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    Stirling Villeneuve
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    McLaren 570GT
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  1. Tyres being a big thing at that level of performance. McLaren reckon with the Speedtail, above 250mph the tyres required would make the ride far too harsh to fulfill it's GT, hyper car brief.
  2. Has to be... it's something Lotus can lead the field on, very excited to see where this leads.
  3. Make that 90% OFF the price! Stunning car though, great to see Lotus back at the pointy end.
  4. Very nice, Bibs... can you ask them to make the new Esprit pretty much like that with 90% of the looks for 90% of the price? ps Reminds me of something though.... Woking perhaps?
  5. Looks great, hopefully a halo model for the future Esprit and beyond... Anyone ordering one?
  6. I've always fancied a green car, so when the Evora was announced I had a word with my local dealer ( then Frosts in Brighton ), who told me if I ordered a car in BRG they'd want double the deposit ie 20% on the basis that 'if you chance your mind I'll be stuck with it!'. That stuck with me and when I specced my next car and I took a swerve on a deep green, again resale was a concern... next time around I won't be so concerned, still my all time favourite colour for the right car.
  7. Ha.... well I wasn't being serious but I can see similarities with the 2 companies, just differences in budget, available funds.... up to now. Exciting times ahead at Hethel, they've got a bit of catching up to do but it's all good provided the new owners respect what Lotus is all about and don't focus too much on SUV's!
  8. Maybe they should pool resources on the supercars.... unlikely I grant you, but I'm looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings for both companies especially in the hybrid/electric market.
  9. I think you can still order one, likewise you could spec a new 570 but apparently most cars on the Sport Series production line have been 570 Spiders with a few GT's still being made... and now the 600LT's the 'must have' version! I gather McLaren are aiming to make those for the next 12 months which would pretty much fill that side of the order book. It's an amazing car but a long way from the initial 540/570's price wise... meanwhile there's a new Sports Series is due to be announce late in 2019.
  10. I'd love to see the new Esprit, make it a truly usable car but seriously special, something along the lines of the McLaren Sports Series with a chunk of hybrid tech thrown in?
  11. I like it a lot, never seen EG in the plastic though, always looks green in photos. Be interested to see more... would've gone for yellow calipers, stitching though!
  12. No problem McLaren radio's aren't what you'd expect!
  13. Lotus is still seen as one of the 'exotic' marques in the US, the name still carries a lot of respect/weight... neither of which are the right words but you get the idea!
  14. I'm not in the market BUT... I spotted a couple of Lotus dealers offering 430 build slots offered on Pistonheads, it got me wondering whether most dealers secured their own slot as opposed to waiting for firm customer orders? Either way they're a good opportunity for someone.
  15. I saw the Vulcan too... it's seriously ugly IMHO, looks like a real handful. I gather there's a Senna being flipped already... all ready to spec to your liking, after you've handed over £1.3m!
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