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It is this sort of thing that will bring other work to Hethel. Engineering etc.

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26 minutes ago, Techyd said:

Of the car?  Russel Carr and his team 🙂

 

The reason I ask is he made the comment "when I saw the sketch" which mean to me their is a person resposible

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The design team has done a brilliant job. A car that looks like at Lotus and, above all, is pleasing to the eye (unlike the AM Valkyrie and Mclaren Senna). A proper bedroom wall poster car. I'm also impressed with the interior and am relieved that they have avoided silly touch screens when what works best for the driver are proper buttons and knobs. Just need to start saving up my £2m now. 

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38 minutes ago, RichardC said:

The design team has done a brilliant job. A car that looks like at Lotus and, above all, is pleasing to the eye (unlike the AM Valkyrie and Mclaren Senna). A proper bedroom wall poster car. I'm also impressed with the interior and am relieved that they have avoided silly touch screens when what works best for the driver are proper buttons and knobs. Just need to start saving up my £2m now. 

I'm with you on the Senna.......pig ugly, but the Valkyrie to me is a work of art and engineering from someone very much at the top of his game (Adrian Newey).  I think it's fair and probably obvious to say that the car is very much driven (pardon the pun) by Newey's motorsport background first and foremost, but also will work on the road. 

The Evija designed by Carr and his team is almost the opposite.  From the little we have heard and seen so far, it seems to me that It's a road car, that also benefits from enough aero and track knowhow, so as to be very very effective on the track as well.

They are both fantastic designs in my opinion.

I'd like to see them go head to head at the ring.......

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I know it was quoted earlier but this interview just fills me with confidence for the future. There's confidence, maturity and professionalism coming out from Popham et al.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/lotus-evija-to-target-nurburgring-record/40613

I really do hope they nail any Nurburgring attempt to shut the naysayers up!

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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The photographs posted on this page by andyj007, with the darkened upper area which "vanishes" the canopy...looks for all the World like a roadster to me. Looks much more coherent to these eyes as a coupe. Interesting.

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9 hours ago, C8RKH said:

I absolutely loved this. Nice one Greg!

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I don't understand why you would?

A twin exhaust on a vehicle that does not have an engine?

Satire?

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Yes, satire, or more commonly known as taking the piss 🙄

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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Aha! You of him? Or him of Lotus?

I just watched the unveiling video. I have to admit it as well, it is one gorgeous looking vehicle.

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Nope. Him of EV's....  I think the humour was well and truly lost on you. Never mind....

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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Yup. I will go to my grave not understanding the joke.

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I read that the electric motors are coming from Integral Powertrain.  I worked there up to a year ago and didn't know anything about that.  I knew they had visited Lotus but they visit, and are visited by, many manufacturers.  Shows they are good at keeping secrets too.  They also did the motor for the VW Pikes Peak car so have a good pedigree.

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