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2013 is approaching
Get your calendars
Limited stock of both Wall and Desktop calenders left. Order now!

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Esprit in McLaren Documentary
brief appearence in carpark
A red Lotus Esprit makes a cameo appearence in the 2011 Documentary about McLaren making of the MP4-12C. The Esprit appears for a moment and is mention at about 40mins into the hour long programme. Nice to see the Esprit in a carpark for people who work on the newest supercars.

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Lotus Parts Sale
Order From your Official Lotus Dealer now
Occasionally Lotus have a clearout of parts for historic cars which we've seen a few times before. 2012 will end with another Parts Sale being offered by Lotus ASO and the list is now available. In order to buy any of the parts, please download the parts list below and contact your local dealer for pricing and availability.

"Please find enclosed the latest Lotus Aftersales parts sale list which has recently been released to the Lotus Dealer network. Please note the new list replaces any previously released sales list and any customer inquiries/orders need to be placed directly through the Lotus dealer network. Your local or preferred Lotus dealer will be pleased to quote prices and availability."

PARTS LIST

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Esprit features in Mag
Classic & Sports Car, January 2013
The Esprit V8 hits the front cover this month of Classic & Sports Cars. Taking on a 911 Turbo and Ferrari 355. A 7 page article comparing Bargain Supercars (starting at £30k!). Wouldn't consider a 933 Turbo a Bargain, those are expensive if you can find one! But worth a read, pick it up in shops now.

In the same magazine C&SC have a calendar give-away and one Esprit makes it in (unlike our calendar with 13 Esprits in). A beautiful Giuargio Esprit from a roadtest with 8 other cars, including Ferrari, porsche and BMW. Not a bad pic of the Esprit with it almost taking centre stage.

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Esprit Calendar for Xmas?
Order now
with Xmas around the corner along with 2013, it's the perfect time to order your Lotus Esprit World Official Calendar 2013. Click on the link here to order. Any issues, just drop us an email.

Order dates to receive before Xmas
UK – 18 December
Western Europe – 11th December
US, Canada – 7th December
Worldwide – 5th December

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1993 Esprit S4 for Sale
Take a look at this Esprit.
So much to show-off on this Esprit, that we've made an owners page for it. Check it out here. It's currently up for sale at www.esprit4sale.co.uk now.

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Esprit Calendar shipping
Shipped weekly
2013 calendars will be shipped every saturday, so if you order one during the week, we send them all our on a Saturday morning, so UK customers can expect them to turn up Monday morning if Royal Mail is keeping up with the post ;-)

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Esprit Engineering deals
Get something for your Esprit for Xmas
We currently have in stock :

K&N filters for all 4 cylinder Esprit cars £43.00 inc VAT
Esprit V8 air filters £84.00 Inc vat for a pair
Front springs - all years from 1987 £120.00 Inc vat for a pair
Rear springs - all years from 1987 £120.00 Inc vat for a pair
Shock absorbers front and rear (Limited availability) £108.00 inc vat each
The front springs are the correct taper type and the latest spring rates. They will also give you the correct ride height.

All plus postage and packing

Please call 01725 514449 to confirm the year of your car and to order.

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Calendar 'Stars'
Claim your free calendar
This years starts of the 2013 Esprit Calendar are listed below. If your Esprit made it into the calendar, please email to claim your free wall calendar. Only postage needs to be paid. Once we have received that we will ship your free wall calendar.

Carsten Rolf
Allan Lee
Ali Nicholls
Alan Croft
Solomon Jurkojc
Sandreas Logiewe
Mike Lee
Pete Hizzey

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Esprit Engineering deals
Get something for your Esprit for Xmas
We currently have in stock :

K&N filters for all 4 cylinder Esprit cars £43.00 inc VAT
Esprit V8 air filters £84.00 Inc vat for a pair
Front springs - all years from 1987 £120.00 Inc vat for a pair
Rear springs - all years from 1987 £120.00 Inc vat for a pair
Shock absorbers front and rear (Limited availability) £108.00 inc vat each

The front springs are the correct taper type and the latest spring rates. They will also give you the correct ride height.

All plus postage and packing

Please call 01725 514449 to confirm the year of your car and to order.

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Manifold Price Reduction
Price drop for Stainless manifold
We've just been told there's been a price drop on the stainless steel manifold for the Esprit covered in our guide. Check out the price drop at the bottom of the page..

Stainless Steel Manifold
Esprit owners experience

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2013 Calendar 'Now Available'
Order yours now
Our 2013 Calendar is now available for ordering at www.esprit4sale.co.uk. We will dispatch orders every saturday, so you should expected your calendar on a Monday or Tuesday (UK) when you order. Any problems ordering please email admin@esprit4sale.co.uk and we can help you sort anything out. Remember our paypal is orders@lotusespritworldl.com and add the correct postage to your orders. We look forward to keeping an Esprit in your life everyday next year.

