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Welcome to Hethel, the home of Lotus

When you visit our manufacturing facility at Hethel, Norfolk UK, you'll explore the epicentre of Lotus life, where our world class, high performance sports cars are all individually hand built.

No two tours are ever really the same at the Lotus factory, where precision manufacturing is beautifully combined with innovative engineering. Discover the history and heritage of Lotus as you follow each step in the creation of our magnificent machines, and take a walk through the years that saw the company develop from a shed-based one-man operation into the automotive thoroughbred it is today, and the exciting prospects that are just around the corner.

A factory tour at Hethel is a must for all Lotus lovers

The tour includes: Behind the scenes access to our purpose built facility where our factory guide will take you on the exciting journey of our entire production process.

  • Engine Prep
  • Sub Frame Prep
  • Body Bonding
  • Chassis assembly
  • Final Assembly
  • Quality Check and Sign Off
  • Factory Shop

There is also the option to take a combined tour of the factory and historic workshops of Classic Team Lotus. Find out the cost and availability, including open voucher for gifts.

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