vbsarne: @Kyoichi Sudo - Hi. Can we schedule this for next week? Today is kind of full, and Dinzo is out of the country.
niky: Ah, but that part wasn't written by Top Gear... :p
Kyoichi Sudo: Hi TGP staff! Can I just ask if dsobreo and I can visit the TGP office later? And what time if ever we're welcome? :)))
hajabah: @dragun, check out the Forester ad. There's a typo there. :) hehehe
dragun: Not a single Typo in the May issue! (as far as I can tell)
...and yes, I have no life :D
Zack Sung: @vbsarne - But, honestly, what are your thoughts on this?
Zack Sung: @vbsarne - Okay. For the sake of the other users of the site.
carwiki: * I mean should change.
carwiki: I suggest that every expressways here in the Phils. (from the future TPLEX up to STAR Tollways) should've changed their speed limit to either 110 or 120km/h. 100 is sluggish nowadays.
vbsarne: @Zack Sung - Kindly refrain from posting long-winded messages here. This is not a blog.
Zack Sung: Anyway, the link is on TopGearUK.com. Read it and be inspired to put down your thoughts below.
Zack Sung: Which brings me to my point: the British auto industry is dying because of a lack of innovation. The Brits are known for leaving a good thing alone. But with contentment goes ignorance. And with ignorance goes stagnation. And I'm sure you'll agree that Lotus is not the only one suffering from this. Aston Martin is as well. Doing the complete opposite of brands like BMW or Audi. They have forgotten that investing is an important way of thriving in the future. If you want to read the ful
Zack Sung: However, there was so little that GM and its CEO Bob Eaton can do for such a small company. So in 1993, they gave Lotus up to an Italian who also owned Bugatti then. All he did was create what would be known as the Elise and was bought after 3 years by Proton. But the nightmare wasn't over. Lotus was stagnant until Dany Bahar came along in 2009 and promised to recreate the "British Ferrari". Then Proton dropped him after 3 years. Now, Lotus is split between the lackluster Caterham
Zack Sung: He asked Lotus to engineer the chassis of his new sports car, which was built in Northern Ireland from a factory funded by the UK. But when the money used went missing in 1982, DeLorean ran away and was later arrested for selling cocaine. Then the UK Inland Revenue put down a £84 million legal "protective assessment" around it and its assets. Four years later, it was sold to GM.
Zack Sung: Yes, Colin Chapman was brilliant for emphasizing lightness, and inventing aerodynamics and ground effects. But simply put, he was a one-off. Because after dying of a heart attack in 1982 when he was just 54, Lotus was ruined. When the recession of the 1980s hit sales, they were so poor they arranged to engineer the handling of Toyotas in exchange for almost nothing at all. Then there was John DeLorean.