Rallying as a whole has seen a multitude of makes and models attempt to clim to glory. The rough and tumble sport has included manufacturers such as Porsche as well as your expected combatants of Mitsubishi, Ford and Subaru. Lotus are making their return to the European rally championships.
As we reported a few months ago, the British badge is to take their all-new Exige into battle. The rally prepped 3.5 litre V6 hopes to relive the past glories of 1981 where Lotus won the championship. Producing 302BHP and sporting their black and gold livery made famous in F1, the 2012 model is ready for battle.