For all intents and purposes, there are two Lotus
automakers. One is Lotus itself, and the other is known as Caterham. The latter's business is centered primarily around building the old Seven that Lotus doesn't make anymore, and was bought by Malaysian investor Tony Fernandes after rebranding what was the Lotus F1 team under the Caterham name. Now having signed a new deal with Renault
, Fernandes has some big plans in store that are sounding eerily similar to what Lotus, also owned by Malaysian interests, recently put on hold.