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New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

Nov 26 2012, 12:44pm CST | by

Price is tipped to be close to that of a high-end Porsche 911

I've been a fan of the Lotus Esprit since Bond drove one in For Your Eyes Only. Lotus has been working on a replacement for the Esprit and according to sources within the carmaker, the vehicle is...

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New Lotus Esprit Nearly Ready to Go

Nov 26 2012, 12:44pm CST | by

Price is tipped to be close to that of a high-end Porsche 911

I've been a fan of the Lotus Esprit since Bond drove one in For Your Eyes Only. Lotus has been working on a replacement for the Esprit and according to sources within the carmaker, the vehicle is almost ready for production.

The new Esprit will use a five-liter twin turbo V8 engine and will feature an F1 style KERS system. The power will go to the ground through a seven-speed paddle shift transmission. The engine is pegged for and output of around 650 hp.

Even more impressive than the output from the V8 engine is that the price of the vehicle is said to be on par with that of a high-end Porsche 911 at around £100,000. That certainly not cheap, but if the price performance lives up to expectations this may be one of the best exotic car bangs for the buck in the exotic car market.

 
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8 hours ago

Lotus halts U.S. sales for 2015 model year

Sep 23 2014 3:07pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Boutique British sports car maker Lotus may be due for a pit stop in the U.S. The only Lotus model sold in the U.S., the Evora, is being dropped for the 2015 model year because it no longer meets U.S. fed ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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8 hours ago

If Lotus Died in America, Would Anyone Really Care?

Sep 23 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

So yesterday the Internet was abuzz with the devastating news that sports car manufacturer Lotus is pulling out of the U.S. road car market , temporarily . When I first heard this news, I was shocked; I was surprised; I was STUNNED, mainly because I thought this already happened like four years ago.Rea ...
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8 hours ago

Rejoice, The Lotus Evora Will Return To America In 2016

Sep 23 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Beleaguered British sports car manufacturer Lotus is down, but they want to make it clear they are not out yet. The company wants to hit the brakes on reports that the Lotus Evora , their last street legal car, will bow out of the ...
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18 hours ago

Lotus will Remove the Evora From the U.S. Market

Sep 23 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

The situation is looking pretty dim for Lotus as the automaker will stop selling the Evora, its only road-legal model in the U.S.. This comes after Lotus recently announced plans to “restructure it worldwide workforce,” and that 325 jobs were on the line. What departments those job cuts will come from is still a mystery, but in a workforce that only numbers 1,200, that’s a serious cut.The Evora’s demise comes thanks to its lack of smart ...
Source: Top Speed   Full article at: Top Speed
 

 
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23 hours ago

Lotus CEO 'confident' he can return brand to profit

Sep 23 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says he's 'confident' he can make the money-losing brand profitable again by cutting jobs, adding dealers and boosti ...
Source: Automotive News   Full article at: Automotive News
 

 
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1 day ago

Why Buy A Base Porsche Cayman When You Can Get A Lotus For Less?

Sep 22 2014 1:15pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Recently we reported some sad news from Lotus ; the Evora is going out of production and this may be the end for Lotus cars in America. Now is your chance to snag one of the most under-appreciated sports cars, before all the collectors decide Evoras are ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 
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1 day ago

Lotus Evora to be dropped in the U.S.

Sep 22 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

The bad news continues for Lotus as Car & Driver is reporting the Evora will be withdrawn from the U ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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1 day ago

Lotus slated to stop selling Evora in US

Sep 22 2014 10:05am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Lotus It's been three years now since Lotus stopped selling the Elise and Exige in North America, leaving the Evora as its only model available Stateside. But according to the latest from Car and Driver, even that model is on its way out. The problem reportedly comes down to air bags. Lotus was granted a temporary exemption from fitting the latest-generation smart airbags to the Evora, but that exemption is set to expire at the end of ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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1 day ago

Even More Bad News For Lotus: The Evora Could Be Gone From The U.S.

Sep 22 2014 8:59am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Of course it's bad news from Lotus. That's the only kind of news we get from them these days. On the heels of the storied but troubled British company having to lay off a quarter of its workforce , we learn its last street legal model in the U.S. may be on the way out too. Read mo ...
Source: Jalopnik   Full article at: Jalopnik
 

 

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