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First look! New Lotus model...

The Lotus Esprius.
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Yet another attempt to broaden its market after the failed attempts to lure the redneck and the "pimp my ride" crowds.
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Oh man. I can't wait to get one of those on the track.

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Oh, Bitchin'!

dude! this is my plan.
I'm gonna print out your pix and use it as a template for my LotusEcho (see my signature).

let's see..tools I will need:

1. magic marker to line off the cut marks for the...
2. sawz-all
3. JB weld and superglue/ red Lotus epoxy to re-assemble.

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Todd, believe it or not, I actually think that looks good.

Plus, it makes seat headrest LCD screens useful.

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For me, it's just further proof that there's no such thing as a four-door sports car.
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so where does the engine go?

Dude, there's my car!
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I would never buy one with those "touring wheels"!!!!!

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so where does the engine go?
It's an eco-friendly car. My guess is that you have to pedal it.
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I will hold out for the supercharged version
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Buahahahaaaa! Esprius!

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Buahahahaaaa! Esprius!
I prefer Espious.

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I like them. They address the market that Lotus has so blantly ignored for so long. Finally, Lotus is on track!

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I prefer Espious.
Are you insinuating that there is a built in vow of celibacy because the chicks will flock away from the car?

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Are you insinuating that there is a built in vow of celibacy because the chicks will flock away from the car?
pi·ous (ps)
adj.
1. Having or exhibiting religious reverence; earnestly compliant in the observance of religion; devout. See Synonyms at religious.
2.
a. Marked by conspicuous devoutness: a pious and holy observation.
b. Marked by false devoutness; solemnly hypocritical: a pious fraud.
3. Devotional: pious readings.
4. Professing or exhibiting a strict, traditional sense of virtue and morality; high-minded.
5. Commendable; worthy: a pious effort.

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does this come with the solar panels too? LOL
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I can't decide if this looks more like a PT Cruiser or a Dodge Magnum station wagon.
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I can't decide if this looks more like a PT Cruiser or a Dodge Magnum station wagon.
i get confused with the new Mopar model nomenclature.
what about that Caliber wagon thingy they make? isn't that based on the HorizonNeon turd?

if it is more of a Magnum wagon, put some of those go-fast SRT-8 badges and some groovy stripes?

which has got me thinking...with the resurgence of station wagons in america, where's that awesome fake wood side paneling gone to?

that's why my next joke car will probably be one of those 2 door Pinto wagons with the wood side paneling!

off to hunt for one on e-bay now!

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that's why my next joke car will probably be one of those 2 door Pinto wagons with the wood side paneling!
Not as a joke, but I figured I would pick a black "Smokey and the Bandit" Trans Am until I saw the prices they are fetching. Oh well, I can alway have the hood decal applied to the Elise.
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3. Devotional: pious readings.
4. Professing or exhibiting a strict, traditional sense of virtue and morality; high-minded.
5. Commendable; worthy: a pious effort.

I like mine better :P

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