A list of owners who's Esprit made it into this years calendar will be up shortly. They can claim one free Wall Calender (postage to be paid) via email once the list is up.

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50 Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special
Tonight 9pm BBC2
Richard Hammond celebrates 50 years of Bond films with a look at 007's legendary cars. He talks to Daniel Craig and attempts to make a submarine car.

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2013 Calendars
Released Soon
Our 2013 Calendars are closed to being finished and delivered and will hopefully go on sale within the next week or so.

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Cars Wanted For Ultimate Driving Challenge
Get your Esprit tested
We are looking for interesting, unique and jaw dropping cars to film and feature in a new automotive programme. If you think your car has the best modifications or you have tuned the engine to the limit we want to hear from you.

Our team will professionally review your pride and joy and then let you face off against another car in three high powered driving tests, putting the cars acceleration and handling under the spotlight before letting you race head to head at the world famous Santa Pod Raceway.

Whether you drive a high performance supercar, a majorly modded hot hatch or a lump of junk that leaves everyone else standing at the lights- we want to hear about your car!

If you think your car has what it takes to make it to the top of our nationwide leader board then get in touch with us and tell us who you are and a picture of what you drive.

Send your details to; Amy.Bateson@Bullseyetv.co.uk

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Mountain Esprit
GT3 time
A sunny day in May. Swiss Alps. Lotus Esprit GT3. What more do you need....

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South West Lotus Centre Open Day
September 29th 2012
SWLC are holding their annual Open Day this year on Saturday 29th September between 10am to 4pm. They will be having a large display of cars including kit cars and performance cars. Lotus and Noble parts and clothing will be on special offer. Demo's of their equipment. Free BBQ again but this time run by Hogs Bottom and they will have for sale a large selection of fruit vinegars, unusually flavoured oils, typically English marmalades, jams, chutneys, pickles and savoury jellies, not forgetting their fantastic Dartmoor Dressing.

They will have display cars from Lotus and Noble, Trade stands. They are also carrying out work on the day and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your car – tour their workshop and parts stores and much, much more. Come along for a lovely day out and enjoy all the cars they have for display. If you would like them to arrange places to stay for the weekend, please feel free to contact them.

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Vote for the best Bond car of all time
Which is the best Bond car? We want you to help us decide (www.autoexpress.co.uk)
This autumn, James Bond is back in Skyfall, the 23rd movie in the 007 franchise. To celebrate its cinema release on 26 October, we've come up with a shortlist of 20 famous Bond cars, and we want you to vote for your favourite. Vote Here for the Esprit, choice of white S1 or turbo. We've gone for the S1, it's why we're all here really.

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Ex-Boss Dany Bahar's Esprit V8 (MY02) for sale
Lotus put white V8 up for sale through Dealer chain
TThis V8 went on sale yesterday (Weds 22/8/12) afternoon. No price stated and you need to contact your local dealer for more information. Interesting car, how much is it worth, hard to say.

Vehicle Data
Engine : 3.5l V8 Twin Turbo Colour : Pearl White (Version 1)
Horse Power: 350 bhp Interior: Black Leather/ SuedeTex trim
Transmission: Manual Mileage: 36,106 miles
Fuel: Petrol Registration Date: April 2002

Overview
• Comprehensive nut and bolt rebuild completed in 2010, approx 1,000 miles covered since completion
• As new condition and probably the best example of itís kind in the world
• Rebuilt engine and gearbox
• New ancillaries
• Repainted in Pearl White (Version 1)
• Brand new bespoke interior trim finished in Black perforated leather and dark Grey SuedeTex, Lotus roundelís to head restraints, light Grey contrast stitching
• Grey SuedeTex roof lining
• Piano Black door card finishers and centre consol panel inner around the gear lever
• £2,500 Alpine audio system with Rainbow speakers / Bluetooth / satellite navigation system with pop up screen
• iPod / USB lead located in the glove box
• Momo three spoke leather steering wheel
• Front AP Racing 4-pot calipers with Two-piece AP Racing cross drilled and ventilated discís
• Rear Brembo sliding calipers with Two-piece AP Racing cross drilled and ventilated discís
• Esprit Sport 350 ECM mapping allowing maximum torque from 2nd to 5th gears
• ìWail tailî rear wing
• Sports exhaust with twin central tail pipes
•Targa style roof panel
• ìEspritî kick plates
• OZ Racing multi spoke alloy wheels finished in Anthracite
• Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tyres ñ Front 235/40 17î, Rear 285/35 18î
• Front tyre tread depth 7 mm
• Rear tyre tread depth 6.5 mm • Full service history

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LOTUS TO BUILD ALPINE AND INFINITI CONCEPTS?
Why production of the Alpine A110-50 and Infiniti Emerg-E could throw Hethel a lifeline
The Renault Alpine A110-50 mid-engined sports car concept may be set to reach production thanks to a brilliantly common sense joint venture between the French brand, its alliance partner Infiniti and in-need-of-a-break Lotus.

