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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. 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
  18. Norwich City vs. Liverpool game tonight.
    1 point
  19. Looking good. I've got new front and back bumpers to prep for my S1, I've not unwrapped the rear one yet but the front looks pretty good.
    1 point
  20. Get's a thumbs up from me. What Lotus is doing here, has a name... if I can just remember it... oh, yes, that's it... change. Now, there is a process to change, called a change curve, and you lot are in the Denial / Anger phase (looking to the past). But don't worry, you'll get over yourselves and soon you'll be in the Exploring / Acceptance phase (looking to the future). It's all perfectly natural. Lot's of people don't like change. Deep breaths. Stay Calm. It'll all be over soon.
    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. THIS picture! Love it! Congrats on the new additions @MAG and I’m glad I could help with the side sills. www.alias23.com
    1 point
  33. “unnecessary”, “bit of a shame”, “looks awful”, “unfinished”, “don’t like it”, “considerably less stylish”, “ghastly”, “hate it”, “old one much better” I agree.
    1 point
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. Two Moslems in a speedboat have been arrested on Whaley bridge reservoir,police say it looks like the start of Ramadam
    1 point
  37. Can't see anything with those plants in the way
    1 point
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  39. I'll need to be careful that I book a course at the correct 'Lotus Academy' - would be bitterly disappointing to find myself drifting a ball, rather than an Exige, through a line of cones, .
    1 point
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Those long post-retirement days will just fly by.
    1 point
  43. I like how this topic is currently tagged by the forum as “Hot!”
    1 point
  44. 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


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