[V8] V8 as in cult status...Lotus Exige or Saturn? HUH!

Buchholz, Steven 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 ... ;-)

Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)
> Isn't the Elan still being manufactured under license by some Korean
> company?
> -----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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