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  1. Well that was fun ! The Evija is awesome in the flesh - almost conventional supercar from the front until you start looking at the detail, but the completely jaw dropping sculptural holes through the back really show its something well beyond. The "parade" was great fun if predictably shambolic in London traffic with very few of us knowing the roads. This not helped by a late change of route due to roadworks on the Brompton Road. As an ex-biker commuter, I'd have managed OK with new route details....but turn left instead of right at Buckingham Palace and follow the yellow Lotus in fron
    9 points
  2. Ok just got back home after a day spent in a black zone with only 10' spent in a zone with enough coverage to have a looks at 3 pics and the official clip... after watching the carfection clip all I can say is What a car!!! those seats, those pedals, this interior, those details inside and outside, seriously hope they will all trickle down lower down the range.... This is a very cohesive package and that black badge, I love this black badge... I also like the fact that the lotus brand is back on the brake calipers... details I know but so exquisite here. I love Paul from Superc
    6 points
  3. Lots of big names in the room tonight but great to see @Mike Kimberley in attendance at such an event. He was very impressed with the car, that's high praise indeed!
    6 points
  4. I sometimes wonder how it is to live a life looking for things to be upset about.
    5 points
  5. I'll have mine sound like this, just to annoy folks
    5 points
  6. Had a bit of company yesterday
    5 points
  7. Well we did go a day with out people ripping it to bits, after all the glowing reviews world wide, sadly we are back to pointless negativity and even more sad it’s coming a lotus enthusiast forum.
    4 points
  8. One more number that I'm struggling to get my head around. The following are all claimed 0-300kph times: Porsche 991 GT3RS - 40.8 McLaren 540C - 31.5 Ferrari F40 - 31.0 McLaren 570S - 27.7 McLaren 600LT - 26.6 McLaren 675LT - 23.5 991 GT2 - 22.9 McLaren 720S - 19.7 La Ferrari - 15.7 Bugatti Veyron Supersport - 14.6 McLaren Speedtail - 12.8 seconds. Pininfarina Battista - under 12 seconds. Lotus Evija < 9 seconds.
    4 points
  9. Just to say I'm delighted to have purchased this car. Saw it yesterday and was really impressed with the car, the owner James and South West Lotus in general. Just wish they were closer to Maidenhead.
    4 points
  10. Links should work now. I'll pop it on youtube in the morning for the non-fbers!
    4 points
  11. Hi Folks, Thought it only polite to say “Hi” and to share a pic or five of my new car bought from Central Lotus in Nottingham. This is my first Lotus and I am thrilled with it. I hope to share my experiences as I rack up the miles with a big road trip planned for early October through France to enjoy the Spanish and Andorran Pyrenees roads. Thanks in anticipation for all of your welcomes and assistance as I get to grips with this great marque. Oh, and how about this, I observed the speedo with 130 miles recorded on the day that the Evija, Type 130 was launched. Chee
    3 points
  12. might be picking a little something up for the weekend tomorrow......
    3 points
  13. Must be a quiet night over at the playground!
    3 points
  14. What will really help is having a physical, finished car to sell next year. AMG P1 is still over two years away. Valkyrie also has a long way to go. Who knows where Batista and the Rimac are but the one thing billionaires tend to lack is patience. If they can buy an Evija while waiting for their other hypercars then they just might. The reality is in this world though that the key to success if finding out a way to make billionaires even more wealthy. Gordon Murray's new car sounds absolutely amazing but appears to be sold on the back of a sketch and lots of references to the McLaren F1 -
    3 points
  15. Massively more downforce and weighs about the same as a Ford Focus RS. Neither Batista nor Rimac Concept Two are aiming for much downforce and weigh closer to a Bentley Continental. So with more power, a lot less weight, huge downforce and Lotus handling it should be in a different class altogether around corners. In that respect it’s unique for a road legal EV.
    3 points
  16. At the Royal Horticultural Society in Victoria. Guest were first invited to Sea Containers Hotel and transported over in the Lotus Double Decker! Very impressive evening to be fair, very professional throughout.
    3 points
  17. Pure sci fi. The electric car to convert hardened petrolheads. Would I prefer a screaming V12? Probably but I would have to accept it would be a lot slower. Its a beautiful piece of sculpture but the elegant lines are misleading, this would humiliate an F1 car off the line. The performance will be seriously extreme and disorientating. A Formula E car makes around 335hp in qualifying. When even a Tesla model 3 can make the fastest petrol saloons look silly in a straight line, the fortunate few are in for a shock! (Not literally I hope!). Full electric car to stun the world is a
    3 points
  18. Thought this deserved a new topic, I finished up modifying my interior today (for now)... Understand it won't be for everyone, but it's all my ideas which I've come to life, so I'm over the moon! This has been a mild upgrade as I didn't want the car off the road too long. So I got D:Class to trim: - Dash top - alcantara with diamond stitch. Also new hole for tweeter. - Door cards - alcantara with yellow diamond stitch and surround area. Even covered behind the door handles in alcantara. - Steering column surround - plain black alcantara - most people won't notice, but it hel
    2 points
  19. "the same but potentially better in many aspects" covers the difference between 1960's 911 and the current GT3RS. Some argue that an electric car and ICE are much the same thing just propelled by a different energy source. In other words, each to his own definition. The Battista uses the same EV architecture as the Rimac Concept 2 so they really are very similar under the skin, both use a T format for the battery pack however the Lotus Evija puts the battery pack behind the seats where an engine might go. The Battista/Rimac C2 offers longer range (300 miles) with longer charging times. Th
    2 points
  20. Things change. Colin Chapman didnt just stick to making a Lotus 7 She sits in the seat next to you! buddsy
    2 points
  21. Why limit your self to noises of current engines? I'd have Star Wars pod racer sounds coming out of mine!
    2 points
  22. Because you need a dinghy or hovercraft to get home..
    2 points
  23. If a new Esprit ever happens it will be very expensive and a long way off. Best to enjoy the old one and wait and see what Lotus comes out with next. We wouldn’t have an Esprit if Lotus had been hung up on nostalgia. It was very bold and resolutely forward looking. The Evija is the shape of things to come and looks to be taking Lotus places beyond Dany Bahar’s wildest dreams!
