What began as a harmless joke on SniffPetrol, a parody automotive news site, quickly turned into a complete PR disaster for Lotus Cars.
For some bizarre reason, Lotus felt compelled to respond to the above image on Facebook, and at first seemed like they were playing along. However, that slowly took a turn as they proceeded to make a desperate case for itself. A quick look at the first paragraph itself (the last sentence especially) is enough to hint at the incredulity of that Facebook post.
Take a little look at what we found online. Don't you think it's funny? We do. We had a good old giggle. After all, we love a bit of self irony, just as well really. Although it's funny, this one's not accurate but then again, why let the facts get in the way of a good story? The inconvenient truth is – surprise, surprise – we have never said that there are no problems at Lotus.
There's no telling how long the post will stay undeleted on Facebook, so for those keen on checking out the very public meltdown of Lotus, click here real quick.