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Base I4 MSRP $73,995
Base V6 MSRP $79,995
First Edition V6 MSRP $88,995

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I'd add 10K to each of those numbers
 
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I don't care if I can get a Z0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000006 for free. Not interested. Not what this thread is about so stop stroking about it. There is another thread for that visual nightmare. I stared at back of one last Sat for 15 minutes trying to "get it"...Nope
 

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It’s not as important has having a well balance/handling sport car. But it’s nice to drive an exotic that is hand built, not just another common sport car on the road. I like to see other people turn their head to admire my car and take pictures. You will have a better understanding once you owned a Lotus. All the other cars, doesn’t give you this special feeling unless it’s over 200K.
Thank you for mirroring my thoughts. Nothing else drives like a Lotus............unless you pour out $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ or its a race car.
 

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Honestly the AMG should be the higher end option if it has more potential without heavy modification like the V6 requires. Most likely the V6 will be phased out and/or surpassed by the AMG at some point in performance. To under tune the AMG to be less than the V6 makes little sense to me. The AMG seems to have more out-of-the-box potential and its the more "prestigious" brand name. Just kind of mind boggling that people will possibly have have to pay significantly more for old tech Toyota V6 with a creaky ass diesel gear box over a DCT new tech AMG I4 that was purposely detuned.
Make that relatively BULLET PROOF Toyota with a creaky ass diesel gear box
 

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But that was my point....Lotus did this previously. The said it themselves and published that the Evora was going to start around $70k. The ones that were being built and shipped to US dealers at first were not at that price point.

Either way....its all speculation and fun banter until we get the news. Thats my story and I'm sticking to it. ;)
Semi incorrect. In 2010 Lotus built a bunch of loaded LE cars that all had an MSRP of ~$84515. You were always able to order a stripper for ~$70K in 2010 as they were all NA cars.
Due to recession, many of those 2010s DID NOT SELL and were restickered in spring 2011 for ~$76000....thus reason I got my 2010 LE car July 2011 for 60K. Drove drove it 3 yrs, sold it for ~44K, and bought my 2011S in May of 2014 for 60K even though it stickered for 89500 originally. Pretty good 15K upgrade..... so I know the history pretty well.
The recession kept this initial insanity to a minimum. Last time we saw this much BS was when the Elise was released...and at least no one was talking mods before it was evening released!
 

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Ha so true on your last comment brg! I think we are both pretty much saying the same thing in regards to the S1. I noted the price drop of the 10's in 2011 in my previous post. The release of the S in 2011 didn't help the older NA's sitting on the lot either. Yes you are right...the cars I saw were launch editions but I wasn't going to pay the 85+ sticker for it. Lotus of Bellevue had a few cars on release test drove....loved it but wasn't digging the price. I do believe you could have configured one for the base price but doubt you would have gotten it in 2010. I mean Lotus made what, less than 1000 (if even that) globally in 2010. I like you got a great deal on my Evora due to playing the waiting game as well.

I just have a feeling we are going to see a bunch of the more expensive LE Emiras at first then may eventually taper down to the price range Lotus shared.
Esp if the 4 bangers start at 360HP, and job 2 415-430 HP 2 yrs later......or the final edition V6 rings in at 430-450 HP.......430 has already been done......
 
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Technically 60.9k + dest..I kid. Yeah, who can stop themselves from adding on those tons of options and bumping the $60.9k price (+25k). Honestly think you would have had a better spread if you were flipping if you did avoid the extra options. I think many are conflating the pricing of "ordering a car" vs. "buying a car new at a stealership". At least for C8s, one option you could have got you MSRP and other option could have got you MSRP++.

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I have heard the base suspension is pretty pathetic unless you troll along on highways
 
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