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  1. Hi Guys, as one or the other might have read - I have spent quite some time thinking about the EX460 upgrade. Last but not least, I set a tough hurdle for myself to achieve with everything OEM before I even considered the EX 460 upgrade - a sub 2 min. lap time at Bilster Berg (my home track) ;-) ... I broke the 2 mins in August and tomorrow finally is the day: I will pick up my Exige from KT after they have installed the EX460 Kit as well as the Oehlins Road&Track and the Kobra4 brake package (PFC discs and pads) . They are working on the car since Wednesday. Brakes and Oehl
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  2. We run a small scale Organic beef and sheep farm so I have a bit of a vested interest in this subject and can probably answer / validate some of the statements made here. Before I start I would like to point out that our ethos is that of allowing the animals the best quality of life possible before they become burgers. This is true in some instances but has been taken completely out of context. There is a practice predominantly in America for what is called 'Zero grazing' for dairy animals. It is more efficient to have a dairy cow indoors, harvest the grass and deliver it to the animal
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  4. I have driven that car in torrential rain twice but it's not something I hope to repeat. Especially having just resprayed the inside of the wheelarches while the wheels were off. I have done 1000 miles since owning it. I had planned for to do nearer double that by now but two of my longer journeys to MBW in the Spring and Brands in August we thwarted. I do make sure to fire it up and drive it at least once a month where possible. With 23,465 miles showing since new I do feel obliged to preserve its very lovely original condition. If that means putting up with a bit of flack on h
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  5. Another polished turd owner here! Better than an unpolished one surely?
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  6. This kind of comment normally comes from people who have zero chance of ever owning either. It's called jealousy.
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  7. I will definitely invite fellow-Lotus enthusiasts for the 'grand' reopening. I could even provide indoor camping if anyone wants to travel to Belgium.
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  8. This could be my car except that its not actually a car!
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  9. I do not dislike or hate veganism. Good on you for making a lifestyle choice but don't try and put your values on me and don't try and force a restaurant to cater to the 3 Vegans who will come in over the next year! Funniest thing I heard was at an Italian restaurant where one of the group I was with asked if they had any vegan options. They suggested the Mozzerella and Tomato salad and the Pasta (egg pasta) with vegetables. The look of horror on her face! When she had chosen it without the mozzerella and ordered a salad for main she asked if we knew how mozzerella was made. One of our te
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  10. Porsche factory and museum are a must. The attention to detail is startling. You can see why they are so successful. Great day out if you get the chance. I'll post some pics of the museum if anyone is interested. No factory pics as they don't permit cameras Then Stuttgart to Stelvio. 600km. First 200 on the autobahn. Managed 150mph with plenty to spare (but notable wind noise) but nothing fell off! Then the Evora came into its own. Fantastic switch back passes in Austria and Switzerland. The Evora was almost on a par on the autobahn with the Turbo, Aventador and 918 but real
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  11. To be honest, if i could afford it, I'd have one of each. Given I can only afford one, it has to be the Evora.
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  12. Short term the Exige is without a doubt the most exhilarating thing I've ever driven, and I've never smiled more driving a car, truly bonkers and way beyond the Evora. Would not fancy doing long distance in one with a passenger though, which is why I always take the step down in manic craziness to the Evora's level, which is still an awesome drive but with the creature comforts for when you're not in insanity mode!
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  13. After I lost my father, I needed a little cheering up, so went with a friend with his Chaos car (911) to a Classic car show last Sunday, at the Kronborg Castle (Hamlet etc). I went in the Esprit, my friend in his Chaos car. After having enjoyed the scenery for a few hours, we decided to go for a blast at some twisty roads on our way back to Copenhagen. Pretty many people that day, many taking Photos of the Esprit, being the only one there as usual. As we had just started our engines, and were warming them up a bit, before leaving, a group of Japanese tourists passed by, heavily
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  14. The Lotus store has just come on the market for rental. Maybe rebrand as TLF store Sorry for bad photo
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  15. For the full article click here
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  16. Here's mine from my 1982 Turbo Esprit In Situ No factory fitted alarm on mine. There's a thread about it somewhere: edit ... and here it is - OK it's about Jacks, but you'll be asking about that as well
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  17. Yep, that nails it, no chance
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  18. Just buy a project S3.and do it up as an S3 Might not be the exact car you want but its pretty close and you wont lose money. Still loads and loads of work. I actually wanted a countach but hey ho I couldn't afford one so had to find something else...life is a bit like that. Buddsy
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  20. Yeah yeah yeah pant pant - countach pleaaaseeeee.
