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  1. I just saw Harris' review, it could not be more positive than that.
  2. As long as it funds a return to motorsport, I'm ok with it. I guess next will be Lotus entering the Metaverse where we will be able to buy our Eletra virtual versions... The end is nigh... if I over simplify things NFT's are the new Paninis stickers' book of old. I remember trading these footballers cards during school recess in my youth. they were the rage at every world cup. we all wanted to complete our teams by buying packs of 5/10/20 cards are the nearest convenience store to then only be disappointed by what was in these packs and having to go back to the school black market where we traded them for that one card of Zico, Marco Van Basten, Roberto Baggio, Lothar Matthaus (insert the one card that was missing here) that seemed to be so effing rare... Move the technology 30 years and change, and you get NFTs.
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    Type 133

    Within the Geely Group?! Volvo, Polestar, Zeekr and Lynk & Co, I could add Geometry.... and yes Lotus for the very high end stuff.
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    Type 133

    Geely won't be. Geely's own brand has many cars which are competing with eachother , Geely Bo Rui vs Emgrand GT, it is just an example but Bin Ray vs Emgrand GL is another... These cars are different, but it is very much only skindeep and in terms of market segmentation the overlap is real. Geely's logic it that it is better to have so many options that clients just give up on going to the competition cause the minute the step into the showroom they have too many options already. Besides Taycan and E-tron GT are essentially the same car platform with a different outer envelop. Companies are gunning for the yardstick and in luxury EV realm, the taycan is the yardstick. Polestar and Lotus are both sport brands ; Volvo will target Mercedes and BMW, but Polestar and Lotus do have free reign they go where want to go. And there's no group strategy to curb that as of now. Polestar is Volvo Group, Lotus is part of Geely Group. It is essentially the same group, but operationally everybody enjoys a great deal of latitude to do what they want provided they all contribute to Geely holding bottom line. The underpinning of all premium Geely group products in the future are going to be based on Sustainable Experience Architecture or SEA but Volvo calls it SPA2 while Lotus calls it Evolution or premium or lifestyle... each entity can tweak the architecture as it is mostly a skate and you can put the body you want on it as long as you respect a few key hardpoints. Point is Lotus and Polestar are free to duke it out, they are unlikely to steal sales from one another, they both want to steal sales from Porsche.
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    Type 133

    Audi E-Tron GT and Porsche Taycan are firmly in the same market it doesn't seem to bother VW group much. I don't know why Geely would be bothered by Polestar and Lotus trying to cut a slice of such a juicy pie.
  6. I honestly don't think it was a mistake. I'd rather think it was deliberate. Even though it is kind of dangerous gamble on behalf of Lotus. however the Evo video gives very little when it comes to real life driving of the car, and real life living with the car. However having the infotainment U.I not ready for press cars is not something i can understand. They are recoding a proven Geely unit, it is mostly calibration they should have been able to get representative version of final software in the car press cars.
  7. Is it me or did they give Evo a F.U spec: sport chassis with touring tires!? off course Evo decided to take said spec on Anglesee and to compare it with GT4 which is quite typical of them.
  8. The Lotus' skate finally visible: thanks Bibs So basic specs are available in China... what a surprise to none ever. 905bhp for the top spec... That borders on ridiculous, The Taycan Turbo offers a pretty sufficient 700+ bhp.
  9. ^^^Ok. Lotus has never been about hyping up stuff years in advance, Eletre is still about 8/10 months away from market, their goal is winter 2023. We know price will be priced up a tad under 100k. Their logic has been to tease. they've done it for a while ; Evora was first teased, then unveiled and after that they went into silence before release. Evija was teased, stunned on unveil and has been hit with delays in part due to Covid, in part due to a change in supplier/partner. Emira was teased, very effectively I would say, and now it is being launched, there have been delays too I Believe, but come to think of it, it hasn't been a year since its public unveil at Goodwood so by Lotus standard they are on schedule. Eletre was unveiled on march 29th, so about two months ago. there will be no news about price at least until september, if we get anything before that consider it a bonus. They have not even finished speccing the vehicle yet, before they give you a price the may need to know how much it will cost especially the entry model spec, because the model unveiled was the top of the line and i really doubt that the golden toggles will cost the same as the run of the mill aluminium ones... As for the agency model. Everybody in the industry is trying to cut the middle man, it is no surprise. Tesla showed what is possible, even though it is far from perfect. Volvo and Polestar are adopting alternative sale strategies, The Geely group is encouraging its brands to try new ways to sell cars. Lotus strategy's goal is to compensate for a dealer network that most have described as deficient.
  10. Oh come on! you are pulling my leg right!?
  11. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FTDphNLWYAYbHdU?format=jpg&name=large Chrome red!?
  12. under two tons, lowest possible weight for the entry level would be quite a feat, that is nearly half a ton lighter than an Urus 3/4 of a ton lighter than a Bentayga and over half a ton lighter than a comparable Model X.
  13. Nope they won't be, they are hinting at low 4s, it will take the Sport/ R or GT model to go below 4sec.
  14. Just spotted a posting on instagram of the Emira key https://www.instagram.com/p/Cdi-poxoeLB/ keyless off course, i don't know if it is a prototype or not pic makes it look unfinished.
  15. Lidar testing ? this SUV is low to the ground in the pic... air suspension determined right height.
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    Emira GT4

    The engine spec sheet of the Emira GT4 looks very close to production spec compared to the Evora GT4 of old... They have just unlocked the torque limiter and 7200 rpm red line. is interesting the 400bhp max are definitely "regulations" limited
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    Emira GT4

    It would not be illogical... Brabus showed what could be done with that engine and a simple ECU remap. Then again the V6 is capable of producing silly power numbers and Lotus has just showed that they are able to get beyond the physical limitation of the BG6 gearbox with the Radford project... Emira GT5XX is not impossible.
  18. Come to think of the parallels between Lotus under DB versus JMG, PP and MW. is the absence of the Lotus brand in high profile Motorsport program. while DB got Lotus involved in LM24 GT and LMP1, Indy 500, Formula 1... JMG did not run any program, nor did PP and MW only did a bit of it with Extreme E and Lotus Engineering for just a season.
  19. Damn it this is exactly what i was thinking... The big difference is this time the CEO has the means to actually do what Dany promised and is way less showy. But the parallel is unavoidable.
  20. The re-calibration of the brand is in progress. It is probably their most cohesive brand video ever, The Roundel has lost its green though...
  21. In the early Emira photos... The bhp number displayed was 481hp. I don't think it was a mistake, Lotus can get these number either with The V6 or the i4. The Emira GT4XX is also going to be way lighter, however it is still some time away into the future, don't hold your breath.
  22. So if the teaser are true there is a Emira GT480 in the wing... This would give the 718 GT4-RS some bone to chew on.
  23. That is because it is.
  24. Ok this is nice. But where is the Emira GT4?!
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