David,X000000101 said:My order is in the "second wave" of orders going in, and I've preferred Laser Blue all along. My dealer is currently giving me the line, "Laser Blue is not available in the U.S.". Now I know some "first wave" order folks say to have Laser Blue on order. Is this my dealer being lazy, or is anyone else with orders just going in getting Laser Blue approved? Anyone have any recommendations?
Again, technically Lazer Blue is not offered in the US and actually is discontinued globally. I, along with others, pushed and pushed and got the color as a limited offering (not a printed option anywhere). I actually went so far in my push to contact Lotus Motorsports in Hethel and ask them to "customize" my car prior to shipping. That may have been the straw that broke the back.
Those of us who ordered the color actually have a paint code written on our orders under color instead of "Lazer Blue". The offering was always going to be at best "limited". It was said during the LA Auto Show that if you weren't in the first or second batch of cars, you were going to be out of luck. They may have changed their mind since Lazer has outsold Krypton but I really don't know. This may be time for you to push your dealer to call their regional rep and get a real answer. You may want to call another dealer and fish with them for an answer.
Lazer Blue has not been discontinued globally. I know this for a fact since the dealer in Melbourne, Australia that I am friends with has a brand new Exige due in August that is indeed Lazer Blue!!!!
In fact I know the owner who has ordered it. He lives up in Darwin and I drove his car below last year down under. Have a look.
I have also ordered this color having seen it, and just fell in love.
Robert, this is true. I have never seen Lazer nlue on any color chart anywhere. It does seem weird. Hey as long ast he offer it I'm happy. I hope and pray our cars come in as Lazer Blue. You the first on the list at Princeton for it so you'll be the first to know. I am keeping my fingers crossed for all of us.wallabyguy said:Mitch,
I haven't seen it "officially" offered by Lotus on any 2004 color chart. It was offered from 2000 to 2003. I am sure, as can be proved by you and I, that it can still be ordered, but I haven't seen it on any chart, even the australian one which offers the Elise in the same colors we have in the R and 3 colors we don't get for the S.
Face it, we are the last of the breed.
Again, technically Lazer Blue is not offered in the US and actually is discontinued globally...