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I think we all got it at the same time. Next week is make or break time. Will the hype continue or be DOA?

Honestly, I think that most of the hype around this car is justified, but it is overinflated by price sensitive potential buyers. Either Lotus will deliver and keep it going or it’s going to die in a spectacular fashion.

If the first edition, V6 manual ends up being $90-$100K, I imagine seeing the demand drop significantly. While I can afford it, I will definitely be reconsidering my options and likely will drop out. There’s already too much risk involved with a new production vehicle from lotus with a not so great track record (geely influence or not). This combined with the lack of dealer network and anticipated gremlins, makes price a huge metric. I hope they did their research but I guess we’ll find out soon.
 

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Wow, I feel sorry for several of you guys who might not make it into first year/FE production.

I have a #5 spot at the top ranked dealer, and my Reference # from Lotus is 060005 (which is the 605th spot for Worldwide production). I spoke to the dealer today and they confirmed with Lotus NA that the reference # DOES in fact confirm your actual place in line as far as manufacturing.

If you multiply the first 2 digits of the Reference # by 100, and then add the last 3 Reference numbers, you'll get your actual place as far as world-wide production. Ie, a 328105 would be #3305 out of the 4500 planned first-year Worldwide production. (32 times 100 = 3200, plus the 105 = 3305.

The middle digit (in this example, an 8) tracks initial spec preference as far as V6 vs I4 etc if you gave one, you can skip that for now.

Also, most importantly, there's not a single thing I said in this post up to this point that's true.

It's so hard fighting the urge not to add a smiley etc now, but then someone might spot the yellow emoji out of the corner of their eye while reading, and realize ahead of time it's a (bad? truly, utterly bad?) joke.
You know people were going back to their email to do the “math” before finishing reading 🤣. Good work.
 

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How could it NOT be at least that much $$?
Just let me be blissfully naive on this one lol.

I’ve decided I’ll still be getting one either way…I’m in the process of jumping ship from my current company and the salary increase alone will likely cover the cost of this car in about a year. So, I’m happy.
 
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