gibells wrote:Could any of you historians out there enlighten me to exactly how (and why) Chapman separated the 2 entities back in the day. I'd like to know more than just that they were separate.
autogyro wrote:I wish Lotus Cars well CHT but I do not believe that top of the range sports cars was Colin Chapmans reason for starting the company.
If Colin were alive he would be building the first cost effective electric sports car, I have no doubt of this.
andartop wrote:GTO wrote:This verdit does not solve the issue of 2 F1 teams still using the same name. USELESS VERDICT!
Despite what any verdict might say, the reality is that everybody refers to the green cars as "Lotus" and the black/gold ones as "Renault"...
Group Lotus may win or lose all the court battles in the world, but to the F1 fans and broadcasters they've already lost the rights to the name Lotus before the season even started.
xpensive wrote:Believe me, both these teams will be gone and forgotten in just a couple of years.
marcush. wrote:Mr Hunt not only bought the rights he was part of the team that campaigned the last of the original team lotus cars in a formula 1.Hunt secured the rights to the name and did a sterling job selling it to Fernandes who has révived the team lotus name in a professional way so far.
What Group Lotus are on is beyond what can be undestood .Thbey just have not the size or capacity to fund this sort of undertaking and soon the lotus name will disappear from the Renault cars ,simply because lotus is not able to pay for it .They seem to start a new project in motorsport ,or Cars every other week but there is absolutely no hint where the money to finance all this should come from...the few hundreds of cars they build cannot.And developing a fleet of new roadcars will bind an awful lot of finance .If Mclaren is put under a bit of doubt developing one car how about lotus developing threeor 4 completely new ?
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