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  1. Thought it was about time I posted up here.
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  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
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  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 waiting for an older car further down the line?
    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.
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  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 and PR team should be up to the task. As to not seeing the car in the wild, I would not be surprised if an "early dynamic mule" has been going around already disguised as something else. Lotus has always been good at playing hide and seek and now they have access to testing grounds that very far aways from prying eyes. I expect the validation prototype to have a fairly visible life despite the the camo. It would be fun to see the Lotus engineers take their old development trips to the continent and back like they used to.
    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
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  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 -
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  18. I was checking the connections on my otter switch mounted in the cross pipe along the top of the road when it blew our showering water everywhere. I think the stainless clips that hold it in are a bit dodgy. i made a u bolt to go round the tube from 6 mm Rod and a plate with 2 holes (rather like an exhaust clamp) and a larger hole in the centre to clear the connections for the switch. I then turned the crosspipe 90 degrees so the contacts face the engine and fitted the clamp. I can now get to the contacts without taking the bonnet off and the switch is secure.
    1 point
  19. How about @Steve V8 and his wife - they have done a good few sets for Esprits so may be able to help you with the Evora?
    1 point
  20. Cool. I've got one just like it only in more bits 😳
    1 point
  21. Mine is themed for Le Mans trip these year, had to be 75th Anniversary of D-Day landings . 3 cars, mine is the UK element.
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  23. @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 loathing of Coxsters and their drivers until a recent Lotus meet when someone brought along a Coxster driver who kept on going on about "what's it like driving a Camry" to the lotus owners. I respectfully declined to smash his face in there in then as I wanted to prove I was the better man. On thinking about it, as I didn't have a coxster, that proved my point anyway so i should of just let rip lol.....
    1 point
  24. They are silver spokes with gold behind. Were made for the GP special edition. I also have a set of black ultralights that the car came with. Here are a couple from Brands with the black wheels.
    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 stuff. Meanwhile the Type 130 will get everything besposke. The way the car has been described, it is a Lotus carbon chassis and not the Williams skate, the Williams power unit is stored behind the passenger according to Carr https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27148491/lotus-type-130-electric-hypercar-confirmed/ The car I would compare the Type 130 have been mentioned before and they belong to the hypercar category : Aston Martin Valkyrie, maybe but not really as this will I guess be the last analog hypercar, Pininfarina Baptista, Rimac C2 are more the true competition but they are far from being household names. Porsche must be up to something, they are too quiet and the 918 successor should be around the corner. As for Lotus, they are pushing the envelop, where they can, they are going carbon chassis on a production car, they are going electric because this is where their overarching group is going. and as Feng said Lotus is now the Vanguard of Geely Group https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/lotus-plots-expansion-include-more-sports-cars-and-suv ps: if Just like Valkyrie for Aston Martin Type 130 will signal the new design and engineering direction Lotus is going, the next sport car will likely come hybrid considering they want it to be a daily driver hybrid is for the time being where tech takes us for the next 5-10years. if it is a V6 hybrid it may be ballistic, with BHP numbers starting where Lotus currently stops.
    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. @stephenwhyte thanks, that looks awesome. The same colour as my old 400.
    1 point
  31. I'm heading down to Eastbourne to watch them fly over Beachy Head off to France. Once in a lifetime day so see them all as they would have been 75 years ago.
    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. There’s something very “Spy Who Loved Me” about a white & black Evora👍👌
    1 point
  34. Sorry to hear that. I’m a firm believer there is no such thing as a bad dog, only bad owners. Just like children and parents. And colleagues and managers.
    1 point
  35. Can’t help you on that particular LHD Sport 410 but this GT410 on Autotrader would make a suitable alternative😉
    1 point
  36. All sourced and sorted - Just talking designs now. VERY excited for this. Sadly I didn't go with the person you suggested, for no reason other than I got a reply from someone else before. I will definitely be posting the results
    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 60's GT40. Etc. Bring it on. Where's the nearest petrol station again? These cars for me are about the driving. The analogue feel. The effort and in some cases the sheer fear that driving them remotely fast would probably generate. The smell ( I am that guy who gets to the airport, parks next to the terminal and then gets giddy smelling the burnt aerofuel and hearing the roar of the jet engines on take off). The history. The Noise - oh my god the noise! These new electric hypercars just don't float my boat. They are just not for me. All silence and whine...... They don't currently have the theatre - the smells, sights and sounds to titillate my senses and stand my hairs on edge. So, whilst I can appreciate their technical excellence. Marvel at their acceleration and speed. They'll remain, probably for the rest of my life, just a Prius with a fancy bodykit. A Tamiya RC model car scaled up to 1:1. They just don't excite. I'm happy being a neanderthal. My garage is my cave. My analogue cars are my kills from the hunt. I'm also happy for those out there who want their sterile quiet environments and to marvel in the numbers - as long as they're happy then what the harm. It is just not for me. And they can of course balance out my carbon footprint for me :)
    1 point
  38. 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! It's not worth it. And when the sex dries up you'll end up paying for that too and be even more impoverished....... Hahahahahahaha.............................. Only joking of course. Keep calm and have a cuppa......
    1 point
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  40. Na it was fine... just have to push the old girl. 80's esprit brakes are not quite up to the level of the exiges and elises that were everywhere. biggest issue I had was ground clearance in a lot of places. Booked on the Baslow medium/moderate I think
    1 point
  41. And a couple more that I took...
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  42. Really? Chapman himself built 4 seater family cars. If there were SUVs around in the 60/70s, he would have probably built one as well. He sold road cars in order to pay for his race team(s). If he thought that he could have sold an SUV, he would've done so.
    1 point
  43. Cool, say hello to Peter and his son from me next time you see them. Maybe I need to come along and watch a race to see if it is worth making the switch 😉
    1 point
  44. 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
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