Look what turned up in my sleepy Oxfordshire village...

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Came home from holiday to my small south Oxfordshire village to see this prototype car. No idea what it's doing here...

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Came home from holiday to my small south Oxfordshire village to see this prototype car. No idea what it's doing here...

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probably they have just forgotten about it, or maybe abandoned it. If its still there in a few days, claim it :).
People on here love white, I think the esprit looked good in it, but not a big fan of any other car on the planet in white and before people answer, think VAN... hah
 

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Good spot! It’s probably one of the mileage accumulation cars. They’ve given several to staff to drive 7 days a week to put them through 1000s of miles of real usage.

Did you try scanning the QR code?
 

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Good spot! It’s probably one of the mileage accumulation cars. They’ve given several to staff to drive 7 days a week to put them through 1000s of miles of real usage.

Did you try scanning the QR code?
I did off of the picture takes you to the website
 

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Can‘t really make out if that’s red or tan interior, but yeah gimme that color with a black pack and diamond cuts
 
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Good spot! It’s probably one of the mileage accumulation cars. They’ve given several to staff to drive 7 days a week to put them through 1000s of miles of real usage.

Did you try scanning the QR code?
Yeah of course I did. Was hoping it would be some kind of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory golden ticket but it actually takes you to the Lotus recruitment website...
 
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The alloys appear gunmetal in colour? I wonder whether a future option or simply playing around with possible colours?
Yes exactly right. I might nip around and see if it's still there and get some better pictures of the wheels,
 
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Can‘t really make out if that’s red or tan interior, but yeah gimme that color with a black pack and diamond cuts
Interior is red. Wouldn't be my choice but each to their own!
 
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Good spot! It’s probably one of the mileage accumulation cars. They’ve given several to staff to drive 7 days a week to put them through 1000s of miles of real usage.

Did you try scanning the QR code?
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So actually I scanned the QR code on the bonnet... didn't occur to me that they'd be different so in case anyone is interested... Registration plate is AU71 EGK.
 

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The alloys appear gunmetal in colour? I wonder whether a future option or simply playing around with possible colours?
Looks like they’re the Base cast wheels. I think they’re going to be available in silver, black and grey.
 

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No pressure but, there are NO known pictures of the red interior online so please go snap the hell out of that!
 

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Looks like they’re the Base cast wheels. I think they’re going to be available in silver, black and grey.
I have previously seen them in silver and black but hadn't seen/recalled the grey. Always a gamble to get the shade right - I failed when I had my SSR GT1 alloys powdercoated on my S2000.
 
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No pressure but, there are NO known pictures of the red interior online so please go snap the hell out of that!
Ah well sadly I didn't take any pictures of the interior... in honesty it felt strangely intrusive even looking inside for some reason... maybe because it was parked outside of someone's house... although I was curious as there was something plugged in to the centre console...

Of course when I looked this morning the car had already gone...

Anyway, this is the only picture I took that shows the interior at all.
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Ah well sadly I didn't take any pictures of the interior... in honesty it felt strangely intrusive even looking inside for some reason... maybe because it was parked outside of someone's house... although I was curious as there was something plugged in to the centre console...

Of course when I looked this morning the car had already gone...

Anyway, this is the only picture I took that shows the interior at all.View attachment 7491

Well if it turns back up, you know what to do :)

These employees must have some expectation that people will gawk. I mean, the QR code is literally placed there with the expectation you will point a camera at it!

Side note I think I saw this car on the factory floor back in May, but at that point it had black seats (red dash and door trim but not yet red seats).
 
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