No manual transmission = hard pass. Too bad, because it looks cool.
We might not like a new lotus if it comes with paddles too.
The vette is a Gt car, meant for everyday use, which means an AT/paddles. On track DCT/paddles simply work better, whether the rest of the C8 can hack it on track for more than a few laps is still an open question.
I love a stick for back roads where it makes the whole car infinitely more engaging, which in theory is the idea of a sportscar.
Would I take an evora over a c8 vette, assuming he vette is good then no. While an elige is a unique machine for which there is no substitute, and offers a truly unique road drive, I cant say the same for the Evora, cool as it is. Or put anpther way for the same $ I would go for a Gt4, and wells ee how good the vette is.
Howevr Lotus can now clearly see what its competition is, so they know what they need to do, simply make something better and more appealing for the same price or not too much more as the mass produced options. Kinda what they tried to do with the evora, and it would have worked if they started with the 400 and grew it form there.
Ill also walk back my point about there being no substitute for the elige, i think the new Alpine is it, alas no stick,lol.
Choices are good, the game is on, Lotus needs some new cars.