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4 minutes ago, Daveb99 said:

I’ve just had an email from Lotus:

”Dear Dave,

We are excited to announce that Emira is now available for viewing at our retailers, however we have been overwhelmed with bookings.

As an Evora Launch Edition owner we would like to offer you some rare unobtainium spare parts for your Evora in exchange for hosting a roadshow event for Emira in your dusty garage.  Options include door latch mechanisms, window regulators, headlights, and rear sail panels.

Please confirm you have a large supply of bacon and eggs and a greasy old frying pan with a loose handle.  New screws for your pan handle are available from Lotus @ £19.99 plus VAT.   Be quick before they go out of stock.
 

We anticipate a strong take up for this option.   Be aware some customers are coming from Porsche/McLaren so ensure they are given extra bacon, but absorb the fat before installation in the sandwich so as to avoid potential chino stains.  Conversely, Lotus owners will be content with one hastily bronzed rasher that falls out of the bap during usage, as they are accustomed to such practices.

Lastly, we will be sending you Emira signage for your garage door and badges for your Evora, including the larger diameter (6”) nose badge, designed by our local primary school children here in Hethel.  Please practice a full reveal with your neighbours but don’t waste your bacon on them such that it becomes a back-order item.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards

Emira ‘Overflow Car Park’ team”

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9 hours ago, Evotion said:

Get your credit card ready...

So now they will be holding two payments and not a single deposit payer knows what the car will actually cost.

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10 hours ago, Evotion said:

"During week commencing 20th September, Lotus will being calling and emailing all of their Emira Priority customers, .....

Is it just me or would you expect it to read ' Lotus will be calling and emailing'?

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Well I received the priority showroom tour email, disappointed that Lotus Silverstone were not one of the dealers, however have booked a later date with them on 2nd November to see the car

 

Not bothered about have to pay another deposit if this is the process, as long as the promised configurator and prices are released beforehand.


Frustrating to have to wait so long to see the car in the flesh having paid a deposit, this is versus the Porsche experience for the GT4 which is also pulling at me! however I want a Lotus to keep the Esprit company in the garage 🤣

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2 hours ago, tailslides said:

Does anyone have an idea of when the initial production cars will begin rolling out of Lotus, has it already commenced building test cars?

They have been testing cars for 2 years! This will be the chassis, engine and other bits. Fit and finish on the body has only obviously been on a couple of cars.

The early talk was that they expect the V6 First Edition cars to start rolling out at Easter time.  The AMG i4 is supposed to be a few months after that.  This is all subject to the usual parts and logistic delays that all companies are suffering in one way or another.

It might be that by next month, after the config options update and further deposit, that you might get an ETA of your ordered car but one has to expect there will be some movement in that.

As far as I know, they have yet to build another car since the current 1 1/2 cars.

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They've built plenty more than that mate but they aren't customer or PR/Marketing cars. 

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I have just booked a day slot at Hendy Exeter on 7th October.  I live near Chepstow, and this was the closest dealer that appeared on the drop down menu. I knew Williams wouldnt appear as they are terminated, but where is Rybrook Bristol and Birmingham - have they already left the Lotus dealer network?

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They haven't, but I guess they just haven't confirmed their dates yet. 

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Just got this…

“As an Emira priority customer, we promised you would be the first to hear about Emira specification updates.

 

It's almost time to configure your Emira V6 First Edition, ensuring it’s in the build pipeline and ready to be delivered at the earliest possible time.

 

Starting from early next week our customer service specialists will call you to explain the process and share a customised configurator page so you can configure your perfect Emira.

 

Emira has proven to be phenomenally popular, it will take a few weeks to contact all priority customers and this will be carried out in the sequence first priority order customer payments were received.

 

We look forward to speaking to you about the next stage of your Emira journey.

 

Lotus Cars”

 

I guess a lot of us will be getting an early call looking at the order dates thread

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I've asked my retailer and Lotus this and then I thought, what an idiot. I could just ask you guys as this is my first new Lotus! Let's say they call next week and I have to decide a colour; my configuration depends on exterior colour, so after I pay the other 3k and in a month or so decide I don't want grey, I want red - will I be able to change the spec or will it be too late. When I ordered my AMV8 launch edition about 16 years ago we only had 2 choices, inside colour and outside colour, but this is more configurable!

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27 minutes ago, Whitey said:

I have just booked a day slot at Hendy Exeter on 7th October.  I live near Chepstow, and this was the closest dealer that appeared on the drop down menu. I knew Williams wouldnt appear as they are terminated, but where is Rybrook Bristol and Birmingham - have they already left the Lotus dealer network?

Maybe they are fully booked now, I booked in at Birmingham yesterday, and Bristol was in the list.

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23 minutes ago, Mctaff said:

Just got this…

“As an Emira priority customer, we promised you would be the first to hear about Emira specification updates.

