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  1. I get this, I personally go 'meh' to almost everything that I haven't given a flogging to. I have this theory that the more effort put into aesthetics and raw numbers, the less likely it is to have purity in the driving experience. I've also been proven wrong everytime, McLaren would be an example of my bias towards 'too much tech, takes away from the driving experience'. Theyve made me a liar twice now. But I suspect on a twisty bit of road or track, I'd bet the mighty Lotus engages the driver better than the Pagani if i was a betting man. (I'm not)
  2. You nailed it! I'm definitely implying the article is written in manner which leaves that impression, and the repeated reference, could be many things, to include the Author's SEO staff trying to draw traffic to the article. Or even a directive given in a Board of Directors meeting. Either way, I'm not a huge fan of how the article is written. Or the picture it paints. I, like you find the idea preposterous, I like Porsche plenty, but it's not a Lotus, you have my concurrence for sure.
  3. "Aggresive price pegs Type 131 closest to Cayman" Theres a great deal of Porsche reference in this article, albeit focused on the business model. Which seems a tad odd for an organization as unique as Lotus. Mind you, I'm no subject matter expert on all things Stuttgart, but I'm around them a lot. I myself can appreciate Stuttgart, and what they're delivering to the enthusiast. In this, I 'feel' (yes I said feel) to some degree Lotus is doing themselves a great disservice by making a comparison to anyone. Lotus is something quite unique, and that's what makes it special.
  4. I've already produced them, so it's done. I just did road reviews on their cars, all of which were honest from my perspective. I like YouTube, but I'm a hobbiest, they did sell those cars in good time so that was of value to them. I didn't know up until recently my reviews would be used as anything other than entertainment, so that was eye opening for me
  5. Having owned a 4c the Evora was my primary after putting it through it paces, the GT4 was my runner up. The 570s I didn't test till much later (I still prefer the Evora, though the Mac is amazing). I ended up with the GT4 because I couldn't make a deal on the Evora, the trade in offered on my 4c was abysmal, whereas the trade in on the GT4 offered was over 20k my purchase price on the 4c. Though there was an agreement that I would produce a substantial amount of videos. In that, I'm waiting for Evora prices to drop, it's still my dream car
  6. I am woefully unqualified! I'm dropping my c/v 😛
  7. Well I do agree, ,but as a huge Lotus Fan, I'm grateful there are others paying attention, and trying to understand the brand I agree on all fronts, I think I'll mention to him this forum, maybe he'll appreciate it as much as I do. I don't personally know him, I know the Alfa Romeo guys went hard on him for saying "Alfa Romero", but it's like his third video or something so he's just figuring it out and enjoying himself. But I bet if he drove a lotus he'd love it.
  8. I don't see this as a surprise at all. The driving experience is valued by the Germans. In the US we dont have access into the affordable Lotus market, not even a little bit. Accessibly is a problem here, and the Dealers have a very low margin to work with. That creates what appears to me, even less accessibility. Otherwise I suspect the Elise would be the "Canyon Rat's weapon of choice". But Lotus isn't being marketed towards those people here, much of the adverts are focused on the "Lifestyle Poser" types, which in my personal opinion doesn't portray the creation. What do I know though, I've had the Opportunity to drive some very cool cars in my most recent hobby. I've met some amazing people, and I dont work for Lotus, I'm just a fan. I'm sure the USA marketing team knows what they're doing. Me? I'll just wait until I can find a reasonably priced used one, that some scene poser traded in for the next greatest thing. I will admit my frustration though I've never been asked "Why do you want this car?" In such an authoritative tone by a Salesperson. That moment is why I dont own a Lotus. But I hope to in the future
  9. Right so move to the UK find a proper lady who can drink a pint, get a lotus. Got it!
  10. YouTube is a funny thing, people generally enjoy what they can find relatable I guess. While it's my goal to own a Lotus at some point, I find it difficult to relate personally, but who am I to judge what another wants? I am absolutely guilty of misquoting, or misstating data as I dont believe manufacturer statistics to be a relevant indicator of what emotion a driving experience can conjure. Most of the larger more established channels are funded through some sort of partnership (as I understand it), I dont hold it against them. I'm a Creator myself, but I'm a hobbyist and rather new. I dont watch car channels in particular as it clouds my own narrative or perspective. But I'm not willing to look to those "Real Youtubers" with any disparity. If Scotty fits the "Brand" in their mind, then I say its awesome, he will reach AN audience, that matters. Me I'm a huge fan of Lotus, and believe with awareness Lotus could be the weapon of choice for the driver if it was more accessible in the United States I think though Lotus can use the brand recognition, its important and all press is good press. So good for their Marketing department for a wide dissemination. I want to see a return of the Lotus Marquee, I dont care how they do it. Maybe they can sell enough where its affordable enough for me to make a deal 😛 (God knows I've tried but I dont want to be robbed, or insulted either)
  11. I think what's more important is Scotty Probably has the following, and more importantly the disposable income to flat buy one with no difficulty, and THAT by itself would be good for Lotus in my own humble opinion. Hes a big Toyota Nut, at least that's what I've gathered from watching a couple of his videos. I've been watching on FB 'Alfa4cGirl' and shes very into Lotus as well, and frankly I cant see how anyone wouldn't be. I dont pay alot of attention to social media, especially cartubers of it wasn't Lotus related I wouldn't be watching it.
  12. I know the UK is in worse form from this lockdown then we are Stateside, I also recognize that I'm new to the forum and a fan, not owner of a Lotus. But if you know anyone that might need food on the table this Christmas please dont hesitate to let me know
  13. I haven't watched scotty (actually I dont watch cartubers) but I look forward to seeing both of these. I cant imagine anyone would give it anything but an amazing review
  14. Lotus created something beyond brilliant, and I think that may simply just be in the DNA itself, the conversation here itself is enlightening, and saddening simultaneously. I do hope they indeed show the world, what I believe is truth.
  15. So I don't watch YouTube much, and if I do it's very very rarely Auto Related, but this guy has an Evora hes doing stuff to, (I have no idea why his comments are off). He must be doing some serious driving to mount a huge wing, or maybe he knows something I don't, I know they're quite popular as much as I hate them. Regardless pretty car, and kind of cool to have Lotus stuff show up on my feed
  16. Nobody is going to review a GT and not absolutely want one, its unfortunate the rest of their lineup isn't available here. Brilliant creature from my perspective,
  17. Toughest negotiation I've had yet, looks like we can't bridge the gap due to my 4c trade in value (Just business), so I'll be looking to sell her on my own, and go from there, I don't think they're wrong, I think that the gap could be bridged there, but they fear the 4c sitting too long (reasonable). Definitely becoming a bit of a Journey, indeed. Just wanted to provide an update,
  18. When I think that through (I dont know @Bibsschedule or any other media personality here) but that would be good content, and refreshing insights from the humdrum of glamour and glitz
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