This article is from the Lotus Cars FAQ, by email@example.com (Alan F. Perry) with numerous contributions by others.
According to Patrick Peal:
Lotus Cars sells the Esprit S4 in virtually all major markets
worldwide. The Lotus Esprit Sport 300 is the ultra high-
performance version from which the LeMans GT cars have been
developed, and is on sale across Europe and the Pacific. It is
not on sale in the USA. The Elan has just returned to production
as the Elan S2, and only 800 will be built, over the next twelve
months. It too is not available in the USA. When the 800 are
finished, we will prepare to introduce the new small car (Type 111).
Lotus Engineering sells mainly engineering contracts (which will
include contract-specific hardware, e.g., prototype engines,
suspension, styling models, etc.). In addition, we offer certain
software and hardware packages for the engineering community, e.g.:
Lotus Data Collection and Analysis System
Lotus Instrumented Steering Wheel (for vehicle handling analysis)
Lotus Active Valve Train (fully computer-controlled inlet/
exhaust valve actuating system, which dispenses with camshafts
completely, for research purposes)
And, of course, we sell bits for Esprit race cars... right up to
fully built race cars.
In addition, the Esprit S4S was introduced at the 1994 Birmingham
Specifications of the Elan S2, Esprit S4 and Esprit S4S are available
in the Lotus Cars Mailing List anonymous FTP area.