I hadn't seen this video in years! I first saw it at a LOG - it was a UK-only ad. That's two long-time Lotus lads in the video, Tony Shute and Nick Adams - both instrumental in developing the Elise, among other models. How does this message sit with Evora and Emira owners?
I would also like to ride the Lotus 110. However, federal law prohibits me from wearing bicycle pants.
I had read that Lotus designed the bike to have the water bottle under the rear of the seat, to lower drag. I also heard that the disc rear wheels on all bikes was banned, because it was believed that it could act as a sail, to aid speed.
A good video about the Lotus 72... a groundbreaking F1 design, so ahead of its time, that it competed in 6 years of F1, won 20 races in that time, and garnered 3 constructors titles, and 2 world championships!
This is a great article about longtime Lotus employee, Gavan Kershaw. When my wife, Debbie, and I did my first stint at the Lotus track in Hethel, in 2001, Gavan was our instructor. That was also where we first met Richard Parramint.
Here is a video of some of Gordon Murray's car collection. (Thanks to Bob Scates for sending us this link.)
Gordon was the creator of the McLaren F1 and the Light Car Company Rocket, among many other fascinating cars. As a creator of some of the lightest, most beautiful cars, it's no surprise that he loves Lotus. There are at least 7 cars in this video, and he mentions he has a second Elan at home, for daily driving.