Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar would be the first man to admit that time proves everything.
On the one hand, it is a mantra he would like dished out to the critics and cynics who have questioned his ambitious (some say over-ambitious) moves in both the road car and motor racing spheres.
He will argue that only time will show that his bold plans to expand the Lotus product range and push his company's racing activities wider than they have been for decades can hit all the targets that have been set.
On the other hand, time also increases the pressure on Bahar to show that his aggressive business plan is not too much - and that he has not overstretched the company on the roads and the race tracks in a move that could threaten its very existence.
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