Pretty sure a recall will kill any future Lotus car development in the US and Europe...
Really? I don't think the total cost would be that high. The small sales figures work in their favor of course. With 4400 cars, even if 100% of the owners turn up for a recall, and even if Lotus buys ProRads at $500 and pays a dealer $1000 per install, that ends up being about $7m. That does not sound like much compared to the supposed $1B current investment levels being discussed.
I agree though they could have done a much better job handling this.