I had a rear lens fly off last year - I had previously removed both to 'turbo' them, and resealed using the butyl tape. Perhaps I didn't properly clean down the join after removing (awkward, time-consuming job), or that fact that the weather was very hot, which made the tape sticky, but I'd want a stronger method of fixation ideally.
The butyl is probably totally fine for front lenses (under compression, unless you plan on doing lots of J-turns..), but the rears are the opposite.. Note that the Lotus cars don't have large rear lenses like the VX, so its probably not an issue for them.
Perhaps the tape then a few beads of Tigerseal (other brands available) as noted by FLD would be the optimal approach.