End of the Esprit....?

Discussion in '2002 Lotus Esprit V8' started by Ford rulez, Jan 8, 2003.

  1. This one's for you B man

    "By the way, they are stopping production of the espirit at the end of this year. I cant start a new thread because i havent done 50 posts yet, so what do people think they will make as a replacement? I hope they use the same engine.

    p.s. maybe someone can start a new thread about the discontinuation of the espirit for me.."
     
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    thanxs mate.

    so, anyone got any opinions?

    i think a 3.5 V8 elise would be great.
     
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    Damn I want the Esprit to be Eternal like the 911,suckage!
     
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    they aint ending it its been around since the 70s
     
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    they are ending the car that we all know as the espirit and replacing it with a different car of the same name.
    and all for the reson that its been around since the 70s- the chassis is still the same and cannot handle the power.
    i think an elise stlye bonded and extruded alluminium chassis will feture on the new one.
     
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    I too will miss it. But R&T says that there maybe a replacement coming in calendar year 2005. I sure hope so. :'(
     
  7. #7 V8 Lotus, Jun 9, 2003
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    Re: End of the Esprit....?

    As far as I know: 140 Esprits building in 2003 for USA.


    Useful link:
    www.lotusespritworld.com
     
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    i love this thing, but i think it's time for it to settle into the time's warm busom. if it hangs around too long, then it'll annoy all those rednecks who think their dodge battywagon or whatever will out-drag every car on the planet. anyway, when they stop making them, we'll aprreciate them all the more when we see them! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
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    Are you sure about this? it seems odd to just stop the Esprit production
     
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    Its not odd, its a great car but is extremely outdated nowdays and i think lotus want 2 doncentrating on their new initative to launch the elise world wide.......
     
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    2004 is the LAST year for the esprit only 75 Esprits will be made world wide
     
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    Well.. It was a great car!!

    We will all remember it!!

    So what's the replacement???
     
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    W H Y ?

    Why Lotus can't continue production of Esprit ??Financial problems,Boring,...?

    Look at Porsche and his legend 911 : for more than 40 years they enhance this model with every generation.

    I'll remember this car from an old game called LOTUS III Ultimate Challenge; a true gamer must play this game.

    In conclusion Lotus Esprit is like the good wine ...
     

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