Lotus Elan

Lotus in trouble

PostPost by: Steve G » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:24 am

Development of new models on hold as new owner enters a 'lockdown' period.

http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/27996 ... _hold.html

Oh dear, I did think the new model line up was a bit of a pipe dream but it looks like it might never happen now.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:24 am

Steve G wrote:Development of new models on hold as new owner enters a 'lockdown' period.

http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evonews/27996 ... _hold.html

Oh dear, I did think the new model line up was a bit of a pipe dream but it looks like it might never happen now.


STOP PRESS:

The Lotus situation has just been raised in the house at PMQ's (Prime Ministers Questions)

Mr.Cameron is on the case...watch this (that) space...

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:34 am

More background about the current situation on the BBC website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17720535
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:07 pm

If Cam-morron is on the case that's the end of Lotus for sure!
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:If Cam-morron is on the case that's the end of Lotus for sure!
Mark


http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/prime-m ... stions-54/

Gone in 50 seconds... :roll:

17m:00s - 17m:50s

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:41 pm

No doubt the Con-Dems will recall the last time that J Public's millions were lent to a car company with a very strong Norfolk connection. Fred Bushell spent some time at Her Majesty's pleasure after that one and, had he not popped his clogs, Mr Chapman would have done a long stretch too. This had nothing to do with Mr G Arnold, who was incarcerated for quite a different matter, so I'm told.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:28 am

Oh what tangled webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.



The cars division is not going great with effectively just 2 models at the moment, but the R&D always seems busy doing stuff for the rest of the industry. So the problems will start when the company is divided into cars and R&D and sold individually. The cars will go the way of TVR and the R&D will be bought by Ford and lost inside the machine.

I don't suppose any of us have a New Lotus on our shopping list? Sorry, but I would buy a 911 or even a Boxster rather than an Evora, I'm not sure what I would buy instead of an Elise, maybe an MX5?
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:43 am

elansprint71 wrote:No doubt the Con-Dems will recall...


"S*d tomorrow...what about yesterday?" :roll:

And the Brian Rix "Whitehall Farces" supposedly ended years ago :(

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:34 am

Possible sale to China (on a slow boat?).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17834710
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:31 pm

Please post all "chinese-eye" comments in the jokes thread. :wink:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:11 pm

Emma Peel and Elan in the Daily Mail...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135913/Is-Lotus-new-Chinese-takeaway-Iconic-car-maker-follow-MG-Rover-Far-East.html

Before anyone comments on my choice of "news"paper... I am a Guardian reader but this was pointed out to me. :twisted:
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