Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Denver\SW Florida
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I think "exotic" is a relative term depending on who is saying it, and where they are. For instance, a Corvette is an exotic car in Japan. Here and now, I do think Maserati still holds the distinction, but barely, and less since FCA acquired the brand and started churning out sedans and SUV's under the same marque. Silly as it sounds, I think the attributes which score a vehicle higher on the "exotic" scale are not necessarily good... for instance, higher price, high cost of maintenance, high cost and high incidence of repairs, limited dealer network, etc. Anecdotally, my Lotus is pretty much universally described as an exotic, but I can't say that will last forever as they've been acquired by Geely, and their strategy going forward is heavily dependent on Lotus branded sedans and crossover suv's with reasonable leases. Once you go from seeing a Lotus a month if you're lucky, to seeing several a week (albeit different models than mine) the luster of the brand begins to tarnish, and it will provoke less "exotic" emotions.
06 GS //Larini Headers, Larini midpipes, Larini valved rear boxes, FD ECU, FD DBW, BMC.
02 Coupe GT //Kreissieg V1, Evoms tune
Lotus Evora 400 //Komo-Tec 460HP
Porsche Cayenne Turbo //EVOMS GT700 Package with alcohol injection 700+ hp//