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  1. Took her out tonight, was driving beautifully, new airbags installed and much improved cornering while maintaining ride quality, well worth the extra effort. Latest photo for your viewing pleasure.
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  2. In front of Chalfont Park House (near Gerrards Cross) which appeared as an outside location in James Bond film Thunderball (1965). It is now home to Citrix.
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  3. No........maybe...........you interested?
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  4. Thank you for all the welcomes I advertised my VX on Sunday afternoon and it sold 24 hours later, never expected that!!! So, rather than the expected few weeks wait I will now be picking up the Evora on Tuesday next week. Will get some pics up after I've had the initial play in it
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  5. Seems to me that what started out as a simple comment about being shocked by the trade in price of the V6 Cup, seems to have turned into a tirade where the person has been vilified from everything from his judgement, driving skill , driving in a responsible manner and even his wife. Come on guys I thought this was a friendly forum and not like some of the others out there and have now appeared to have driven away a guy whom seems a genuine fan of the car.
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  6. Apologies if I have come across as being mean in any way. I don't believe in ridiculing anyone online any more than I would in real life. I'm also glad that these posts have received far more respect than you would normally find elsewhere. But I'm glad other members can see some of the absurd contradictions in many of the posts. Of course everyone 'gets' that there are frustrations in a very fast car on public roads, this is precisely why I enjoy track days. Also why I am so glad I chose a car that delivers most where you can enjoy it best. I have written at length about the anti-social cornering limits of the Cup spec car and also how it's towering ability can make it feel like it's not even trying at sane and legal road speeds. I was also the very proud owner of an S2 Elise which is still missed and will go down as one of the very best and most enjoyable road cars I ever owned. But what is absolutely absurd to me is the insistence that the V6 Cup is not 'involving' to drive at legal speeds. It remains one of the most responsive and communicative cars you can buy at any price. Many would argue that it was too busy, too immediate, too visceral compared to a polished, refined all-rounder like the Porsche Cayman. The one thing it offers, unarguably until now, is a vivid sense of occasion, an immersive drive in the true Lotus tradition. I like my V6 precisely because it shares so much of what I loved about my Elise. Had it really lost any of the intimate connection with the machine and the road that the Elise offers I would have been the first one to write about it on here and the first Cup owner to trade back down to an Elise also. The great achievement of the V6 Exiges is that they combine most of the performance of something very serious like a Nissan GTR with most of the communication and response of an Elise. No other car on sale offers this, most seriously fast cars are not even into their stride until past 100 mph. Still considered far too extreme for most people, the three variants offer some fine tuning according to your road/track use. The Roadster remains the best and most enjoyable of all for mainly road use. Annoyingly it's also hugely talented on the track. The V6S remains a great compromise between the two and the Cup a masterpiece of a track car you don't need to trailer. The sense of occasion, alertness and responsiveness increases accordingly. With the harnesses, carbon seats, quick release steering wheel, firmer suspension and lower ride height the Cup makes driving to Tesco feel like you're on a formation lap for a GT race.
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  7. So a little over a week to go, and I'm getting excited. Now I've done a couple of Euro trips, as great as they were, I wanted to do something a bit different. Basically the plan is to drive from my house to the Arctic Circle in a V6 Exige. Two weeks have been blocked out and the ferry from Hull to Holland booked. The rest is in the lap of the God's (and booking.com ) However I'm now settling into the reality of actually following through on my claims Must (well hoping) to do's on the trip: - Worlds longest road tunnel (it would be a shame not to in a V6 ) - World's most northerly circuit - Troll Road - Atlantic coast road. I'm setting up a twitter account/blog, now and the plan will be to post some real time highlights / commentary of the trip. How hard can it be ?
