Lotus has a long and successful history in motorsports, having won seven Formula 1 Constructor's World Championships between 1958 and 1994. The company also established a reputation for building small sports cars such as the Lotus Elan of the 1960s, the Lotus Excel of the 1970, and the Lotus Esprit of the 1980. With the demise of the British motor industry, Lotus has become a manufacturer of small, light weight, high performance sports cars, such as the Lotus Elise and the Lotus Exige, powered the 1.8-Liter 2ZZ-GE engine from the Toyota Celica GT-S. The Elise and Exige have become quite popular at car shows because of their exotic appearance and their high performance.
Below is our selection of the best Lotus sport cars from the top car shows around the world...
Lotus Elise at the 2009 Pep Boys Auto Exotic & Classic car show