I think Notorious Point he's trying to make is he is surprised that some lotus owners are so narrowminded when it comes to other sports cars.
I was actually referring to some the comments stating that it's 'embarrassing to true car lovers' and 'questioning why I own a Lotus'
It's a car. A Vette is a car. That's it.
It's a car. A Lotus is a car. That's it.
The point is that I didn't realized that I was supposed to think a certain way because I bought a Lotus. That I'm magically supposed to like Vettes for whatever reason.
I don't.....and that's ok. I don't dislike Vettes because I own a Lotus. I don't dislike Vettes because I like Indian food. I dislike Vettes because I don't find them particularly interesting and because they are too common for my tastes. That's all. People love and hate things for myriad reasons.
My opinion of Vettes is irrelevant of my opinion of Lotus - just as my opinion of a Prius is irrelevant of my opinion of Lotus. Because I dislike Vettes doesn't mean I think my car is a Pagani. I means I like one car, but not another. Very simple.
As I said before, I'm not all that crazy about Aston Martins and frankly the 599 GTO, which I've seen in the flesh a few times, does nothing for me. 911s don't excite me. Does that not let me be in the 'car lovers' club or, even worse the 'enthusiasts' club?
I can list a few current cars that I like - Lotus Elige, Evora, Ferrari California, Ferrari 458, Lamborghi Gallard Superformante, Aston Martin Rapide, McLaren Mp4, Jeep Wrangler Unlimted, Kia Optima, Hyundai Veloster, Morgan 3 Wheeler, Rolls Royce Phantom, Range Rover Sport, Porsche Cayman R, Porsche Boxster Spyder, Jaguar XJ, Audi A/S7, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Infiniti M37, Subaru BRZ.
I can also list cars I don't like - Corvette, Camaro, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Nissan Cube, Kia Soul, Scion Xb, Toyota Yaris, anything wearing a Chrysler badge, Mercedes R Class, BMW 5 Series GT, Ferrari FF and any Lincoln MK that smiles at me like the Cheshire Cat.
Does any of that make me NOT an enthusiast?
People are thinking WAAAAYYYY too hard about this.