Sports and racing cars British manufacturer Lotus was founded in 1952 in London by engineer Colin Chapman, a graduate of University College, London, in 1952. The four letters in the middle of the logo stand for the initials of company founder, Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman.
The company is headquartered at the former site of RAF Hethel, a World War II airfield in Norfolk. It focuses on building and producing light weight race and production automobiles. It also comprises Lotus Engineering, an engineering consultancy owning facilities in the UK, US, Malaysia and China.
Lotus is owned by Proton, a Malaysian group which acquired it following the bankruptcy of former