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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. 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
  31. (in a nutshell, he likes it but would rather have a ... V8 Esprit — jealous of R. Hammond owning one apparently )
    1 point
  32. Hi Dave, Looks good as is but in order to allow the fans to be left on if the car is turned off hot, could you not just take a separate +ve feed from the battery and switch that and just ignore the ignition? My Skoda estate often runs electric fans when I turn off the engine (if it is hot) but that will be via a thermo control I guess. Plus, I would run a wire from battery -ve and connect all earths to that near the fans/relay Cheers Ant
    1 point
  33. Don't think any Elan left the factory with galvanized chassis, but a replacement would have been. The cylinder head will have a raised boss with a Z stamped on it next to cylinder number 1 spark plug if it's a genuine big valve head. My '74 Europa had an alternator but I don't know about Elans. The carbs should be bolted on with plain nuts & Thackery washers, not nylocks & they look overtightened with no gap for the O rings. As you say the green painted cylinder head looks odd, otherwise from what I can see in the pics all looks well. Good luck
    1 point
  34. Think should be fine to just do the front if that’s all that’s knocking. I believe Hoffmans only replaced the front on my car couple years back when they had it in for servicing.
    1 point
  35. Sorted eventually using the bolt indicated in the pic in this thread. Not an obvious earthing point anywhere else, so handy to know.
    1 point
  36. Let's just say that the Aston doesn't fair very well in comparison.
    1 point
  37. "the range of cars we have now runs from the mid £50,000s to well over £100,000 and we see our core future models, apart from our new Hypercar, as continuing to be in the that range" ^ This!!!
    1 point
  38. Good news, looking forward to sharing it on my car as well!
    1 point
  39. I piggy-backed my dash cam supply onto the input into the HU on my S1. Seems reliable and neat. Hope this helps, Steve
    1 point
  40. Great how to. I'm following the carb rebuild with interest since I have not done mine yet
    1 point
  41. Very good vid from Harry. It is amusing to see his opinion evolving as he drives. Initially he has some qualms about the price/value and feels that the cabin is under par..."at that price Lotus are playing with the big boys..." After a few moments driving Harry is increasingly impressed. Interesting that for comparison he is using an Alpine A110 initially. Summary *exceptional sound, as good as a
    1 point
  42. Cut the leather, glue and fold back All done.... Had to enlarge the hole.... Gear lever was stopping me from moving the console far enough backwards to slide over arm All back together
    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. Fancy another? Tim
    1 point
  45. And lets not forget the +2, this one also by Allington. Tim
    1 point


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