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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Will Lotus remain the poor manís McLaren?

We started out with little cars we could all work on with regular tools. Now we have an Earth bound spaceship most of us will never see (Evija)

And we all ask, where is Lotus going? What will they offer us the coming years? Compete with Ferrari? Porsche? Lambo? McLaren?

I have often thought of McLaren as what Lotus would be, if they, and we their supporters, had the money. As I understand it a lot of McLaren’s talent were Lotus people.

Many of us would consider a used 570 McLaren over the nicest thing Lotus now offers.

Where will Lotus be positioned compared to McLaren in four years? If lesser, how much less of an exotic sports machine will they be?
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I for one have no interest in a $200,000 Lotus. I became interested in Lotus after seeing Jim Clark & Graham Hill drive the Lotus 49 GP cars and after seeing the type 47 Europas at the BOAC 500. That interest festered until (and after) I bought a 4 year old Europa Special in 1978. I still have the Europa and recently added a 2012 Evora S. I like cars that I can work on, although not necessarily for huge projects like engine rebuilds. Lotus maintenance/repair is often fairly easy when compared with other exotic cars. McLaren? A friend of mine bought one and said the warranty is voided if you or anyone else not employed by McLaren puts a wrench on it! Count me out of that jive.
Lotus needs an Elise type car, an Evora type car, and the "it's inevitable, so let's get it over with" SUV. Why would anyone buy a $200 grand Lotus when there are so many other cars (one year old Ferraris, McLarens, Lambos, etc.) in that segment each of which has a far better dealer network in the US?
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