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New Porsche Speedster, largely inspired by Lotus Elise..........


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#1 Ruud

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 12:48 AM

From this week's Dutch "Autoweek"................

"This is the future" Porsche declares for their new Speedster........."back to the basics"....; "low curb weight, midengine ( 4 cylinder turbo; from 150 HP on), superb handling, low CO2 emission"........
"2012 in the showroom"..........
A great compliment for Lotus imo........
(Did Lotus Engineering help / engineered for Porsche ???)

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#2 Mark B

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:57 AM

So Lotus does all the ground work and Porsche will make all the money!

I guess Porsche think they have to change with the EU threatening stringent emissions legislation.

#3 Daniel

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:22 AM

Everyone has to change in the sports car market, and I've said it before....Lotus are in on the ground floor, and if they make their experience count, they will be in the big leagues in the not so distant future.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:46 PM

Probably for many manufactures it will mean now with the crisis back to the basic.

Good for Lotus there are already their.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:06 AM

With the current economic gloom why not consider a GM Saturn Sky, a fraction of the price no doubt.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:23 AM

From this week's Dutch "Autoweek"................

"This is the future" Porsche declares for their new Speedster........."back to the basics"....; "low curb weight, midengine ( 4 cylinder turbo; from 150 HP on), superb handling, low CO2 emission"........
"2012 in the showroom"..........
A great compliment for Lotus imo........
(Did Lotus Engineering help / engineered for Porsche ???)

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If this is true what I see, I fear for the continuing success of Porsche. This design sucks.
It carries no Porsche DNA at all and should they have peeped on Lotus when designing this thing, someone at Zuffenhausen has gone mad.
Mind if I cut in ?
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:35 AM

I thought it looked more like an MR2
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 08:41 AM

Good job it doesn't carry any Porsche DNA we have enough of these on the road already!
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