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The new Lotus Esprit

PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:20 am

Not too long ago I recall reading a thread about a new Lotus that was to be announced / introduced this year.
Can someone point me in the right direction to find it again?
My own search wasn't fruitful.
Was I dreaming about this or did I maybe find it on another Lotus forum? :?

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:49 am

Dont know if this is the one you are refering to but there is seven page thread on the Seloc forum :shock: have not read it myself :?
http://forums.seloc.org/viewthread.php?tid=175384
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:05 am

That's not the new esprit - which is due about 2010.

The car featured in Autocar is due @ the London Motor Show, very soon. The Project Name is "Eagle" (although we don't know if that will be the car's actual name). It is a mid-engined 2+2 (Yes, really) Toyota V6, approx 280Bhp. Bigger than an elise, more luxurious. Pricing TBD, but believed to be approc ? 45K

Haven't seen pics of rear seats yet - I think passengers will need to be like Toulouse Le Trec......

HTH, & good luck to Lotus with it.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:40 am

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:46 am

No Brian,
that's fairly old information.
That car would have had the BMW engine. The one mentioned recently will not.
Thanks for all the help though.
Let's keep searching :D

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:36 pm

All guess-work and artists impressions, just like every scoop in Autocar.

Not a single real photograph yet.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:05 am

Errr, yes there are on the pistonheads link, above.
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:49 am

mid engine four seater?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:31 am

Surely you have not missed the viral marketing campaign Lotus has carried out?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/digitallife/ ... ess104.xml

Oh you have? :)

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PostPost by: leedsj » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:17 am

The Evora looks nice (rubbish name though Lotus, nearly as bad as Aviva in a 'aren't we modern and hip' way. er, no... ) I'm probably only one of 3 people who like the new Europa mind. CAR magazine this month reckon that the Farbio GTS http://www.farbiosportscars.com/ by ex-Marcos chap is more of a spiritual successor to the +2. it would not look out of place with yellow circles and 'Espirit' carved into it's hind...

if I were i) loaded ii) couldn't wait til 2011 iii) didn't like classics so much...
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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:46 am

"....but I repeat myself." Mark Twain


...... mid engine four seater? Name one.

Valve cover armrests?

Rear engined, maybe....
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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:40 pm

1964 S1 wrote:mid engine four seater? Name one.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:10 pm

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PostPost by: Old English White » Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:27 pm

... Lambo Uracco LP300 , Ferrari 308 GT4 ,
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