Over more than 60 years in the making, Lotus has become both a class-leading manufacturer of class-leading sports cars and a globally respected automotive engineering consultancy, working with many of the world's most prestigious car manufacturers.
From humble beginnings when Colin Chapman built his first trial car in a lock-up in 1948, motorsport was the driving force; indeed it was his desire to create competitive race cars that drove him to produce road cars in order to finance his racing ambitions! The motorsport influence has continued throughout the company's evolution. Geely, the Chinese automotive heavyweight, took a majority stake in Lotus in Spring 2017 and now owns the company.
The motorsport heritage remains at the heart of Lotus today and the strategic link to developing cars which offer superlative handling and performance for driving on the race track or on the road. Lotus Cars are designed, developed and built at their history-charged manufacturing facility in Hethel, Norfolk, where the company has been based since 1966.
Lunaz Design was founded upon a vision to establish a new tradition of classic car ownership. Put simply, Lunaz harbour a deep desire to ensure that classic cars remain on our roads for future generations to own, experience and adore.
They are a British automotive engineering company that has designed and developed an electric powertrain to breathe new life into very special classic cars. They are bringing their proprietary technology to market through some of the most celebrated classics in history.
They source a limited number of such vehicles, some that are no longer functional and create beautiful, clean and useable electric classic cars. Their cars are fully restored to ensure that all the remaining mechanical components are in excellent working order and of the highest modern safety specifications. Interior and exterior finish will be of superior design and quality. They preserve the beauty and transform the vehicles to provide both high performance and stress-free driving experience.
Their HQ in Silverstone placed them perfectly to recruit from a world-class talent pool of designers, engineers, craftspeople and electric technology specialists. Their team is comprised of senior technical talent from Aston Martin, Ferrari, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, VW, Cosworth and McLaren. Together they hand-build the finest electric classic cars in the world.