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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:37 am

Looks like it's been designed by a computer!
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:42 am

Personally I think it looks stunning and that's coming from a total ICE purist :D

If it informs the new design direction going foward I think Lotus may be on to a winner.

I'm hankering after a modern Lotus (not this one!!) after driving a friend's Exige 350 Sport last weekend - what an awesome machine. My other half has authorised a used Evora so a tentative search has begun before we're both too old to enjoy one. :lol:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:26 am

JimE wrote:Looks like it's been designed by a computer!


Not sure what that means, I think you're implying lack of styling or emotion, I would have to disagree, I think it looks stunning.

Unfortunately it's out of my price range!
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:07 am

It looks fantastic - however if production is indeed limited to 130 and the car is to make a profit the price will also be fantastic.
Might make a Veyron look cheap!
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:21 am

2 million quid to be precise!

....did he just say "radiators and intercoolers" in that vid? :?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:26 am

I believe Matty Rimac had allot to do with the electrics so i expect it to be similar to the Rimac C2.

I think i'd say it's stunning too, only thing i'm not keen on is the rear lights.
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:59 am

He did say radiators and intercoolers (and engine - corrected)
He's probably correct because there will be heat to dissipate from batteries, motors, aircon?
The rear lights probably won't survive to production - certainly the illuminated name as white lights to the rear are a no-no.
The door motors will definitely need beefing up as well.
It doesn't need luggage space because I don't suppose it'll have the range to be much more than a bus ride back to where you came from when the batteries go flat. Well not if you indulge in 0-300k in 9 seconds acceleration rates more than a couple of times!
I rather like the expression - negative space, whatever that is.
Anyway I look forward to seeing footage of one in real life
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:22 am

MarkDa wrote:I rather like the expression - negative space, whatever that is.

He's regurgitating what the Lotus PR guys have told him.

As with all these things the low quantity hypercar are stupid money to cover the R&D costs etc but the tech will filter down in much the same way Mclaren did with the P1.

All it will take is some one to make a power source like a hydrogen fuel cell safe / practical and electric cars will take over the world.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 pm

What a stunning machine! For sure it's out of reach for most mortals, but the concepts and shape can transfer to something that may have a little less than 2000 bhp, if we can put up with that.

It really is a step change and great to see something that is a challenge to the amazing Tesla Coupe. Of course, it also a blueprint for the Chinese automotive industry to have more 'influence'.....i.e., dominate the industry!
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:36 pm

I fear I may come over a bit churlish.
I like the look and idea of the car and hope it makes the planned production.
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