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  1. Could be, Steve - I'd really hate to think it was because PR at Lotus were slow on the uptake when everyone else in the industry leapt at the chance to invite TG round, and made their product available.
  2. Loved the overall message in the sign-off piece but was that some kind of calculated insult? It seems ridiculous to show virtually every British built motoring entity imaginable and totally blank out Lotus who have a heritage and prestige far beyond 99% of those featured! Really don't want to sound like some snubbed fan-boy but genuinely don't understand Lotus' exclusion ...
  3. http://cars.aol.co.uk/2013/08/03/first-drive-lotus-evora-s-sports-racer/
  4. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    And another ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHX_Gw0JMLI
  5. Got to agree, it really does sound very positive. Now, just keeping thinking happy thoughts about new Esprits ...
  6. A1 to Scotch Corner and then A66 to Penrith for the M6/A74M/M74 up to Glasgow, OR if you really want the scenic route, continue on the A66 to just north of Keswick and then take the A591(stunning road) right up to the A595 (also not too shabby) which will take you up to Carlisle with just a short detour to get back on the M6. Once you're at the top of the M74/Glasgow, it really depends where in the Highlands you want to go! The A82 has some great sections and stunning views, taking you past Loch Lomond and past Loch Linnhe, before winding up to Inverness from where the A9 or A835 will allo
  7. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    At last! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbYnK1ORQCA
  8. Anyone know if this is definitely true? http://jalopnik.com/lotus-cancels-the-esprit-and-decides-lightweight-cars-a-866529384 Not sure if there's real news, here, or whether this is just an extrapolation of the 'new variants' comments ...
  9. Given the emerging Proton-Honda collaborative partnership, I wonder if the 300 bhp 2.0 turbo engine mentioned in this article ...(http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/290377/honda_civic_typer_2015_price_release_date_specs.html) ... might find its way into the new variants DRB managing director Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil recently talked about ... 'We are coming out with the variants based on existing products - variants with improved technology, improved performance, improved quality as well as improved costing.' The supercharged Honda Elises always looked good, stellar performance and Hond
  10. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    4:01 for the Evora S Sports Racer (one of best sounding cars in the vid!) 4:19 for McLaren P1 (phwoar!) 5:25 for the Exige Roadster (really great presence AND sound!)
  11. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    May I continue the motion calling for video! Do any of the dealers have a car, yet? C'mon guys, get promoting!
  12. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    Have ridiculous amounts of fun in it and then make us all jealous with pic's/vids!
  13. http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/elise-s2/lotus-elise-s-touring-new/1547462 Got to admit, that's 90% of an Exige S Roadster in my opinion!
  14. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    I see Romain Grosjean drove the Exige Roadster at Goodwood, today - anyone video it? Prettiest Lotus in an age I still haven't seen it in motion, yet!
  15. Matches the angle of some of their owners' noses ...
  16. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    Loads of magazine reviews online but not one single video and if ever a Lotus had the looks and sound for a good piece of high-res automotive pornography, it's the Exige Roadster! Come on, someone ... anyone!?!
  17. Bee

    Esprit Engine

    I probably should have made it clearer that it was a daydream! Edit: 'Hypothetically, the new Esprit is a goer; ect. ect. ect,
  18. Bee

    Esprit Engine

    Okay, let's get all bleary-eyed and daydream for a moment ... The new Esprit is a goer; however, the Wolf Zimmermann V8 project is not so it needs an engine ... What would you all like to see? I'd go for the Lexus LFA V10 - 4.8 litre, naturally aspirated, 522 horses and revs so fast that it needs a digital tachometer as they could not find an analogue version which could keep up. Not too sure whether the cost would be prohibitive, though ... Or maybe Frank Profera's unit ...
  19. (http://www.evo.co.uk/features/features/290116/death_of_the_manual_gearbox.html) Interesting article in Evo discussing the possibility/inevitability of losing manual gearboxes. They note that Ferrari and Porsche (and their customers with their respective current line-ups) are all but abandoning manual boxes in favour of semi-auto dual-clutch transmissions. McLaren, of course, would not even dream of offering anything so 'archaic' as a manual box ... Most people, here, seem to be self-confessed petrolheads, or at the very least, motoring enthusiasts, so how would you feel if the next ge
  20. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    Well, Top Gear's 'journalist' might have the sort of enthusiasm for exciting cars which if it were a colour, would probably be 'beige', but Kimi Räikkönen evidently thought the Exige S Roadster was pretty cool. I know whose opinion on performance cars I give most credence to ...
  21. Bee

    Exige S Roadster

    Really think this is the prettiest Lotus in a long time, has real elegance and poise.
  22. 1) a GTE/Mansory style nose 2) 400+ hp 3) Customisable digital dials/lighting (think we're going to see this filter down to a lot of cars, pretty soon)
  23. In no particular order ... Elan SE Europa S2 Esprit Sport 300 Exige S Roadster Elite (and, yes, I'm entirely aware of the likelihood of this last one every becoming a reality! *sigh*)
  24. Totally agree about the driving, itself ... makes me think twice about driving in Malaysia, although that looks like a fantastic hill climb. I'd love to have a go with the road closed off for an actual event!
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