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  1. 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
  2. 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".
  3. 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: https://www.google.ch/maps/dir/Tarrenz,+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
  4. 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...
  5. 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.,..
  6. Winter tyres... still looking good
  7. Some Evora Owners in Germany are using this: https://www.cafiro.de/aluflexrohr-1-5-m-2-lagig-schwarz/product/?number=SMafrevfl80s
  8. So, guess we all wait for.. When will Lotus inform about their strategy, model line-up and timeplan? No other media has picked up on the 2mio Hypercar story, nor did Lotus comment on anything. The 130 job vacancies are still open since October with seemingly no change. Plans for a couple of new buildings in Hethel and some new Instagram picture, but that's it more or less? Not impressed so far, but I better shut-t-f-up and enjoy driving my marvelous Evora S That always works...
  9. Well, interesting move.... electric hypercar to catch the attention, than bring an SUV somewhere a n d for the rest of us, the only real news a new Evora (maybe named Esprit?! ) Exciting news this is.. So no new Elise or Exige in the foreseeable future or forever.
  10. Some shots from the latest roadtrip (Route de Grand Alps..) Best car for long distance, spirited driving... still absolutly in love!
  11. Thanks for the quick response in posting the pictures! Still hate the fact that I have missed the Lotus70 event. Nevertheless I have followed on Youtube live. Very good event!! When I see what Geely did with Volvo, it will take them some time (2-4 years maybe)but then we will see the Lotus cars. So some more "special" models have to follow until the new line-up is ready.. Hope they bring back the Elan, Elite and Esprit!
  12. Are there any pictures of the two Lotus Exclusive Evora GT410s revealed at the 70th anniversary party?
  13. Nice roadtrip done... More pictures here: https://www.instagram.com/a_r_k70/
  14. Ah ok understood. But this is not a specific Lotus Evora IPS problem. It simply is true for all automatic transmitions.. But one big advantage of the IPS is, that you never need to change the clutch, which is expensive. Another simple trick: If you switch off the alarm, the battery last for more than 4 Weeks without recharging.
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