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  1. Opinion: why Lotuses ruin you for other cars https://www.topgear.com/car-news/opinion/opinion-why-lotuses-ruin-you-other-cars
    7 points
  2. Only one car worth looking at in the company car park today
    5 points
  3. Talk about plagiarism! That second link is word for word the same text as the one the OP linked to!
    4 points
  4. I tip my hat to Russell Carr and the design team at Lotus...has there been some kind of divine intervention from the tips of those Hethel pencils? With the Evija we have witnessed a huge leap forward in hypercar and automotive design, I haven't been this exited (and shocked) about a car since they unveiled the Lamborghini Countach 48 years ago. Well done Lotus/Geely you are now the benchmark.
    4 points
  5. A lot of the time Trevor, it is the politcians making the rules, you are right. But its the minority groups who are PC who are "Informing" the Govt as Lobbying or Pressure Groups. Because Parliament is in London many of these are London Centric. Because Politicans live in a bubble they consider Lobby Groups to be a representation of the Public. What these groups are, are often minority groups who are well motivated and organised and have lots of time to Lobby MPs. What does that mean? they are often not employed or employed by a minority group to further its goals. He
    3 points
  6. If your multimeter has a continuity setting use that rather than ohms for checking the continuity of the orange wire between the ECU and the speedometer. Otherwise use the ohms setting. Checking the black ground wire is, as you say, a check between the speedometer connector and a known good earth (not the engine block or inlet manifold as they usually have a layer of oxide that affects the resistance). Rather than checking the continuity of the green ignition feed, set the multimeter to DC 12 volts and see if you get 12 volts when the ignition is turned on. You can also use your
    2 points
  7. Aren't hydrogen fuel cell cars essentially EVs? Instead of power being stored in batteries it using electrons from the hydrogen atoms? Also I am not convinced with hydrogen, mainly because electricity is everywhere. People can fuel EVs in their own homes. This is a huge advantage over liquid fuels. Hydrogen may be most common element, but its also very combustible. There always seems to be trade offs no matter which way you go. No perfect solutions (yet).
    2 points
  8. Hydrogen fuel cells are coming. They will exploit the existing infrastructure (garages), peoples unconscious behaviour (i need fuel I go the garage), and protect the current business models. In Aberdeen, SGN has modified its existing gas network to take hydrogen from offshore to the bus depot to power emission clean buses. I've said this for a while but EV will be localised, hydrogen will be national. EVs are the Betamax. Hydrogen the VHS.
    2 points
  9. Wow, and I see someone brought an excavator too!
    2 points
  10. Sunday 28th July sees our race team heading to Snetterton for the latest round of the Elise Trophy. This season we have partnered with Scholar Engines to sponsor the series, so if you haven’t seen our three cars in action together at one race meeting this is your chance. All three feature a number of the proven products and are well worth a look if you are thinking of using your Elise for the track or racing. In addition, we will have our EX460 demonstrator on display that features Komo-Tec’s extraordinary power upgrade, Carbon Fibre aero modifications and JRZ Race Suspension. You ca
    2 points
  11. I like how this topic is currently tagged by the forum as “Hot!”
    2 points
  12. Still a fair way to go, but it did make it to its first show!
    2 points
  13. What’s more scary is the very simple fact folks cannot respect the democratic outcome of a referendum
    1 point
  14. Great. Another country being led by someone who has a hands-off relationship with the truth. E.g EU rules on shipping kippers. I can't see me voting to keep him as PM, if he lasts long enough to make it to the next General Election.
    1 point
  15. Just pull that Japanese rubbish out and drop a Lotus 918 in there.
    1 point
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  17. Search is your friend: When you refer to lack of choice, don’t forget that you are dealing with a very limited market - only approximately 500 of the original Evoras were ever sold in the U.K. Once you’ve changed the hardware (which your car seems to be mainly there), then the tricky bit will be the software. Lotus started encrypting their ECU software in 2012-14 so most tuners don’t bother trying to crack it. The market is too small to make it worthwhile.
    1 point
  18. A guy who has 54 cars sent me this one from a local meeting. He has a turbo Esprit, but the clutch failed as he was backing it out of the garage for the meet.
    1 point
  19. Yay now get on with it
    1 point
  20. For me, kind of an odd article. Trying to re-make a point that's been tried before. Manufacturers build what people buy. The Toyota GT86 was a car they thought people would be want by the bucket load - with the emphasis on lower power and superb handling. It was critically acclaimed. It didn't sell that well. It wasn't what people wanted. Similar applied to the Honda CR-Z, which was a great little car again - a bold experiment by Honda, responding to a trend they thought was emerging but which wasn't. What the article does lend itself to though, perhaps without meaning to is that i
    1 point
  21. Thanks fellas - I have to say the carbon work is amazing. If I was spec'ing a new one I would never have picked grey but now I've got it I think it really works well with the carbon roof, engine cover and front panel. I'm still adjusting to the performance, which is rapid to say the least
    1 point
  22. 1 point
  23. ALIAS23 Engine Plaques now back in stock https://alias23.com/products/cnc-machined-engine-plaque
    1 point
  24. Ok all the behind the scenes stuff is complete. Now the problem of pipe routing. In particular if any one has pics please post them! Vacuum pipe, servo pipe clutch pipe speedo brake cables etc. Ok all the behind the scenes stuff is complete. Now the problem of pipe routing. In particular if any one has pics please post them! Vacuum pipe, servo pipe clutch pipe speedo brake cables etc.
