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From the EDP report http://www.eveningne...maker_1_1404258

"but they are believed to have centred on the freedom he had with company expenditure with recent reports focusing on his travel expenses, money spent on a rented home, and suggestions that he may have given cars away."

Bibs you may have to start cleaning the Evora out!

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Funny thing I think Dany's vision has been quite good...if he had been a bit more reserve with some of the spending but I don't know if you can do automotive on a shoe string in this day and age. The Exige S, Evora S & GTE and the new test track & trim shops are all good in my Eyes. I think the new engine and Exos may have been a lump sum too far.

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I hear Dany's client's clothes are made of the finest silk . So lightweight you can't even see the threads!!!    

Tut tut - they've spelt arse wrong

Wow thats one amazing looking salon. Eat your heart out Nicky Clarke....   Buddsy 

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I don't think the plan was for me to keep it! :huh:

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If any one asks just say "....what Evora?" and hope they go away! :scooter:

Bibs having met Dany how do you feel about him leaving? It has been a bit of an exciting ride during his time at Lotus. Do you think hes been bumped out too early for "the Plan" to start showing more progress?

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I don't think the plan was for me to keep it! :huh:

In that case can you please send the Evora to Nott's whilst we wait on more info of the GTE road car

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As I said earlier in this thread, I think he's been pushed aside so DRB can do what they want with the company. I sincerely wish that it's to continue with certain aspects of the plan and push Lotus into profitability and not to chop it up and sell/close.

Dany was misguided at times with the parties/rappers/lavish spending but I think he's left a good mark on the factory, certainly. The last couple of years they've got through a lot of money, but a certain percentage of it has gone on the workforce, the factory and the Evora/Exige/Esprit which will be the positives he leaves behind.

Whoever is the CEO of the company, so long as he has Lotus best interests at heart I'll support them as best I can if they are doing the right thing. I'm a Lotus enthusiast first and foremost and want to see the company do well.

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Absolutely ! ....and as said elsewhere it`s good to hear Mr. Aslam is an engineer. I look forward to hearing of his discussions with Mr. Beatz concerning the history of the limited slip differential.

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Lmao. I would suspect Mr Beatz may not be involved for long.....dunno why, just a hunch!

Hey! You think he paid for his car or is it one of those the press have talked about?

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As I said earlier in this thread, I think he's been pushed aside so DRB can do what they want with the company. I sincerely wish that it's to continue with certain aspects of the plan and push Lotus into profitability and not to chop it up and sell/close.

Dany was misguided at times with the parties/rappers/lavish spending but I think he's left a good mark on the factory, certainly. The last couple of years they've got through a lot of money, but a certain percentage of it has gone on the workforce, the factory and the Evora/Exige/Esprit which will be the positives he leaves behind.

Whoever is the CEO of the company, so long as he has Lotus best interests at heart I'll support them as best I can if they are doing the right thing. I'm a Lotus enthusiast first and foremost and want to see the company do well.

Agreed, most people will only see the bad and not the good he's left behind! The problem is that in terms of image the bad outweighs the good by about 5 tons! I heard and read bits on the company main building getting a thorough rebuild and extension, on a new engine factory being erected, I saw in person the new 2012 Evora at my parisian dealer and was able to see and feel the changes inside and out... I tried the Elise 1.6L (a cute little thing) all good stuff. The problem DB had was the signals he sent, the terrible PR that was used, the discutable marketing ploys, the misguided motorsport program being all over the place and being good nowhere in particular (F1 excepted of course), the initial misfire with Evora/Elan.

He'll be seen as the one who failed cause he did not deliver! Shareholders have every right to change CEO if they judge him 'inadequate' in the role. Some do it elegantly other not quite so... I guess this is not the end of the story for DB and GL. And it's for sure not the end of the story for Lotus despite what JS may think!

I'm expecting a small raft of changes in the hierarchy of the company but as long they get to keep Coco, Zimmermann, James and a few others the company will be fine!

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Bibs if I could "like" your last post I would! Well said. May have seemed an odd question but I was just interested in your personal views.

Hey! You think he paid for his car or is it one of those the press have talked about?

I assumed he and was it Alicia Keys would have got free cars any way? Its a bit like getting arsey for having your cars in a Bond film and complaining they weren't paid for!

The problem is that in terms of image the bad outweighs the good by about 5 tons!