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  21. Well, just a few off the top of my head would be rear brake caliper mountings, rear hubs and hub carriers, other suspension parts, gear linkage parts, gear lever, all heater parts, rad undertray, pedal box parts, vent blowers, most of the vacuum-formed body parts, etc etc. Too many to list. Every little bracket, mounting plate etc would be needed and these are parts which are not available because they never wear out. Other parts are available such as wishbones, rear calipers (exchange only though), metal coolant through-chassis pipes etc but at huge prices. Then you would need to ma
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  22. Cornering comes first, then the ride.
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  23. I can liken this to trying to explain what sex is like to the un-initiated. go and try it
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  24. Let's get a few more in and we'll provide the payment code and get cracking on these.
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  25. It's an 84 Pack GT (wide body). I would consider selling it.
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  26. Perhaps check and see if the lower part of your "A" pillar trim may have come loose. I know several owners over here who had similar noise due to the "A" pillar.
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  27. Barrie, have you ever driven your Essex over 30?
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  28. I'm no doubt in the 'overly precious' camp. Car is washed at least every 3-4 days, once a month or every 1k miles (whichever comes first, usually it's the mileage trigger as I've covered 22k in 18 months) it has a wheels-off major clean (arches, brake and suspension components etc) and includes a full polish and rewax of the bodywork, then every 6 months it's a thorough deep clean with glaze reapplication. Anytime I go away anywhere for even a few days, a full cleaning kit goes with me, and at all times there's a speed detailer spray and some microfiber cloths in the boot for those 'just in ca
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  29. Laura and I drove 1,000 miles in 48 hours in the Roadster when we took it from Hethel to Edinburgh for the Murrays open day a couple of years back. The 200 mile range (well, 120 on the first tank :D) was a relief as it meant I could get out and stretch my legs. Apart from the shockingly poor headlamp which at one point on the way back in rain forced us to stop due to a lack of visibility, it wasn't a chore
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  31. In my experience..... and this is no reflection of the good people of this forum..... but those who claim 'OCD' or some form of fastidious commitment to car care, are usually peddling well polished turds.
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  32. You should've started the 400 up and revved it with the valves open, then said "no offence, but your ****ing wet dream repmobile can't do that".
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  33. Almost. The other comment would have been, "Had I had an M4 you wouldn't be here talking to me".......... ... actually an M4 is looking more attractive by the minute
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  34. UK Sportscars website has been broken for several days which is rather odd. Their video of a different red Turbo is still here:
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  35. I'm afraid I'm far less protective about my Lotus... Don't get me wrong, I love her and would hate see something happen to her. But I bought it to drive above all else. I'll do what is needed to keep her in decent shape. Starting with a far from immaculate bodywork (both my previous red one and the current silver, too good to warrant an expensive respray but with enough bits that wont buff out), and not being too found of detailing, I'm satisfied to just keep her clean(ish). Which does mean washing about once a month, usually before an event or local run. And I do love it when I (finally) sort
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  36. What do you think, black or satin black? I know, it's a red car thread but I vote for satin... on a black car I have to admit that it is a little less relevant
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  37. im happy stopping every 200 miles. Stops the tinnitus getting worse....?
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  38. I can confirm I've just looked at mine in the garage - yup -leaking ( me not the car ) G, S or T cars - all fking amazing to look at
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  39. The S1 Evora's ride quality shames an awful lot of cars, including those with zero sporting credentials
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  40. Hello thanks for the nudge @biggerbigben At the moment allowing users to create their own graphics would limit the effects that can be used simple additions can be done (your extra gauges are no problem) and I can make them available for download I will provide a software skeleton for anyone wanting to create their own graphics, then they can offer it for download if they like. but It does require some software experience to hit the floor running. or determination to work it out for themselves. @C8RKH VX220 should be fine , I have a vx220 cluster in my sample
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  41. Yes, apparently it is made from vegans under the age of 36 so not too tough either. Otherwise it would be Vegan Mutton.
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  42. HI and welcome Daniel - The topic right below this one has a couple of pages of discussion on tyre choices for the Evora, have a read of that mate
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  43. @theelanman My 2007 9-3 anniversary Aero estate just tipped over 100,000 miles at the weekend, in all the years I've owned it and all those miles it's never had one fault. I'm being serious, not one. I love that car. In the time I've had it I think at least six 'fun' weekend cars have come and gone. Like you, I just can't find a replacement I like as much!
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  44. Any Classic (pre decat era) Alfa Romeo 1.750 engine in the Elise and any V6 alfa Romeo in all the other cars cause these alfa romeo were beauties to behold Playfulness, beauty, power, and noise. I believe any Lotus engine needs to look mechanical, the new 400 engine looks the part, I just hope Lotus will be able to give the same sort of treatment to Elise and Exige soon and get rid of the horrible plastic noise reducer, just have all hoses to look clean and tidy give it a coat of paint.
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  45. The forged wishbones are a work of art, and very few cars and any level have such quality items.
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