Wait! I thought the Espirt was the only one that would be produced since the development costs had already been spent.
the article says the PARIS esprit is dead. it does not say (actually does say it might be alive) that THE esprit is dead. rumors surround about a re-trench to the pre-danny esprit specification - 3rd party engine, no kers, no metal panels, etc..
who knows... but the article seems consistent with recent news. everyone knew the paris cars were never happening. this article is just saying DRB confirmed they were internally canned before they bought proton.
it is a shame that a snake oil salesman lined his pockets, set lotus back 3 years, did massive damage that potentially could end Lotus... there are any number of 100,000 people that could have done a far better job running lotus.
"I really started paying attention to cars was when they came out with the Nissan Z, the first body. Then I seen the Cherokees, the old square ones, and I was like, “Wow, that’s cool.” Then I seen the Isuzu jeeps and I seen the Wranglers."
-Lotus Cars VP of Global Design