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  1. My congrats to the agency that did this, you certainly earned your fee in convincing them it looks good. Btw it’s shite.
    6 points
  2. Second pic is random (with a neighbour sitting in the car) but shows Burnt Orange well.
    3 points
  3. Ghastly. Was the brief to the branding agency simply 'make the new logo look as cheap as possible'?
    3 points
  4. I have to say that the new logo strikes me as considerably less stylish than its predecessor - looks bland at the side of many other sports car companies' logos. That font/lettering is just … 'meh'. I wonder whether some owners will retro-fit the badges...
    3 points
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  6. That is the new thing, with Audi, Merc and BMW all doing something similar now!
    2 points
  7. Look how the new bi- coloured badge pops. I reckon they plan to illuminate it on the new gen cars.
    2 points
  8. Removing carpet glue; A handy tip I learn’t today. Lightly wipe the area with prepsol or any wax and grease remover and then leave a mildly soaked rag over the area for 20 mins. Comes off very easily. No blades required.
    2 points
  9. He did indeed pop in. And we had a new visitor Angus from Norwich with his 501 Elite. Nice evening as usual.
    2 points
  10. Oh I am! Probably due to my age, the more traditional style badge is the one I remember with great fondness, from my boyhood, even though it has been tweaked a bit over the years. I also hated the short lived ‘86 abomination from the Wickens era which I felt was rather disrespectful to the memory of ACBC in deleting his initials. The black ‘68 badge I liked, especially as it was changed in that year for a very good reason to honour the passing of one of the racing greats. The black badge always looks good on a bright colour car, I think, and I had one on my Burnt Orange Elise.
    2 points
  11. I don’t like it. And as for “Simplifying and taking the weight out of the lettering”, what a load of cobblers, do they really think we’re that stupid? Why not take out Colin Chapman’s initials altogether in that case?
    2 points
  12. OK - final update. The SSC map has now been uploaded to the car, I had to do a hard reset on the handheld device and some fettling but it worked in the end. When the key goes in the ignition the dash shows a code to confirm its running a custom map (other TVS Exige owners take note - if your dash doesn't show a numeric code when you put the key in, its running the OEM ECU map). Having gone for a blast I would say the car is quicker - not night and day different but a good 25% quicker. The pull in 1st and 2nd is ridiculous and the torque in general makes the engine feel like a small block
    2 points
  13. Next in are the pump jet check ball, weight and the cap, in that order. followed by the starter emulsion tube The main emulsion tubes and the idle emulsion tubes Then a new throttle return spring. This comes as part of the genuine carb rebuild kit. Now for the top cover. On top of the choke piston go a spring and a cap . Turn over and fit the float needle valve seat. Then put the gasket on before you fit the floats. When fitting the float pivot pin make sure you insert it from the side without the slit. If try to fit it from
    2 points
  14. I have mixed feelings about the new badge, i do sort of understand where they want to go with it but it looks unfinished. I always found the current now previous logo very good, and respectful of the Lotus heritage not that this one isn't . but it has that unfinished look that looks great on your computer but is quite underwhelming on textured material. I understand that it will work better for brand identity across the board when it comes to documentation and all the paper stuff but the font now looks very generic...
    2 points
  15. Old logo for comparison... serifs removed from all the things. Bit of a shame I feel.
    2 points
  16. Designed in Microsoft Paint circa 1985?
    2 points
  17. Evening all, just had this Exige V6 delivered and I have to say I'm in love with it. Had the wheels refurbed from the original diamond cut into the LF1 gold colour, it really sets it off imo. Love the look of these in roadster guise, makes them have a whiff of something even more exotic with that glass hatch! Having come from a 460bhp m140i I can honestly say that an incredibly responsive, howling v6 is such a nice change, instead of just relying on all that torque. How good is the air con in these? Worthwile having on or not? Having come from a VX220 SC, it settings were either
    1 point
  18. Near Alton, today. On tour from Holland. It looked in lovely condition. Original paintwork. Done only 26,000 miles the owner said. He thought the only one in Holland. (By the way, the owner's teenage son was keenly taking pictures of my 250 Cup at the opposite pump - another Lotus enthusiast in the making!)
    1 point
  19. Thanks. @oilmagnet477 I've been called many things in my time, but never a legend! The book is very good and does go into a lot more detail than I have done here. Ultimatley though all we really want to know is what all those brass bit are and do. The carb whisperer.