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  8. Well, after 3 months of trailing the Evora forum gathering information I have finally taken the agonising decision to sell the VX220 that I have owned for nearly 14 years and signed up to buy an Evora S Amazingly, the VX sold within 24 hours of advertising it so now just a week long wait before taking delivery of its replacement. Hope I've made the right decision, it has a lot to live up to
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  9. Nice to meet you guys tonight, lovely cars. Hope the weather is better for you tomorrow, enjoy the day. chipp
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  10. you answered my post on boot and washer bottle the other night just found your rebuild thread thought I was potty starting with a new chassis well done some serious graft, pissed myself at the kid who said he stood on his wheel centres by accident. well impressed they aint the easiest cars to work on
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  11. Hi Howard, Looks like we are sharing the same nightmare, I have had done exactly the same as you, replaced damn near everything and like you had a full engine rebuild, new clutch new blah blah blah you name it I've done it. Got it out of the shop last weekend with a new radiator and yep like you still spewing coolant. I am told by talking to lots of technicians that it has to be a cracked head or blown head gasket so engine coming out again. My nightmare has been going on for a year now but I'm determined to get to the bottom of it. Good luck and i will let you know when my heads are out with a full diagnosis I my email is [email protected] All the best
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  12. I find that unlikely.... that they would not immediately surrender one to the great Bibs!! :-P
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  13. Pierre, Ive chased up Swindon today about availabilty and n/a fitment. Gav
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  14. AS per Cocopops - a nice carbon wrap will be much cheaper, look great and hide the sins...
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  15. We are there Thursday. May pop in on Wednesday of we get there in time. Staying at the Linder.
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  16. This is my job . You've come to the right place . The yellow on the sony iso is for the 12v back up and should be live all the time . The red is the ignition feed and needs to have a switchable feed for the stereo to turn off and on . When you've done it right the sony will beep at you to say you've left the facia on with the stereo turned off . Also this is important as you mentioned bluetooth the ignition on your sony is needed to tell the bluetooth in the unit when to look and pair your phone ie on . And then when to disconnect ie when you turn the car off . If you wire the red to the yellow and have your unit perminantly on the unit will not work properly and the bluetooth will get confused . Just to add on the iso find the black wire in the power section this is earth . Above it will be the red wire your ign then three wires over will be the yellow this is perm 12v usually on a vauxhall loom these feeds in the car will be the wrong way round so on the sony loom use the bullet connectors and swop the red to yellow and yellow to red and switch the ignition on and off you should get beeps when off this is now correct . If not make sure the yellow is staying live into the head unit and add a feed from the ignition into the red wire on the headunit .hope that helps
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  17. Good idea @cocopops! Standard exhaust: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=e2foOcFp2PA 2bular quiet mode: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AQElSfnmGN4&feature=youtu.be 2bular loud mode: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QH1aWgLM_YA&feature=youtu.be Hope that worked ok and is of interest to some people!
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  18. A "fairly cautious individual" who has "been fortunate enough to rally at a very high level" who bought a V6 Cup with no interest in track days and found "no buzz or sensation" while driving it on the TT course at 40mph in 6th gear. Married to a lady with a strong aversion to fire extinguishers he "can also hand on heart say an old crappy 3K MG TF was more fun on the road than the 68K worth of Lotus car. If you don't agree with me, then you are probably missing my point." Apart from Tom who's the only one who gets your point. Tom? An MGTF! Really?! Et tu Brute?! Au contraire Monsieur Mint, this thread has been pure comedy!
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  19. No - I'll just bring along a very big slice of humble pie for you to enjoy during the lunch break.
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  20. I think its the block number, its stamped on after its assembled to the block. I machined hundreds of these!
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  22. Hi Ross and welcome. I lived in Dalgety Bay for over 20 years, moving just up the road to Kirkcaldy only 2 months ago. I was on The Haven - maybe you saw me about in my V8? Where abouts are you - I might pop round for a nosey at some point. And if you fancy a lift up to the Lotus Day on 2 August, just let me know.
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  23. While I've been asked to not share the exact number, I can say that the 3-Eleven is definitely a sales success so far!
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  24. I still love the look of the Elite more than the Esprit. Buddsy
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  25. Just watched that video - OMG what a vanity project! If Pagani can manage with bespoke configurations of someone else's engines, then surely that is the way to go. Hell, if Lotus had just made a clever new crank-case and made a V8 out of 2 Toyota 2ZZ's, even that would have been less daft than having their own engine, just to have their own engine when they'd be building 500 max a year! Couldn't Lotus just re-clam an Evora to look like that, slap on a pair of dirty great turbos and produce 600BHP like Ford do in their GT? It might even catch fire when stationary like a proper supercar
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