2009 lotus esprit -- muhaha?

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Ok, they must have been testing this car in the amazon rainforest looking at that camo, but anywho...


Like it says, VW has basically taken over Proton/Lotus.



Reportedly will cost over 110,000 euros, but probably less in the US.



I'm interested... this car will hopefully bring Lotus much needed publicity.

posted by  Bronxie

euos sound more than i really is!!!
id say in pounds, the car would cost around £50,000
but im glad lotus are bringing back the Esprit!!!

posted by  True_Brit

Doesn't really look like an Esprit, but from what I see, it does look nice...

I'd love to see them on the streets.

posted by  chris_knows

Looks like a ferrari backend. I guess you cant go wrong with that

posted by  greg985

I didn't think Lotus was gonna make another Esprit. It'll be good if they pull it off though....I guess. :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

Needs to be another turbo motor. I love those modified espirits I see everyonce in awhile. Anyone wanna translate 1200kgs into lbs for me.

posted by  Enthusiast

2640lbs

Remember, search is your friend :laughing:

posted by  Cliffy

i was going to say light!!! the Elise is under 1000kg
i think it sort of carries the same shape (although its hard to say in all that camo)

this is a rendered pic i found on google!
if it turns out like this,,,cant wait!!!
http://www.worldcarfans.com/news/2060921.006/2060921.006.1M.jpg

posted by  True_Brit

WTF? I thought that was a gallardo. I love the look, but damn, I don't wanna be driving around in something that LOOKS like a gallardo.

posted by  Bronxie

I think the colour just makes it looks like a Lamborghini.

I was hoping for more lines, like the older (http://www.wallpaper.net.au/wallpaper/automotive/Lotus%20Esprit%20Yellow%2 0-%20800x600.jpg) one

posted by  chris_knows

The color and the shape to be honest. It looks almost 100% proportional to a gallardo.


Looks hot, though.

posted by  Bronxie

I think yall are violating that pics copyrights

I now hate the new espirit its ugly

posted by  Enthusiast

I don't think it's against copyrights, the watermark's there from the other website.

posted by  chris_knows

I just noticed it said for posting on WORLDCARFANS.com only

posted by  Enthusiast

I saw the exact same pictures in a popular UK car mag today :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

AutoExpress i suppose???

posted by  True_Brit

Of course...:thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

Wait... when did VW buy Lotus? I thought Ford owned Lotus. When did they sell it?

posted by  StiMan

no, GM owned lotus in the late 80's eraly 90's i think (at the time of the Lotus Carlton and that wedged shape corvette) then Proton owned them and now, apparently VW?

posted by  True_Brit

Guys after reviewing the pics closer I think the yellow one isnt the actual car I think its a photochop based off of the elise and the gallardo. Thats what it looks like at least. Look at the spy shot's cars headlights, side glass, and grille, they are not at all like the yellow one. I think the camoed one has much classier lines and will probably turn out to be a hansom vehicle.

posted by  Enthusiast

That's probably why T_B said it was rendered :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

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