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  1. Thought it was about time I posted up here.
    5 points
  2. Or... ...they will be recognised as the last generation of ‘pure Lotus’ analogue, manual, ICE cars and the limited supply will mean that values head the other way.
    4 points
  3. Three out of five Evora that took part in a track-day at Gotland Ring during the weekend. Ardent Red SR, Pewter Grey SR and Frost Blue S. IMG_4918 by Stefan Axelsson, on Flickr
    4 points
  4. What, like this...? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wow. The seller really went to town with the description... "White, 2 owners, £65,000"
    3 points
  5. Sorry to hear that you had to part with your Evora @london_v Here's hoping you get back into the Lotus position before too long!
    3 points
  6. Eyes in the sky tomorrow 2.37pm over Maidstone. Unlikely to see this again any time soon. 34 Dakotas flying from Duxford towards Europe. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/where-you-can-see-the-d-day-flypast-over-kent-205923/
    2 points
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  8. It probably is. It's the cheapest Sport 410 on PH at the moment. What's the point guessing what each model will level out at? Pretty much all cars lose value for the first 10 years, but residuals prove that you'll only lose your sleeves on an Evora, rather than your entire shirt. You could spend 60K on a high end used BMW today that would be worth 15K in a few years time. Going on your own estimations, you could spend 60K on a Sport 410 now, and still only lose 5 - 10K on depreciation, so why deprive yourself of all that the enjoyment by not taking the plunge on a minter now, rather than
    2 points
  9. When I did mine I had to ask the wife how to turn on the oven as I have never used an oven before!
    2 points
  10. I have 2 dogs. They both walk off the lead in the middle of the road. Neither of them can handle a scalpel or even a potato peeler. I rest my case, m'lud.
    2 points
  11. @Nathan Pitman This one looks to have just came into specialist used car dealer Parkway - these are the guys I bought my old 350 Exige from. Decent guys to deal with and I got a great deal from them.
    2 points
  12. A couple of great days on the island of Gotland. Challenging track but very fun to drive. We'll definitively will be back, despite the logistic challenges (and cost) to get there. A few photos from the pit below. IMG_0714 by Stefan Axelsson, on Flickr IMG_7819 by Stefan Axelsson, on Flickr IMG_7224 by Stefan Axelsson, on Flickr
    2 points
  13. 25,000 miles rolled up on the M100. I have only done 777 of them.
    2 points
  14. I expect this car to be the most documented Lotus launch ever. if Pistonheads has seen the car in earlier phase of development, it is safe to assume that one or two of the established big player (Evo, Car, Road and Track...) have had full access to the car story and I wouldn't be surprised if the car gets a full blown documentary à la Discovery Channel Megafactories. I expect a few of the youtubers (Carfection...) to have be given access to the clay model in the studio already. This car is a statement of intent so they will give the biggest splash they can muster and this time the marketing
    2 points
  15. Much as I love my GT410 Sport, specifically the redesigned nose area, I much prefer the rear end and aero slots/vents either side of the wheels on the GTE. To my eyes, the vents behind the front wheels look better than the simple reshaping in that area on the 430 and I love how Lotus have done the air inlet/outlet either side of the rear wheels. Much more of a resolved design than the more recent cars.
    2 points
  16. From our race last weekend (it should be noted that we won our class after 8 years of trying ) : Lotus Elite by Brian Knudson, on Flickr Lotus Elite by Brian Knudson, on Flickr
    2 points
  17. I was sitting on the grass eating my sandwiches and enjoying the sunshine, I wasn't getting up to move the car! Couple more taken on the day -
    2 points
  18. Cool. I've got one just like it only in more bits
    1 point
  19. And finally, the new wheels fitted.
    1 point
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  21. I certainly do...…...but I only bought it in Feb 2019 and I have done 400 more miles than the previous owner did since 2015. Luckily, my Evora has done 10,000 miles with me since March 2018. Justin
    1 point
  22. And some more... Gardena route blocked avalanche threat... massive detour.. some nice pics...
    1 point
  23. What better way for Lotus to demonstrate that they are embracing the latest technology and looking forward to the future than by infusing their ethos with an all-electric hypercar? In some ways the ultimate show of engineering and design prowess. A statement car to put Lotus back in the limelight to help launch the next generation of the 'affordable' sports cars. I must admit I'm not as up to speed on the details as you guys are but needless to say looking forward to seeing it later this month.
