So the roadster is a tad late right now, said (in part) because the transmission needed to be changed. I have heard two stories: #1: The first transmission wasn't strong enough, causing 1st gear to break, so an alternate was selected. or #2: The original supplier couldn't make enough so an alternate was selected. Also, I think the Roadster needs to be crash tested again because of the transmission change. There are also comments suggesting that an alternate battery may have been selected due to problems with the first choice. There was information online showing a concern over US legal airbags (not yet) being available from Lotus. There is probably a never-ending flow of suggestions for changes from owners-to-be that could cause extra re-design delay. Does anyone know of anything else that could hold things up further?