I am mostly positive with everything I see. Different opinions for each car, but I did find it strange that the officers speak of the company, like its gonna comeback from something... Which assumes they are a tarnished brand at the moment, or simply not taken seriously. That kinda stings for us, as we kinda like this company the way it is, which is why we all have its products.
Our feelings as die-hards asside, Lotus is rebuilding lots of things, including an F1 team which costs $$$ and if they are gonna do that kind of thing, they need to be a little bigger car company to do so. Problem is, they have been here before. What the officers mean by "returning Lotus to its former glory" is bring Lotus back to just before it fell on its face, for making heavier "me too" cars.
Having said that my opinions are different for each car:
Esprit: Beautiful, but with the performance and price point of MANY other cars. Why pick a Lotus when a 458 Italia is almost the same thing at the same price?
Elan: FUKIN AWESOME, at that price its perfect. Makes a Porsche look like a joke. I hope Lotus sells a million of em. THIS car is unique and can dominate the 100k price point for a long time.
Elise: This new Elise was designed by marketing. This was the memo: "Dear Engineers, you will need to use all common parts from the other cars, and make look way less cool so it doesn't overshadow our other cars." For the price point though, it is still the coolest car BY FAR.
Elite: If ya like convertibles, its cool. My GF wants one, and will probably put her name on the list.
Estupido: Yeah the four door. This is garbage. Embarrassing. Sure is better looking than the Panemera though. Lotus will probably sell em.
Sold Lotus, bought 911C4S. The Lotus didn't do too well in the snow.