215 g/km CO2 may be OK when compared to a traditional super car but not quite there in my books at least.
Also, it sure weighs a lot for a car this small but we have hybrids that weigh a fair bit and can still punch out excellent MPGs. Despite this handicap, I expected lotus to make up for it in other ways. Unfortunately, I see nothing remotely exotic in their hybrid implementation that will redeem this car in my eyes. I guess it was not designed for folks like me either.
Even though the bottom line still plays a strong hand, sometimes it is not about the money at all. Its the principle of the exercise (or lack thereof) that makes it miss the mark.