Lotus Exige Rally Car

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  1. Steve

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    Is this cool or ridiculous? I can't decide...

    Lotus Exige R-GT Car Set for April Debut (MotorAuthority.com)

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  2. 1972Austin

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    Why not, if they can pull it off it will be exciting. Using the same old hot hatches for rally cars is getting boring.

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    Me likey!!!:cool:
     
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    I'm with Mark on this one. I like it and Kris is available. :Thumbsup:

    Jim
     
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    very cool
     
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    Love the black one!
     
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    Kewlio! Wonder how much candle power that thing throws out... :Thumbsup:
     
  8. Steve

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    More still pics in this video...sorry about the music.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoM5c6MU7ww]2012 Lotus Exige R-GT (2011 Frankfurt Auto Show) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Walk around:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr285SYSfzY]Lotus Exige R-GT walkaround - Frankfurt IAA 2011 - YouTube[/ame]
     
  10. Nathan

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    Nothing wrong a little bit of Coldplay...

    The song tile fits....God Put a Smile on Your Face

    Seeing that Lotus does make me smile.
     
  11. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    Hmmm. What do I liquidate to get one'a these black rides? Very Cool!
     
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    Cannot keep looking at this.....they have a sweet used red Exige at the Lotus dealer here..... :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm guessing this brand of cigarettes wasn't sold in the US, so the black-and-gold history may not be well known. This is a 1970s Lotus F1 car which was, I think, the first major international tobacco sponsorship of a racing car - it wasn't just in car design that Colin Chapman was an innovator!

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  14. Nathan

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    JPS was not a US Brand, still isn't. One would have to visit a specialty tobacconist to find JPS and Silk Cut here in the states.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loNrzCrin_I]Rally Test LOTUS EXIGE R-GT - Sanremo (ITA), March 2012 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The Lotus Exige R-GT at the Geko Ypres Rally (RallySportLive.com)
     
  17. old81

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    Oh this works. :Thumbsup:

    Reminds me of the early Lancia Stratos and some of those early French Rally cars which the name escapes me right now. :mad2:

    But I would like to try some good Colorado dirt in this one. :devil:

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    Hotness :drool
     
  19. Nathan

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    Alpine?

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    #20 Angib, Jun 11, 2012
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    Renault Alpine, I bet:

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    Snap!

    And to put the Alpine in some perspective, while it is 11" longer than a R56, it is also 7" narrower and has a 8" shorter wheelbase, so it's really quite a small car.
     

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