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    New Lotus (project name Eagle) is called EVORA

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    Looks like a mini Koeniggsegg

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    http://www.facelesspeople.com/

    Look at this site and fall in love !!!
    Lotus is back !!!!!!

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    interior

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    Which double clutch transmission will be used?

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    Nice!!

    Even the interior looks cool too

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    easy_rider911 said:
    Looks like a mini Koeniggsegg




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    Looks great.

    New Lotus EVORA

    I am happy for Lotus, this should sell really well.

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    The shape although cute has that generic mini-supercar/kit car look. It has nothing truly its own. It is also rather busy. I'd prefer more simplicity.

    What sort of prices will Lotus be asking?

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    reginos said:
    The shape although cute has that generic mini-supercar/kit car look. It has nothing truly its own. It is also rather busy. I'd prefer more simplicity.

    What sort of prices will Lotus be asking?



    It's mentioned in the article.

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    reginos said:
    generic mini-supercar/kit car look. It has nothing truly its own.



    You truly are a Porsche die-hard fan
    Kreso uses this phrase a lot and I always laugh about it but in your case it is true.

    Anyway , your entitled to your opinion but I highly disagree.

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    reginos said:
    generic mini-supercar/kit car look. It has nothing truly its own.



    You truly are a Porsche die-hard fan
    Kreso uses this phrase a lot and I always laugh about it but in your case it is true.

    Anyway , your entitled to your opinion but I highly disagree.



    I am fond of Lotus too don't get me wrong. But I find that the Evora should have more identity. I didn't say it is ugly or anything like that.

    Let's hope that Lotus manages to come up with the right mix of performance, reliability and build quality with this car.

    Also, I don't like that Lotus, the archetypical British sports car has to be owned by a Malaysian car company. Couldn't someone nearer to "home" make it work?

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    Like all current Lotus, the Evora can do with a better engine. Unless they priced it much lower than a 911 and M3, I really can't see the sense in it.

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    Rumored price of the Evora is Pounds45.000 inc taxes in the UK.
    Starting price in the UK of a 911 : Pounds63.000
    Cayman S with similar performance and no rear seats : Pounds44.250

    What's wrong with the engine ? I do not like Toyota but I know there engine's are among the best you can get. Developed by Yamaha I learned recently.

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    Basic price 45k GBP (I guess that's before VAT) - sounds more like the CaymanS price range Actually power/weight is also quite close to the CaymanS.

    Re powerplants: "Other future developments will include a race car, so expect a GT challenger sometime soon, plus further more extreme derivatives and a convertible".

    Nice car

    @ 993S: same thoughts - you beat me by 1 minute

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    Pounds45k inc VAT I think... Also power to weight is apparently slightly below the current Cayman S.

    There will be a more powerfull version in 2010, probably turbo or supercharged version of the Toyota engine.

    As its a Lotus I expect it to drive well.. its well priced so its justa case of build quality and reliability... If this is good they could have a winner

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    993S, nothing wrong with a Toyota engine, but this is an identical engine to what you can find in a Camry. Not exactly sports car like. Also, go to the website and listen to the "roar" of the engine. Hardly inspiring. VW R32 and BMW 135i both use 6 cylinder engines, and they both sound infinitely better.

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    True - but the Lotus is not about brute power and making a loud noise. It's all about reducing weight, improving the power/weight ratio, superb steering feel with a perfectly balanced chassis. On a track, no question which one I would choose between Lotus and BMW.

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    I agree Easy, but when the car now weights 1350kg (similar weight to a 997 from memory?), a simple Toyota engine from a Camry will not do in my opinion. Even a Lotus isn't that light anymore.

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    I listened to the "roar" this morning and to my ears it is ok.

    In the end it depends on how we look at it.

    You say :
    "it is a Camry engine" which really sounds bad, I agree.
    I say :
    "It is a highly tunable Yamaha developed powerplant with a strong torque curve and likes to rev and btw it is also used in one of the best selling cars so it is extremely reliable, no need to think about RMS "

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    easy_rider911 said:
    True - but the Lotus is not about brute power and making a loud noise.



    So true , both my Esprit's hardly make a sound to die for but boy, how they drive !!

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    Not many people will buy the Lotus even if it is good. I don't know what their business plan is but they should count on hundreds not thousands per year and mainly in the UK.

    It is difficult to make a comeback in any field especially the automotive, that the rivals offer excellent products now in all aspects. Look how difficult it is for companies with heritage like Alfa Romeo and Lancia to break through in spite of the support from the FIAT Group.

    My only proviso is that Lotus could come back if it was taken by the VW Group some years ago. Look at the excellent job they've done with Lamborghini.

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    Excellent bodywork. Good airbags

     
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