    2 points
  24. At 350V (like Tesla uses), 350kW requires a charging current of 1000A! That's a mighty big cable... Also, a 10% loss in the charger means 35kW needs to be dissipated. That's enough to heat a moderate house in winter! It's calculations like that that keep me from believing in full EV. But totally irrelevant for the Evija. Nobody will use it for the daily commute, so charging time is irrelevant, as long as it's ready to go in the weekend (edited, Barry just beat me to it). The fast charger might be useful on trackdays and such. Easily switchable batteries would be even better, as they also avoid
    2 points
  25. Ok I don't want to post this in the Evija thread, but the new sales, marketing and PR team just nailed that launch... They just nailed the level of coverage is unprecedented for the brand in the internet era.If they nail the execution as well as this launch they will have no problem selling these 130... Actually no way this car is not going to sell out... Now if they decide to just pull Valhalla, the same car but with an ICE propulsion system and call it the Esprit in a 0.95 scale... They will kill it... Bring on the next models guys. Kudos to Carr, Kershaw and Co.
    2 points
  26. Wow just wow. And no, it owes nothing to Woking, if anything Woking owes Hethel... the 130 looks stunning whereas to me the 720 and Senna look meh - the Senna just looks chaotic design wise in my eyes. Well done Lotus. You have absolutely made my year with that piece of wonderful art and engineering.
    2 points
  27. I took a friends 12 year old son out for his first Lotus ride on Sunday. It will be a few years before he can get one of his own, but we have a new convert
    2 points
  28. Yes very positive, although I don’t think he mentioned the hydraulic PAS steering did he? Also how anyone with a Lamborghini Countach in his collection can complain about a heavy clutch pedal...
    2 points
  29. With so much antagonism and ill will online these days it's great to see a car community coming together to help one of our own. £52k raised so far which I hope will help him make a full recovery. Hope to see him back behind the wheel of a Lotus soon.
    2 points
  30. Well I never! We have a holiday house near Malaga, in the campo close to a mountain village called Almogia. Some absolutely epic driving roads there and I've often wished I could have my Elise with me. In 15 years of visits I've never seen a Lotus and I'm pretty sure I would have noticed yours! OP - sorry for the thread drift, your new Exige looks great in black, a real stealth machine
    1 point
  31. Initial looks impressive until you really look closely, let's hope its not the same guys painting these who did my Exige which was shocking and had to rectified by a detailer straight away. Looking at the pictures It looks like more parts bin items used, and again whoever is on quality control needs a trip to Specsavers, if these faults can be seen from low resolution videos what is it going to be like up close... and this is described as the show car... Comments form the head of design,, "A form of luxury" " Certainly a car like this everything has to exquisite in there"
    1 point
  32. My Lotus dealer 'van der Kooi' did it. I think it was ok to do so, one time only programmable though.
    1 point
  33. Tyres being a big thing at that level of performance. McLaren reckon with the Speedtail, above 250mph the tyres required would make the ride far too harsh to fulfill it's GT, hyper car brief.
    1 point
  34. I had a chat with the very nice Mr Metclafe yesterday and told him you'd said this. He did smile!
    1 point
  35. Hope so! It’s SOR with a Morgan dealer, unfortunately the market is a bit slow.
    1 point
  36. Currently upside down and spinning around rather slowly at the Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London as part of their SWEET HARMONY: RAVE | TODAY exhibition. Peace and love, man.
    1 point
  37. We have a new shed and adequate equipment to comply with the terms of delivery! if you want we can arrange orders with set dates, if we don't respect them we discount the piece we are here to work and improve for an excellent service! best regards
    1 point
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  39. When are they going to announce the draw date? Or are they trying to make it into a classic by dragging it on?
    1 point
  40. https://youtu.be/_91pXnhdRcc
    1 point
  41. OK, as suspected. I want a poster.
    1 point
  42. Supercar Sunday at Brooklands today. Two Esprits invited into the paddock! Unheard of - at last recognition for a very under rated cars!
    1 point
  43. The detailer who did the polishing and PPF on my GTE shortly after delivery said the paintwork was better than most new cars he sees. They still find imperfections though. It all depends how OCD you are. Unfortunately I am very.
    1 point
  44. We have a thread on here called what made you happy today and after reading your last post you have not only made me happy today, it’s the best post and the most positive I have had the pleasure of reading this year. Like you I can not wait for the next generation of cars and for sure motoring journalists and the general public will wonder where lotus have been hiding for the last 20years.
    1 point
  45. Steve's comment about mounting one on the body and then rotating 180 degrees is basically as per my original post. I do remember now that the bushes and housings are two separate items, I had forgotten that until I read the above. I think as Steve mentions it is trial and error but I would start with the large pins which house the bonnet brackets, that will give you an easy indicaton - if the brackets are crooked then you know they are wrong. Nothing is easy or straightforward on these cars!
    1 point


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