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    New Lotus esprit

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    it looks like a gallardo !

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    Looks awesome!

    Isnt Lotus aiming for 2400lbs using the BMW V8?

    I want one.

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    Thanks Ron.

    I should ask those have seen the actual car, as to whether it looks anything like that, but this photo looks like an artist's rendition with elements taken from current cars. Elise front dam and side scoops, Exige wheels, etc.

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    JimFlat6 said:
    Looks awesome!

    Isnt Lotus aiming for 2400lbs using the BMW V8?

    I want one.



    Unfortunately, I would be surprised if it was only 2400 .lbs, but that would be great. The E39 M5 V8/tranny is about 500 .lbs no? That's about double the Elise's 2zz-ge combo. As Colin Chapman (and perhaps you Jim) has noted, increasing the engine weight and power also increases the car's total weight by some large factor.

    Then consider that the Esprit must also be more luxurious than the Elise, and you start to see where the weight is going!

    Then again, Lee Noble seems to manage.

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    Just looks like a photoshopped Gallardo

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    Justin I agree, but I think they can hit a weight of 2600lbs easily. The transmission will likely be a 6spd
    from Ricambi of italy, those have a magnesium case I think.

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    JP66 said:
    Just looks like a photoshopped Gallardo



    With copy&paste elements of the Elise...

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    That's a Gallardo Photoshop!!!! How bad!!!

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    Heres an old link on a different Esprit design.
    If anyone speaks Greek perhaps they could translate the essence?

    http://www.in.gr/auto/parousiaseis/in_Lotus_Esprit_112001.htm


    This car looks like a reworked Opel/Vauxhall Speedster.
    The original Esprit was stunning...albeit the built quality wasn't exactly up there.

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    Still the perfect Esprit shape.

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    Rossi said:
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    JP66 said:
    Just looks like a photoshopped Gallardo



    With copy&paste elements of the Elise...



    Exactly. It looks like a grown up elise.

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    zzboba said:
    Still the perfect Esprit shape.



    ... and an all-time movie highlight.

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    I could be wrong but I'm "pretty sure" thats not what the esprit looks like. Cant say too much

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    I believe the "Esprit" I posted is actually a preliminary study of the "Europa".

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    Front view in white:

    http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/6805/newespritjune060yt.jpg

    John

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    oh man, I hate it...they ruined the car. Not another Lambo wantabe...

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    I like it

    Any word on the pricing?

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    Guys, it wont look like that, I'm pretty sure . I cant guarantee you. I dont have any other info besides that that i can give....

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    Please show me the article "10 reasons why Boxtser beats ZM4".
    Got scans?

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    Better looking than a Gallard, IMHO!

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    That is definatly a gallardo, look at the roof, and the rear veiw mirrors, they are the gallardos.

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    Ron (Houston) said:
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    This is the original

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    nh13 said:
    That is definatly a gallardo, look at the roof, and the rear veiw mirrors, they are the gallardos.



    The Esprit looks much more compact and less "contrived" than the Gallardo.

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    guys, as i said before, its not what it will look like. it wont look like the autocar pic!!!!!! lol

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    JimFlat6 said:
    Justin I agree, but I think they can hit a weight of 2600lbs easily. The transmission will likely be a 6spd
    from Ricambi of italy, those have a magnesium case I think.



    Jim, I hope you mean "Graziano of Italy", since "ricambi" is just Italian for "spare parts"?

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    fritz said:
    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Justin I agree, but I think they can hit a weight of 2600lbs easily. The transmission will likely be a 6spd
    from Ricambi of italy, those have a magnesium case I think.



    Jim, I hope you mean "Graziano of Italy", since "ricambi" is just Italian for "spare parts"?



    Fritz, how else do you think Lotus picks parts for their cars?

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    Justin said:
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    fritz said:
    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Justin I agree, but I think they can hit a weight of 2600lbs easily. The transmission will likely be a 6spd
    from Ricambi of italy, those have a magnesium case I think.



    Jim, I hope you mean "Graziano of Italy", since "ricambi" is just Italian for "spare parts"?



    Fritz, how else do you think Lotus picks parts for their cars?



    I thought they used Toyota spare parts, not FIAT?

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    I don't speak Greek, but that is not and never was the Esprit replacement. The photo is of a prototype known as Project M 250. It was based on a lengthened Elise chassis and was supposed to fill the considerable gap in size and price between Esprit and Elise. Project was killed in 1999 based on high manufacturing costs and low demand.

     
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