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Unread 11-11-2008, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Why do all Lotus' look the same!

Don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Lotus. The Elise is a true engineering breakthrough. Is it me or do all the latest Lotus’ look the same, yes they have there differences but they all feel the same. I wish lotus would show a spark of creativity like they did when they first released the Elise.

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I like the europa and the exige the most.

I do agree that they look alike, but the same could be said of many other auto maker's vehicles.
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Its kinda the lotus legacy... They like all other manufacturers have a very similar style they all use.

I still love lotus no matter what!
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They're all built on the same platform.
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Take a look at Pontiac, it is the same thing. The GTO, G6 G5, GTP, Grand Prix GTP, GXP, you name it, set them side by side and look at them from more than 100 feet away and the average auto buff isn't going to know the difference, their styling is a joke, and while the GTO and G8 are based on a couple of awesome Australian Holden autos, Pontiac f'ed them up when they brought them across the pond, with that horrible styling, the front end especially.

Dodge has done it to some extent also, unfortunately they have some nice cars that have some terrible front ends on them, all squared off.

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Thanks for your views.
I do agree with the statement that its the Lotus legacy.
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very interesting point

most of them do look pretty similiar, they do all look great though, my only concern
is getting and out of one as they are not the biggest car weighing in at about... 750kg
ish

i have a vid on my car site of the supercharge model, (218bhp) model, looking pretty insane but good fun
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They are not made to be a bigger car, if you want a bigger car, get a BMW or Mercedes. The Lotus is the closest you can get to a straight up in your face track car that is street legal, a heavy car that sits up high is not going to do so well at the track.

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