Lotus has produced some fine convertibles in the past — the original Seven, both front-and rear-drive Elans, the Elise — so you'd think a quirky announcement alluding to a new open-top model would be welcome. It might have been if it wasn't from Dany Bahar's Lotus.
In a cryptic too-hip press release that raises more concerns than curiosity, Lotus has sent out an invitation for the unveiling of an unspecified but probably open-topped product at the upcoming Geneva show:
...Lotus' philosophy has always been ‘less is more'. Now, with a display of true fighting spirit, we'll take this one step further in Geneva.
Who: Group Lotus
What: Something breezy, something loud, something ice-cold, and some other interesting elements
Where: Hall 2, Stand 2230
When: 6th March, 11.15am (CET)
Why: Because we'll blow the roof off...
The invitation features the three frames shown at top: the unlucky strap-cap wearer, the unworn bikini top, and the unapplied lotion, which is presumably sunscreen.
The upshot of all of this is probably a pop-top version of the Evora; a photo of the current hardtop version headlines the press release at the Lotus media website. Then again, it could be a great new beach-ready stereo-system partnership. Or a monster fashion show to display the latest in Lotus lifestyle accessories, including swimwear and headgear.