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  1. And that's us, our little family http://www.nineteen80one.com/lotus-family-our-family/
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  2. Not revving when starting, I am not a boy racer.
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  3. Spent all day yesterday at the Supercar Siege. Was suprised by just how much attention the car got, and has some pretty intense questioning on running costs etc. - some of whom admitted to searching out an Evora owner specifically at the event. It would seem that the Evora is becoming more acknowledged and people are considering it is a very real ownership prospect. Every comment was favourable and flattering. Made me happy
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  4. We're holding a test drive weekend here at Analogue HQ, on the 30th and 31st of May.. Spaces are limited, so it's first come, first served.. We start at 10am and finish at 4pm, on both days. And yes, you will be driving, and it will be a nice little route that we use to test out geo settings.. To book your place email us at info@analogueautomotive.co.uk.
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  5. Not my best work but a fun little video none-the-less:
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  6. Get the roof off you pansy!
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  7. If the next Exige shares the Evora 400 powertrain, with cooler, please let that be enough justification to re-introduce the Exige 'signature' roof scoop for the coupe. An approved and optional harness bar would be great once again, as well. It was pretty useful in my S2 for regular track usage. Some may baulk at the thought of extra mass, but xenon lighting at this price point would be great as well, or go back to the S2 lights that actually worked well.
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  8. Our weekend trip to Dun's Link to Photobucket. http://s862.photobucket.com/user/s1ghthound01/library/Dunns?sort=3&page=1
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  9. Hi Roland, it took 6 of us to lift it on the van, it was quite heavy, 2 strong people at the back and 4 people at the front. I made a trolly for the chassis, i made it using 2 swivel casters on the from and 2 fixed casters on the back, also i used 6x2" wood and bolted the casters on. I will take a picture of it tomorrow although you may be able to see the casters in this pic. Its really easy to move the car around the garage, better than axle stands.
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  10. Sometimes they do appear. My better half pushed me to buy the V8 against my better judgement....
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  11. Thanks guys - I think it may have been my fault having the doors and boot open too long whilst I was cleaning it - but I'll keep an eye on it - seems to be charging up fine with the c-tek charger (and I've taken on board Tony's suggestion to mount it on the wall so it doesn't hang on the bodywork)
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  12. Absolutely right. Every manufacturer is heavily constrained by budget, emissions laws, etc. that all carry tradeoffs with them. Even model strategy plays a role, why else would the (identical) engine in a Cayman GT4 have 10 HP less than in the 911? As an owner I don't care about these constraints, why shouldn't I tap intoe the reserves the car / engine / gearbos, etc. have? By doing it I'm not saying Lotus engineers aren't good enough, in fact I'm sure they could get even more power out of the engine. It just wouldn't be economical for Lotus to do.
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  13. Some great suggestions already, loads of V6 owners on here so keep them coming. Larger fuel tank is an obvious and easy area for improvement that should have been on my list. The intention for the thread is to compile a list of achievable updates that could make the next Exige even better, not what's wrong with the current car. After all, there really is very little 'wrong' with the current car. Thanks to everyone so far for getting that. Many Lotus people read TLF, so I hope it might be helpful.
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  14. As a new Lotus owner I do get the impression that there are a lot of very conservative owners of this marque. If you modify your car you will void warranties and reduce the resale market and therefore the cars value, but that's not to say that there is nothing that could be improved on a stock car. However good the engineers at Hethel are, all cars are built to a budget and that IMHO implies certain tradeoffs and comprises. 345 BHP from 3.5 litres seems pretty tame to me - but was obviously a number Lotus and Toyota were happy to warranty. Now they seem happy with 400BHP so that suggests to me that the car can be improved with more go! I don't personally think that going aftermarket denigrates the efforts of the factory's engineers - and BTW there are people who feel the need to slap turbos on V12 Lambos for more go! I love my Evora but there are definitely things that could make it even better!
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  15. Don't forget that the £72k price includes taxes. I wouldn't be surprised if the $ price is roughly $72k. (That is generally how UK/US prices work when things from here are sold over there).
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  16. Moderators, please feel free to delete from the unhappy post, I stuck it in the wrong one, must have been overexcited. What made me happy today, well can I cover the last four day's please. Day No1, Given the all clear to drive again. Day No 2. Step son got married and it all went without a hitch which was great as we thought we may have a problem due to what I had just gone through, the party completed at midnight and I abstained from booze as I had to drive to Duns early next morning. Day No 3. Wendy and I went to Duns for the weekend. Day No 4.At the end of the final day at Duns we were invited into the VIP room for tea with Sir Jackie Stewart who then went on to sign Wend's Lotus cap and a further autograph, brilliant and what a gent, photos will be posted later. Culmination of Day No 4 arriving home to find the new S3 had been delivered and it absolutely blood stunning, other than a slip bit of stitching on the drivers seat, you would think it had never been sat in, what I was told was damage on the rear n/s quarter turned out to be a tiny scuff mark which to po had polished out prior to collection. Opened the boot to find a complete new s/s exhaust and bands. Looked in the passenger's side and find a box full of new spares including several new air and oil filters, 2 x 5lt of oil, new fuel pumps, ignition parts and more. What made me happy to day, all of the above.
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  17. Norlog Mid Wales Run just brilliant, 300 miles door to door.
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  18. I find that blokes seem to appreciate it more than the fairer sex,they like the fact its British its a bit quirky and surprised as to just how blindingly quick they are.I always get let out of side roads and am suitably appreciative, women love seeing my 10 year old daughter sat in passenger seat rather than a bimbo (although she is blonde),I don't upset people by being a prick on the road but do excersise when appropriate, 20 years old and still looks fresh that surely has to be a testament to MrChapmans genius and Mr Stevens pen.
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  19. Thanks for the info Out of interest, what's the ballpark coat for the Xpel Ultimate if you go for the nose covering, etc? With regards to my car, it will be finished next week so I'll have it soon. I have to say that it looks utterly stunning. It is without doubt the most striking car I have ever owned. The way the gloss black sections sit against the glittering liquid yellow is just breathtaking. I can wait to share some photos on here when I have the car
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  20. Saw Mad Max: Fury Road this thursday, and was genuinely blown away. I'm a huge fan of the originals (especially The Road Warrior) and can say that George Miller delivered with gusto. He's worked in elements of all three of his earlier trilogy into the new one which makes it feel familiar, while the cinematography and screenplay trump anything from any of the original films - the lack of Mel Gibson aside, I'd say the latest is the best of the lot. The way he presents and develops certain characters is also quite refreshing in that he isn't afraid to march to the beat of his own drum and disregard "Hollywood ethics" when need be. Lastly (this has been spoken about to some degree) but he deserves kudos for casting a particularly strong female lead in the movie and creating a character who the viewer can respect on her own merits rather than her physical appearance (and it would have been easy to rely on the latter considering it's Charlize Theron....). I strongly recommend it. 9/10.
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  21. My wife says it's not just her I bore with my Car talk............
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  22. The dogs are more my better half's passion - it is because of them I don't get much grief about how much I have spent on the Esprit
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  23. Gentleman in a beautiful Jag E-Type gave me the nod of acknowledgement on the motorway today. That's the second time motoring royalty has acknowledged the Evora... First time it was a silver haired fox in an F40. Love Evora!
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  24. My daily drive is a boat, eh, I mean a BMW 640d M Sport: A diesel that's more powerful than my Esprit, I guess that's progress for you.
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  25. Mine - my other Giugiaro...
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