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Lotus - Future cars?
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:28 PM
I must say I liked the Bahar plan, and the cars, but its a shame it was done in such a gung-ho fashion. If the finances are as dire as we are led to believe I think the annoucements of late have been solid and encouraging and its maybe no surprise such ambition has been halted.
I am just glad it looks as though the Esprit got far enough down the line not to be cancelled - that would have been really bad.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:43 PM
No point in publicising cars that won't be built. Just show cars that are about to be released or are actually available to buy/order.
Esprit? We aren't going to see that I guess for at least a year - so let them tell us when it is ready and not have everyone speculating and second guessing.
As I said being sensible and realistic rules at Lotus now - so good luck to them and let's hope for a more reasoned future.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:45 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:47 PM
At least the GTE is still on - does that quench the rumours of its cancellation?
BTW: You can still confgure he future cars!
Edited by TBD, 18 July 2012 - 12:48 PM.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:59 PM
The GTE was on here only an hour ago when I looked. It's not there now.
Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:14 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:16 PM
Speaking of the management pages, why no Aslam F profile. Is his approach that low key he doesn't even want to appear on the website?
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:27 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:32 PM
Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:56 PM
what really p**sses me of is the way they are doing it. Why not make some clear statements about what you're doing? This thread is the best evidence that what Lotus is doing currently is the best way to destroy trust in the company.
Edited by TBD, 18 July 2012 - 01:56 PM.
Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:08 PM
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:16 PM
Oh the site has all changed again!!!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:32 PM
As part of a number of recent changes to the Group Lotus website the 'Future Cars' section has been removed. The website now only list currently available cars; Exige, Evora and Elise along with the a link to the Evora/Exige derived race cars and Evora GTE/Mansory concept cars. The 'Management' pages have also been updated with various senior members of staff no longer listed.
This follows news yesterday that the company have pulled out of the Paris motorshow in order to re-focus.
The Lotus Forums understands the pictures have been removed from the website to wipe the slate clean for when new COO Aslam Farrikulah announces his vision for the company. Insiders say he has been meeting with senior personnel before formulating a plan, which is nearing completion. The company should be ready to unveil their vision in a matter of days, rather than weeks.
Those in the know sense the new Lotus boss will be taking the company back to its roots and focusing on engineering, but we will have to wait and see. Watch this space!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:10 PM
I wonder where the company will go could they just refocus on engineering and let the current range of cars die a slow death?
As for the DB's grand plan, it will remain as one of the biggest let down in recent car history!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:30 PM
Without the new cars Lotus won't have anything they can sell in the US other than stickers and tee shirts. So it's either off to Beijing or flounder along for a few more years before being piecemealed off by DRB. Sad, very sad ...
You are exactly right FMXA!
Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:39 PM
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