Attended launch at Rybrook Solihull,disappointed to see the same car as at Goodwood , however wanted to get chance to see the colours in real light etc . Spoke to the team attending and was amazed at lack of up to date and vague replies to questions ie time line having paid 5k and imparting the expectation of a further 3k to be paid on the further phone call sometime in December , as they didn’t expect a car to be available to try till April .I told them my concerns on any improvements to gear change ,general drive ability etc , (I have a 410 gt in garage as well as an amg gts Porsche 992 and drove there in an alpine) the replies again were vague - the factory is new ;the car is redesigned etc ,that I knew , but the proof of the pudding is in the eating ! Further conversations revealed that there is no upper limit to first editions and the dealer network (having spoken to the previous lotus dealer I have used numerous times over the last twenty years) have no information on the car and no vested interest in its success .Further the dealer network has been hung out to dry there disappointment palpable! Sorry lotus to put down 8k non returnable deposit on an untried for all I know reskinned Evora ( the manual car in Bahrain I’m told is such ) with no enthusiasm from your much needed up to now dealer network is too much ! Will wait till they bother to launch properly and try before I buy ; have requested return of deposit - a bit disappointed overall !