As you may have heard, Lotus CEO Dany Bahar was canned back in June
for either gross incompetence or embezzlement, depending on who you ask. But as it turns out, Bahar's egotistical pie-in-the-sky vision may have been one of the main forces keeping Lotus moving forwards.
The reason? "Because you embezzled, Dany."
Lotus Cars has canned their controversial CEO, Dany Bahar, after an investigation into his conduct initiated at the request of the car maker's parent holding company. Translation: Bahar was an egotist whose mouth was writing checks his company couldn't cash.
A hypothetical exercise in sports car company ownership.
Claims new Esprit will be more "authentic" than its competitors.
Lotus's full lineup of Ferrari-matching sports cars previewed at last year's Paris Motor Show
may seem about as production-ready as the U.S.S. Enterprise's warp drive, but that isn't keeping CEO Dany Bahar from talking smack about some of his principle competitors. Let the beef begin!
CEO thinks alliance with wealthy car company is only way to survive.
Attention, major shareholders in the world's global automakers: are you looking to pick up a small sports car company with big dreams? Willing to sink a few hundred million dollars into development of several new exotics? Then Lotus CEO Dany Bahar would like to speak with you.