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  1. First start after rebuild (Essex 006 LHD) Only issue today-alternator belt was too loose.I will get the performance chart tomorow.Best present for christmas ever I can,t upload a short Video ,so there are only photos...
    7 points
  2. Here's one from Bell and Colvill this morning, what a stunning car, very Christmassy colour too! Merry Christmas. Anyone got any more?
    4 points
  3. Hi Guys, Here is the information I have uncovered which was too late to be included in the book. The info is a little different to Brian’s info but makes complete sense and also ties into Jeremy Walton’s info written around the time of Filming and includes the info Lotus employee’s told me first hand in the late 80s early 90s. ================================================================== White Cars:- NCL458V Dev 1 Essex 10858 On Location Corfu OPW654W Ex White Press Car
    4 points
  4. No it was lovely car Bibs.......but Im a fussy bugger and was always on a mission to get to an Exige. Wanted a 380 but have bought a 350 which all going well will be delivered tomorrow. Still planning on getting into a 380 though at some point
    3 points
  5. @DK7 was the kit car comment really necessary? Very insulting to the ladies and gentlemen at Lotus who have a proud heritage and tradition of engineering excellence. When you see the Exige chassis and the engineering and design that has gone into the Exige when it is being built on the production line I can assure you it is every bit as good as anything Porsche can do from an engineering perspective.
    3 points
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  7. I went to take a look this morning. The paint code on the data label is B142. Pictures don't do it justice, it was a real WOW! moment when I first saw it. The colour is fantastic, even better than I'd hoped. I'm thrilled to bits how it has turned out. It's still awaiting preparation, but even so the paintwork looked superb quality. I'm not going to add stripes, it doesn't need them. I took a few pictures, but my photography skills are no match for GFWilliams!
    2 points
  8. Road and Track magazine don't appear to like it one bit in their review
    2 points
  9. LSD is now in, I've only driven home from Hangar111, but I can report that a) race mode works absolutely fine still which is good and b) instead of one wheel spinning, now both wheels spin. Not sure I'm getting any more traction, but it does move about a lot more predictably which is nice (on private roads, obviously). It feels more drive by the rear now, reminds me of my old Caterham which is good! I will be going out later to make sure I can do donuts, for scientific reasons of course...
    2 points
  10. Admittedly I am not on here often, but not sure why it is advertising Butt Plugs on the forum, I've not looked at them...recently!
    1 point
  11. Well I never saw this coming......but I’m now the proud owner of a Starlight Black Evora S. Very nice car that has replaced my Esprit S4s. The plan is to keep it until next year and then sell to buy an Exige 380. Hope you all like it......the Starlight Black paintwork is stunning If anyone is looking for a lovely Evora S then please get in touch - but please no timewasters......I had enough of them with the Esprit
    1 point
  12. Lotus can only blame itself for all these negative comments: they build a 120k euro car and do not organize a proper test day at the nurburgring to fairly prove what their car can do??? Who cares about this Heather circuit lap time: NOBODY! On top of this the 430 cup out just 6 months after the 380 cup with several 380 cup unsold. Do they read this forum? They should...
    1 point
  13. Been busy in the workshop today. Bored out the old spigot bearing and replaced with the more robust type from the later S4 engine design. Also have to rub about .002” off of the input shaft so it enters the new bearing. Total solution.
    1 point
  14. I agree it would look great with a colour matched hardtop installed, but I wouldn't use it! I had a hardtop with my Exige Roadster, but took it off early on and never put it back on! Open top is a big part of the appeal for me. Regarding exhaust note - I've not driven it yet, but I did watch it being reversed into the workshop and initial impression was very promising
    1 point
  15. I personally can't see anything insulting in a kit car reference. It is certainly not a "full on normal car" and I have no problem with that. Many of the kit cars are engineered super well and represent the great pieces of automotive "science". I actually think that Exige is one of those and am quite happy to drive one.
    1 point
  16. hmm seems i may have found myself a christmas present
    1 point
  17. Pretty sure Sport Auto knows what they are doing ... likelyhood that they are off <1% ... likelyhood that THAT 380 Cup is not making the claimed power 99%... looks like that 380 Cup had the same issue as @Jokke Vlo s car ... I must admit ... this is a shame for Lotus. They are not professional about their PR ... a bunch of amateurs in that regard ... this hurts the brand at least in German speaking countries ... I can only recomend each 380 owner that only has the slightest doubt to get the car on a professional dyno to see if it also has a „software issue“ ... By the way ..
    1 point
  18. Steve is correct. Its not as easy as it looks. Front spoiler is an easy replacement Side skirts also easy replacement. The problem is the whole rear tail spoiler. The rear body is a completely different molding on the Turbo have a look on the threads at other members projects such as Fabian's James Bond recreation when stripped for respray. Cheers Mike t
    1 point
  19. I doubt it can be done without chopping the rear lip off the body (ouch) but I may get corrected on this. On a Turbo the rear 'duck tail' is bolted on and the rear of the body has a different moulding to allow for this. For this reason, most 'fake' turbos do not have a seam as the ducktail is glassed and blended to the body. Bits will be available I suspect, as owners are now tending to 'unconvert' non-tubos back to original spec, which in the current market increases their desireability. Anyway, go for the S3, its the most sorted NA 'G' car.
