I know I'm a stickler for detail, particularly when it comes to reporting my favorite brand, Lotus . Should it upset and annoy me when I see blatant mistakes, errors or miss truths published in my favorite magazines, or should I just accept that this is the level that the modern world journalism has reached and make no comment ?
I refer to this week's copy of Autocar, the article by Mr.Cropley, " Lotus resumes Esprit testing". In the article, and in the caption he refers to Lotus "own-design V8 engine", when all keen Lotus followers and enthusiasts know that the V8 engine in question is not in fact Lotus designed, or manufactured, but a bought in design from a German engine developer.
So my question is, why bother to pretend that this is something else, and mislead the loyal readership, it's no disgrace, ( McLaren have gone down a similar route ) unless of course you owned a world renowned design consultancy ?