Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

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Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by scott_e » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:03 pm

Have not seen these images before ..... but they maybe old news to some sorry.

https://uk.motor1.com/news/380910/lotus ... ed-rumour/

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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by robin » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:53 am

Have they been taking styling tips from Elon Musk :-)

Always good to see Lotus bring out a new car, but who knows whether there will be a market for it! Hopefully Lotus, before they do the work :-)
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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by rossybee » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:08 am

Isn't this the Elan from the Dany Bahahahar days?
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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by woody » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:24 am

Yeah, those photos are from the 5 cars bahar "launched" but didn't in 2010.

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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by scott_e » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:27 pm

Ah , so is old news then , no worries.
robin wrote:
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Have they been taking styling tips from Elon Musk :-)
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What a farce that launch event was too.

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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by Mikie711 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:14 am

One difference between then and now is that they have the money to develop and build the Elan now. Time will tell if the article is accurate or not.
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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by j2 lot » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:31 am

There was a suggestion about s month ago in Autocar that a new Elan might be the next car produced. They had a fairly bland, Boxter like, image but it was their own rendering so still just speculation. I really hope there is something new arriving soon as they need it to revitalise things and generate interest.
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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by Victor Meldrew » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:09 pm

Expecting this to be the soft top version of the Evora... On a modified Evora chassis, with a Volvo power train.
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Re: Rumours: Lotus Elan might come back to fight the Porsche Boxster

Post by tonyg » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:03 pm

When i test drove an Evora with Ian (May last year?) he said that he had been to the factory and when he mentioned upcoming cars and the Elan as a name he was told "Watch this space".
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