For some reason it reminds me of a 2005 Ferrari F430. In Ardent Red, at a distance .....
I am not a big fan, but it sure fits the target group (Ferrari owners).
Plus: I remember not liking the pics of the Evora, but being amazed by it in real.
This could do the same: look not so great on pics and be a beautiful volume.
It might also look much more agressive in flashy colors.
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IMHO its looks like a decent mix of the original Esprit, current lambo, Ferrari and Mc Laren
To me, with a nice sculpted body and a V8, this would be a winner for Lotus
This still looks like one of many early "made-in-Lotus Photoshop", thought.
The kind of pics the lotus designers do in great amounts to give Management a lot of options without havin to build a model.
I will not be surprised if the 2012 Esprit is a total surprise in the end.