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  1. I have no idea what this car or cars is going to be. In their image it was 3 cars, but no idea if all 3 are the 131 or only 1 is and the other 2 are other cars like the Alpine co-developed car. The one picture of the college next to the Evija made it look mini Elige sized non-electric Evija. Personally for this car I would rather it move slightly up market from the Evora, but this is just my personal preference. There is huge void in the market in that price range. There are plenty of people who are not fans of Porsche. IMO there is too much competition that they just can't compete
  2. There is a Lotus engineering facility in Ann Arbor, MI. I assume it was built back when GM owned them? A few years ago they moved HQ there. I assume it was really to save money. Then they moved to Plymouth, MI. Here is facility in Ann Arbor:
  3. So 3 cars huh? I am just glad they all appear to have a different look. I hate the trend where cars from the same company all look very similar. One on right seems Elise-sized. Two on left seems to be much wider.
  4. Hmm weird, mine is right against the line, but mine was not done in factory. I had black pack done at dealer and they painted roof, mirrors and added black wrap to the under door area.
  5. Lotus Esprit + 2 Ferraris in this commercial (skip to 1:08)
  6. My Lotus dealer fixed this for me earlier this year without me even knowing about the recall. They had got notice of the recall while they had my car and took it upon themselves to do the fix while they had to car. They let me know when I picked the car up.
  7. Honestly, I think there is a huge disconnect from reviewers and the public. Kind of similar to movies nowadays it seems. The reviewers praise the Evora for its great handling, light weight, simplicity, etc. All the person reading the review sees is: 416HP + Camry engine + $100k + No modern amenities + No local dealer = does not compute. Most people, even sports car people, see things very simple. They want to see high HP numbers, sub 3 second 0 - 60, exotic engines, scissor doors and fancy touch screens. Chassis stiffness, handling, light weight, fun... most of that doesn't mean anything if yo
  8. I merely meant that if Geely said "here's a blank check, make your own SUV." I know that is never going to happen, it was just more of a thought exercise. I mean not even Lamborghini was allowed to do that and they have much more cache than Lotus.
  9. IMO it sounds like they are just using the Lotus name for their performance SUV. Not saying Lotus isn't helping engineer it, but since its a shared platform their hands are kind of tied. You can't really use exotic materials and manufacturing techniques because those would be too expensive for the mass produced Geely and Volvo SUVs. It would have been interesting to see what Lotus could have done with a performance SUV if it didn't need to be shared. Would be interesting to see a different take on an SUV (as much as you can anyways).
  10. Kind of agree. Assuming this really is a mule for the next car or new Esprit. Maybe they are just testing something else using an Evora?
  11. Was kind of excited about this, but a YouTube video I saw said "starting at $210k USD". Which means it will probably be quite a bit more properly equipped. Sorry, not worth it IMO at that price. Lets hope for some good ol' Maserati depreciation I guess.
  12. I think most people assumed it meant mainly the chassis was going to be shared, not just a re-skinned Evora with another name.
  13. When I take my 400 to Cars and Coffee they usually always put me with the exotics in the spotlight area. Most people seem to like it, but there definitely are people who are like "Lotus?" There are some haters though. Had a guy once yell "Its just a Camry" when I was pulling out on to the street after the show.
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