Lotus Cars is a British automotive company that was founded by engineer Colin Chapman in 1952. The company is best known for producing lightweight, high-performance sports cars and racing cars.
Lotus cars are designed with a focus on agility, handling, and driver involvement. They are known for their innovative engineering, including the use of advanced materials and aerodynamics to reduce weight and increase performance.
Some of the most famous Lotus cars include the Lotus Elise, which was introduced in 1996 and is still in production today, and the Lotus Esprit, which gained fame as James Bond's car in the movie "The Spy Who Loved Me."
Lotus has also been involved in motorsports since its inception, and has had considerable success in Formula One racing. The company has won seven Formula One Constructors' Championships and six Drivers' Championships, with drivers such as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, and Ayrton Senna.
In 2017, Lotus was acquired by Chinese automotive company Geely, which has since invested in the brand and announced plans to expand its production and lineup of vehicles.