Copper Fire is unique to Lotus, but what is its association with James Bond? Did you know my car is not the only modern Lotus to use the famous colour, so how many other cars are there with Copper Fire?
When I bought my Lotus I wanted to join a club to meet like minded enthusiasts. Lotus Drivers Club had a great website featuring lots of enticing events to meet other owners, and the best Lotus magazine money can buy.
‘Copper Fire’, a fitting name for a dramatic colour. Like a flaming fire, it changes in different light, vivid and bright coppery orange in direct sunlight, rich moody red in the evening.
Absolute Lotus got in touch about an article featuring Lotus Exclusive. There would be two Lotus Exclusive cars, both on a Bond theme, but compare the models, an Evora and an Exige.
Lotus have taken some of the best examples of Lotus cars worldwide and featured them in a dedicated page on their website. From the Lotus Car website main menu select ‘#MYLOTUS’.
The original web page contained a lot of written content about the car, which focused on the stating the commonality with the Exige 430 Cup from which the specification is derived.
The legacy of Colin Chapman is enormous and cannot be underestimated in terms of motorsport and sports cars the world over. As you might expect Colin Chapman’s words were inspirational to many people.
The celebration of Lotus at 70 was a fantastic event and one everyone who attended will remember. Launched online it was sold out almost immediately and everyone on social media was buzzing about ticket availability.
I have always had a second car, sports car, for weekend fun, and a sensible and economical daily drive. My second cars are always second-hand, partly to keep the costs sensible and partly the fact you have great choices of interesting cars.
The Lotus Exige Sport 410 replaced the 380 in August 2018 just as Chinese automotive giant Geely were completing their purchase of Lotus Cars. The difference was a significant step forward in terms of specification, particularly the engine and suspension.
The Exige Sport 410 specification is considerable and significant value over the entry level Sport 350. It has all the additional cooling, suspension and carbon of the 430 Cup, but with a road setup.