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This seems personal enough to warrant a private mail but no offence was intended regarding the i8, I had no idea you had one.

I look forward to the day when I consider £100k to be a low sticker price. Perhaps the car would make more sense to me from that perspective. 

My interest in driving an i8 is on a par with it's emissions but I appreciate the offer all the same.

Either way it's most definitely off topic and unnecessarily antagonistic so if you would like to continue to discuss this please do so by private mail. Thanks.

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I'm so glad I wasn't the only one thinking 100k was expensive! 

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On 27/10/2016 at 12:03, Tim Raven said:

 I've enjoyed my BMW i8 for just over a year now, so I know it pretty well,

 

Curious about these as Clarkson drove one and lauded it right up until he realised he was only getting roughly 30 to the gallon. Does this ring true with you or are they a little more frugal?

Also, how long does the electric last and would it be a reasonable proposition for a Euro road trip?

Genuinely interested, not trying having a dig btw

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Seems as the CA one is gone (http://www.lotusdrivingacademyusa.com) and it appears NV is also the same.  Still, good to hear Houston is opening. 

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Lotus Driver Academy at MSR Houston is now open :)

 

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Now we need one in the UK cause not having an LDA in the "motherland" doesn't make sense! 

Having one operation in China or more logically South east Asia would make sense too.

Here's hoping that LDA at MSR Houston can tie up with the Lotus Cup USA people, Lotus Cars USA and the US dealer network, the prices seem quite competitive to me.

And here's hoping the guys behind MSR Houston can transform their plan into reality cause right now the "resort" looks more like former army barracks than a 5* luxury resort...    

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This is extracted from Lotus' website:

 

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Lotus Driving Academy – UK, Hethel – Currently under restructure. Further information to follow in due course. 

Lotus Driving Academy - Currently under restructure

Is there any hope they will reopen it any time soon?

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I think unfortunately you've found and old web page..........it was the rebranded driving academy from 2009 that was closed........

I do hope they offer courses but I fear the day of the school is gone.....:(

The Faster You Drive...The Slower You Age

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Hm. You are probably right, but this is all rather new, the main page still directs to the academy and I think the text I quoted was not there before. There is also now a new reference to the other academies which are still open.

Here is hoping!

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Seems like things would be looking slightly better for LDA if you look at this lotuscars.com page: http://www.lotuscars.com/about-us/lotus-driving-academy

I knew about the Houston and Grand Sambuc new franchise, Proton is now making things slightly more official in Malaysia and now a franchise would be opening in California... That website not functional though! 

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