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    Proton takeover leaves British sports car brand in limbo

    http://theage.drive.com.au/motor-news/lotus-future-in-doubt-20120307-1uj6y.html


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    Re: Proton takeover leaves British sports car brand in limbo

    http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/279961/lotus_development_halted.html


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    Re: Proton takeover leaves British sports car brand in limbo

    These events are very unfortunate. On the other hand, I have always wondered if the newer Lotus ambitions regarding new models weren't a bit too much for such a small manufacturer. yes


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    Re: Proton takeover leaves British sports car brand in limbo

    The tie up between Proton and Lotus was very unnatural in the first place. The Malaysian company had nothing to offer to Lotus, engineering-wise. Imagine if Lotus was taken over by the VW Group instead, what it would have been by now!

    Second, ex-Ferrari employee Taner "Danny"  Bahar thought he was a magician who could make Lotus a successful cross between Porsche and Ferrari. A delusional dreamer, really.


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    Re: Proton takeover leaves British sports car brand in limbo

    Somehow I always knew this was not going to become a reality ... it's sad for Lotus fans ... but reality is now setting in ...


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