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  1. Drive more - talk less
  2. Now that the dust has settled... I must admit, I like the new style. How that looks on a acctual car, I don't know. And beside Evija and Logo, that is what I want to see! Show us the new Esprit (..or Elan, or Elite...) or any other new car I can acctually buy. Still in love with my Evora !
  3. Had the same thought! Where can we see it? Or will it be shown in London?
  4. The short version: Woow! Very well done Lotus!
  5. The oldest still looks the best...sublime.. No, that is not just my opinion... facts are facts
  6. That makes sense. I did suspect the temperature difference as the cause.. I was running the car lately hot on a tour through the alps. Still very cold on top of the mountain pass (-5 celsius) but of course the car was hot. So wenn I stop the temperature difference must have been tremendous.. I don't think Lotus has changed the spec of the panel, so I am not convinced that simply replacing it would solve the problem for me. The alps are my favorite hunting ground... Must think of some kind of re-inforcement/heat protection..
  7. Just realised that I have the same issue. Seems common and once replaced the panel seems to hold. Wonder what makes it crack/how that happens? Or if there is any re-inforcement that makes sense?
  8. Very good plan.. Either that or just maybe the new Esprit... The plan for a Lotus SUV (or the even worse SUV Coupes) is for me already something that could drive me away from the brand... Hope they reconsider... The Alpine A110 showed it is possible... Let's wait and see
  9. Na na na, I think you've overdone it here a bit.. In Lotus history they have produced a lot of GT cars (just mention the Espirt here..) an they where anything but andodyne, bland and lifeless.... I also count the Evora S1 (NA and S) to the GT cars when launched. And someone who buys an Esprit would probably rather not consider a 911... But I agree with you on the "exclusivity factor".
  10. The Alps in Switzerland, Austia, Italy, Slowenia, France and Germany offer endless possibilities... I did pretty much everything from Kranjska Gora to Monte Carlo... The Evora is the perfect car for it You've said Bavaria? As a starter, try this round:,+Österreich/Kühtai,+6183+Silz,+Österreich/Seefeld+in+Tirol,+Österreich/Plansee,+Reutte,+Österreich/Ammersattel,+Ettaler+Forst,+Deutschland/Namlos,+Österreich/Hahntennjoch,+Gemeinde+Pfafflar,+Österreich/47.2534807,10.7400377/@47.5314684,10.4202418,9.04z/data=!4m50!4m49!1m5!1m1!1s0x479ce765beccf07d:0xd9e3c087b7994ec1!2m2!1d10.7622569!2d47.2630788!1m5!1m1!1s0x479d228a59980b59:0xd12348d26113ef9b!2m2!1d11.0257486!2d47.2151403!1m5!1m1!1s0x479d11062f351c39:0x80ebafae980b31fc!2m2!1d11.1877742!2d47.3300017!1m5!1m1!1s0x479cfa34b844b6dd:0xfb2418cc27d5da20!2m2!1d10.8162049!2d47.4758066!1m10!1m1!1s0x479cf8cc0d9b96b5:0x1d1e48b28935ab20!2m2!1d10.889722!2d47.537778!3m4!1m2!1d10.7385285!2d47.4078642!3s0x479ceff789ae9e35:0xc9a0038210b6ae73!1m5!1m1!1s0x479ceec552987b63:0x40097572de695c0!2m2!1d10.6553179!2d47.3558265!1m5!1m1!1s0x479ce8362051e587:0x1d009758230a43e0!2m2!1d10.65!2d47.2833333!1m0!3e0
  11. Fully agree with @Spinney What they can do: 1) Establish a proper online configurator.. 2) Bring back a Touring Evora - Base Model with sound decading, usefull interior and boot and soundsystem/navi (price way below the 410) 3) Establish a stringend naming for all model (GT410 Sport??? come on...) 4) Do some cool commercials 5) Make proper use of the bloggers/youtubers (check out the heelandtoe blog for example and see the guy enyoing a modified Exige 380...) All of this could have allready be done month ago.... Really don't understand, why they don't take more effort to sell the current range of cars...
  12. In Germany alone, sales figures for the new Alpine A110 was 214! That is more than all Lotus models combined (199). So yes I think Lotus should have made an Elan (like the A110) and quite possibly it would have been the most sucessful model right away.... It simply shows, that there is room for Lotus to offer non-hardcore GT cars. Bring back the Esprit and the Elan! In 2018, I have done roadtrips from Slowenia, Austria, Italy, Switzerland to France, covering the complete Alps in 2 Weeks. Done it with my Evora S and could not think of any other car or Lotus model, (except the A110 )to be more enjoyable and fun! The Recaro seats are the best. Lotus forever! I hope they dont mess it up.,..
  13. Winter tyres... still looking good
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