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Just came across this very interesting interview with Claudio Berro, talking about how the R-GT class has come about, development of the Exige rally progamme and how the future might even see the new Elise S going rallying!

The Rally Site - The Return of the Rallying Sports Car

Oh, and at seems we're not likely to see Kimi going rallying in an Exige laugh.png

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I guess Swissle Beatsoff had his hand at designing the new Exige Rally effort, have a quick look at the outer light pods, how long do you think they will last before they are ripped off on the first snowbank or roadside shrub and taking out the front clam....

Seriously Lotus get some professionals to design this shit right the first time..It's a rally car the bits up front become disposable...Ya may as well put hooks out on the suckers.

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I think it's fast enough…maybe

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Sounds purposeful.

Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yes and no...

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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Just spotted this on facebook...

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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Looks lush doesn't it.

Bernado Sousa is out testing it in Italy today, he's posting the pics up :)

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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More pics...

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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It's that colour so it shows up on film. Gold gold is too reflective. Look at the old F1 cars, they were black & biege!

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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I guess Swissle Beatsoff had his hand at designing the new Exige Rally effort, have a quick look at the outer light pods, how long do you think they will last before they are ripped off on the first snowbank or roadside shrub and taking out the front clam....

Seriously Lotus get some professionals to design this shit right the first time..It's a rally car the bits up front become disposable...Ya may as well put hooks out on the suckers.

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I see what you mean, but before shouting loud at the designers, these light pods are not fitted all the time and when they are fitted I would think this type of light pods last about as long as they did on 206 WRC, several S2000 cars etc.. They look in a strange position, I absolutely agree, but this is not a Lotus design but something I have seen on many rally cars before.

I really like it but does that paintwork look a bit matt? On the black I mean. I think it would nicer in gloss.

Buddsy

Yes it is matt black and I must say I don't like it at all. I definitely preferred the Sunbeam Lotus colours we saw on this car before. Maybe I am not trendy, I indeed like the old Lotus Black & Gold, but please make it high gloss black, like piano paint or so! I don't get this new fashion of matt black at all. Never mind which car, seen it a few times on a Focus RS500 now for example, to my eyes the matt black looks cheap and especially on a rally stage, once you get dust on it you never get it look clean again!

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88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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