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No such thing as a hyper car back in the Esprit days really.

the new Esprit will be an Ultra car 👍

25 minutes ago, Bibs said:

This is a hypercar Buddsy, different class of car to the Esprit. 

:thumbsup:oh yes cos it’s got electric in it - thatll upset the naysayers :sofa:

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4 hours ago, Bibs said:

This is a hypercar Buddsy, different class of car to the Esprit. 

 🤨Bibs, didn't you, just inadvertantly, confirm that one of the new sport cars (the one coming next year) is the Esprit,  there 🤩

 

Just kidding 🤣

 

But not really 🤐

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The 2020 new cars sounds like a Europa 

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8 hours ago, LotusDan said:

The names bollocks, it's the Type 130. It's an insane looking car though, nothing quite like it... You guys are in for a treat at the public reveal.

So have you now seen the car then Dan? 

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4 hours ago, Bibs said:

This is a hypercar Buddsy, different class of car to the Esprit. 

This is probably the biggest Lotus unveiling in well over a decade. I really do hope this lives up to the hype that has preceded the launch. I really really hope this 130 has the expected wow jaw dropping extreme looks of a futuristic Hypercar.

Whilst nobody had heard of the word Hypercar 10 years ago - each and every one launched under that tag line have Bank Busting price tags and rarety and some incredible performance to match.

I am personally hoping for something with the sleek lines of a beautiful car - La Ferrari or SF90 Stradale, P1, Ford GT and not the ugly Veyron/Chiron or even McLaren Speedtail.

Probably sounds strange but I want Lotus to produce a vehicle that is so stunning and way out of my price range that all it will be is something I can say I’ve seen.

Lotus HQ - fulfill that expectation please.  

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Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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It will be something with features like the Ford GT and the mclaren Senna GTR but all better looking (maybe)

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I’ll take that as read now👍😁


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I hope to goodness it’s going to be put forward to compete in the new WEC series for Hypercars🤞.......otherwise it will be a lot less relevant than it should be😬 An incredible opportunity to remarket the brand and the only reason in my view to launch a Hypercar at this time

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/141857/the-sportscar-opportunity-that-canEURTMt-be-missed

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Yep. Le Mans 2020 any luck


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Can’t be done as it is a electric car only so you would only get few laps of autonomy

 

would be interesting to show it off for a qualification lap to compte though

 

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14 hours ago, Bibs said:

I didn't see the post mate, sorry.

 

Sorry Bibs, Didn't word that well. I didn't mean you or anyone on this site. I've just checked the Leven posts and the photo has disappeared. I was wondering if someone at Lotus had perhaps been a bit presumptuous?

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Yea, I'd really like Lotus to rejoin the racing arena, like a GT racing series(?) (someone better informed in this can probably say what fits better).

I won't comment on the specifics, but having chance to reflect on seeing the 130, I'm feeling really, really good about it. Having not released a new new car in over a decade, it's absolutely the best way of saying, "we still know how to do stylish, striking and unique design. We are not dinosaurs for technology either..."

I actually looked up other hypercars to see how it shapes up, and it honestly doesn't look quite like anything out there currently. There is one car that is kinda similar, though Lotus has been much more aggressive with the curves and lines. It's an absolute weapon.

 

18 days to go!!

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They are talks to join one or more SRO GT4 series that do operate worldwide. The question being will Lotus get customer teams to race the car or do they have to race the car themselves on year one  before selling more cars on year two... Considering this is just a rejuvenation of a chassis that's been around the block a few times and is pretty much proven already, the only question is if the revamped powertrain will provide the go the car needs to be a contender on all type of circuit, One or two outings by season's end  and a good customer support package should convince teams to jump ship to them, especially if the car is aggressively priced and has a good leasing option. time to reopen Lotus Motorsport.

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Just caught that on Insta from on official Lotus dealer going to goodwood 

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That's the photo that Leven Lotus posted on Facebook last week. I reposted here but it disappeared the next day, from their Facebook thread as well. Wonder if they or someone at Lotus were being a bit previous?

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55 minutes ago, hedgerley said:

That's the photo that Leven Lotus posted on Facebook last week. I reposted here but it disappeared the next day, from their Facebook thread as well. Wonder if they or someone at Lotus were being a bit previous?

I guess so... 

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They must be just renderings. I took these off a website a month ago. Nice but impractical.

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Impracticality is a must for a true hyper car


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It’s very cool but nothing like the T130. Which was heavily influenced by the Panther Solo 😉

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1 hour ago, mayevora said:

They must be just renderings. I took these off a website a month ago. Nice but impractical.

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Yep. Seeing that, It's just a gran turismo video game dedicated concept. So nothing like the T130. Thanks for the heads up ☺️

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On 27/06/2019 at 19:38, LotusDan said:

Yea, I'd really like Lotus to rejoin the racing arena, like a GT racing series(?) (someone better informed in this can probably say what fits better).

 

There was something tasty going round the track on Friday that may well fit the bill :whistle:

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