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  1. Predictions can make you look silly...Performance will be a step up as no longer torque limited. V6 Turbo 400 hp 370 lb/ft £80k (+ £10k for convertible) 1350kg Or you can spec up... 460 hp 420 lb/ft 1295 kg £105k Hybrid to follow
  2. Even if it is late to market, a Type 131 V6 that can hang with the cars you mention would be a stunning surprise. There must absolutely be no more delay if that is the case. Lotus seem to be aiming for a different price point from what they have said which luckily provides the leeway needed. Just. A 1300kg hybrid with up to 400 bhp? Yes please. Priced right it could revolutionise Lotus. Exciting times.
  3. Yes, unfortunate. McLaren are literally on their knees, but they managed to keep momentum. The warranty on the Artura is impressive, even if it is an admission of past failings, and very necessary to bolster customer confidence. I think the 131 models are going to bring it. Word is best developed Lotus Type ever....
  4. I wonder if Lotus may be a little frustrated, pipped to the post here...The most impressive aspect of the Artura for me is the DIN weight. The styling is good, nice and coherent and a much better evolution of the Mac style and all the better for not having a big wing hanging off the back. McLaren will certainly produce a simpler, lighter version with standard doors and try to spoil the Type 131 show. The 120 degree V6 is a good call. I immediately thought, reviewing the specs...damn and blast it, this could well ape very closely a modern interpretation of the Esprit. You can be sure Lotus engi
  5. Followed the reveal of the McLaren Artura closely. Good specs, and technically very well implemented. Performance figures are impressive. Something of the Evija in the styling and all very Lotus overall I thought. The most mature Mac yet. £185k is presumably well above the top spec131, but if Lotus can achieve 80-85% of the performance for 60% of the cost they will have a winner.
  6. Good grief, someone gets it...A very positive review! "if superlative ride and handling are the number one priority, the Evora is still the class of the field" https://www.pistonheads.com/news/lotus/2020-lotus-evora-gt410---ph-review/42740
  7. Review from Autocar of the 2020 GT variant. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/lotus/evora/first-drives/lotus-evora-gt410-2020-uk-review Predictable conclusion.
  8. The styling of this North American Evora GT is growing on me. Fascinating, even if forced by pragmatism. 400 front, 430 GT louvres over the wheel arch, cut out 430 panel behind the front wheels, 430 Sport rear, black carbon panel between the rear lights...with all the carbon bits it just may be the best looking Evora yet?
  9. The photographs posted on this page by andyj007, with the darkened upper area which "vanishes" the canopy...looks for all the World like a roadster to me. Looks much more coherent to these eyes as a coupe. Interesting.
  10. The Tesla Roadster performance claims are remarkable. top speed beyond 250 mph, 1/4 mile under 9 seconds (similar to the Evija), a 600 mile range...and the one that floored me, 7,400 lb/ft of torque! Musk says this performance "is already being achieved by the prototype..." If Tesla can pull this off with a base price from $200,000 all bets are off. Incredibly, Musk has also said that higher performing models of the Roadster will be available later, as this only references the base model.
  11. Concerning my earlier posting about battery life...the Evija is able to be driven flat out for 7 minutes (before the batteries begin to lose performance). Clearly more than enough for a Nurburgring effort...
  12. Gorgeous looking car. There will have to be some changes to the styling/aero for the inclusion of number plate mounting. Not sure about the utility of those motorised cameras. Neat mind. Most exciting to me though...hopefully we are looking at a close basis for the new Esprit. Standard doors and mirrors, but otherwise, if it is EV only as i expect, much of the aero emphasis can be retained. Twice the price i was expecting, but also twice the power. In track mode i wonder how quickly the batteries will discharge. 30 minutes? Less? I am going to cobble together a speculative (very) He
  13. Very good vid from Harry. It is amusing to see his opinion evolving as he drives. Initially he has some qualms about the price/value and feels that the cabin is under par..."at that price Lotus are playing with the big boys..." After a few moments driving Harry is increasingly impressed. Interesting that for comparison he is using an Alpine A110 initially. Summary *exceptional sound, as good as a
  14. Hardly at all?... the carbon, brakes, suspension and especially the aero are significant. Too much full-on GT4 would completely compromise the Evora on the road. The GT 430 occupies a completely different niche to the 400. But, yes, i have exaggerated, i hold my hand up.
  15. Anthony, you have a fantastic car. A legendary Lotus. Drive it, enjoy it. Occasionally wash it! Jealous, me?...not one bit!
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