They showed renders and CGI boards of new cars, including a new Esprit and Elite...
All that is old news. The CEO at the time had wild ambitions (not necessarily a bad thing), but not project management skills. Only the new Esprit ever saw significant development. CEO Dany Bahar was ousted due to mismanagement and abuse of company privileges. The lineup stagnated for a while until Jean Marc Gales stepped in. He's extremely sharp, and a great project manager that brought the company back to profitability. The souped up Evora 400 finished development and is set to sell like hot cakes next year, other ambitions include an SUV to be sold initially in China and a next gen Elise that will herald the return to the US market.
Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales Talks Evora 400, Future SUV
2005 CO Elise: stage II CLF exhaust, B&M shifter, 5.25"/6.5" speakers, footwell lighting, RLS side mirrors, and 2 Dartholders (caffeine injection improves performance)
Uncage your garage queen and quit being a pansy. Daily drive it!