Are you nuts? you'll have those 27 people that purchased the Final Editions suing Lotus for millions of dollars for emotional distress. I think Lotus latest, selling $100K Exige S is the best direction yet on a serious note if Lotus stops production and just makes replacement parts charging as much as $6 for a bolt they could survive..maybe they'll go back to pumping out Eliges....since they are still tooled for those. Heck - Tesla could put out more rodsters...( he prays hopefully, knowing full well there isn't a chance in hell.)
That would mean that they are losing more money on every car than what they are charging for the list price...maybe as much as double. -eek-At the bottom of the page of the second link, there are a list of related stories - one of them (No plan to sell off Lotus) says Proton was pumping 5-8 MILLION quid per WEEK to keep Lotus afloat, with the cash hemorrhage expected to last until 2014. That's about half a billion dollars a year.