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by ksm
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New for 2021? Sold individually or part of a pack? Actually a Hot Wheel or some other brand?

It's got the Hot Wheels logo embossed on it along with a copyright date of 2014.

I don't know how it was originally packaged.  I bought it loose from a dealer on eBay.

To me, the way that the blue paint came out is unusual for a Hot Wheels car.  I like it.  It's very nice.  I don't see any more blue, but here's a link to a black one for you:

www.ebay.com/itm/LOTUS-ESPRIT-S1-RARE-1-64-SCALE-LIMITED-COLLECTIBLE-DIORAMA-DIECAST-MODEL-CAR/324321202586
by olfac87
New for 2021? Sold individually or part of a pack? Actually a Hot Wheel or some other brand?
by ksm
Popped into my YouTube feed yesterday and related to the video they did back in Feb, they compare first and last:

by ksm
Hot Wheels 1:64 Lotus Esprit:
http://novalotus.ksmdomain.net/pics/scalemodels/Hot%20Wheels%20Esprit%2020210331%20DSC_3366%201100sh.jpg
by ksm
111 miles fuel remaining (lower left) in 2021 M3 Competition (also interesting that the dash indicates that my driveway's speed limit is 30 MPH):
http://novalotus.ksmdomain.net/pics/111/111%20in%202021%20M3%2020210404%2020210404_122232%201100sh.jpg

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Lotus will kill Elise, Exige and Evora by ksm
www.autoblog.com/2021/01/25/lotus-killing-elise-exige-evora-for-new-type-131/

Lotus will kill Elise, Exige and Evora to make room for the new Type 131
It's the beginning of a major lineup overhaul


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Lotus ended years of speculation by announcing it will begin rejuvenating its range when it releases a new model in 2021. Known as the Type 131 internally, its arrival will mark the end of the Elise, the Exige and the Evora.

Although the three aforementioned models are showing their age, putting them out to pasture at about the same time is a surprising move because they're currently the only cars in the company's lineup. Saying that the Type 131 will have big shoes to fill is an understatement; it will blaze the path that a full family of new cars will follow.

Official details about the 131 are few and far between, but an earlier report sketches the outline of a driver-friendly sports car powered by a mid-mounted engine. While it won't stray far from the lightness and the nimbleness that Lotus is famous for, it will be equipped with more tech than even the Evora, which offers a more comprehensive list of features than the track-inspired Exige and the back-to-the-basics Elise. Insiders have claimed that the 131 will be built on a new modular platform, and that it will not use any kind of electrification.

Lotus released an image that shows the Evija (an electric, 2,000-horsepower halo car strictly limited to 130 units globally) next to three enigmatic cars hidden by a cover; one is presumably the 131. Another might be the battery-powered model that it's developing jointly with Renault-owned Alpine. As for the third, your guess is as good as ours. We know that the British firm is developing a Volvo-based SUV, but it's not pictured in the lineup.

News of a new Lotus model will bring joy to enthusiasts and economists alike. The company is investing over 100 million British pounds (about $136 million) into its Hethel, England, facility, and it will hire about 250 employees to bring the 131 to the market. Most of the recruits will work in engineering and manufacturing.

Lotus noted that it hopes to start building prototypes of the Type 131 — an internal designation that will likely not appear on the production model — in 2021. We don't know if deliveries will also begin this year, or if they are scheduled to start a little later. Regardless, it will be worth the wait. Lotus told Autoblog that all of its future cars will be engineered for global markets, and that its intention is to sell the Type 131 in North America.