CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

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CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by stevegreen » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:54 pm

Interesting stuff HERE

So Lotus made between 2,575 and 2,600 last year but DB isn't sure of the exact figure!

That was a loss of �6,700 per vehicle!

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by The83man » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:02 pm

Good find Steve. Very interesting and almost convincing. I sincerely hope that all he says comes out to be the way.......
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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by Podger » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:03 pm

DB is a very , very , poor CEO, and lives in another world, as I said elsewhere Atlantis. IMHO :/

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by tim_marra » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:56 pm

Personally i think DB has made a very positive and indelible mark at lotus and has revived the brand.

We just need to see the cars now (the new s/c elise, V6 exige, esprit, and MY BLOODY EVORA :mad: ;) :grin:)

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by Podger » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:08 pm

Tim, I'll give you that DB has made an indelible mark, and revived the brand..... :eek:

but has increased the management overheads disproportionally , :/ the management have failed to deliver, :/ they don't produce many cars now, :/ but they do produce an inordinate amount of hot air :/ , and PR . :grin:

Of course IMHO ;)

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by stevegreen » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:24 pm

[quote=Podger]the management have failed to deliver,[/quote]

What were you expecting? The published 5 year plan is only in year 2 and they have delivered against that subject to the latest hiccup with funding...


[quote=Podger]they don't produce many cars now
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Have volumes dropped off only since DB arrived and isn't that what his plan is set to remedy?

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by tim_marra » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:58 pm

AFAIK the car production drop off is solely down the the Hicom takeover & Malasian law??

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by Podger » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:20 pm

What were you expecting? The published 5 year plan is only in year 2 and they have delivered against that subject to the latest hiccup with funding.......






Sounds as if it was a good plan then........not ;)

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by stevegreen » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:08 pm

I would have thought with your claimed background you would have been familiar with the saying "no plan survives 1st contact"? Nevertheless, DB has done most of what he said he would do.

Not sure why you have an issue with this, but if you do try posting a cogent arguement rather than just snide side-swipes...

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Re: CAR interviews Dany Bahar on the crisis at Lotus

Post by jonnyfox » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:24 pm

You know with the people he does have there and if it does come off it really could be quite the thing, it's really interesting stuff. I haven't hid from what I believe. Plenty of doubters seem to be doubting just for the sake of it....maybe they're purists lol. The new Exige and Elise look beautiful and the Evora GTE..... I couldn't take my eyes off it at Autosport. Up up and away...... :grin:
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