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My Esprit is 26 years old. They are already a more sustainable car than a Holden. Of the Holdens I have owned over the last 30 years, I doubt that even one of them is still on the road.

And I agree on the negativity. Someone else on TLF said that Lotus seemed to be damned if they and damned if they don't.

 

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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The car looks pretty and well-designed, but now I'm a little bit dubious about the French market. The Model V6 will be unsaleable due to the Ecological penalty. I'm talking about a purchase tax of 40,000€ in 2022 and 50,000€ in 2023. (C02> 220g)

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It's like a bottle of whiskey.

We have read the label, we just can't taste it yet. :) 

 

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All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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2 minutes ago, Corsu said:

The car looks pretty and well-designed, but now I'm a little bit dubious about the French market. The Model V6 will be unsaleable due to the Ecological penalty. I'm talking about a purchase tax of 40,000 € in 2022 and 50,000 € in 2023. (C02> 220g)

Hence the 4cyl version...

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I am still excited to see what the 131 is. From the sneak peaks we got, it look like it will be a good looking car, but that was the least of my worries.

This video did not increase my hype for the car. Some actual specs , prices, and/or photos would have increased them significantly. I just don't understand dragging it out. I get you want to do a big press reveal and covid might be hindering that, but honestly I think its more important to get some information out at this point. There can still be plenty to reveal at the event.

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Just now, Corsu said:

The one with the 4cyl seems to be with an automatic gearbox ?

Who said that? the Volvo/polestar engine can be fitted with any gearbox, even the venerable BG6 if they so please.

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The best image so far is of the one parked under the cover next to the Evija in Warwick. Does look the business, so I am sure we won’t be disappointed. I just don’t like waiting.

3 minutes ago, NedaSay said:

Who said that? the Volvo/polestar engine can be fitted with any gearbox, even the venerable BG6 if they so please.

I think auto only refers to the AMG unit, but I’m no expert.

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7 minutes ago, Corsu said:

The car looks pretty and well-designed, but now I'm a little bit dubious about the French market. The Model V6 will be unsaleable due to the Ecological penalty. I'm talking about a purchase tax of 40,000€ in 2022 and 50,000€ in 2023. (C02> 220g)

Yep. We already know we have to keep our V6s here in France. I already had to pay 10 500 € of road taxes when I bought the 400, which put up a total of 107 000€ for the car. 

If they still sale a V6 Emira for about 90 to 100k€, it would now cost 140 000€ minimum.... Screw us. 

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38 minutes ago, ramjet said:

And I agree on the negativity

Not negativity I hope. But surely healthy sarcasm! :)

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More like disappointment that there was so little about the 131. I was expecting more

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Just now, exeterjeep said:

More like disappointment that there was so little about the 131. I was expecting more

If you're married you should be used to disappointment so no harm done!  :)

 

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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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