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Derek, you're totally right. More power for more weight wouldn't cure it. This brings us to the corvette. It's a relatively light car with loads of power, but you still "feel the extra weight." I wouldn't expect the '07 to be a "fat pig", but definitely heavier though. I'm no engineer so any guesses on how much heavier the car would weigh with all the "necessities"?
I'm not so sure. Lotus are fantastic engineers. The original Elise is a couple of hundred pounds lighter, yet the new Elise is supposed to be at least as good. Some articles say it's even better.
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Someone posted some details (no pict) on the pure sports car forum

http://www.puresportscar.com/forums/...=6512#post6512
He (Ridgeman) posted that here first-
http://www.elisetalk.com/forums/show...&threadid=5545

I will merge these threads.

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I've decided to order a 2007 now - seeing as I'll be dead by the time it turns up I won't have to pay for the b*stard.... my estate will pay it up and then my expressed wishes of having it crushed and shoved piece by piece up the unlubricated backside of members of the Lotus executive team will mean that I truly do:

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Shortly, the magical red X will become something of worth..




Just not that much worth...
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don't trust that picture because if you look at the other tread called "the new 300bhp lotus" if you compare the pictures in the two articals the are exactly the same.
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Here it is.

Yuck.

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I very much doubt thats a Lotus design tbh.
Too close to the VX.
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I don't know, I kind of like that photo. The car looks good to me and the color is very cool.
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looks like a cross between an RX-8 and a Noble.

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I very much doubt thats a Lotus design tbh.
Too close to the VX.

Isn't the VX slightly larger than the Elise?
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http://www.evo.co.uk/news/evo_news_story.php?id=49585

Lotus Looks At New 2+2


Lotus is exploring the possibility of an Elise-based 2+2 coupe to span the gap between the existing roadster and the forthcoming Esprit replacement. At this early stage the project is being branded as a 'feasibility study' simply to explore whether or not there's a market for a less track-focused Lotus, and there's no guarantee the project will progress any further than this.

Although the idea of a 2+2 in the mould of the classic Elan +2 and the 1980s Excel is under consideration, it's not certain that a potential new model would even have the extra seats, although upgraded equipment levels and hiked standards of everyday refinement would be on the cards regardless of the passenger count. Also up for discussion is the choice of powerplant, the current 189bhp Toyota four-cylinder unit being perhaps a bit too frenetic for the role of tourer.

While understandably reluctant to reveal details of the project, Lotus is, however, keen to emphasise that this feasibility study does not involve the chassis from the next generation Elise; it insists that car is still years away.

Meanwhile, work continues at Hethel on the Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) project that will sire a whole wave of new Lotus models. To save costs and development time, Lotus is developing an extruded aluminium floorpan to which can easily be attached different 'corners' upon which a range of different vehicles can be built up. In time this is where the Elise mk3 will come from, but before then Lotus is likely to launch the Esprit replacement or perhaps even a sub-Esprit coupe.

All future models from Hethel will be 'world cars', in other words engineered for all global markets. This follows the embarrassing situation when the M250 (intended to slot between Elise and Esprit) project had to be mothballed because it wasn't suitable for the US market.

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