If the new Esprit, or whatever it will be called, really has the mile tall c-pilar/air intake from this picture it will be too bad. Such a styling element is devoid of any elegance and will not age well, sadly.
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I still think that's the next Esprit. Too many Lotus design elements.It's an MC1 or something like that. Not a Lotus product. We've seen the Eagle out and about with something like a camping tent strapped on the front and rear, and the current shots of the Esprit test car still have the last generation bodywork on.
If it is, they've pulled a hell of a con job.I still think that's the next Esprit. Too many Lotus design elements.
Autoblog and others said:Spy shots of a mystery car being tested in the UK last year caused quite a commotion. Many speculated its identity, with the upcoming return of the Lotus Esprit or a new Lotus sportscar being the odds on favorite. All of those guesses are incorrect, as the identity of the mystery supercar has been revealed as the MCE MC1.
CAR magazine should be credited with the expert sleuthing that not only revealed the car's identity, but also brought to light a series of official renderings that show off the MC1's body, designed by David Hilton who also penned the Ford Focus RS and S-Max.
I think Lotus is pulling a fast one. The picture was reportedly taken at the Lotus paint booth. Maybe they're using the registration data to throw auto journalists off track.That's not the new Esprit...it's a new Spectre project car...
see the link below:
Perhaps...However...that car was equipped w/a 7.0 liter engine. That doesn't look like something Lotus would do.I think Lotus is pulling a fast one. The picture was reportedly taken at the Lotus paint booth. Maybe they're using the registration data to throw auto journalists off track.
The other dead giveaway, (besides the strong Lotus design cues) is the fact that this "mule" has better fit, finish and design quality than ANYTHING Spectre has ever produced. Have you seen their cars? I've seen kit cars with better quality.