Lotus teases a yellow cloud for April 16, could be new sports car


It could also be the fabled Omega hypercar, or a new line of interesting yellow polo shirts. Lotus wants you to save the date on April 16 for ‘ something.

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That’s not to say we don’t have some theories, however. We wish that SUV reference above was just a gag, but Lotus’ parent company Geely does have plans for a sport-utility vehicle at some point in the future. Such a machine is expected to borrow technology from Volvo ‘ another Geely-owned brand ‘ though, our latest intelligence suggests this project is still years away. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a concept SUV ready for some attention.

There are a couple’of other possibilities that we feel are more likely, and frankly, more desirable to our motoring tastes from Lotus. The most enticing of the two is a concept of the hypercar reportedly in the works between the automaker and Williams. Code-named Omega, it’s said to be an all-wheel-drive electric offering with performance rivaling the Aston Martin Valkyrie. We learned about this project back in January, but similar to the SUV plan, it’s believed to still be a few years away.

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Remember Henry Ford’s famous quote and look at Tesla: struggling to show signs of consistent quarterly profit capabilities via streamlining color options.

But it’s not all about ‘production hell’ with startup manufacturers. You’re right when you said 1990s cars got boring, because they added seriously expensive-to-make stuff. There’s widespread adoption of four-channel anti-lock brakes, traction control, dual airbags, variable ratio steering, mass-air flowing fuel-injection, 80+ watt CD-playing audio systems, four-wheel disc brakes, even aluminum intensive engines/chassis/suspensions. There’s money saved in computer-assisted everything along the supply chain, but we’re still stretching the budget.

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