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Detroit Electric???

Start-up revives Detroit Electric brand, vows Tesla-like sports car this year | Motoramic - Yahoo! Autos

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yea that'll happen in a month or 2

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Nose pic looks very similar to the new Exige....
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Nose pic looks very similar to the new Exige....

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Detroit Electric's executives hail from former parts of the Lotus engineering group, and it has previously said it had contracts with Malaysian automaker Proton for production overseas, as well as contacts with Chinese automaker Dongfeng. It vows the new model will roll forth this August, followed by more family-friendly vehicles in 2014, but declined to offer specifics about where its key parts such as lithium-ion batteries would come from.
Probably a good reason The picuture is essentially an S3 Exige. The mirrors, hard top, windshield, wiper, are all S3 Exige. The nose has been modified a little in the scoop area, probably due to not needing a radiator.
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It is now officially announced

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$$$ ?
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0-60 in 3.7 seconds...

how do i convert my elise? ;-)

think, some engine weight in the back and the batteries in the front... even distribution...

Oh snap! I'm on fire!

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Another re-bodied Elise... How many companies think this is a good idea?

Lets see...
Opel
Tesla
Detroit Iron
Hennessey

Who am I missing? I know there are at least two more!

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Another re-bodied Elise... How many companies think this is a good idea?

Lets see...
Opel
Tesla
Detroit Iron
Hennessey

Who am I missing? I know there are at least two more!
Vauxhall (though same as Opel)

Pininfarina

Rinspeed

Dodge(they used the Europa)

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Can't say that I am particularly excited abput anpther really expensive electric sports car, even if it is Elise based.

I am, however, thinking it may help out Lotus with their financial conundrum that Dany created.

Providing chasis to Detroit Electric in the same way they did for Tesla can only help the bottom line.

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