The company was started by Colin Chapman in 1952 and the first Lotus factory was in a stable behind a hotel. Lotus started a racing division in 1954 which was named ‘Team Lotus’ and they competed in formula one. In 1986 Lotus was bought by General Motors (GM) who then later sold the company to A.C.B.N Holdings S.A. who then later sold a majority share to Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Bhd (Proton).
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