Lotus has astonishing press release meltdown

Mark Nichol

At about 5pm yesterday, amid rumours of a company in crisis, Lotus sent out a flabbergasting press release that instantly sent Twitter loopy. The company also posted it to the Facebooks, because Lotus listens to rap music and hangs out with celebrities these days, so it's cool enough to do social networking LOL. (The rumour it's about to close its Facebook account and start a Myspace page is, we're told, totes a lie and that.)

The press release was written in direct response to a Photoshop job on satirical motoring website Sniff Petrol. Here's the post. But, as it turns out, Sniff was just the straw that broke the Elise's roof - Lotus has all manner of axes to grind...