Lotus 131 reveal

Lotus 131 reveal

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AndyGT430

52 posts

6 months

Tuesday 27th April
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BertBert said:
I can't reveal my sources biggrin
Maybe Geely bought their stake in Daimler Mercedes to get access to their engines? just a thought......;-)

delta0

1,419 posts

73 months

Monday 31st May
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Looking forward to seeing the car in person at Goodwood FoS. Very tempted to place an order. I’m not convinced on a 4 pot because engine sound is a big part of the driving experience for me. However I’m going to hold back deciding on what I go for until the launch. Hopefully we will get some good honest reviews out soon.

Ikobo

390 posts

116 months

Monday 5th July
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I can’t believe it’s the reveal for this tomorrow and there seems to be no mention or discussion of it anywhere other than on the lotus forums.

Chrisatronic

274 posts

66 months

Monday 5th July
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Ikobo said:
I can’t believe it’s the reveal for this tomorrow and there seems to be no mention or discussion of it anywhere other than on the lotus forums.
I can’t believe it’s not been leaked! Shown to press last weekend and sat on a trailer waiting for Goodwood right now. Still nothing leaked anywhere!

jules_s

3,012 posts

200 months

Monday 5th July
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Chrisatronic said:
I can’t believe it’s not been leaked! Shown to press last weekend and sat on a trailer waiting for Goodwood right now. Still nothing leaked anywhere!
Apart from the pics on Seloc....

snotrag

12,753 posts

178 months

Monday 5th July
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Ta da!

Lotobear

3,181 posts

95 months

Monday 5th July
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snotrag said:
Ta da!
mmmm...., so an Evora with sharper creases, a slightly different back end and a scoop out the side

otolith

45,058 posts

171 months

Monday 5th July
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Snatching PR defeat from the jaws of victory, having kept it under wraps until the very last minute.

worldwidewebs

1,220 posts

217 months

Monday 5th July
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otolith said:
Snatching PR defeat from the jaws of victory, having kept it under wraps until the very last minute.
You don't think that was a deliberate leak? wink

jules_s

3,012 posts

200 months

Monday 5th July
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worldwidewebs said:
otolith said:
Snatching PR defeat from the jaws of victory, having kept it under wraps until the very last minute.
You don't think that was a deliberate leak? wink
Confirmed what most thought - an Evora with a new dress and underwear?

I'm reserving judgement until I actually see it. I still don't like the Evora in photos but its very different up close (better)

otolith

45,058 posts

171 months

Monday 5th July
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worldwidewebs said:
You don't think that was a deliberate leak? wink
Bloody stupid if it was, it’s not a flattering shot and it blows the excitement of the release.

otolith

45,058 posts

171 months

Monday 5th July
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jules_s said:
Confirmed what most thought - an Evora with a new dress and underwear?

I'm reserving judgement until I actually see it. I still don't like the Evora in photos but its very different up close (better)
We knew it was going to be mid engined, I don’t think it looks particularly Evora derived. The point of VVA was always flexibility.

Baldchap

4,467 posts

59 months

Tuesday 6th July
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We're off to Central Lotus this evening for some sort of reveal event. If it's a first hand reveal (which I doubt), I'll grab some snaps and have a proper nosey, although the car will no doubt be all over the media by then. thumbup

BertBert

15,191 posts

178 months

Tuesday 6th July
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I'm watching the live event on the internet this evening. Should be fun. It'll look much like the Evija and by all accounts a bit bigger than the Evora which I find a bit strange.

blueg33

26,774 posts

191 months

Tuesday 6th July
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BertBert said:
I'm watching the live event on the internet this evening. Should be fun. It'll look much like the Evija and by all accounts a bit bigger than the Evora which I find a bit strange.
Space for a longitudinal engine?



Lotobear

3,181 posts

95 months

Tuesday 6th July
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Something looks odd about that picture on reflection - it's the small wheels and arch overhangs, and the almost deliberate fuzzy/pixelated look.

..could this be a deliberate 'smoke bomb' to put us off the scent I wonder?

Shnozz

23,822 posts

238 months

Tuesday 6th July
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delta0 said:
Looking forward to seeing the car in person at Goodwood FoS. Very tempted to place an order. I’m not convinced on a 4 pot because engine sound is a big part of the driving experience for me. However I’m going to hold back deciding on what I go for until the launch. Hopefully we will get some good honest reviews out soon.
I also nearly put an order in but speaking with the dealer they indicated the pre-order numbers are pretty low, and seeing as this won't be a limited production run, anyone that ordered one would get one so it made me put away the cheque book and await the launch and prices etc. If it means waiting a couple of months extra next year for delivery then so be it.

blueg33

26,774 posts

191 months

Tuesday 6th July
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Shnozz said:
delta0 said:
Looking forward to seeing the car in person at Goodwood FoS. Very tempted to place an order. I’m not convinced on a 4 pot because engine sound is a big part of the driving experience for me. However I’m going to hold back deciding on what I go for until the launch. Hopefully we will get some good honest reviews out soon.
I also nearly put an order in but speaking with the dealer they indicated the pre-order numbers are pretty low, and seeing as this won't be a limited production run, anyone that ordered one would get one so it made me put away the cheque book and await the launch and prices etc. If it means waiting a couple of months extra next year for delivery then so be it.
I had a similar conversation and took a similar view. I'm quite happy with my Ferrari so waiting is no challenge

Shnozz

23,822 posts

238 months

Tuesday 6th July
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blueg33 said:
Shnozz said:
delta0 said:
Looking forward to seeing the car in person at Goodwood FoS. Very tempted to place an order. I’m not convinced on a 4 pot because engine sound is a big part of the driving experience for me. However I’m going to hold back deciding on what I go for until the launch. Hopefully we will get some good honest reviews out soon.
I also nearly put an order in but speaking with the dealer they indicated the pre-order numbers are pretty low, and seeing as this won't be a limited production run, anyone that ordered one would get one so it made me put away the cheque book and await the launch and prices etc. If it means waiting a couple of months extra next year for delivery then so be it.
I had a similar conversation and took a similar view. I'm quite happy with my Ferrari so waiting is no challenge
Well this is the other factor at play, with prices for s/h cars rising rather than falling at present, its little hardship to keep hold of whatever you own in the meantime, so long as running costs aren't painful (and would have been incurred anyway). I had fancied another Exige but in V6 guise, but with availability drying up and a refusal to pay the strong money for nearly new cars, my attention has instead turned to the Emira. I don't like buying new, however, but it just might make some sense on this occasion.

Frimley111R

11,654 posts

201 months

Tuesday 6th July
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Lotobear said:
Something looks odd about that picture on reflection - it's the small wheels and arch overhangs, and the almost deliberate fuzzy/pixelated look.

..could this be a deliberate 'smoke bomb' to put us off the scent I wonder?
I think you massively over estimate Lotus' PR department.