I think Lotus is starting to loose track of the market...
At least in NA there is so much to choose from.
What we have here is 345Hp and 2500lbs in track form or probably at most 345hp and 2800lbs in Federalized form for at least $100k
A 2014 Corvette is 460hp and 3200lbs Federalized, easy to maintain and out the door for $60k?
Track form (just strip the interior + headers) and the 'Vette is 2900lbs and 500hp for $75k. A used z06 is half... but that is another topic.
Otherwise, look at Cayman 340hp, 3000lbs under $100k.
Am I just missing something? or the excellent Lotus marketing and mistique!
Do not take me wrong. I love the Lotus concept. I think when they took it the wrong way... you see what happens, if one is rational.
Everybody is selling a 3000lbs 500hp conventional sports car. Corvette, Viper, Porsche, Nissan, Ford, etc. they have all bases and tastes covered from the low-tech Mustang, cheap BRZ to trackable 'Vette to exotic Ferrari's and Lambo's. Same formula. Even Miata has strayed and balooned.
What we need is 2000lbs (maybe a dream, but truly under 2500lbs) sports car with 300hp (my fingers wanted to type 400...
). This is the original Elige formula. There is nothing in the market for it.... if there is a market...