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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:14 am

More4, Tuesday 23 November, Freeview Channel 18 , 22:00, Lotus ; A New Dawn.

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Plus , if you have the time , just before that 21:00 How to build British ( Caterham ).
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:39 pm

Thanks John,
sorry to be awkward but Freeview channel numbers are not the same every where and, anyway, I use satellite - no terrestrial signal here. Can you tell us what the channel is called
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:53 pm

Channel is More4

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:24 pm

Many thanks, I'll watch both
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PostPost by: reb53 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:09 am

And for those of you who are wondering, "how do I watch this, I'm on the other side of the World", then, " Lotus, a new Dawn", is available on that Bay where all the Pirates moor up.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:42 am

Botany Bay ?

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PostPost by: reb53 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:52 am

Nah, that’s where the Botanists moor up.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:36 am

Montego Bay?

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PostPost by: reb53 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:45 am

Well, I seem to have found it as I’m watching it as we speak.
The original reference was harking back to another forum I contributed to where any reference to Pirate Bay was often met with indignation from people who thought that media billionaires were being hard done by.
So basically a little joke that people generally get....
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PostPost by: HCA » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:46 am

I love one of the opening clips of this documentary where it says: "...Even though the one thing Lotus has never been good at in recent years..." and then it moves to a new clip that says: "...is making money..."

Those two clips were from someone who obviously has never owned an Evora :D I would substitute the last with "...is making cars..."!

Seriously, Lotus is pinning its hopes on the Emira, but I fear that unless Geely bring in Mercedes Benz to educate the lads from Norfolk on the basics of quality control, it will be just another Lotus - a well designed car, but the laughing stock of production sports cars, and no way will it ever be able to compete with the Cayman as they hope.

A good programme though for us that like the marque and accept it for what it is. I do hope it all works out though, I really do, because if it does not then I cannot see the Chinese keeping it tethered.
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:11 pm

I sold my Evora recently but it was a very well built and super reliable car.

...no bore score, IMS or other catastrophic failures were experienced :D
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PostPost by: Seamus » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:19 pm

I was at Lotus Silverstone in the week and they told me that the Emira order book is now at 8,000+. I also had a glance at the spec for the Emira GT4, price is a cool £160k
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PostPost by: HCA » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:50 am

WOW!

I just do not see Lotus ready for that part of the retail market before proving the Emira. For that money I would be looking at Cayman RS, GT4 or GT3 first if for nothing else, quality. The Emira GT4 - as far as I can see - is the power plant from my Evora, a few added electronics and a reduction of weight (ok, quite a reduction - nearly 200kg :D ). I would be more excited to see Geely allow Lotus access to the latest tuning of the 2L engine currently at 415bhp and a project path to 500bhp. But I guess they have to commercially protect the A45 :(

Again, I do hope it all works out!
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