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You won’t see anything until the Summer of next year Andy - expect a launch at the GFOS👍

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Lotus staff got free hot drinks vending machines back in August, was a very welcome move and much appreciated from the people who work there. Sometimes the little things can make a big difference 👍

Maybe, time will tell. I am starting to think that I am out of kilter with the majority (nothing new there I suppose) but all this talk of electric, luxury, etc and I can't help but feel we are going

Selling 6 cars instead of 5 in China would be a 20% increase. There really is nothing to celebrate at this moment in time beyond Lotus's survival but hopefully it will start to make some kind of sense

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Bet its a provenance program for older lotus, going into restoration? like Aston Heritage, Ferrari Classiche etc....

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Not 'new car' big, just a nice new product for owners. Early next week I believe. 

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Talking of which I have just picked up one of these sweet numbers 😉 

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these look almost suitably lightweight, more material should have been removed around the lower jaw....

Just checked the new website, it looks the part, very modern looking and the return of motorsport being significantly featured with the Lotus Cups. Very nice to see... for some reason I can't configure the interior of my dreams Evija.

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13 hours ago, internets said:

Talking of which I have just picked up one of these sweet numbers 😉 

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Looks curiously similar to mine...

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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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As long as she charges enough...

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21 hours ago, internets said:

Talking of which I have just picked up one of these sweet numbers 😉 

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I believe that is where they hide a pair of socks, yes?

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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Lovely package. Looks quality. Will make any Lotus owner feel even more special. Very nicely done!

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All we need now is a new car for the poor folks 👍

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On 04/08/2020 at 11:32, stephenwhyte said:

You won’t see anything until the Summer of next year Andy - expect a launch at the GFOS👍

According to the latest statement from Phil Popham via Autocar, said new car to be unveiled end of 2021 with customer deliveries 2022

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'Popham says there will be versions of Lotus’s new car that can fit all of the company’s existing price ranges, depending on specification, starting at today’s £55,000 and reaching £110,000 for the best-equipped and fastest.'

 

That's quite a spread of pricing for the one car, even factoring in a premium for an electric-hood convertible. I wonder if this means versions with different engines...

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55k-70k: Base spec, 4 pot, 2+0 with removable/retractable hood (Elise replacement)

70k-90k: Comfort spec, v6, 2+2 with fixed roof and all mod cons (Evora replacement)

90k-110k: Race spec, v6, 2+0 with fixed roof and all mod cons removed (Exige replacement)

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Guess the plan to cover the New Car being late - or always planned? - and to maintain current sales, even after launch of the New Car, is to persuade enthusiasts that there is still life in the old dogs (no offence!) and will be for a good while yet.

To attract the “new customers” the launch of the New Car will likely emphasis the soft aspects - not the best attraction for enthusiasts. Only after the launch period done with can enthusiast aspects be stressed and perhaps slightly harder versions be introduced. But with existing engine, likely heavier weight, the current dynamics hard to improve, and comparable pricing, only the appearance and soft stuff inside will be very new, surely. So I guess the plan is to give the enthusiasts time to adjust and by e.g track tests, of perhaps minimum weight versions, build confidence in the New. Then see how sales develop across the range for old and new before deciding when to drop the current cars.

Suits me - patience for the New Car snapped and anyway think the dogs are great.

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3 hours ago, Nathan Pitman said:

55k-70k: Base spec, 4 pot, 2+0 with removable/retractable hood (Elise replacement)

70k-90k: Comfort spec, v6, 2+2 with fixed roof and all mod cons (Evora replacement)

90k-110k: Race spec, v6, 2+0 with fixed roof and all mod cons removed (Exige replacement)

???

This car is/was part of JMG's expansion plan that is the only other thing that Popham took forward. It was supposed to be an Exige replacement strict 2 seater. so smaller than Evora but roomier, so more room for the niceties. Not designed to replace Evora, as it is supposed to soldier on as the other global car of company. The new car would replace the Elise at the entry level potentially with the four cylinder and go beyond the performance level of GT430 at the top end.  That was my understanding of it. the new platform was designed to spawn multiple cars originally, I guess the model will have to serve that function until all the EV come around.

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4 hours ago, webfoot said:

Interesting in its absence is any reference whatsoever of the "Lotus SUV" which appeared to have momentum at one point and now appears to have ingloriously died on the vine. All the while, and conspicuously attached to the above article, the DBX is released to fairly uniformly enthusiastic reviews, most claiming it the best performing and handling SUV yet. Pity Matt Becker couldn't have been kept at home to allow him to work his magic to a Lotus product rather than doing so on what many are saying could/should be Aston's salvation. 🤔

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