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Sad to report that it seems like Jim has "sold" his business and no new orders currently being taken for the 2bular systems for Lotus cars. I'm not sure of the full 100% details, hopefully Jim will be along to set the record straight, but I picked it up yesterday at the Lotus day in Alford and there seems to be lots of chat on the playground. It's a damn shame as 2bular systems had an excellent reputation and his recently announced new "tuning" product (ECU flash) for the Elise systems was a superb development that I think was going to spread out to the Exige and Evora by his posting.

It seems Jim might be staying on in R&D but the unsubstantiated rumours are that the new owner is keen to focus on Aston Martin, and less so on Lotus.

Thanks for some great systems Jim and some great product development over the years. Wish you luck in the next chapter.

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interesting if true.

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Looks like it's been discussed on the playground since last week...

http://forums.the playground.org/viewthread.php?tid=421186&page=3

:lol: at the forum mask.

Current: 2021 Lotus Elise Cup 250 FE in Isotope Green, Red Alcantara Interior, Carbon Aero Kit, AirCon, Carpets & Mats, NVH pack, Cruise Control, Stereo, Red Calipers.
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:thumbup: Makes me chuckle! 

Shame though, his exhausts have an excellent reputation and I was toying with getting one for my 111s. Too late now, sad to see all that knowledge and experience disappear from the Lotus world.

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He has sold it and is staying on in an r&d position. Yes the new owners want to focus on other brands. Jims hoping they will still do lotus exhausts but only a standard range not bespoke stuff.

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Ok. Standard range is bloody awesome already as Jim has already done the hard R&D work and the products are well and truly proven in the field. That could be really good and thanks very much for the update and confirmation. 

Maybe the new owners could offer the standard products through local dealers / agents. Take away the hassle of dealing with customers and provide volume to reduce build price to support margins. After all, the R&D £'s and hours  have been sunk by Jim  so sweat the asset. Failing that, sell the designs on to recoup some acquisition £'s to support R&D for the new stuff they want to focus on. Either option is a win.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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Ok. Standard range is bloody awesome already as Jim has already done the hard R&D work and the products are well and truly proven in the field. That could be really good and thanks very much for the update and confirmation. 

Maybe the new owners could offer the standard products through local dealers / agents. Take away the hassle of dealing with customers and provide volume to reduce build price to support margins. After all, the R&D £'s and hours  have been sunk by Jim  so sweat the asset. Failing that, sell the designs on to recoup some acquisition £'s to support R&D for the new stuff they want to focus on. Either option is a win.

In some ways a blessing in disguise?

I know people have been put off with the sporadic timescales on the bespoke stuff (myself included, I toyed with the idea, but frankly heard far too many stories over delays to go through with it).

A standard range, which are high quality, with consistent delivery timescales would be good all round.  

As you say for Jim it means less front of house hassle, for the new owners it's reasonably profitable as  the R+D has been done,  for us as we get a bit more delivery certainty.

= Win, win, win.

 

 

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