Report Porsche figures in Lotus / Motoring / Cars Chat Posted November 2, 2013 Nicely put! I do think a great many Lotus fans weren't so much excited by Dany's overall vision as by the prospect of a Lotus finally making serious £££! Given the cars Lotus have offered to us on a shoestring budget, I can only start to imagine what we might have if they had Porsche-like funds at their disposal! Heck, if they had had a quarter of Porsche-like funds at their disposal! I, for one, wouldn't mind seeing a less pure, populist model (Porsche Boxster rival, perhaps - Elise based, few inches wider, with easier access/egress and a cool, new interior) if it earned the kind of cash flow Lotus so desperately need in order to fulfil their potential with new models. I truly hope the slivers of information and vague hints from DRB regarding new technologies and a new model, along with the recruitment drive, are going to lead to cars that the press don't define as, 'Amazing handling, but ...' Personally, I don't mind that the engines come from elsewhere, so long as they are good; a great many Elise/Exige/Evora owners don't mind the Japanese origins of their extremely reliable engines. Transmissions? Erm ... Now, if only DRB would actually inform their potential customers as to what they hope to do, there 'could' be real cause for optimism ... As a lifelong Lotus fan, my fingers are permanently crossed!