    1 point
  24. @CocoPops - Yup, I'll be there - driving part way down Thursday night - then finish the journey Friday then home Sunday. Can't wait to catch up as genuinely the VX guys are some of the nicest people you can meet. And of course what is not to like about having forty or so petrol heads in the pub on a Saturday night drinking lime and soda. Well, something like that anyway.... Last years was great as a solitary new Boxster turned up at the VX national in Anglesey and he was well pissed off when he was constantly being over taken by a line of Vauxhall's made in Norwich. I had got over my loa
    1 point
  25. I think it is wrong to compare the upcoming SF90 to the Type 130, it will be done off course but they are not in the same class. the SF90 is clearly an evolved F8 tributo aluminium chassis with e-awd. It is the next gen of Ferrari production supercars, a course correction from Ferrari to show a certain company in Woking and elsewhere that they are still the Daddy. If you have the right amount of money and Ferrari agrees with your credentials anybody will be able to buy it, if not you still have the pour people version, the F8 Tributo which is the non-hybrid version with all the good last gen s
    1 point
  26. Don't need either, they have teeth
    1 point
  27. Win-Ace themselves might not still list them (I suspect that they might be in dispute over the use of the Lotus name & model names) but their US agent, Hethelsports, still lists their entire range: http://hethelsport.com/exterior/ (If you weren’t already aware, the actual GTE/GT350 is wider than a standard car. These Win-Ace bumpers are just the standard width. They don’t do a ‘widebody’ kit).
    1 point
  28. EDIT: just to add, he's just dug out and charged up his Panasonic VX21 VHS-C camcorder to film proceedings. I'm not expecting great results and he's got nothing to play the tapes back on. The last time he used it was on a safari in Kenya with my mum. She died in 2000, so that holiday would have been at least 20 years ago. Bless.
    1 point
  29. #doggate We have a dog. She's always walked on the lead because she doesn't like other dogs in her face. So don't get me started on uncontrolled dogs who come up off lead and she then snaps at 'oh they're only being friendly' "fuck off, you might think yours is but mine doesn't like it, why are you putting my dog at risk"
    1 point
  30. I'm taking my Dad to Duxford tomorrow. He's all excited!
    1 point
  31. @stephenwhyte thanks, that looks awesome. The same colour as my old 400.
    1 point
  32. So, whose car on the forums was this green one that is now for sale? What can you tell me about it's issues, what has been resolved and what remains? What's the warranty status as well? https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-410-sport-v6-manual-----------------2016/9737070
    1 point
  33. I get what you’re saying. But I think it’s unfair to paint all dogs with the same brush. I was attacked by a dog when I was 5 years old casually riding my bike in the park minding my own business. I was scared of them for the longest time, but then started reading into the psychology of dogs and realised they’re not that bad after all. On the flip side, I cannot stand when people approach my dog and start stroking it without asking and therefore blatantly invading its private space. I make it a point to never approach dogs, because I don’t know anything about it or how it’s feeling.
    1 point
  34. There’s something very “Spy Who Loved Me” about a white & black Evora
    1 point
  35. I suppose I wasn't explaining myself properly. You are absolutely correct with this statement. What I was trying to say is that with electric powertrains, they are all the same, except in their performance. Whereas with an internal combustion engine you have all manner of ways of proceeding. Turbos, NA, supercharged, hybrid, V engines, straight, flat, manual/automatic. Each one gives you different characteristics, and this is the thing that doesn't become obsolete. In contrast, electric cars can only vary in the size of battery. The delivery of that power is identical from the most humb
    1 point
  36. I'm still expecting it to be compared to a base Cayman.
    1 point
  37. @Cypriot and @Vanya I actually think you are both coming from the same place and saying the same thing and I actually think i agree with you. To put it into context. If I had a S1/2/3 NA or Turbo Esprit I would not be in the least bit "bovvered" about the fact that an RS Megane or a Fiesta ST Mountune was quicker. If I had a DeTomaso Pantera, a Countach, a Diablo, a Miura or a Jalpa and even a 308/328GTB/S or a 348/355 I would not be in the slightest bit concerned that a Fiat Abarth 500 was a more practical and faster point to point car. A Jag XJ220, a 70's Vantage V12. A
    1 point
  38. Just more weight saving - the standard door beams were machined and polished. The race car uses the same door beams but with a more extreme weight saving due to the side protection from the roll cage.
    1 point
  39. Children don't enrich your life. They impoverish it. Depending on how my daughter says "daddy" I can work out if the ask is going to be for £25, £100, or a couple of grand! You are rich (in that you have some money, lots of free time, the ability to do what you want when you want with who you want). Then you meet THE girl. Then bang. You're married. Kids arrive. Then to rub salt in the wound for some men the kids demand a dog while the man has to then train it, walk it, pay for it, feed it etc. This is not enrichment. This is impoverishment. To all single men out there. Don't do it
    1 point
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  41. Not much joy on the other thread, anyone here understand why SUVs are so popular? So sad to see a company built on radical innovation so short of ideas it feels compelled to do what everyone else is doing. I personally have even more respect for McLaren for declaring that they won’t build an SUV. Sends out exactly the right message for those who don’t get this senseless trend. Fast estates I totally get, fast SUVs totally not.
    1 point
  42. Stripped all ancillaries, turbos and exhaust manifolds - nice that all nuts/studs came away without any breakages or damage. Makes a very nice change. Turbos off for rebuilding
    1 point
  43. @Tex you were behind the lap after
    1 point


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