    1 point
  25. Excuse me if this has already been mentioned. Let’s hope it is as comprehensive as it should be in light of the title they’ve chosen. They still fail to list the Evora GT 430, GT 430 Sport & Sport 410 models in their knowledge section, but manage to cover every Porsche known to man!
    1 point
  26. Harry had a 340R from new. When Evo did the 100 best drivers cars ever, the little Lotus came.....2nd to......a Zonda. I think Harry owned both of them at the time and was the Editor but I'll take it. Bizarrely, he sold the 340R in I think 2014. I know the current owner. I do wonder if Harry is a real Lotus devotee, I reckon he is, but has to big up the obvious stuff as it sells mags when he was at Evo and gets hits for vids. I know he don't need the dosh but I think he likes his vids to be viewed heavily. I have driven a few F words and Stuttgart metal...I'll take a Lotus any
    1 point
  27. Tony How true, The public perception is driven by BS and its happened before, as we are currently in a situation the same as the 70's ( yes I'm an old fart) we were then A running out of oil, B headed for an Ice age! Oh but you cannot be a climate denier its against the science religion This is an old video interview Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty highlights just how the influencers manipulate things
    1 point
  28. John, Good idea, one will be ordered today, watch this space. Thanks John
    1 point
  29. I've attended 5 times and to be honest the day was not as exciting as the timed events. But this is the first time for a supercar day and all in all plenty of cars to see and always lucky with the weather and never seen so many people attend so gives you an idea of usual attendance figures We all enjoyed the day and some cracking roads on the way home on Sunday thanks Nick
    1 point
  30. Not true. This has been a problem that has afflicted the farming sector for a few years now (hopefully now resolved but the only way to check will be time). The EU in their wisdom insisted on a change of preservative formulation to the tanalising process (up to then treated wood could be expected to last years, some of our old fence posts still standing are probably over 25 years old), the old formulation had been used for decades. The explanation I was given when we had other timbers inspected (fence posts only lasting 2 years) was that the nasty chemicals, such as Arsenic, were removed just
    1 point
  31. My garage is 2400mm ceiling height with four post ramp.
    1 point
  32. Great article. I think the author will eventually get what they want from Lotus. As the Lotus CEO said, "The Evija is a statement of intent." I am sure Lotus talked about this a lot. I think starting at the top and whittling down is the better way to go. You create a poster car, you gain attention back to the brand, and you can trickle the tech and knowledge learned down to the new Esprit, Evora and Elise-like cars. Not just electrical knowledge and tech, but aerodynamics, interior, ICE, production methods, etc. I think if Lotus unveiled a new electric Elise. Even if it looked great, and great
    1 point
  33. After 4 sets of fronts over 8 years I put in powerflex ones in in April. Back to silence. I also replaced the ARB as I had done 115k miles then and it was wearing under the bushes. Its a nightmare to replace. The lower arms MUST come off. Believe me I tried every option. This means geo needs redoing. So its a pain.
    1 point
  34. Did a tiny mod today while work was slow. Much better having the fuel cap surround in black, and the silver contrast of the bolts is actually very nice. All it took was a bit of time to prep the part and paint it. Primer, then 5 light coats of satin black, and a coat of clear. The clear really helps avoid chips and damage. I now have a spare surround, in silver, if anyone wants one? Bought it as spare and sprayed it while the original stayed on the car, which is now surplus. I realised I've never added photo of the Eltech splitter either. I never reviewed it as I'm not 100% hap
    1 point
  35. I seem to remember that Barry mentioned once that he thought that S4 might be haunted?
    1 point
  36. 1 point
  37. Spannering already about to start. Didn't even know what a rivnut was until yesterday Screwfix is going to love me in the coming months. Looking forwards to learning loads from @Barrykearley
    1 point
  38. No problem @jcx its in the TDV section of the service manual - attached below sn_tdv_Exige_S_&_Sport_Cup_vehicle data _0.pdf
    1 point
  39. Good video from Charlie Drives.
    1 point
  40. I absolutely loved this. Nice one Greg!
    1 point
  41. Given the current state of politics I woukd suggest Europa will not be reused.
    1 point
  42. 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.
    1 point


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