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7 hours ago, Nathan Pitman said:

The McLaren F1 wasn't available in left OR right hand drive. :D

But I think it was registered as LHD due to gear stick placement. 

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I recall hearing about only LHD somewhere in a launch video I think.

I think it is a bit odd that there aren't a few to be RHD to be available for the UK at least? Or is the target for these Europe and anybody else that drives on the wrong side of the road? :P 

No-one knows the Cd of the Evija?

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Hang on. Then what do you call the GT40? :D

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3 hours ago, red vtec said:

But I think it was registered as LHD due to gear stick placement. 

 

1 hour ago, Giniw said:

Good point!

 

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1 hour ago, yeller77 said:

Hang on. Then what do you call the GT40? :D

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Erm. Stunning? Beautiful? Divine? Sensuous? Any of those things you could call the GT40 😁

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If I saw that photo without you guys having said it was a GT40, I would not have known. 

I am hoping that is a race car.

And, no, the steering wheel would not have given it away. I would have thought some idiot nicked one and plonked it on their wheel.

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OMG. I thought every petrolhead would spot the inside of a GT40 and race car or not they do mostly look like that and in the flesh they make Kylie look like an 80 year old grannie lol.... 

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So still wondering what the claimed Cd (coefficient of drag) is?

Anyone?

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It's not been announced, nor has the downforce figure or actual 0-60 and top speed. It's still in development.

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Fair enough. I thought they may have had an idea with all the wind tunnel footage that had been shown.

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Well, received today my copy of The Roadrat Special Edition signed by Russell Carr, Anthony Bushnell and Barney Hate.

 

Strange to see it's limited to 260 copies, while initially it was said to be limited to 130 as the Evija.

Nice drawings and still need to read the article. Almost 20 pages for Evija. Yet, my expectation was a more extensive elaboration...

 

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Late to the party but wanted to comment..

Im watching the carfection review of the car as we speak. Its the first time ive seen the car.

I am really impressed, lots of innovation and looks next level. 1.7 million however.... if the badge was equal to the big boys then maybe theyd fly out the door. But that kind of money for a first attempt hyper car... hmmm.

Again, happy to be wrong, as it does look stunning

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A little bird tells me that Lotus has so far received 20 firm (hefty) deposits on the Evija globally. So if they all get delivered in 2020, that’s about £40 million extra turnover, so equivalent to about an additional 500-600 “normal” Lotus sales. The skeleton building is still being prepared for production but there’s still time. Does anyone think they’ll get anywhere near the planned number of units?

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I think the productions plan sounds far to many for a car at 1.7m . It’s not exclusive enough, especially as the brand sells cars from £40k ish. I hope Lotus achieves its numbers as it’s a awesome project. Turnover isn’t related to profit 

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1 hour ago, Stuart Monument said:

Turnover isn’t related to profit 

Agreed. One is vanity, one is sanity!

I had heard they were taking a steady stream of orders.

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Popham is being intentionally vague about production numbers. In the highly unlikely event that they sell 130 with ease then expect another 130 of some future variant to be announced shortly afterwards. If they sell 20 like the show car then you can expect other variants to be announced to bring the total combined number up to say 60, thereby maintaining ‘no more than 130’. They all do it, 675LT sold well so along came the 675LT Spyder, La Ferrari Aperta and so on.

I would be amazed if they have orders for as many as twenty cars, it’s also standard practice to exaggerate your hypercar’s success but good luck to them if they have. Geely certainly won’t want to write off a huge loss on the program, Lotus will  be mightily relieved if they can hit or surpass the break-even number of sales. I think this goes some way to explain the woeful neglect of the current range.

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Well if the VIP sales specialist hired cannot get more than 20 cars sold, he is a bit of a waste of money. The initial run was going to be 20,  20 was and is a fairly easy target, 130 is a different ball game. if they end up with 60ish car made it will be a lukewarm success ... it will take quite a lot of spin to make that into a positive if they get to the low 80 cars then I would deem it a franc sale success. but it should sell over 20 on looks alone, the car is the best looking one out there. However they do really need to do a better job at getting the car to meet its potential buyers, the road tour did not include Russia! I believe not even more than a day in China - for now - this is nuts! 

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How will we ever know how many have really been sold? Every hypercar is a tremendous success according to its maker. Lotus aren’t ever going to admit to it being a failure are they?

Oldest trick in Ferrari’s book is to tell you that you can’t have one and the waiting list is 2 years. A month later the phone goes, ‘we have great news, a cancelled order has just become available here are the bank details for your deposit’.

Evija’s success will have a real bearing on future Lotus cars which will be more relevant to more people here. Those who like the way Lotus are going had better hope it’s a success.

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