British automaker Lotus has grand plans for reviving its British sports car heritage around 2014 -- but its very existence has been thrown into doubt by the sale of the Malaysian firm that owns it and a break in its deal to license a Formula 1 car. To combat the growing speculation of a possible bankruptcy and departure of chief executive Dany Bahar, Lotus did what any troubled corporation does: Posts a long screed to Facebook underneath a borrowed picture of its CEO photoshopped into Baghdad Bob.
The Facebook post is a glorious bit of screeching feedback, the kind of public unloading that public relations people must dream of loosening upon their enemies. The picture -- lifted from Sniff Petrol, without permission -- comes with this statement from Lotus: "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."
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