The Lotus Cars Community banner

1 - 20 of 91 Posts

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
You should be able to carry a lot of extra luggage in those fenders! :)

Thanks for the post/link.
 

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
You're all the experts, is this what you were expecting?
I have a pretty good idea of what it really is supposed to look like and they did a good job of covering it up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,207 Posts
You can see the Elise style vents in the front. Other than that, can't tell a darn thing.

Kind of has Gallardo style lines, not sure what I think of that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,709 Posts
Looks like an Aztec, I'm not buying one!!! :panic:

I don't understand this fascination of publishing spy photos of cars that are completely camouflaged or of test mules that have some old body shell on them (but it's under there, really!), they show absolutely nothing.
Waste of time :shrug:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Pugg, you're my hero. Steal my thunder any day of the week. When we get this kind of information we try and share it with the appropriate forums, since that's where those particular car geeks are, but sometimes people don't like us showing up randomly in their threads and dropping links. When I saw it went up slightly before mine it made my morning.

I'm at Associate Editor over at Jalopnik.com. If anything cool shows up in your forums feel free to drop me an email: it's just matt at our site name (we'll of course give you credit/linkback). I'd also point out that our Jalopnik Fantasy Gargage (http://jalopnik.com/tag/jalopnik-fantasy-garage/) is going to be putting a Lotus up for a vote today. I'll link back when it goes live.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10 Posts
Vote For Lotus 11 In Jalopnik Fantasy Garage



For this not familiar with the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage, every week we vote in/out vehicles to make our ultimate 50-car garage collection. Price be damned. This week the Lotus Eleven is up for one of the coveted slots:
Though there was much gnashing of teeth over the Land Rover Defender last week, the British stalwart marched triumphant into the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage, with a convincing 82.8%. We now have 43 slots down and a mere seven left to fill. Things are beginning to get tight, so let's move on to something better able to fit in uncomfortable spaces. With a wind-sculpted shape and dominating track record, purity of concept and unwavering devotion to engineering, this week's long-awaited entry proves that might does not always make right. Indeed, sometimes the victor is he who carries the lightest burden.

The Lotus Eleven is a special kind of racing automobile, just as Lotus and its founding father are unique icons. Anthony Colin Bruce Chapman was an early visionary in the racing world; he developed a series of design philosophies particularly adaptable to the sport. Chapman is famous for his notion of "adding lightness" as a primary means of improving performance. But he also developed a means by which each of a vehicle's parts could serve two or more functions--with no more mass than absolutely necessary to do the job. Lotus cars were designed not with just with passion, but with hard, applied science.
The rest is here:
http://jalopnik.com/360695/lotus-eleven
 

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
No, 5 bolts
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
519 Posts
Looks like an Aztec, I'm not buying one!!! :panic:

I don't understand this fascination of publishing spy photos of cars that are completely camouflaged or of test mules that have some old body shell on them (but it's under there, really!), they show absolutely nothing.
Waste of time :shrug:
Other than the fun of knowing there is a future vehicle underneath the camo or old body shell, there really is no point.

Hey at least its not Nasioc, over there every time a car appears as a test mule people feel the need to comment about its looks.

They even commented on the Esprit mule, saying it looked too much like the old Esprit, rotfl
 

·
Forum Founder
Joined
·
29,081 Posts
I think there is some interesting details if you look closely.

Check out the side intakes for example.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,610 Posts
Wow, that's some serious levels of concealment.
 
1 - 20 of 91 Posts
Top