Lotus and Kodewa reunite for the limited-run C 01. Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you’ll know from Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish. Although Simon is more known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a designer’s wild fantasy, the bike will actually go on sale: the British company plans to produce 100 in partnership with German manufacturer Kodewa. Previously, the two companies worked together on a number of auto racing projects.
“The design process of the C-01 was a labour of love,” says Simon, “we have worked hard to create a motorcycle with very distinctive features such as a clean main body, an extremely low side profile, a bold stance, a unique air intake, logical partline solutions and clean graphics.” Available in three liveries, including classic British racing green and the Martini colors, the 400-pound bike will pack a 200hp four-stroke engine. There’s no price just yet, but expect the C-01 to be eye-wateringly expensive.
For those who don’t know who Swizz Beatz is, he’s one of the most important and famous beat maker of hip hop scene. He won grammy(s), worked with all the hip hop stars and made beats for the movie industry. After Pharrell carreer on design teams ( fashion, bikes, whatever else toilettes maybe) here’s the shocking news of these days. Beatz was named creative director and Global Marketing of Lotus for all these reasons:
1. Like Group Lotus , he means business: He’s a risk taker with considerable credentials including music producer, rapper, designer AND painter.
2. Like our cars, he’s multi award winning: This year he shared a Grammy Award with Jay-Z.
3. Like Group Lotus he keeps good company: This man regularly works with the likes of Bono, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Alicia Keys.
There’s no better choice to bring good friends, and money maker, to a brand like Lotus that is all about lifestyle. Check the video below to discover the first day of Beatz at Lotus. Bring ther envy with you.
Lotus is a flower, a song by R.E.M, an instrument and an Hong Kong band of the 60’s (? Seriously?).
It’s also, obviously, the luxury brand of Toyota. This year at Paris Motor Show was presented the Lotus City Car Concept with the low emission of CO2, but the same sophistication as always.
From the Green Autoblog: The City Car concept, as its name implies, is an economic urban runabout. But there’s much more to it than that. The concept employs a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 1.2-liter three-cylinder range extender engine carefully packaged within the tight confines. Lotus claims an electric-only range of 37 miles before that joyous range extender swings into action delivering at least 165 miles more. With a total range exceeding 300 miles, a CO2 emissions rating below 60 grams per kilometer and 0-60 accomplished in less than ten seconds, the Lotus City Car concept combines remarkable efficiency with performance above what’s expected in its segment.
Throw in some dazzling looks, a top speed in excess of 100 miles per hour and a flex-fuel-capable engine, Lotus’ concept appears more than capable enough to capture the city car segment, if the price is kept in check. Lotus has not revealed firm plans to offer its City Car concept to the public, but if the automaker decides to give it the nod, then production is at least a few years away. (Green Autoblog)
So DORO Style.