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On 26/07/2019 at 18:20, Arregueti said:

And energy consumption taken into account for the classification?

That's also the case in F1, as they're only allowed to use a certain amount of fuel.

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I guess they would need rules to compare charge left in the batteries to distance covered or time behind the 'leader' to determine the overall winner. Sounds like a can of worms. I believe racing should have as little rules as possible, just enough to ensure comparable vehicles participating, but leaving as much freedom as possible for the teams to innovate. So for example don't limit the amount of fuel, but let the teams decide if a powerfull but thirsty engine is worth having to stop to refuel (or recharge) more often.

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I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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12 hours ago, Arregueti said:

@Escape Possibly. But I was reading this differently, as if they would measure who had more charge left at the end of the race and then declare that car a winner even if that car was not the first.

I think they could go with a system not too differrent from the one in use in Formula E, any car with zero energy before the end of the last lap is technically DNF.

However I don't quite believe SRO will manage to get a sufficient number of participants in GTX. We are talking customers teams here able to fork in excess of $2m for a single car which is the price of the Evija, the C2 and the Batista, then you have to add the cost of developping race ready parts including tires that will be able to handle the torque... It souds more like full fledge factory squads  than customer teams.  I know a lot of  one percenters have cash to burn and are bored to death but we are talking about budget that would allow a team to compete in WEC LMGT decently here.

I know SRO GT3 IGTC championship is customer team in nothing but names considering the factories nominate both teams and drivers and do pay a part of the entry fee but IGTC is nowhere near the cost that GTX would be I believe.

Time will tell...

I'd prefer to Lotus to go compete in WEC-le Mans, Formula E by teaming up with Virgin or another team without a manufacturer deal or go grass root  with Evora GT4 and the upcoming sportcar in GT3 or GT LM. 

 

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Uh did not quite see this one coming, this is just as big as Goodwood and to some extent the full unveil, Lotus is going to the Quail!

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/lotus-evija-quail-monterey-car-week/

We knew the car was coming to the US under the show import scheme but I thought -erroneously - that it was going to be presented in another form ( a rolling prototype) at a later stage...  But they are going to the Quail now where people will get very close to the car and have no qualm touching, grabbings sitting their asses in and on the car. That's commitment.

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On 26/07/2019 at 11:58, NedaSay said:

So how many very well heeled gents and ladies around to race cars worth probably over 2M$ in anger with a bunch of lunatics around a track...

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Do you not watch Vintage F1 racing?  They do it all the time.

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1 hour ago, Julian73 said:

Do you not watch Vintage F1 racing?  They do it all the time.

Have to agree with @Julian73 - Historic Classics (HSSC) in the UK and all over the world you will find wealthy car nuts racing wheel to wheel in ex Le Man's GT40's, 250's, Mclarens, LMP1/2 etc. You think those cars are cheap? And who do you think owns the classic F1's (including the JPS Lotus carbon one's that Classic Team Lotus runs - the drivers of course in many instances!!!)

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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I've got nothing against her personally but she looks like she's talking to young children. Maybe she is?

Let the dumbing down commence!

Wouldn't you all prefer to see what former Lotus F1 drivers think of it?

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2 hours ago, The Pits said:

I've got nothing against her personally but she looks like she's talking to young children. Maybe she is?

Let the dumbing down commence!

Wouldn't you all prefer to see what former Lotus F1 drivers think of it?

Better not let Crashtor anywhere near it, unless of course they have some spares!

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

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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4 hours ago, The Pits said:

I've got nothing against her personally but she looks like she's talking to young children. Maybe she is?

Let the dumbing down commence!

Wouldn't you all prefer to see what former Lotus F1 drivers think of it?

I know what you're saying but she's become 'the' name for first looks at hypercars and high-end supercars. I'd imagine someone in Lotus's team considered her growing reputation for showcasing these types of vehicles, saw her 1.78 million subscribers on YouTube and thought that's got to be worth 15-20 minutes of our time before the car's loaded up and taken to the next location.

 

I'd rather see the thoughts of former (and current) F1 stars when they actually allow people to drive it at speed. I realise that could be quite a while away yet though!

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You are 100% right she as a massive audience and the most current YouTube ex F1 driver and world champion as only half the audience she as, I say well done Lotus for doing what the competition have been doing for years, she might not be to every ones taste but this will put Lotus back in the spotlight which can only be good for sales now and more importantly the next few years when we have the new platforms.

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2 hours ago, Bee said:

I know what you're saying but she's become 'the' name for first looks at hypercars and high-end supercars.

Yes, and she has 'one of them'. And with 'one of them', she can get as many of those as she likes.

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