Lotus, a British sports car manufacturer, was founded in 1948 by Colin Chapman and is headquartered in Hethel, England. The brand is known for its lightweight, agile, and high-performance sports cars and supercars that deliver a hair-raising driving experience. With a “carved by air” design philosophy, Lotus vehicles are handbuilt for performance, handling, and aerodynamics, catering to driving enthusiasts who seek a pure and engaging experience. Popular Lotus models include the Elise, Esprit, Exige, and Evora sports cars. Not for the faint of heart, Lotus cars are for sports car purists who truly appreciate the art of driving. To learn more about a specific Lotus’ history, features, and specifications, use the Bumper VIN Lookup tool.