Hardcore Lotus Models Mocked in Ford Commercial

Now that we know Lotus will also give us lighter, performance-orientated versions of its future cars, we can calm down - yes, we were in the camp of supporters for such developments - and thus we have a few moments to think about the benefits brought by such vehicles.
So, let’ see.. we want to be the fastest in town, which means we’ll race a lot. Thus, we want a roll cage (safety first, remember?) and we need the car to be as light as possible. I this means throwing away the passenger seat we’ll do it.

Wait, wait a second... while we were frenetically writing about our need for Lotus speed, we came across the adjacent video, an old Ford Thunderbird commercial, which made us think twice about driving such a harcore car. What it this will make us lose our girlfriends, just like the Esprit driver in the clip? Was Ford aware of Lotus's strategy so many years in advance?

We’re kidding of course - the Thunderbird proved to be a commercial joke. We still want those meaner, lighter, Lotus cars, but we’ll keep the passenger seat...
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