Guest surferphil Posted November 1, 2012 Report Share Posted November 1, 2012 No, I'm sorry but this is speculation about an in depth partnership of Honda and Lotus, based on a press realise that does not mention or refer to Lotus in any way. He writes of the inevitable cancellation of the Esprit and it's only possible savoir being Honda; with whom there is no reference or fact to back up a platform sharing collaboration. I have no problem with speculation when it's presented as such but not as factual information; that lacks integrity when enthusiasts read this and treat it as fact, this is how the rumours and gossip spread. "Likewise the Esprit was designed as part of a five-model offensive (platform sharing in practice within Lotus), but with that no longer being feasible, the Esprit was more than likely to be canned (despite what they optimists have been saying) unless Lotus could find a way of sharing its development with another car maker. If Lotus and Honda are now able to collaborate, the volumes offered by an NSX platform could once again make the new Esprit feasible – provided Lotus’ turnaround plan is agreed by the company’s lenders"To hopefully avoid any misunderstanding of my perspective, I have little respect for the internet press or 'news' agencies in general. It may seem like I am being hard on this particular article but that isn't the case, it's purely because people have read this as fact and I don't think the writer has gone far enough to distinguish between the factual and fictional content of the article. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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