simonb Posted August 22, 2011 Report Share Posted August 22, 2011 (edited) Given the Mail on sunday article comment "Bahar joined the company on October 1, 2009, and immediately laid waste to its senior management. How many did he find that he could work with? ‘I think none. I believe none of them – the top management – are with us any more. They believed in their cause, but it wasn’t my cause, and to change that belief would have been more time-consuming than having fresh blood.’it does seem that traditional Lotus DNA is not of interest to Bahar, intersting then that Caterham have the services of Tony Schute (if the story is true) For those without login - first post (before all the bullshit) I went to Shelsley Walsh today, where the Paul Matty Sportscars series was competing. Tony was there in the Lotus Exposé and I got the chance to have a good chat with him. Thoroughly nice bloke and annoyed that he was struggling to get a good time! 17" wheels vs his competitors 13" ones can't have helped. It was a warm grippy day today and lots of cars broke parts of their transmission getting off the line. Anyway, Tony said that he's recently left Lotus and has gone to Caterham. He's started work on a new range of road cars, to be released c.2014. His words were "Think along the lines of something a bit more track-biased than an S1 Elise." Suffice to say, he's really excited about what he's doing. Oh, and the Caterham business plan sounds dead simple. Tony F simply wants to be able to buy a Caterham everywhere that his planes fly to! Sorry if already posted, missed it if it was Edited August 23, 2011 by Bibs Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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