The thing with Lotus cars is that it looks exotic, but people don't perceive it as such due to lack of knowledge and lack of marketing.
I mean, the drivetrain out of a Toyota. Do you know how many people come up to me and ask what kind of crazy V8, V10, or V12 engine it has? I tell them it's a 4 cylinder Toyota engine and people tell me I'm lying. I know, they're not car enthusiasts like us and I don't mind having a Toyota engine (I actually would like the Honda engines that UK spec has) since that's what makes this an "affordable" sports car.
Another reason is the practicality of these cars as an everyday sports car. Eliges are already marketed as a "track" car on the street and Evoras were too expensive when compared to others in the same category as an everyday sports car. For the money, speaking strictly MSRP terms, many would choose the known, comfortable, and more stats # driven sports cars such as Porsches, Corvettes, etc. when it comes to buying a car. While an Evora may look exotic, it simply doesn't have the numbers to back it up compared to the competition. The only way Lotus can reel in potential customers is through marketing or making people test drive it to show them that driving a Lotus is whole different experience... but even that is difficult as Lotus dealerships are somewhat rare depending on your location.
I totally agree though... there's no such car out there that drives like an Exige, unless it's a go-kart. I love it.
-2010 Phantom Black Exige S240 [Kold-fire Custom Tune] [RLS 3.0"][RLS IC, IC pipe, IC shroud, Heatshield] [RLS sidescoop kit] [Saiku Michi Catch Can] [Walboro 255][BWR De-cat] [BOE 1/4 Stick] [TRD Intake] [Jim Clayton's Tow Hook] [CF Splitter, Sideskirts, Sidescoops, Wing Blade, Gas Cap]
-1995 Whitest White RHD Subaru Impreza STi type RA ver. II
-1976 Toyota Celica GT
Last edited by sizzflair; 04-20-2016 at 03:00 AM.