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Lotus looking forward to shining under China's Geely

Chinese billionaire's deal to take 51 per cent stake for £51 million is expected to close this month

Lotus has a reputation for great engineering and innovative design, as well as skill in using materials such as aluminium, fibreglass and carbon fibre which were once considered exotic.


AN assembly hall sits rusting on a 22 ha factory complex in eastern England, surrounded by a vast expanse of green, productive farmlands. The forlorn structure is a reminder of the latest failed attempt to revive Lotus Cars, a specialist sportscar maker and engineering powerhouse...

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