"Fingers crossed that the Wedge design returns, even in wood fine by me."
Some clarification here: Wedge Design with wood products:
As Lotus almost 70 years polyester used in the production of their cars, they should also start thinking of their durability to protect the environment.
So other materials should be used, such as wood and other plant products which in turn can be processed which can degrade back into nature without problems.
Thus, the possibility exists to make mats with wood fibers that have the same properties as carbon, kevlar and polyester fibers.
Even now are experiments with fungi to make products like shock absorbers.
Maybe Lotus is already engaged in such research, who knows?
Time will tell.