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The Sports Racer has lots of black bits, what's left? 

 

Maybe DRB have found some tins of paint in the shed and want to maximise the profit from them?  :smoke:

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Just thinking, maybe we should close this thread and start a new one "Lotus in the JMG era" - in the hope that it will be a long and prosperous one.

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Yup, and it would be niggle free from lessons learnt from 5 years of Evora. Offer different engines/transmission packages... 1.6-1.8 turbo 3.5 Supercharged from Evora/Exige How can something th

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I would expect an Evora facelift for 2016, Not before.

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Here's the Evora in LA...

 

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For me it still looks current to todays market. I would expect a facelift within the next couple of years though.

 

But seriously, after the debacle with Bahar announcing a non existent facelift that killed sales until everyone realised it wasn't coming after all, would you even hint that a facelift could be on the way?

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yes i agree with your points, just wish i had paid more attention to the article instead of jumping in with both feet and eyes closed

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Lol, welcome to my world buddy.

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If that white car was in a darkened room it could almost be mistaken for a convertible at first glance...

 

 

 

But still, a black roof. How, um, original. That might not be the correct word.

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If that white car was in a darkened room it could almost be mistaken for a convertible at first glance...

 

 

 

But still, a black roof. How, um, original. That might not be the correct word.

All it needs now is Tartan and it's complete :)

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Lotus awarded £10.44m from Regional Growth Fund, 300 new jobs -> www.4lot.us/p2so

 

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Got to wonder why they even turned up for the LA show as they won't even be able to sell Evora's in the US soon

 

Here's the Evora in LA...

 

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The Sports Racer has lots of black bits, what's left? 

 

Maybe DRB have found some tins of paint in the shed and want to maximise the profit from them?  :smoke:

As far as I know the sports racer is not available in the US but you can order a "black package" which is a SR-look / black parts. As the news are from the L.A. show for the US market I guess that the US models might have the Black package as "normal" equipment inthe future

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"If that white car was in a darkened room it could almost be mistaken for a convertible at first glance"

 

That was my first thought too!

 

Reading the autocar story:

 

"Part of the Lotus strategy is understood to focus on new variants of existing products. Current models including the ExigeEvora and Elise will be used to launch special editions. The most recent of these is the Lotus Exige V6 Cup."

 

That's not a new strategy is it though? It's business as usual, surely. Can anyone remember how many special edition Elises there have been over the years? I think the bog-standard Elise is the special edition because it's not 'special'  :P

 

Seriously though, when the boss says "this grant [of 10 million quid] will help to position Lotus at the forefront of global automotive innovation", whilst you have to say something like that if the government has given you some cash, I'd be very surprised if 'help' in this context means more than 'a tiny tiny fraction of what is needed'...

 

Thanks to Bibs, we know that it'd pay the wages for 3 months though, so that's 3 more months I can relax...


Lotus awarded £10.44m from Regional Growth Fund, 300 new jobs -> www.4lot.us/p2so

 

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Sorry for the second posting, but I can't help wishing there were a youtube video of those three men trying to get into the red car if it had its roof on... :-)

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“I am pleased to announce today that our flagship economic plan to create jobs outside of London - the regional growth fund - is awarding Lotus a £10 million grant which will help them develop their next generation of cars and create over 300 new jobs in East Anglia."

- Vince Cable

 

Does he know something we all don't, or does that just mean new variants of existing models?  :huh:

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more good news

 

"or does that just mean new variants of existing models?"; after the last couple of years that is a result well worth waiting for

 

over the next year or so Lotus have ground to make up and hopefully prove the doubters wrong with some interesting models on the platform that has served Lotus well over the last decade and a half and move MJK's legacy onwards..... yes a convertible Evora would be so good Mr Aslam

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Perhaps DRB are waking up. Just got a 12 page customer satisfaction survey to fill in re my 2012 Elise, comes with the promise of a Hethel tour, chat with a member of the Quality team and a pax ride in the new Esprit.

(wishfull thinking, the pax ride is actually in one of their latest products)

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You realize of course, Richard, that once they permit you that pax ride in the New Esprit that, from that moment on, you cannot leave the grounds until production models leave the factory. You will find that stipulation in the fine print of page 12 of your C.S. Survey. Pack accordingly.

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I think they have a washer and dryer in the visiting room, next to the shackles.

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Perhaps DRB are waking up. Just got a 12 page customer satisfaction survey to fill in re my 2012 Elise, comes with the promise of a Hethel tour, chat with a member of the Quality team and a pax ride in the new Esprit.

 

That's a good sign, DRB reaching out to their customers, better late than never... 

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