 

It's almost time to configure your Emira V6 First Edition, ensuring it’s in the build pipeline and ready to be delivered at the earliest possible time.

 

Starting from early next week our customer service specialists will call you to explain the process and share a customised configurator page so you can configure your perfect Emira.

 

Emira has proven to be phenomenally popular, it will take a few weeks to contact all priority customers and this will be carried out in the sequence first priority order customer payments were received.

 

We look forward to speaking to you about the next stage of your Emira journey.

 

Lotus Cars”

 

I guess a lot of us will be getting an early call looking at the order dates thread

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Me too - another poor quality communication that will doubtless cause more work for the comms people as it specifically states “V6 First Edition” and makes no mention of the i4/AMG/DCT choice…..

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3 minutes ago, JimH said:

Me too - another poor quality communication that will doubtless cause more work for the comms people as it specifically states “V6 First Edition” and makes no mention of the i4/AMG/DCT choice…..

perhaps you can only spec the V6 FE for now… isn’t that the only car available to start with?

 

 

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Perhaps, and likely, but there would have been no harm in saying so if that’s the case….

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16 minutes ago, freefall_junkie said:

Just had the same email. Sounds like the dealers are being cut out of the whole speccing and ordering process - interesting!

The Lotus dealers will always be there to personally help people with the configurator if needed. They will be fully trained on price, specs/options - they just won't know other info such as build dates.

7 minutes ago, JimH said:

Perhaps, and likely, but there would have been no harm in saying so if that’s the case….

I assumed as I have ordered a V6 that it is the V6 that is mentioned.

As I have also ordered an AMG i4 car and heard nothing about that I am assuming the email was just for V6 customers.

If a person who is only getting an i4 got this exact same email then, yes, that is an oversight though of course we do know that i4 configuration is likely not until January 22.

I have got the same emails as all of you so clearly  having a second deposit is not important at this stage.  I will need to make sure that I do get those i4 emails as well as if it done on one email basis then actually I might be missed. Umm.

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19 minutes ago, Evotion said:

The Lotus dealers will always be there to personally help people with the configurator if needed. They will be fully trained on price, specs/options - they just won't know other info such as build dates.

I assumed as I have ordered a V6 that it is the V6 that is mentioned.

As I have also ordered an AMG i4 car and heard nothing about that I am assuming the email was just for V6 customers.

If a person who is only getting an i4 got this exact same email then, yes, that is an oversight though of course we do know that i4 configuration is likely not until January 22.

I have got the same emails as all of you so clearly  having a second deposit is not important at this stage.  I will need to make sure that I do get those i4 emails as well as if it done on one email basis then actually I might be missed. Umm.

Nope - I haven’t expressed a preference as part of the process to date, will probably choose i4, and got the same email….

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19 minutes ago, Evotion said:

 

If a person who is only getting an i4 got this exact same email then, yes, that is an oversight though of course we do know that i4 configuration is likely not until January 22..

I was initially looking at the I4 when I placed my deposit, but have recently taken a promotion so I’m hopefully more leaning towards the V6 (price dependant of course). 
 

I got the same email stating it was for the V6 but I don’t remember being asked to specify which I was interested in my making the deposit. 

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Lots of established Lotus Dealers have been dropped unfortunately.  Can't understand what Geely is thinking.  I hear the Emira is going to be sold online, B+C and in high end showrooms with McLarens /  Lamborghini.  A car that sells for £65k next to cars that sells for £200k plus.  They're a different customers.  Won't be long before Lotus is knocking on the door of local dealers again I'm sure.

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1 hour ago, Mickle said:

Maybe they are fully booked now, I booked in at Birmingham yesterday, and Bristol was in the list.

Hope not, I’ve not even had the invite email yet.

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16 hours ago, Evotion said:

"During week commencing 20th September, Lotus will being calling and emailing all of their Emira Priority customers, which of course you are, with instructions on how to configure your Emira and will be required to pay a further fully refundable configured option fee of £3,000.

As a Priority build customer you will receive a personal call and then an email from Lotus, please do bear in mind however that due to the large volume of deposits it might be a week or two before you receive your call from Lotus."

 

Get your credit card ready...

I got a similar email from Lotus but no mention of paying any further deposits 🧐 This is what I got sent:

 

Dear Mr Smart,

 

As an Emira priority customer, we promised you would be the first to hear about Emira specification updates.

 

It's almost time to configure your Emira V6 First Edition, ensuring it’s in the build pipeline and ready to be delivered at the earliest possible time.

 

Starting from early next week our customer service specialists will call you to explain the process and share a customised configurator page so you can configure your perfect Emira.

 

Emira has proven to be phenomenally popular, it will take a few weeks to contact all priority customers and this will be carried out in the sequence first priority order customer payments were received.

 

We look forward to speaking to you about the next stage of your Emira journey.

 

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