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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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My local Lotus isider man has seen the clay model of the new Esprit and well, it sounds like those Lambo looking mock ups are correct.

So no more s******ing at them.

We may well see it at Paris anyway.

As for the Evora S, a factory kit tune up will be available too. For regular Evoras....

All good but nothing new, sorry, just bored at work.

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http://davedeli.com/wp-content/uploa...t_photo_01.jpg

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http://www.egmcartech.com/wp-content...rit_artist.jpg

Can't wait to hear more about the car. I'm curious to see what they'll do for the side intakes.
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http://davedeli.com/wp-content/uploa...t_photo_01.jpg

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http://www.egmcartech.com/wp-content...rit_artist.jpg

Can't wait to hear more about the car. I'm curious to see what they'll do for the side intakes.
Yep, that's what he says it looks like.

He had a sneaky at the clay Evora and they didn't change a thing there too, so he has form.

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not sure on the look of the nwe esprit, it does look like a lambo. The original didnt really look like any other car yet had familair sports car qualities. I think it has been curved out a little to much to make it seem familiar and also im missing those pop-up headlights
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as borat would say; "very nice, how much?"
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I like it! The side intakes make it flow!
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It looks good but I do see a lot of Lambo and Audi R8 in it.

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i got this from a buddy lets leave it at that
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i got this from a buddy lets leave it at that

Interesting. Apart from the headlight shape, that doesn't really share any DNA with the rest of Lotus's current range (or with the old Esprit). I wonder if this is from the new Italian regime. I've heard Carr and Crijns have been pretty much sidelined on the new stuff, and Bahar and Coco have sent it all off to be done in Italy. Sad if true (although this image might predate that).
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IMO - That's too bland.... I like the 2008 esprit concept the best...
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Yeh i like the 08 also but this is what I have been told will be for sale in the US.
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If the rear looks good, I'm in. - if not, It's Evora for me!
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If the rear looks good, I'm in. - if not, It's Evora for me!
I will grab the book and post more about it if i can, but i feel the same way im going to nab one of these in 2012 or a Evora.
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IMO - That's too bland.... I like the 2008 esprit concept the best...
Maybe it's the color. Needs to be in a skittles color.

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i got this from a buddy lets leave it at that

zzzzzzzzzzz I would take a GT4 FI Evora or Exige GT3 V6 350 hp instead.
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Interesting. Apart from the headlight shape, that doesn't really share any DNA with the rest of Lotus's current range (or with the old Esprit). I wonder if this is from the new Italian regime. I've heard Carr and Crijns have been pretty much sidelined on the new stuff, and Bahar and Coco have sent it all off to be done in Italy. Sad if true (although this image might predate that).
The B-pillar and side window shape has a lot of "classic" Esprit to it. Otherwise the rest of that concept looks like a McLaren MP4-12C with a better air dam. More safe than sexy.
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The B-pillar and side window shape has a lot of "classic" Esprit to it.
That's true. No Lotus "mouth" though? No top rad exits? I realize that stuff wasn't on the original Esprit either, but throwing away some of their signature styling features at this point seems a bit odd, especially when the result is a totally anodyne, generic looking supercar. Lotus has long struggled to forge a coherent identity across multiple models, and giving up now just when they're starting to get it right would be a mistake.

That surface change that starts below the A pillar is a bit of a mess too. Hopefully this is just an early WIP concept. Despite the fact that I bleed green and yellow, this doesn't appeal to me much compared to its competition.
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