free hit
counters
Future of Lotus - Page 115 - Lotus / Motoring / Cars Chat - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Recommended Posts

I thought it was a new UN1 gearbox.

 

  • Like 1

Amateurs built the Ark

Professionals built the Titanic

"I haven't ridden in cars pulled by cows before" "Bullocks, Mr.Belcher" "No, I haven't, honestly"

Link to post
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.
  • Replies 3k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

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 👍

Having spoken to a few of the long time Lotus guys still at Hethal i can confirm my LOVE for Lotus is back on the straight and narrow, Jaguars/McLarens are not for me!  I just need to have more p

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

Posted Images

50 minutes ago, jonwat said:

Didn't Alpine have a tie up with Caterham a couple of years ago to produce a joint effort sportscar, what happened to that? :ermm:

It ended up as the Alpine A110. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Long time.. Happy New Year Gents.

and here:-

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKBcs2oF4Gk/?igshid=1drufhm4s6apv

Whilst it might be full circle, this time there’s clout behind it.

The EV  revolution is upon us, this isn’t a bad pairing imho given the universal acclaim for a proper drivers car modern Alpine designers and engineers have created.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, jonwat said:

And now PistonHeads

Didn't Alpine have a tie up with Caterham a couple of years ago to produce a joint effort sportscar, what happened to that? :ermm:

Yes they did and it went tits up when the Caterham F1  team folded  or rather when Tony Fernandez decided to sell the team which subsequently folded a few months after.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Much more upside than the Williams-EV tie up was ever going to take them. Wonder if that break up is out of the courts yet.. 🤔

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Save yourself the wait

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174572610956

 

Quote

 

This car has cost in the region of £23 million GBP to develop.

 

Classified ad price:
GBP 79,995.00
Approximately US $109,097.18

 

 
 
BTW, that residual is a killer!! :D
Link to post
Share on other sites

https://media.lotuscars.com/en/news-articles/the-start-of-a-new-manufacturing-era-for-lotus.html
 

Does anyone know if the Lotus Lightweight Structures Wellingborough aluminium anodising plant is still open? Presumably they would be supplying Aluminium sections to Norwich? I understand that they do similar work for others like Aston Martin.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, LotusLeftLotusRight said:

Never seems to get a mention anywhere.

Not mentioned on lotus cars website 

LOCATIONS

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Australia article

Lotus looks set to unveil its first all-new, internal-combustion-engined model in more than a decade later this year, according to new overseas reports.

https://www.drive.com.au/news/lotus-to-debut-all-new-petrol-powered-sports-car-in-mid-2021-report-125024.html?trackLink=SMH0

Link to post
Share on other sites

New Lotus discussion here...

 

  • Like 2

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

For forum issues, please contact the Moderators. I will aim to respond to emails/PM's Mon-Fri 9-6 GMT. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nothing actually new, but decent Telegraph article - PR anyway.  Gives the statement as from Bibs above and ties in with a "last chance" email from B&C. "The existing Elise, Exige and Evora enter their final year of production in 2021."

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/01/25/lotus-makes-100m-investment-uk/?li_source=LI&li_medium=liftigniter-rhr

Edited by mdavies
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Gold FFM

The Magic Roundabout that is the CEO position at Lotus has been spinning again:

https://media.lotuscars.com/en/news-articles/matt-windle-appointed-md-lotus-cars.html

  • Like 1

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

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yep. 

Lotus’ future isn’t going to involve Mr Popham:

https://media.lotuscars.com/en/news-articles/phil-popham-steps-down-at-lotus-cars.html

 

9 minutes ago, pete said:

Has lotus got a new managing director?

https://media.lotuscars.com/en/news-articles/matt-windle-appointed-md-lotus-cars.html

Link to post
Share on other sites

OI am not really surprised. Considering his track record at Aston Martin, I was always wondering how he would get along with the no nonsense geely guys.

I guess they managed to get as much out of each others as they could and it was logical for both parties to look at a better long term fit.

Edited by PAR
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Wasn’t Popham supposed to be luring in the Big Spender customers from his Sunseeker background, to help move the brand upmarket and shift the Evija? If so, strange that he’s gone before anything has actually been delivered to these clients.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

How long has it been for Popham? 2 years and 4 months and change. Leads one to wonder what happened but best of luck to Matt. It is good to have an Us Lot at the helm. He is 49 years old so it would be nice if he could remain safely at the helm for a long stint.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Gold FFM

I agree, and with an engineering background from what I understand, he'll likely be keen to ensure engineering expertise remains prevalent to the Lotus ethos.

Good luck and longevity to Matt 🙂

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...