[V8] V8 as in cult status...Lotus Exige or Saturn? HUH!
Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Wed Oct 12 20:36:43 EDT 2005
... clearly posted by someone who was not born during the Cold War! :-)
For better or worse, there were actually two incarnations of the Lotus
Elan, one produced through the 1960s, and the other in the 1990s ... I
believe you are referring to the latter vehicle and Roger the former ...
Frankly, I wouldn't turn anything with a Lotus badge away! ... OK,
perhaps if it were an Isuzu Impulse. I used to have the hots for an
Esprit Turbo ... in fact I was struggling to decide between the urq and
the Esprit back in '86. Of course the Lotus Seven was a dream car for
someone who likes to feel that the center of mass is below ground level.
I grew an appreciation for the Europa ... especially the JPS variant. I
learned about the early Elan. Until the Elise came out I wasn't too
excited about Lotus automobiles ... but I suspect I could even get used
to a new Elan ... ;-)
San Jose, CA (USA)
> Isn't the Elan still being manufactured under license by some Korean
> -----Original Message-----
> No, no, no, no. You guys got it all wrong. I suspect it is because
> most of you weren't born during the cold war.
> But if you really want a cult car, buy a Lotus Elan. Think about it
> moment. The cars had truly fantasmagoric handling with all the quirks
> and idiosyncracies of the V8 on its worst day.
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