Lotus E22: First pictures

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Here are the first pictures of Lotus’s new contender, the E22, which features a double-pronged nose.

Lotus issued the images via its Twitter account after McLaren revealed its MP4-29.

No further information was issued about the new car, which is expected to make its first track appearance at the second pre-season test at Bahrain on February 19th. It bears the logos of PDVSA, who back new driver Pastor Maldonado, and new sponsor Yotaphone.

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150 comments on Lotus E22: First pictures

  1. Ean (@ean) said on 24th January 2014, 12:53

    Nice to see cars that do not look alike

  2. toiago (@toiago) said on 24th January 2014, 13:02

    After seeing the E22, I’m curious to see what Newey will come up with. A trident maybe?

  3. GeorgeTuk (@georgetuk) said on 24th January 2014, 13:08

    Classic news management. “Don’t look at that…look at this!”

  4. Dave Johnson said on 24th January 2014, 13:21

    Wow was that design inspired by Eddie Jordan. That’s quite a camel hoof!

  5. Dave Johnson said on 24th January 2014, 13:23

    Also, who’s Yotaphone. Looks like the sort of sponsor you might see on an unofficial model of a McLaren.

  6. Kyle Palm said on 24th January 2014, 14:36

    UH-OH……cameltoe?! (Im sorry, it has to be said)

  7. Spencer Ward said on 24th January 2014, 14:43

    I knew Grosjean and Maldonado like to crash into cars but Lotus didn’t have to make them a forklift to clean up the mess.

  8. victor (@victorlee) said on 24th January 2014, 15:03

    With the teams coming up with some great ideas for their car designs, plus the new engines should make for some brillant first few races. I cant wait!

  9. Fisha695 (@fisha695) said on 24th January 2014, 15:35

    Congrats Mrs Force-India, Mrs Williams & Mrs McLaren you’ve all had boys. Mrs Lotus, it appears you’ve had a girl.

  10. this year, you can see much of the noticeable differences in all cars bodywork and i think that is incredible..

  11. Sherlock said on 24th January 2014, 15:36

    This year noses will come like USB – with “male” and “female” configuration.

  12. Albert said on 24th January 2014, 15:51

    McLaren is male while Lotus is female.. They fit!

  13. Oople said on 24th January 2014, 17:08

    I’m waiting for Ferrari or someone to reveal their car with a trident as their nose.
    I’d imagine that car would be good in rainy conditions, as it would be the king of the seas.

    • Patrick (@paeschli) said on 24th January 2014, 19:27

      Sadly, a trident nose doesn’t give any benefits :P

      This is by far one of the most interesting workarounds I’ve seen so far, making your car asymmetrical :P

  14. ken (@kenke) said on 24th January 2014, 17:10

    the nose of the e 22=a slot piece for the mclaren and williams

  15. Sean Doyle (@spdoyle17) said on 24th January 2014, 17:31

    Methinks the went the tusked route knowing at least Maldonado would be up the tailpipe of a few competitors this season and were looking to avoid the inevitable PR fallout.

  16. Israel Rios (@israelrios) said on 24th January 2014, 17:39

    Nose design (and plug):
    McLaren: Male
    Lotus: Female

  17. Mickrock (@mickrock) said on 24th January 2014, 18:15

    Nice solution. Now we wait to see if it works.

  18. Noah (@lotus22) said on 24th January 2014, 19:30

    Lotus decided that Maldonado didnt break enough front noses last year, so they gave it 2, but seriously what a beautiful forklift

  19. Tomsk (@tomsk) said on 24th January 2014, 20:00

    If it races in Melbourne like that, I’ll eat the hat I don’t normally wear (thanks Murray!)
    Surely it’s another “launch nose” – a rendered picture, released just as McLaren launched theirs, smells of more attention-seeking by those wacky, crazy Lotus PR clowns.

    Credit where it’s due though, I liked their picture of Eric Boullier’s leaving gift (earlier on Twitter). Good work.

  20. Nick (@npf1) said on 24th January 2014, 20:54

    Lotus seems a bit like a jealous ex girlfriend for releasing this 2 minutes after McLaren launched their car, especially unannounced.

    That being said, the first time I saw it I thought the front end looked like a FR3.5 car a bit, apart from the double nose thing.

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