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1 hour ago, oneshot said:

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

The ‘new’ GT4? (As shown recently in Shanghai & to appear at FoS). 

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^^^hum was that page removed? it is no longer available...

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Looks like Lotus Evija is confirmed...  Reading ALIVE mirror image... I wonder if the font used in the instagram post will be the new on future Lotus cars.

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Cool derived from the name Chavvah, I can see this panning out well. Only the second hit on google so no one else will notice

oh they’ve now deleted the post after I commented it, didn’t seem to like it!

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I get the meaning but that name doesn’t work for me at all.

How about the Lotus Evangelist - seeking to convert people to an electric eco-system that won’t save the planet 🤣

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I'd have preferred something more appropriately awe-inspiring and definitive. And easier to pronounce.

Like Lotus Eon. Or Lotus Era. Or maybe Lotus Eclipse (as in, it eclipses all others)?

Any car name that recieves a 'you what?' response is off to a shaky start.

You would also think that Lotus might have learned from giving Project Eagle a feminine and convoluted name. Much as I love the car, I don't think the name Evora helped sales particularly.  

Trouble is, very different people calling the shots now and the name is not as important as what it's associated with. Countach, Veneno, La Ferrari, Agera, Regera, Jesko! 

I have a hunch that everyone will soon be ceasing to care about the silly name when they see the car very shortly.

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https://media.lotuscars.com/en/news-articles/e-name-announcement.html

 

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Lotus stuns Goodwood with hypercar sneak peek… and reveals its name

  • Lotus confirms Type 130 hypercar is named EVIJA
  • Fans attending the Lotus stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed will be offered a sneak peek at the car
  • Dramatic ‘light show’ experience reveals new design details ahead of the world premiere later this month
  • Classic and current Lotus cars on static and dynamic display, celebrating this year’s Festival theme ‘Record Breakers’

 (Goodwood, West Sussex – 3 July 2019) – Lotus has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed to reveal the name of its new all-electric hypercar, and is calling on fans to visit its stand for an exclusive glimpse.

 Due to start production in 2020, the world’s first British EV hypercar will be called the Lotus EVIJA. It marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the history of the iconic British sports car brand. As the first major Lotus model launch under the stewardship of Geely – the world’s fastest growing automotive group – its significance cannot be overstated.

 Pronounced ‘ev-eye-a’ it means ‘the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’. It is highly appropriate; Lotus has an unquestionable reputation for its pioneering approach in both automotive and motorsport. The Evija – as the first all-electric hypercar from a British car maker – continues that story of innovation.

 Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham said: “Evija is the perfect name for our new car because it’s the first hypercar from Lotus, our first electric offering and is the first new model under the stewardship of Geely. The Evija is a Lotus like no other, yet a true Lotus in every sense. It will re-establish our brand on the global automotive stage and pave the way for further visionary models.”

 Sports car fans attending this weekend’s Festival are invited to visit the Lotus stand – on the main grid – for an exclusive glimpse of the Evija. Hidden from general sight, visitors can join a dramatic ‘light show’ experience that reveals new details and provides the best hints yet of its exterior design.

 The Lotus Evija will be unveiled in full in London later this month. Since its existence was confirmed at the Shanghai International Auto Show in April, the car has been known only by its Lotus Type number – Type 130. In May Lotus confirmed a maximum of 130 examples will be built at its factory in Hethel, Norfolk, in tribute to its Type number.

 Also at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed are some of the most successful, pioneering and record-setting Lotus cars ever made. The stand is hosting the recently unveiled Lotus Evora GT4 Concept race car – which will be making its dynamic debut up the famous Goodwood hill climb course – as well as examples of the current Lotus range of Elise, Exige and Evora.

 One historic car is expected to be a real crowd-pleaser. It’s the almost mythical Type 25/R6 Formula One racer, which is the actual car in which legend Jim Clark set the best ever time of 1:20.4 for a lap of the Goodwood circuit. This 1965 record has never been and never will be bettered due to changes in the original configuration of the circuit.

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5 hours ago, The Pits said:

I'd have preferred something more appropriately awe-inspiring and definitive. And easier to pronounce.

Like Lotus Eon. Or Lotus Era. Or maybe Lotus Eclipse (as in, it eclipses all others)?

Any car name that recieves a 'you what?' response is off to a shaky start.

You would also think that Lotus might have learned from giving Project Eagle a feminine and convoluted name. Much as I love the car, I don't think the name Evora helped sales particularly.  

Trouble is, very different people calling the shots now and the name is not as important as what it's associated with. Countach, Veneno, La Ferrari, Agera, Regera, Jesko! 

I have a hunch that everyone will soon be ceasing to care about the silly name when they see the car very shortly.

its  actually growing on me i think. It is good that it is a bit different... Eon would have been great but i think it is taken. I'm sure at least one guy from the staff proposed Exos before thinking it over and realized that it was a bad idea. The car will probably keep his code name with most people ; Lotus type 130 Evija, it has a nice ring to it. I think if the car is good it will be enough. I mean it is not worse than the Ferrari laFerrari in my book.

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Lotus ERA for me.

Short, to the point with gravitas. Doesn’t need a whole page of a press release to explain it! Heralds a new Lotus era. End of. That said endless jokes about Lotus Error would get old pretty quick.

Whatevija, it is what it is!

 

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16 hours ago, NedaSay said:

^^^hum was that page removed? it is no longer available...

Maybe they pulled it in order to replace it with this one:ermm:

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unfortunately I am not there, but I assume someone will be taking photos and posting them online somewhere, so I am sure we will all get to see the "sneak peak".  I just watched the new Evora GT4 go up the hill on the livestream.... it sounds brutal!! and it was being properly driven! love it!

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Dunno, there's a queue already and it's only Thursday! :D

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A little too late to get myself a cheap flight to Goodwood and pretty sure that anybody approaching the car with a Camera  will be tackled to the ground before the can say "ah...." so i guess I will have to wait until the 16th with the rest of us suckers😩😖

To all the ones going to Goodwood this year, I wish you all to have a blast.

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Not saying sales aren't important, I have to imagine the main point of the Evija is to attempt to bring the name back into prominence. If its an amazing car that makes people drool then that means when the new line-up of cars come out people will be more willing to buy them. A lot easier to sell new line-up of equivalent Elises, Evoras, & Esprits with the Evija around IMO. Next thing for Lotus to work on is dealership networks, which I assume with the Evija and new line-up of cars will help get more dealers involved. Hopefully Geely has some pull with Volvo dealers to at least start servicing Lotus cars and maybe even open some Lotus showrooms.

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The new production car(s) will take design cues from the Type 130, so it has its relevance to the ordinary buyers if you like the T130..

Lotus have been busy opening new dealerships around the world so things are looking up.

I hope as many people as possible get to see the car as it really is something else

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