    1 point
  20. @alias23--More info for you..... The 20P-SC was close to the dimensions of the stock VARTA that came with the CupR, so it fit nicely w/in the CupR's battery box. The stock battery from the CupR --weight 15Kg (33 lbs); replaced it with the Super B lithium battery --weight 3.6Kg (7.9 lbs)
    1 point
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  22. Or changed gear in one with the F1 box?! It takes about a week unless you're in their sport mode, then it just feels like a sledgehammer is making the gear selections!
    1 point
  23. Ye, you can do the fronts with the wheels on full lock. I have slim wrists and hands and can do the rears reaching through the rear wheels just below the rear caliper, with a bit of playing around with arm and hand position.
    1 point
  24. Just what I was thinking....... There is so much intrinsic value in history and heritage. Something that the likes of Kia and Hyundai would love to have in their brands. I'm not a marketing guru, but in layman's terms it doesn't make sense to me. All the old sports car companies have their brand heritage and badges and they just look and feel right when associated with their cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini etc). Aside from all that, to my eyes as least, it looks a bit......half arsed to be honest.
    1 point
  25. I don't like it at all. If I were buying another Lotus now, I'd be asking for the badge to be changed to the previous, much better to my eyes, type.
    1 point
  26. Robin, no issues. For access you can remove the fans, not too much work or risk.
    1 point
  27. I agree it does look “poor” and unfinished. I don’t see it wearing nicely in the front of a 21st century 2M GBP hypercar either.
    1 point
  28. @Jcx the design was deliberate to get a slightly more track orientated design. However as PJ and MAG have commented you can adjust how far the sills protrude from the edge. Some owners have gone for less protrusion at the rear some more protrusion front and back than my guide. Its all down to personal taste but the sills are wide enough and have there’s sufficient room under the sill for you to adjust to your preference during install.
    1 point
  29. The 'old' logo looked a lot more classier than the new. There was no need to change it - and I think its a mistake
    1 point
  30. That could explain it @PJ your car looks lovely.
    1 point
  31. Most car companies have tweaked their logos multiple times over the years. https://listcarbrands.com/all-car-logo-history-evolution/ Compared to some of those, Lotus has hardly changed at all.
    1 point
  32. Yes it is fine, mine is number 21. Interesting to see the shifter with center console from later cars, but that shifter looks very different to mine. And yes it should be easy to get a cover for the shifter, but it just looks to good to hide it, it suits the stripped feeling of the car, and also, there is no way I will spend money in such ineffective mod ^^
    1 point
  33. RobinB5- Another option is to build a Garrett turbo (yours?) around a T3 twinscroll housing. They are available for various models, the GT3071 seems popular. https://www.atpturbo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=tp&Category_Code=GTHGT30-T3divided But the EFR has quite a feature set....
    1 point
  34. Can't see anything with those plants in the way
    1 point
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  36. Just dumps water onto the bulk head side exhaust/cat and if its parked this just drops to the floor panel and them through the nacca ducts and cutouts onto the road surface. Nothing to be concetned about.
    1 point
  37. Absolutely fantastic news - all positive - nothing to dislike here at all. the brand exposure will be massive - now let’s get some high profile football players in these cars
    1 point
  38. Maybe we'll have a statue of Boris in Trafalgar Square when he jumps on the little turd?
    1 point
  39. Thanks for the feedback....I ordered the hot climate switch and thermostat. John
    1 point
  40. Et voilà!!! One year of bodywork but the photos speaks for me! Gorgeous Essex Blu in all his glory . My effort has been
    1 point
  41. Those long post-retirement days will just fly by.
    1 point
  42. Body on chassis to check that everything is ok prior to drill new body to chassis holes for fixing point as the chassis is new and needs to be centered and drilled. just a 2mm misalignment on the left front point, better than the old original ones!
    1 point
  43. McLaren 570 do not have the suspension of the 720 or the 12c/650. The latter have hydraulic systems with each corner having spheres (a bit like a 1950s Citroen DS...but updated!) to pump fluid as required to aid road-holding. 540 and 570 have more conventional shocks and springs. In reality, I don't think you can use a McLaren as an everyday car. The door opening system means parking requires a bit of thought, otherwise you cannot get out or worse, you find upon your return you cannot get back in the car if someone has parked too close to you. Certain speed humps and car park entries are
    1 point
  44. I've been through and re-added the pics as the links had died...
    1 point


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