Read more at www.pistonheads.com

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LEW Calendar 2013
Time to start taking those pics
With most Esprit getting out and about during the summer months (when it's not raining), it's now the perfect time to get some cool pictures of your Esprit in cool places and send them into us at admin@lotusespritworld.com. The best are likely to make it into the 2013 Esprit Calendar. So get your digital camera set on the highest settings, park your Esprits with a great backdrop and get snapping.

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Lotus won't be attending Paris show
Goings on at Lotus
“Group Lotus has some of the most technically gifted and talented staff anywhere in the automotive industry and the company is determined that they will be given the opportunity to flourish.”

“Our parent company DRB-HICOM have invested new funds and it is my job to make sure that investment is used in a way that can drive the company forward. We are working on a number of new developments which require funding and that must be my priority. This company will only have a bright future if the innovation culture is encouraged,” he added. As part of this review, Group Lotus has decided that Lotus will not attend this year’s Paris Motor Show.”.

LOTUS APPOINTS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Confirms dismissal of Dany Bahar
Group Lotus plc (“Lotus” or the “Company”) can today confirm that, Mr Dany Bahar has been terminated from his employment as Chief Executive Officer of Lotus with immediate effect.

The decision was made by the Board of Group Lotus plc following the results of an investigation into a complaint made against him by the company’s penultimate holding company, DRB-HICOM Berhad.

The Company today also announced the appointment of Mr Aslam Farikullah as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect. Mr Aslam, aged 51, has over 26 years working experience, most of which was in the automotive industry. He graduated from University of Bath, England with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Engineering. A British permanent resident, Mr Aslam and his English wife of 27 years have three children aged 26, 22 and 16.

Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Khamil Jamil, Group Managing Director of DRB-HICOM Berhad and also Chairman of Lotus said: “I would like to assure you that we remain committed to ensure the ongoing and future business operations of the Lotus Group as we take the Lotus Group to the next level to remain relevant in the global automotive industry. I look forward to bringing mutual benefits to not only DRB-HICOM and PROTON Holdings Berhad but also the Lotus Group and its employees as well as contribute to the growth of the British automotive industry.”

LOTUS ORIGINALS
Regent Street Store Opens its Doors
The boards that have recently been covering number 52 Regent Street in the heart of London’s Piccadilly have been removed to unveil a new flagship store and Lotus takes pride of place to showcase its iconic brand in a new and accessible way.

LOTUS ORIGINALS arrives in the capital at a massively exciting time for the UK and everything British. As the nation is in full-patriotic-swing during the year of both the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, it is the perfect time for Lotus to demonstrate how it’s legendary British brand, one steeped in heritage and international reverence, deserves its place in the buzzing 2012 summer calendar.
Situated in London’s Piccadilly, the Grade II listed 4,800 sq ft space, which was previously the ‘Café Royal’, will be host to a diverse collection of luxury apparel, luggage, gifts, toys, and limited edition collectables - this is a store for the fashion conscious and style orientated, not purely a shrine for Lotus fans. Nevertheless, those with a passion for F1 will be able to lose themselves in the emporium, whilst those that are more concerned with quality fashion will be delighted with the beautiful lines that are perhaps more affordable than the dream sportscar!

The development of the LOTUS ORIGINALS retail concept has been rapid. Since its launch in September 2010 the offering has gone from online sales only via www.lotusoriginals.com to small shops in Monaco and China carrying small lines of key pieces to now a flagship store in the heart of London!

The London store is the next step in a fully integrated, international approach for non-car Lotus products. The concept of the store embodies style and heritage in a ‘Best of British’ way that provides enthusiasts and fashionistas with a new Lotus experience..

Brands Hatch Lotus Festival
18th-19th August
The Brands Hatch Lotus Festival celebrates Britain's most charismatic sportscar marque and its illustrious heritage spanning over 60 years. From coveted cars to Formula 1 glories, Norfolk's famous brand will be on display over one glorious weekend.

On track, demonstrations of Colin Chapman's famous racers and road cars will be complemented by superb action from the Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK Championship, plus a race commemorating 50 years of the Lotus Elan and a packed support bill.

Meanwhile trade stands and club displays presenting the very best from the iconic brand makes this a weekend to remember on a track that has provided many of the marque's most glittering moments.

News from 2nd Quarter 2012

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