A Lotus spokesman said: "The simple fact is - and we haven’t denied this - Lotus is going through a very difficult phase at the moment but we are showing true fighting spirit every day in trying to keep this vision alive."
More top news
Dry and sunny, with very light winds and temperatures quickly rising after a rather cool start in some rural locations.
Settled weather continuing. Warm on Sunday.
Four people arrested in connection with the death of a man in Chelmsford have been released from custody.