07 Aspen White Exige S - MT
The quote from Lotus of a starting price of under 60k pounds INCLUDES their VAT (value added tax) which I believe is 20%, so that won't apply to cars outside of the U.K. If your country has a VAT that would add to the price, but in the U.S. without the VAT, the starting price should be about $70k.
yea, and how much you think all that factory and machines cost? About $142MM at current exchange rates for the Emira. And the NSX tooling and dev cost was around $72MM. So yea you’re correct not a fair comparison at all! But not in the way you suspected.You're comparing applies and oranges. Evora starts at £88,675 whereas they announced that the Emira will start at £60,000. The price starts to add up when the buyer starts adding more features; similar to building a Porsche, where you can itemize every little thing. So it's all relative to when you build it. There will be people who will back out for their own reasons but potential buyers shouldn't be heavily surprised at the sudden price increase especially if they are the one who's clicking away on the mouse.
The NC NSX is a bad comparison since Honda had to tool everything for manufacturing. The NSX took an initial hit because it missed it's successor target that the NA1/NA2 NSX originally captured. The Emira is sharing the same engine and drivetrain from the Evora so there will be cross-shared components like what most car manufactures do to cut costs. Plus, they have a new factory with fully automated machines to help ramp up production. They want to sell cars, not worry about potentially closing doors.