When this was first announced, Lotus CEO Dany Bahar was confident that operations would continue as normal
, pending any further changes. Due to Malaysian government rules, there was a 60-day financial freeze while the terms of the deal were being worked out. In other words, everything stopped at Lotus and the company was left in limbo waiting to hear what their new owners thought of their multi-model development plan. Fortunately, things appear to be up and running again, at least for now. According to a report coming from Autocar, Lotus has secured enough funding from DRB-Hicom to restore full production and to continue development of the 2013 Esprit.