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    No - because you have forgotten that the silencer mount attaches to the rear cover!
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    Never really left but thanks all the same. Been very busy these past few months. Hoping to get the cars out soon, they are sat in the garage looking very neglected! Back on topic I'm sure some would argue that Lotus have form with performance through brute force, especially with the Lotus Carlton. I don't remember any attempt to make it any lighter than a regular Vauxhall Carlton. It was fully loaded with every possible electric option. I was fortunate to own one and absolutely fell for its sinister presence and outrageous performance - Testarossa go for half the price. It was at least an ultimate of its kind, so brought pride to the Lotus badge in that way, a modern equivalent might perhaps be what Lamborghini have done with their SUV. It was an incredible, world-beating saloon car, it really was hilariously fast, but a great Lotus? I'm really glad they made it and would love to see more collaborations with major manufacturers, but my first 100 yards up the road in the Elise S1 was more of a revelation. The fun started way before you got to the end of the throttle travel. As with all fast saloons and SUVs until you're using the giant performance you're just in another big saloon or SUV. I can remember being driven around Goodwood in the Lotus Carlton by former F1 driver Peter Gethin. He got it round in about 1.40, matching the sort of times set by the, then new, Ferrari F355. Pretty remarkable considering it was never meant to be a track car. I managed 1.27.1 two-up in the Exige V6 Cup with less power than either. Let that sink in for a moment. That's 13 seconds a lap over 2.3 miles and I'm no Peter Gethin! Of course road legal tyres have improved massively since the late 90's but there's definitely something to this 'adding lightness' business.
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    Hmm sounds like what you need is a Racing Green 400 Auto with red leather. Preferably a Hethel Edition. There are 2 of them.
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    Just because Geely are in charge Andy, doesn't mean you have to go all-out fanboy and adopt the Far Eastern penchant for dining on our canine buddies, .
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    Welcome back doctor!
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    Lotus Cars US posted a Facebook announcement of the Evora GT, sign up for info.
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    Jonny, you may not have been away but it's good to see you posting again.
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    For others chasing authenticity, here is David’s pic:
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    I am sure it will be fine Fabian, your skills are pretty damn good chap with two Esprit builds under your belt, ok 1 and 3/4 lol , do not underestimate yourself !
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    Hey Guys I just purchased my first Lotus!! Hard to believe it still. Transaction went through now I need to get the car shipped to me across the country. Can anyone recommend a shipping company that isn't a broker and is decent? I want to get the car before the month ends or just after. Thanks Chris
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    Gearbox just set the endstop position on the 4 th gear selector. Core plugs back in and all wire locked. Rear casing just about to go on and the top covers - should be finished today! Very pretty, but will it work?
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    Car is scheduled for delivery. Pick up is next week and Ill have it the following week. Ill update this and let you guys know how the shipping went and who I used. Also how the car is once I receive it. This waiting period is brutal LOL
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    Here is the yellow one including reg number - a friend of mine knows of the car. Sold on by a family recently then it went to the dealer where the photos I’ve provided were taken and then onto Atlas Autos. Looks a whole lot fresher now on the Atlas site but you’d only properly know for certain how good, once the car is seen for real?
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    She does look very sweet, mind you so does the red one & the yellow one isn't bad either. Choices, choices.
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    My side sills from @alias23 will be going on next week, so pretty pumped about that! Need some “No Step” stickers to go with them. Which exact colour/size did you go for @MrP_ and @anewtoy?
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    Thats a good point, maybe regularly filling up the angle drive with grease might help. Harry has mantioned this issue before, on the Citroen the rotation of the gear throws oil away from the speedo drive but on the Esprit it throws oil directly at it. Using synthetic such as redline makes gearbox oil leaks worse. I wonder why Lotus moved the right angle from the other end of the speedo cable on the S1 to the gearbox end. It would be much easier to seal up just the cable exiting the box. The only function of the right angle is to reverse the direction of the speedo cable so can be anywhere.
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    Having had 2 SUV family cars I can say they are occasionally nice places to be but not nice things to drive. Any Lotus SUV that was great to drive (for an SUV) would make me wonder what it would have been like as a saloon.
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    'No' to your PS.. I brought my copy along to show you in case you wanted to buy one, which you obviously did. I also have Nigel Bennet and Keith Duckworth in that series, which I'd recommend. PPS .. December .. not sure when I'll get up there but here's a photo I took with a Nikon and some Speedlights ... a proper camera !
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    First off - apologies for the dire photos - my cheapskate phone isn't great at dusk! @clivef38 Lovely Elite @paulho Lovely Éclat (with a dodgy 4.0lt V8 Mk2 Rangie photo-bombing the shot!) Neil's Lovely Elise Great to meet ex-Lotus Roger and his Son Neil (owner of the above). Sadly Roger's beautifully restored Europa wasn't present but maybe one day! We did get to see a nice magazine article all about it though.
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    Thought the car looked good in the evening light today...
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    Here's your car, it's mint and belongs to a long term TLFer, @Royal! https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/esprit-s4s-for-sale-3/
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    I completed a 3,200 mile tour to and around Norway in 8 days without significant issues. Here a couple of photo's. I'll put some on the Exige photo thread as well.
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    I’m going to stand next to one and shout in the microphone every time a car goes by I don’t like.
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    In final prep, I'm really happy with my unique wheel colour choice and apparently the garage like them too I think they complement the blue nicely.
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    Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße - Salzburg
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    Dear god. Does he also only put it in half way to save his wife?
  31. 1 point
    Hey Ruud, don’t get me wrong, I still love bikes! I can’t ride them anymore but I will always love bikes more than I do cars so please don’t feel bad about posting your bike history. I didn’t put my post up to make people think like that.
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    Was at a petrol station today. Man came up to look at the car and then this exchange happened: Man: "Wow, that is nice!....Lotus?!?!?!.....What is that, some kind of Porsche?" Me: "Uhhhh, no.....It's a LOTUS!"


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