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  1. Stunning! I'll just have to wait until the depreciation kicks in. Surely going to be 150k+?
  2. Spotted you in your motorsport green Exige 350(?) on the 23rd of August at about 3pm ish I think. I was driving the other way in my Yellow Elise Cup having just crossed the Brecon Beacons.
  3. 55k-70k: Base spec, 4 pot, 2+0 with removable/retractable hood (Elise replacement) 70k-90k: Comfort spec, v6, 2+2 with fixed roof and all mod cons (Evora replacement) 90k-110k: Race spec, v6, 2+0 with fixed roof and all mod cons removed (Exige replacement) ???
  4. Saw you on the Downshire way In Bracknell heading towards the twin bridges roundabout. You flashed, I waved. I was in my Yellow Elise Cup 220.
  5. I cannot fathom what this is... From the EV20 LTS registration (who owns that?) to the plastic effect carbon on the right and the aluminium roundel with the logo???
  6. @PaulCP Personally I'd ditch the wing and then nab a carbon 410 engine cover off eBay to replace it. Job done and will look epic.
  7. Wait till you see inside? In the future of Lotus thread? Are Lotus mailing owners something special about what’s coming next? Or am I reading too much into it?
  8. I agree the back looks horrendous. It does however show how you could take the Evora, swap all the panels out, tweak the interior and engine and call it a new model (McLaren style).
  9. What’s the usual development time for a sports car leveraging an existing chassis? Feels like it’s been a loooooong time we’ve been waiting for a sniff of something, anything (vaguely affordable).
  10. There’s a special place in hell for people that post ‘photo videos’ to YouTube.
  11. Spotted a black Elise Cup at about 4pm ish driving down the road between Great Holland’s and the Bracknell Sports centre. You flashed me and I flashed you back. Are you local? I was in my yellow Elise Cup.
  12. In the US market the Evija will adopt the Rover Metro mirrors.
  13. New stickers. Oh... and an extra plaque on the dash. Well I guess it's cheap PR!
  14. Is there any more to be eeked from that power unit? Is more carbon even possible without replacing the clams themselves with carbon? Going firmly OT here.
  15. Looks like an Elise boot lid. Why is there an Elise in the design studio?
  16. You should see the water that escapes from an Elise when you open the doors after heavy rain.
  17. The Fifth Gear feature on the Lotus Elise S1 inc interview with Julian Thomson refers to a new Lotus Elise breaking cover in 2020.
  18. I’m fascinated to see what happens to the existing line up when this new car appears. Will it sit alongside, or will that be the end of all the existing cars? I’m also not sure that playing it safe will convince anyone to buy a Lotus over a Porsche (other than everyone already here).
  19. During any period of serious investment in the future and R&D they are bound to be making huge losses. Still find it odd that there’s no sign of any marketing of the current excellent drivers cars, they could be offsetting some of those losses... that said I guess the crux of the problem is if they start a marketing push now they won’t be able to keep up with demand.
  20. That’s the most insightful thing I’ve seen to date. Thanks for the link. That’s a pretty clear ‘sports cars only’ (for now). Surely with the next (affordable) car being as far away as 2021 (assuming no delays) they have to be considering some updates to the existing range?
  21. Yup, I love this too. What we need is a direct line from TLF to Lotus Cars... @Bibs?
  22. Thanks for the in depth reply @NedaSay, a couple of weeks you say?
  23. I don't know much about car design, safety regulations or the such but I've been pondering whether Lotus could realistically deliver anything 'completely new' which gets anywhere close to the analog enjoyment you can extract from the current range without significant compromise? I'm sure that the new car due as a stop gap in 2020 (that's what I heard anyway) will look fantastic.., but how can it possibly measure up to current model range in all other areas? In some ways the lack of investment in Lotus over the years has been a blessing and a curse... Lotus has refined the current crop of
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