It’s good to see Lotus back with a humorous press release – watch out for the closing credits at the end of this video…
It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s been following Group Lotus recently, that Dany Bahar, who was fired as CEO back in June this year, has initiated a claim for £6.7m ($10.6 million) against his former employers for “unlawful early termination of his employment”.
With production of the Exige S at Hethel now well underway, Lotus has turned its hand to producing a harder, faster and more track-ready version, due to be launched at this weekend’s Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch.
The first production Exige S came off the assembly line last week, beginning a new phase for the Norfolk sportscar maker. Chief Operating Officer, Aslam Farikullah, marked the milestone event by speaking out for the first time about his plans for the company.
In the light of continuing speculation, Lotus has taken the extraordinary step and released a full statement to dispel any rumours and clarify the present situation.
Although some of Group Lotus’ recent plans have been scoffed at by many (myself included), the one aspect I ‘really’ approve of is Lotus’ move into rallying. After all, how can we not embrace the chance to see something modern and exotic join the slip-fest, even if it is only for a few FIA European Rally Championship events.
This is what all the fuss was about leading up to the Frankfurt show, and the subject of that controversial pugilistic video we showed you last week. It’s the 345 bhp 3.5-litre V6 Supercharged Exige S.