TURIN -- Rumor has it that Lotus may be for sale, again. Not to worry. The U.K.’s Group Lotus counts as one of the great automotive survivors. Like Lamborghini SpA until it came under Audi AG, Lotus’ history is one long roller coaster ride. Yet through the many peaks and troughs, it has maintained a fine reputation for engineering excellence, especially in terms of ride and handling. After founder Colin Chapman’s death in 1982, Lotus went through a series of corporate battles. For ...
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