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Lotus build 40,000th 'Small Platform' car

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Interesting.  I wonder if that number includes the Europa S which was based on that platform as well.


The 50,000th Lotus car made was an S2 M100 Elan in 1995 ( - go halfway down page).  


With 40k Elise/Exige having been made, a thousand or so Esprits since 1995, and 2500 or so Evora to date I wonder when the 100,00th car from Lotus will arrive?

Kyle Kaulback

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Cars which use the Small Car Platform...


Elise Type 115 GT1
Pininfarina Enjoy
Hennessey Venom
KO7 Spider
Tesla Roadster
Detroit Electric

Also worth bearing in mind that the Aston VH platform ( wouldn't exist without the Lotus Small Car Platform 

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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Is that list specific as written (typed) Bibs or does it include all the model variants?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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