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...as said by Road & Track and Car & Driver.

Not that it'll be too much of a surprise to most, but this is what both mags have to say about the near future of Lotus.

R&T mag:

Evora: The supercharged S model receives the IPS 6 Speed automatic paddle-shift gearbox, a transmission previously available only in the standard Evora. While styling of the mid-engine V6 powered car remains the same, new exterior colors will be offered.

Exige S: A track-only 345hp Exige S V6 is the stuff of racer's dreams. Retrofitting advanced smart airbags to satisfy U.S. safety regs would have been too costly for road cars, so track rats, rejoice.

Future: With new owner DRB-Hicom assessing all options, it is wait-and-see for future Lotus plans. Development of the new Esprit supposedly continues with a bespoke Lotus-built V8 engine and transaxle and the GT2-ready 470bhp Evora GTE now being sold in China is "a long shot" for the U.S., according to a Lotus spokesman.

Car & Driver:

Evora: For niche manufacturers, small changes that might not make a press release at GM VW can grab headlines. To wit: The availability of the Intelligent Precision Shift six-speed automatic on the supercharged Evora S (previously offered only on Evora) is big news. The long-rumored North American arrival of the Esprit is still up in the air; Lotus's "best guess" is sometime in 2015.


Brutal and slim pickins. :(
 

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I assume the problem is the use of the hard shell seats? Obviously, the Evora has smart airbags. Why not offer a "luxury" version, and just steal cushier seats from some other car?
 
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