Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

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Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

Post by Stonefly » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 5:57 am

It looks like they've announced the Evora GT4, another driver academy, based in China and lotus's re-entry into motorsport.

No halo all electric hypercar announcement yet... but watch this space...

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Post by Stonefly » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 6:05 am

Type 130 announced

No hype. Just hypercar.

Welcome to the thrilling next chapter of one of the greatest automotive stories ever told. The Lotus Type 130 continues a rich, 70-year tradition of iconic, game-changing road and racing cars. A bloodline steeped in daring innovation and radical thinking takes another revolutionary leap forward - For The Driver

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Re: Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

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Re: Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

Post by Stonefly » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 6:11 am

Isn't that the HotWheels concept (ca. 2007) rehashed in their pics?

Typical Autocar :lol:

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Re: Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

Post by ad S » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 6:46 am

The T130 looks very interesting indeed, that is the PR from Lotus not Autocar {lolz}

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-bri ... 2020/40006

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Post by Stonefly » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 6:54 am

:lol:
What can you say to that... typical lotus... rehashing a model from 2007 :lol:

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Re: Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

Post by Ricardo » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 7:16 pm

T130 video? Erm where’s the car apart from it will be electric {doh} :sigh:

Evora I’m assuming is to do what the GTE never got to do and that’s race?

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Re: Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

Post by ad S » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 7:06 am

Ricardo wrote:
Tue 16 Apr, 2019 7:16 pm
T130 video? Erm where’s the car apart from it will be electric {doh} :sigh:

Evora I’m assuming is to do what the GTE never got to do and that’s race?
Teaser video of what's coming, got to build up the "hype" before hand and get people talking

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Re: Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

Post by Stonefly » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 7:36 am

They have to try to do something different to break into the already overcrowded "hypercar market" but for me, electric isn't it.
It's too soon to start that game as I don't think the internal combustion engine has had its final hurrah yet, couple that with heavy batteries and you're straying far from the Lotus ethos (next model?) of "Light is Right".

If I was in the market for a million plus exclusive automobile I wouldn't be going for a heavy all electric Lotus... I'd possibly even look to the past and get an old F1 car, after all you can't use a hypercar fully on the road so why not go all in on track, Type 72 anyone?

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Re: Evora GT4, Chinese Driving Academy & T130

Post by Ricardo » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 7:00 pm

Stonefly wrote:
Wed 17 Apr, 2019 7:36 am
They have to try to do something different to break into the already overcrowded "hypercar market" but for me, electric isn't it.
It's too soon to start that game as I don't think the internal combustion engine has had its final hurrah yet, couple that with heavy batteries and you're straying far from the Lotus ethos (next model?) of "Light is Right".

If I was in the market for a million plus exclusive automobile I wouldn't be going for a heavy all electric Lotus... I'd possibly even look to the past and get an old F1 car, after all you can't use a hypercar fully on the road so why not go all in on track, Type 72 anyone?
Agree if i were currently in the market for a million pound hypercar I would want something with many cylinders and making a proper noise rather than having to go 'brum' myself - just for now... I appreciate the future will be this.... but just for now...

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