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Lotus are currently building some of the best cars they ever had. I took a 991 GT3 owner out yesterday in the Evora and all he could say was 'wow' a lot! 

Yes but the Evora looks as boring as hell.  when considered against some of the other currents offerings, it looks a bit naff...the evora could be a much, much better looking car.  that said the Exige V6 is a stunner...

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I love the Lotus brand. It’s a fantastic company. It deserves much more.'

 

Says it all really, especially given the recent news. 

Currently having an illicit affair with another marque, be back in the fold one day... B-)

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A very good interview, it would have been great (but,  a miracle) if he could have pulled it off. 

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Indeed good interview such a shame we never know if he pulled it off. Does anybody know what was so special with this new engine I know he said in the past they did something what no one else tried before and now he mentioned it again ?

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I didn't get further than this bit:

 

:hrhr:

 

Beware of people with "perfect hair". Too many televangelists and politicians are snakes that fit this description.   :gathering:

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I haven't read the top gear article yet, but the paultan one was interesting. Dany is still delusional. In the interview a few weeks ago he said he wanted to make a splash in Paris and had no intention of building all five cars. The paultan article makes him sound like he was in track with the esprit - typical dany, fracture the truth to make yourself look good. You don't work that hard on your hair and not worry about your reputation;)

My take from that article is it shows (proves!) what he screwed up. He should have made a splash when he was nearly ready to deliver, then he wouldn't have lost the momentum or wasted all the cash he did on washed up f-list celebs. Then the "suppliers" would have continued to want to work with him. It's a classic case of over promise and way under deliver. I hope the new guys can get some of their product out on time and that will show they are on track.

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Just read the TG interview. Typical Dany making himself look good. The whole Sharon stone bit was cringeworthy - if you want celebrity endorsement then use celebs who actually matter, not some washed up Milf who once flashed her cooter to make her famous.

The comments after must have been written by his band of merry men, bashing Gales and the fact they don't have new cars in the pipeline :rolleyes:

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STILL....I do wish Lotus has something to show at Paris.  As long as Lotus isn't showing anything new all we can do is make fun of Ba har har :chris: (I made of with yer loot Matey!)... and hope we do get something soon...

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Russel Carr will replace him: http://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/lotus-appoints-russell-carr-as-head-of-design-.html

 

 

Lotus Cars really does have to clean up their  website. This page is still there even though the links to Zimmermann and James are broken: http://www.lotuscars.com/sg/about-us/donato-coco

 

You can't get to them through the menu, but you can through google.  :huh:

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Nothing great about it top designer doing "almost nothing" for 5 years and now back to the past. I think we can now say for sure no new models in the coming years otherwise Coco would not leave without taking the credits for the new cars.   

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Does that mean that any real new car (insert next Elise here ) is years not to say half a decade away?

 

Well kinda sad we won't see any of Coco's design on the road, Intent prototype Elan and Elite were very good looking cars.

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I'm sure I heard that the 25 year old designer Bahar took to ARSE was behind those designs anyway. Not sure what Coco bought to Lotus for the huge sums of money he's earnt over the last 5 years...

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Just shows how dismally the whole DB era failed,  respectively how DRB-Hicom consequentially killed it. 

 

I've seen many projects fail,  but the most expensive failures are projects that either should never have been started or were cancelled mid way. 

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Anyway, good to see Russell back a the helm, and hopefully the guys in the design studio can get into creating something new 

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When I saw 'Gallery' on that site I expected to be greeted by pics of the man himself! :lol:

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