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  1. So about 6 weeks ago i was extremely happy with my S1 Evora NA that i had purchased from B&C only 7 months earlier. I loved how it looked, drove and most of all how my boys loved it as much as me. I then made the first of three decisions that has changed everything. Decision 1 - i decided to go to the Lotus International meet at Brooklands more to show my two young boys the other cars than anything. There i first saw in the flesh a number of cars i hadn't before - Exige cups, Evora SR and Evora 400. Loved all i saw but wasn't enough to take my attention from my current squeeze .
    11 points
  2. What an epic trip. Six days in the Alps with a bunch of friends in a mixture of cars, exploring some of the best roads and scenery one could wish for. Teaser shot looking back at roads just travelled So how was the car ? In summary, EPIC !! Firstly , I wasn't sure how comfortable the car would be for the 800 mile trip over there (split 300 miles one afternoon and 500 miles the following day). I shouldn't have worried. Very comfortable, with the only ache coming from drivers leg from trying to hold speed at consistent amount; easily solved by using cruise control
    3 points
  3. Don't bother - it's pointless !!
    2 points
  4. So after doing an oil change/service last weekend I decided to go extra butch today and tackle the spark plugs, as per the service schedule - every 6 yrs. First is pulling the stowage net and carpet back, which reveals the service hatch which in turn reveals the heat shield service hatch... So far so good, then it's a case of removing each electrical connector and spark plug in turn and replacing it with a new one... Then I test started it, and it bloody worked?. So put everything back together. It took a couple of hours all in but was strangely rewarding to do. I wa
    2 points
  5. When talking about race engines you are referring to a different animal all together. Even in the race categories that required the standard engines to be homologated and used as the 910 was. The 910 race engines did use did use the same rods and pistons but no doubt with better balancing. What will have also made them different would have been the cam profile and timing set up . This will have been done to enable higher rpm.. However this would only have been done to achieve part of an overall objective.. The power or rev band will have be tuned into the engine to maintain peak power with
    2 points
  6. So nearly 4 years in, 18.5k miles (mostly boys weekend road trips - Zolder, Spa, Nurburgring, Le Mans, Duns, Jura Mountains, Lotus Festivals etc) and £2,102 in costs (4 x services, 1 x MOT, 3 x Road fund licence, 2 sets of Rear Tyres, Sports Exhaust etc) and still absolutely loving it. Have had the usual warranty claims that others have had, the only unique one seems a random failing of the Jaguar fuel filler flap actuator. Best mpg I've had - 42mpg, worst - 17mpg. My 2 young children fit in the back and are crazy about it too, so any excuse to go out in it is met with universal
    1 point
  7. Don't know if this has been covered elsewhere but I was excited to see that Real Racing 3, which I play all the time on my iPhone, will soon feature the 3-eleven, the Exige 360 Cup and the Type 125. Great to see Lotus featured in this video game at last!
    1 point
  8. Somebody at this firm has a sense of humor. http://www.molecatchers.com/doesnt_work.html
    1 point
  9. Looks like Grimsel/Furka pass. Unforgettable. Must have been spectacular with the roof off. That road is so much better than the Stelvio Pass it's not even funny. Good to see an Exige being enjoyed to the full!
    1 point
  10. Haha - but I'm never trying the crystals they call evora400
    1 point
  11. Agreed. 2 vx220, 1 Evora (all gone now) and now I have an Evora 400 on order!
    1 point
  12. @TAR - That's good to know. I hope to think I'm mechanically sympathetic and treat the old girl well. All the spark plugs were the same colour/level of burn which is good. @Barrykearley - you're right about personal satisfaction, I really enjoy tinkering/titivating (and learning) the Evora and means I'm left in no doubt that the job has been done properly. I've been burnt in the past with other cars and so called "servicing".
    1 point
  13. that used plug looks pretty good to me. A nice brown colour indicates a good fuel burn.
    1 point
  14. well done @JAWS - a massive personal satisfaction tick there chap. who cares if it NEEDs doing - it's DONE and you did it
    1 point
  15. Yes, and I hope Mrs. Bravo73 was suitably embarrassed by her failure here and remorseful and jolly well jumped in her car to go and get you some extra cold ones from the Offy!
    1 point
  16. @fordrallycar - you can go gold even without a lotus !!!
    1 point
  17. Couple quick photos from the area. I will upload more when I have more time.
    1 point
  18. Numbers booked on the runs up 20 percent on last year (117 Lotuses!) - if it's fine on the day we predict 215 cars in total at Chatsworth :-) If you haven't already please have a look at and like our Facebook page. Thank you Dean B on behalf of the LitP organising team
    1 point
  19. Looking good. Hope you didn't have to queue for too long. Have a good time
    1 point
  20. Keep the pics coming...have fun.
    1 point
  21. I saw your car earlier and it looks great.
    1 point
  22. Magnolia leather is the answer
    1 point
  23. wooooohooooo You can tell from the pictures where the hand over took place (where the car was born) Yes both Pat and Randy attended and the hand over was fantastic, sadly all I heard was blah blah blah blah blah blah Here it is...... More piccies to follow shorltly
    1 point
  24. I have just been on a two day business owners training event at a hotel in Surrey and obviously decided I had to go in the evora. managed to park her up in a good spot near the reception. One of the representatives was having an e cig at the front door as I walked into reception and I said hello etc, 'car was facing us' then she said don't you just love that Ferrari to which I said yes I love it, it's mine, thinking she does not know it's a lotus, she then said well actually it's a lotus and probably not yours then !! So I said actually it is a lotus and most people mistake it for a Ferrari do
    1 point
  25. Bit of oversteer at Croft. This was at hawthorn where I'm accelerating hard in second and the I was told I held a nice drift right round the bend. That's the LSD working it's magic really...
    1 point
  26. Got home 10 minutes ago. Need to attend to domestic duties before posting pics. She finally asked how much. Followed by ' and don't lie' !!!!
    1 point
  27. Late 2007 Ardent Red Lotus Exige S, super touring+ 25k miles, full history + bills (last service April 16), MOT will be passed prior to sale, HPI clear 2 previous owners, both active on Lotus forum Car is garaged on a battery conditioner Recent work carried out at HPE automotive : Full geo + with camber tweak, perfect balance. New front tyres, rear pads, Service (engine + gearbox oil) – 260 factory upgrade: bigger fuel pump and injectors, Air box, forge IC/pipes (very light), cup 260 ECU (carried out at christopher neil) – Lotus motorsport triple pass alloy radiator – OEM forged Cup 260
    1 point
  28. Hi Mark, hope your well? a week or so? Thats pretty impressive - most people last about an hour. Check the earth on the solenoid in the nose and the +ve. If its getting power and earth its got to be stuck internally.
    1 point
  29. you need to watch to the end - funniest thing I've seen in ages
    1 point
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  31. Clackett Lane services at 0645 this morning. A couple of fellas from a Highway Maintenance van are having a smoke in the car park as I pulled up. One of them made some comment which I didn't catch, to which his mate responded "Nah, that's a Lotus Evora. Clarkson [email protected] loved it and it's not a [email protected] Porsche". As I walked past, he turned to me and said "[email protected] nice motor mate, love it". I said "thanks" and carried on in to the services smiling
    1 point
  32. Stu, I liked you. I really did. But since that last post where you contemplate a future Porker 911 purchase, well, you're dead to me now! Do you hear me, dead to me!
    1 point


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