As a past owner of a 99 Esprit Iím offended by the disregard of the V8 Esprit. Also my passion for Lotus cars, as with probably many of you on here, is driving a car no one else has and most donít even know what it is. When I owned my Esprit people would take pictures at lights, follow me to the next stop to ask what kind of car it was. Was the most amazing car Iíve ever driven, easy to service and repair. The writer of the article seemed to know nothing of the history or mission of Lotus. Also she apparently does not know they still make cars, Elise, Exige and Evora. Hoping my driving and ownership of the Exige are as lasting as my Esprit.