jep Posted June 8, 2020 Report Share Posted June 8, 2020 Interesting that a 1600KG 'Vette would be considered a rival to Evora. There in lies the problem for Lotus. For my sports car needs, I would not consider the C8 a Lotus alternative. Yet my opinion is frankly not relevant to either GM or Lotus. I don't buy new cars unless very special (EG. 340R and the last one, a Ford GT in 2005). If those buying new cars do consider the 'Vette instead of Evora, then Lotus will have to ensure their new cars appeal to that audience. An approach I fully support. The Lotus USP currently of light weight, handling, steering and suspension is clearly not something that 99.99% of those spending on new metal/fibreglass are concerned about. There is no point in fighting this truth. Give the market what it wants (however horrid I may consider that to be). The Ford GT was an amazing bit of kit; a wonderful analogue car. Day to day though, a 276bhp Evora is better in the UK. If you want supercar performance and fun on the twisty, sweeping UK B roads, a McLaren is way ahead of the Ford GT. I would be amazed if the C8 were not closer in feel to the Ford than Lotus or McLaren. That is not to be at all critical of the GM car. If it is popular and sells, Lotus do indeed need to take note and I am hopeful that Geely can give Lotus a bright future, even if that means most of the cars may not be to my taste. Justin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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