Im not sure. Lotus has been talked about more lately than for ages.Not all good but still gets the name out to non Lotus people and into cars even second hand ones that's got a be a good thing.

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Im not sure. Lotus has been talked about more lately than for ages.Not all good but still gets the name out to non Lotus people and into cars even second hand ones that's got a be a good thing.

Buddsy

Ok I know the expression any publicity is good publicity... and I agree when it comes to the general public... Not quite when it comes to corporate people... They tend to be more picky on some stuff.

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Remind you of anyone in 1980's Tony?

Sniff Petrol have changed their title to:

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Anyone heard from the chap in the bunker? :huh:

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Am Still here, although I'm not sure how long I'm going to last.

Don't get me wrong - normally, I can't get enough tales of life as a young Turk growing up in Switzerland, but this guy just doesn't stop.

And don't even get him on how to turn a caffeine-based drinks brand into formula one race winning team of caffeine-based winners (with great teeth and leather jackets). Apparently it's much harder doing the same with an actual car company that has some form in actually winning formula one races.

Still, I'm learning a lot about how to negotiate an employment contract, how to get some volume into my hair and how to write a press release, so it's not all bad.

Dany asks if anyone is missing him yet.

Am hoping I get a bit more of the duvet tonight. We had a chat about that this morning, over the hair gel.

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Dany asks if anyone is missing him yet.

Gino is in fits of tears and just endlessly staring at a photo of Dany, he is not taking this separation well I am afraid.

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Is Gino still employed there? More to the point, what's his function anyway?

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You don't wanna know :no

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Well, he's not coming down here. Door's on a time lock anyway. Nine years three hundred and sixty three days left.

BTW - Dany told me that the five year plan wasn't actual his idea. Apparently he had a three year plan, but to keep it secret he made up the five year plan. Marketing genius, this guy. Anyway, so he says that his three year plan (fool everyone with a five year plan, slag off the current range, but then reheat and relaunch the same range, nearly but not quite launch a new car and enter all sports ((less netball)) ever) is now complete. And, he hasn't been fired - that's also a sign of his marketing genius - he has simply delivered on his three year plan and is off to pastures new.

What an awesome guy. He's on the chemical toilet right now, updating his CV.

Awesome.

Sudders and Dany

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Yep. It's like those port-a-loos at gigs that Redbull execs and Ferrari marketing types use. Lots of fake wood panelling but basically you're still pooing into a bucket.

Still, he hasn't noticed yet, bless. I've put a massive mirror and some hair volumising moose on the back of the door.

Awesome guy. He is actually trialing some Lotus Originals underwear, and it's pretty awesome.

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I bet Mr.Bahar was ceased because his outrageous politics about sponsoring cars and Team that nothing has to be with Lotus...Karts ,Formula RenaultGP2 LMP2 Lola, the failure of INDY....etc

I bet he received comissions from sponsoring concrete teams

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I bet Mr.Bahar was ceased because his outrageous politics about sponsoring cars and Team that nothing has to be with Lotus...Karts ,Formula RenaultGP2 LMP2 Lola, the failure of INDY....etc

I bet he received comissions from sponsoring concrete teams

So, you drive a Fiat, huh? Real name Martin? I thought not. You're a Ferrari spy!

Well, Dany IS a marketing genius. He told me. And he especially wants all you Ferrari driving, feather hat wearing, war losing, pasta eating Ferrarists to know that he is a marketing genius. Entering every sport ever; even ones that we didn't invent, invade a country and force them to play, is the sign of a true marketing professional at work.

Seriously, you should see his black and gold Y-fronts.

Awesome.

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You don't wanna know :no

I think we sort of do! Wasn't he involved with the Exos thingy!? Did it ever get off the ground? Did that thing generate any money?

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Well, Dany IS a marketing genius. He told me.

Look, if Dany is The Guy responsible for getting the Ferrari logo on those "only-ones-that-fit-in-the-pedal-box-of-my-Lotus" Puma shoes when "God-knows-everybody-already-knows-the-name-and-logo-of-Ferrari", then truly he IS a genius!

Love my Ferrari Pumas... though I wish there was an ACBC logo on them instead. Just sayin', 'cause I did notice that the mice in my garage have started carrying little Ferrari flags and speaking Italian. Jerks.

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