It seems that Lotus has filed a patent for their own twin clutch transmission design on the 30th of December 2009. The Applicant is listed as Lotus Cars GB and the ‘inventor’ is a certain Mr James William Griffith Turner.
Here is the full patent filed:
If this patent goes into production, we could be looking at new Lotus cars such as the Evora getting a twin clutch transmission soon, which is actually something quite important to increase the Evora’s sales and market share. It may be award-winning but there are probably alot of potential customers with the money don’t want to do the shifting themselves with the current 6-speed manual option.