This episode covers the history of Lotus road cars from the early days including the Lotus 7, through the original Lotus Elite and Europa. We go on to cover the world renown Elan as well as the Eclat, Excel and later Elite. Let's also not forget the Lotus Cortina! There is lots of information about Colin Chapman, Lotus's founder, and the engineering that went into these wonderful vehicles.
There is so much to cover, we split the episode in 2 and we covered the rather wonderful Esprit and later Lotus cars in part 2.