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  1. I absolutely loved this. Nice one Greg!
    8 points
  2. It looks good with a bit of colour on it: From: https://www.instagram.com/marcovanoverbeeke/
    7 points
  3. From Pistonheads: someone has called out the usual PH anti-Lotus negativity: PH'er Otolith: "Really, all the negativity round here, and it could be avoided with one small styling change."
    4 points
  4. What I really need now is an Elan..... off to ask the missus
    4 points
  5. Russell has a team of people who work for him, it's not just him there although he is Director of Design. Barney Hatt was lead on the interior and Anthony Bushell (who was sat in front of where I was filming on Tuesday with Louis Kerr) the exterior.
    3 points
  6. I seem to be stuck in a quagmire. Since the engine went in not a lot has happened. I have split the engine and gearbox to put the missing dowel in, but the dowel didn't fit! I now have the correct one coming. The clutch hose won't fit the new clutch slave cylinder. I need to order a male male connector. The only trouble is which one? Nothing is easy on these. Once the dowel is done I can start to progress again. Now I have turned the car around its starting to look like a finished car!
    3 points
  7. So I actually said to my son the other day ( mother in the shower) I really want a 410 Sport in Military Grey but I will need to sell the Esprit. Now discussing stuff with a 14 year old is usually a bit meh, he came into the kitchen sat down (Instead of standing there doing his hair and being cocky) and I am quoting, he said, “ you can never sell the Esprit, you promised that to me, sell Mums car”
    3 points
  8. What makes me happy is thinking about all the smiling faces on the shop floor at Hethel the day after the launch, they must be some of the happiest people on the planet at the moment, after some difficult times for them over the last few decades thinking it could be there turn for there P45. Well the future looks very bright for them now and good luck to them they deserve it.
    3 points
  9. Eldest son graduated on Wednesday and Thursday gets confirmation of job he really wanted after a long interview process. Chuffed to bits for him.
    2 points
  10. I remember years ago, Graham Arnold at Club Lotus confirmed that the Eclat, & Elite were made to run on unleaded fuel from day 1. However, as with others on here, I only use Shell V Power , or other manufactures higher octane. I too have heard the stories about supermarket fuel. Why take the risk with your beloved Lotus?
    2 points
  11. I searched and found the following code too for a further 15% off... ALLENATR15F Happy days.
    2 points
  12. https://uk.sparcofashion.com/bags/sparco-tris-travel-blue/ £49 currently, down from £227!
    2 points
  13. As George says....... Very very easy Regove front grille (4 Screws) Remove 2 x 8mm bolts (13mm spanner) Remove/replace tow eye Refit 8mm bolts x2 Refit front grille Job done
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. They're shift lights! If you've got the sport pack, make sure you press the sport button and you don't see then 'til a little later up the rev range too.
    2 points
  16. Well @C8RKH I can confirm it’s missing cup holders and the sat nag dont work.... typical bloody lotus. what an absolute hoot to drive. What’s with these red ring things that flash up on the Rev counter?? Am I supposed to collect them like the old sega days with sonic the hedgehog?
    2 points
  17. Yes that sort of thing Yes left here 40 minutes ago...
    2 points
  18. MJK was asked what he thought Colin would think of the Evija - He said that he thought Colin would love to own one!
    2 points
  19. I really don't think we'll see a new car bearing the name Esprit anytime soon but having thought about it, what a time to re-introduce the 4 cyl turbo supercar?!
    2 points
  20. I'm actually quite liking this. From the front it is very similar to an Evora 400. It has the targa/open roof the Evora should have had 8 years ago. Hmmm.... https://www.topgear.com/car-news/supercars/new-chevrolet-corvette-will-cost-under-60000
    1 point
  21. I chamfered the edge of the diff housing as well to aid fitting of the o-ring without damaging it. Pete
    1 point
  22. Oh. I thought you'd retired some years back.
    1 point
  23. Beautiful, this and the side skirts (plus rear end plates?) are on my wish list, I thought the 380 looked great with all those bits on it.
    1 point
  24. 3 Great Sounding Rooms For Tomorrow’s PMC Fact Signature Launch Event! Hi Everyone, I really don’t know where the time goes but we’ve been setting up since 7am this morning and now at 6pm we are nearly finished getting everything ready for tomorrow’s PMC Speakers Fact Signature Launch event and I have to say we have 3 brilliant sounding rooms, these new Fact Signatures are seriously good, please see an overview of each room below. All we need now is for the weather to actually realise it is summer as we are still ploughing ahead for a BBQ tomorrow Room One - Fact.8 Signatur
    1 point
  25. Car show this Sunday, actually it is more a village fete with plenty of stalls, brass band etc. At Horam near Heathfield West Sussex starts at 12...30 so get there for 11.30/12.00. No need to book, just turn up, usually about 50 cars all different makes, a nice day out. Just had a weeks holiday, did about 600miles in the daily driver. A 180K Merc. which was fine, everything you need, auto (good for creeping round the M25, A/C, Cruise, very quiet ride, good brakes, yes it was just fine. Went to top up the Lotus with fuel for Sunday and go for a run. Jeez, this thing just brings a big sm
    1 point
  26. Perhaps a firmware update for the ICE unit will help. It's not hard to do. If not that a simple factory reset may help. In the settings menu.