    1 point
  20. Im a Judo player too...although recently Ive moved back into gymnastic which I done until I was 16. I had a 26 year gap before starting again! I did Kick Boxing for 10 years in between but have to say the sportsmanship in Judo is very high compared with other martial arts. buddsy
    1 point
  21. Still doing the research Mr May, still doing the research...
    1 point
  22. Hi Steve, yes it can be done reasonably easily but you would have holes left on the tailgate where the louvres are fitted, same I think would be on the floor pan for the side skirts, although they might just have the same fixing holes as he original, but not to sure on that one. Someone will come along who will give you a definitive answer soon though.
    1 point
  23. Hi Phil, Dave aka Lotusman33 has done numerous sets of these. Might be worth popping him a PM Cheers Stu
    1 point
  24. Neal, lovely colour indeed. Well worth the wait. Have the callipers been painted yet? Same colour as the yellow inside? Any pics of the engine bay? Also are the 250 Cups a limited run? I agree car does not need the stripes, looks good enough without.
    1 point
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  26. I bought from Boss, the chin spoiler was great but the sills were no good. I got the sills from SJS.
    1 point
  27. @Bibs It was a cold day, so think it took its time to warm the tyres up and I'm on Toyo T1Rs which aren't the highest performing tyres on track! It definietly made a difference through some of the med to high speed kinks, the car remains so stable when you expect it to react in someway, however anything tighter than a kink and it wasn't too noticeable.
    1 point
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  29. “Trace engine noise, change head gasket and rebuild engine” ?
    1 point
  30. Deezer has 10929 and 10930. These are marked on stickers on the cars so no doubt about that. Mikes account above all ties up. Other versions seem to indicate reg number swaps but this version avoids any swaps, apart from temporary filming number changes.
    1 point
  31. The 3 cyl is coming out soon and if it is a peachy as the 4 cyl which is a Ward engine of the year it should be a good base for Lotus to work from.
    1 point
  32. I totally agree with this - there's very few 2+2 coupe's on the market that you can actually fit even a small adult in. Lotus had this with the Elite. Had my teenage daughter been able to fit in the rear of the Evora I would have bought one. Being someone who's wife doesn't drive, and commute by train and therefore does less than 2,000 miles per year - I have no wish to own 2 cars. Although the 4-seater coupe market may not be very big - if Lotus actually produced one they would have little competition.
    1 point
  33. I'll try and get an interior picture tomorrow. It's black alcantara with yellow stitching and the gearchange surround is painted yellow. I was going for a green and yellow theme (traditional!), but I'm liking the picture so much that I now think the stripes will spoil it. The calipers are due to be painted yellow and I may see about getting the red 'Cup' decals replaced with yellow and leave it at that.
    1 point
  34. Get well soon Mike and Gary, we'll miss you. See you all tomorrow Martyn.
    1 point
  35. I generally like sport but my passion since 1968 when I first held a licence with the British Judo Association has been martial arts. I don’t consider the way I study now as sport, however you play judo and it can be very exciting watching the world championships or olympics. My main art now is karate and will be in the next olympics in Tokyo. I’m concerned that the type of Karate we see will not resemble the true form of the art. I represented the UK in international Ju jitsu a few years back and now run clubs and judge at national level. The most fun is watching the youngsters progress and h
    1 point
  36. " I’ve surprisingly never lost a penny on any of my esprits." said Barry to his Wife. She rolled her eyes for the 1000th time.
    1 point
  37. Dressage...I just dont get it. Saw a bit in the olympics and was waiting for them to start when the guy say " what an absolutely flaweless routine, superb!" WTF was that all about then? hahahah buddsy
    1 point
  38. But in that case, it's actually the reverse. They do like..... Somehow I just cannot imagine Cpl Jones saying it.
    1 point
  39. taken from a review (but in french, so I guess it won't be of a great interest here) , those fantastic pics : (source : https://theautomobilist.fr/essai/prise-en-main-lotus-exige-s3-v6-350-par-amour-du-diable-166888 - photo credits : Thomas Capiaux)
    1 point
  40. A pic of one of my favourite Esprits:
    1 point
  41. We landed at 5:30pm and ran the short hop to Le Mans, a 3hr, 288km drive which got us checked in at just before 9pm.The cars were parked and we retired for the night to prepare for the long day ahead. As you can see, my car is the oldest of the group and I was the oldest driver of the group! But the Black Eclat led the group and munched through the miles without a single hiccup. My buddy in the Grey Elise brought up the rear and between us we managed to keep the group together most of the time!The day started damp but brightened up as the day went on.It was on this section of the trip th
    1 point


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