WEIGHT REDUCTION ENGINEERING
A traditional Lotus solution is one with the fewest number of parts effectively deployed. This philosophy has been at our heart for over 50 years as evidenced by our own track record of class-leading high performance sports cars.
The same approach is applied to all our engineering design for lower-mass components, systems and whole vehicles. We combine intelligent design, weight down processes and component integration with the selection of lightweight materials and the latest joining technologies.
Lowering weight gives many key benefits. A 30% reduction in mass typically gives a 10% improvement in economy and emissions. There is also the potential for reduced material costs thanks to part integration, while lighter vehicles benefit from improved dynamic ability and driver enjoyment.
For both high and low volume applications, we can offer a full design service, including CAE optimisation through to the construction of prototypes.