genius Chapman the designer; Chapman the race team manager; Chapman the business entrepreneur; we are used to these pictures of the charismatic Lotus supremo. But way back at the beginning, he built the reputation of his cars...

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