Lotus Elise to End Production This Year, New Models on the Way

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Last time Lotus tried to replace the Elise and Evora we got these
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And look how those ended up
 
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kikie

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Does anyone know when the new Type 131 is going to be revealed?
 

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Hard to believe the US lost the Elise a decade ago.

Are these new models the one Lotus is rumored to finally be returning to the US with?
 

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I'm not a huge fan of the bonnet vents, but generally speaking, that is a very tidy looking car.
 

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I can't see this being an Elise replacement. Way too heavy still. Although if this will be their last ICE car, then we will probably never see another Elise-like car again from Lotus (unless some magical battery tech breakthrough happens in the future).
 

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The automotive-design-school-bottom-kink is the only thing that bothers me. I get the point of it, but I'm just so sick of seeing that move over and over again.
 

kikie

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I wonder if the base price of £60,000 is with or without VAT.
 

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So what is Radford and why does Jenson Button feature so heavily?
 

kikie

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So what is Radford and why does Jenson Button feature so heavily?
Radford is developing a car based on the Lotus Exige and Button is helping to develop the chassis. The new Radford will be a hardcore road legal race car that will look like a Lola (probably a retro-styled Lola thing).