    1 point
  27. Barry I had severe chattering when I fit the kit to my S4. The reason ended up being I did not have the one way valves installed correctly and far enough away from the pump. If I remember the most important was to have a one way valve between the booster and the pump, The fluctuations from the booster caused the sensor switch to trip. I was not following Ian's instructions closely - because i knew better Double check those 1 way valves.
    1 point
  28. For some reason I saw that pic and thought of this
    1 point
  29. I know it was quoted earlier but this interview just fills me with confidence for the future. There's confidence, maturity and professionalism coming out from Popham et al. https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/lotus-evija-to-target-nurburgring-record/40613 I really do hope they nail any Nurburgring attempt to shut the naysayers up!
    1 point
  30. Wait til there's a notch on the temp gauge before you press sport, give the engine and running gear a chance to warm before you go launching it up some country lane!
    1 point
  31. The design team has done a brilliant job. A car that looks like at Lotus and, above all, is pleasing to the eye (unlike the AM Valkyrie and Mclaren Senna). A proper bedroom wall poster car. I'm also impressed with the interior and am relieved that they have avoided silly touch screens when what works best for the driver are proper buttons and knobs. Just need to start saving up my £2m now.
    1 point
  32. Now that’s what I call service @Seriouslylotus! Thanks very much. Hopefully it’s easy to swap out the damaged one for the new?
    1 point
  33. I only use Shell V Power. Or if not available, BP or Esso. I don't use supermarket fuel as I am told it is not reliably sourced in terms of quality. Justin
    1 point
  34. Well that did not take long: https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/lotus-evija-to-target-nurburgring-record/40613
    1 point
  35. After seeing the first photo, I am now convinced it will blend in effortlessly with the rest of the traffic!
    1 point
  36. couple of pages without any more pics... sorted
    1 point
  37. Hi All, Today I attacked the one remaining nut that was preventing the nearside tank from coming out. Despite copious amounts of WD40 it still refused to turn and started to round off so I gave up on being nice. There was no room to get a nut splitter but my grinder did the job. Undid filler hose, breather and fuel line from the tank, moved the seatbelt out of the way and out the tank came... I also pulled out the fuel pump and all the hoses, so basically the whole fuel system apart from the hard line which is clipped to the chassis under the bulhead and the flowlock valve..
    1 point
  38. Yeah, from what I've seen, anytime this year is far too early. (Though I don't want to derail the topic lol)
    1 point
  39. Have you tried LotusBits http://www.lotusbits.com/elite_chassis.html. They list a diff for the Eclat. Being in Aus may make things somewhat difficult, since LotusBits are notoriously bad at replying to emails. Most of us in the UK find they respond to the phone very well. I've often used LotusBits for my Excel, and found them to be very good. They know ours cars inside out, and break a lot of old Elites/Eclat/Excels, so if they don't have a diff that fits your Eclat you may well have problems finding the correct part elsewhere. Tony
    1 point
  40. 1 point
  41. Anyone here is completely free to dislike the Evija or any other Lotus. If they dislike all Lotus cars and people I would suggest that there are better places to spend their spare time. Criticism is welcome here. I particularly dislike the way that Porsche GT products are completely beyond criticism from car journalists and in general online. So I wouldn't like to see that with Lotus cars, if anything the people who believe they are the voice of reality should be making sure that balance is brought there I would have thought. The imbalance is far greater. As you can see anyone is als
    1 point
  42. There is quite a bit of negativity and sniping creeping in and a few smart arse comments re Lotus ability to pull this off. Seems to be a pattern. Before we had seen the car quite a few snipes and scoffs about whether Lotus could create something that wows. Well, I think they answered those emphatically when the car was presented and generally the motoring press and journo's have been extremely positive. So Lotus 1 - 0 Doubters. Now, we're getting people whinging about build quality on a pre-prod model and comparing the build of a £2m Hypercar to an £80k sports car and again doubting
    1 point
  43. You need a clue ??
    1 point
  44. Whilst we should all be realistic over the brand I find it somewhat amusing that on a forum dedicated to the marque there are so many that wish to pick holes in everything that the company attempts to do.
    1 point
  45. Must be a quiet night over at the playground!
    1 point
  46. 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.
    1 point
  47. I sometimes wonder how it is to live a life looking for things to be upset about.
    1 point
  48. Been very busy this last month trying to finalise everything before her first car show. However everything has come together and we had a brilliant time at Lytham Green car show this afternoon. (see separate thread). Car looks the dogs... !! Well she does to me anyway. Even my partner, daughter and son in law seem to approve! I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone on here who has made suggestions, argued, supplied parts etc etc like @Paul Coleman, @Fridge, @jonroberts, @drdoom, @GTK Special thanks must go to @Lotusfab and @Rolls who's threads I have
    1 point


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