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  1. It lives, buzzing! Well worth the wait and can't wait to see it in person! Came with red cat scratches though, admittedly wasn't a fan at first but is a nice subtle contrast and is growing on me.
    9 points
  2. Lol, I know of one [email protected] who was waxing lyrical about how he would never sell his red NA and then blew £80k on a brand new 410 sport - didn't even have any seats in the back. Bloody numpty. Complete knob.
    8 points
  3. Just back from a couple of days in Hethel. It's really buzzing at the moment, very exciting place to be
    7 points
  4. Little meet with friends yesterday
    7 points
  5. Got sent this by a student taking pics at Bedford.
    7 points
  6. WOW JUST WOW! What a difference a day can make! I just took it out for a test drive and no stumble at all. The engine in driving amazingly at all rpms. I took it up to 5000 rpm and it really flew! The solution was the choke. The 35 mm has transformed the car. I still plan on the rolling road, just to see what everything is doing an to ensure all is correct. The steering is perfect as is the balance. Its a different car!
    7 points
  7. Sunday morning and the river Trent.
    6 points
  8. 6 points
  9. @exeterjeepGood to see that car of yours today. 👍😊
    6 points
  10. Every fastener and fitting is being replaced in stainless steel or cad plated. Cost so far just for fittings, dont ask, the wife may just see this lol. As for the interior, thats 4 full sized auto grade leather hides so far, plus some rather special material coming from a factory in Spain for the inserts on the seats. Again, cost, ssssshh. Interior carpets complete with the same leather for the binding and in a nice contrasting Blue, made to fit by our very own Steve Margary and his wife. Great product and a pretty fair price. Paint job went 2k over budget as I wanted extra color and lacquer s
    6 points
  11. It took me a grand total of 48 hours from first even thinking about an Evora, to seeking one out on Autotrader, going to view/test drive it and then handing over the deposit on the first one I looked at. I could have ummed and aghed for another 8 years and still not saved a penny.
    6 points
  12. VID-20210406-WA0001[1].mp4
    6 points
  13. Anyone else got the 'Here to Help' virus? I've restarted the forum several times, but all I can see is pages full of antipodean repeats...
    5 points
  14. Interesting story, may mean they will offer a road going hi spec 131 / gt4 look alike.
    5 points
  15. I’ve got commercial carpet in mine, rubber backed oil and bleach proof etc works fine and looks as good as new after roughly 14 months down
    5 points
  16. and my current also there. The Parkway ad was how I found it before it was for sale, googling the specific colour
    5 points
  17. If only they had realised they could increase efficiencies by sacking themselves. Ive also noticed HR never downsize their own departments.
    5 points
  18. has to be tiles (IMO) 😎
    5 points
  19. Sure, but does Lotus want to sell cars or not? Yes HP is not everything, I think we all agree with that here or we wouldn't even own a Lotus. The problem is everyone is acting like Lotus is currently doing great and selling a ton of cars or even some cars. They are selling 1000 - 2000 cars a year. That is pretty terrible for cars that are in that price bracket. Of course there are many reasons for that, but one of them is trying to sell a $110k Evora GT with 416HP. The new Nissan 400Z will be starting at $35k (USD) and have almost the same HP output as the Evora GT. To your average consumer w
    5 points
  20. https://drivingtomorrow.lotuscars.com/ Here we go... 😉
    5 points
  21. Far too late here -sorry! May help in the future. This is the tool I made to hold the hub while undoing/tightening the nuts on my Elite: It made removing/tightening the nuts pretty easy with no damage to the studs. The end of the bar sits on a suitable block of timber - one side or the other depending on whether removing or tightening. Pete
    5 points
  22. Matt Windle, Managing Director of Lotus Cars, will present ‘Driving Tomorrow’, a news conference delivering details on Group Lotus future strategy on Tuesday 27 April 2021. You are invited to join Lotus’ ‘Driving Tomorrow’ conference, which will be streamed live at 12:00 (BST) in English at www.drivingtomorrow.lotuscars.com. Please click on the link to save the date in your schedule.
    5 points
  23. Got it - the return of the Coventry Climax - light, nimble...
    5 points
  24. A couple of years ago I was given a "Porsche Experience" at Work. Met Tim Harvey and drove every Porker they had round silverstone. I can honestly say they were nice cars. Fast and well built. But I didn't get the feedback or sheer driving pleasure I get from a Lotus (or even the Old Mustang I owned). The closest I got to Charisma and "Lotus DNA" was the Cayman S. I have always been totally anti Porsche (And Ferrari) mainly because I was brain washed by Colin, Tony Rudd and my dad. Even today when Dad see's a 911 he mutters something about it being a bloody Beetle with the engine in a st
    5 points
  25. Got my 2nd jab on Saturday. Got my first pint in 2 hours
    5 points
  26. My neighbors. Pretty much don't know they're there until they start howling. A pair plus pups = a pack this year.
    4 points
  27. Run out with MLOC then a visit to Central Lotus new showroom
    4 points
  28. Have you met my wife? She wears a cape and deerstalker.
    4 points
  29. I’ve always found Wives don’t need to know about car parts and their costs. Parcels turning up in the post are always cheap stuff off eBay. And it’s good to be vague about the costs of new car purchases. They really don’t need to trouble themselves.
    4 points
  30. Hello. Just joined. Have owned an 88 Stevens NA Esprit for a couple of years and having been keeping an eye on this site - thought it a good idea to sign up! Based S/E UK. Car lives in storage over winter - picking it back up end of May.
    4 points
  31. 4 points
  32. A quick snap when I did a car swop...wish I’d closed the doors, it looks like they want to be McLarens 😉
    4 points
  33. Don't worry, there are examples on here of individuals who have posted that they quite liked the look of (for example) a brand new racing green Evora 400, but had no intention of trading up from their NA. Then followed it up with their next post 2 days later which just said "Bugger I have no self control"
    4 points
  34. I thought that I should just make it a bit clearer (for those hard of reading).
    4 points
  35. Feck me on paper then I've made just shy of 10k in 9 Months of ownership ... I'm liking this Evora thing ... Not selling the thing though just lets me tell the boss what a good idea it was 😅😅
    4 points
  36. 4 points
  37. Yes, you’ll feel right at home with an Esprit. Apparently they also never go wrong. 😉
    4 points
  38. Tidying up and found an old Top Gear Magazine article
    4 points
  39. BHP is something many folks do seem obsessed with - I’ve been very guilty of that for sure. However - lotus has never been about chasing big bhp numbers - so if they were to go that route it wouldn’t be following the DNA of the company would it. The best esprit I ever had was my first one which was the lowest HP one. The Evora never felt like it was lacking - would another 200bhp have been nice ? Maybe - but I’m not sure it would have made it that much of a better car. Let’s see something beautiful, unique that handles like a dream that’s what it’s all about.
    4 points
  40. I was curious as to what colour combo you would be looking for.. I'm not sure if i'm relieved or gutted that you don't like my Ardent Red LE with oyster interior..! Good luck with the search mate - I admire your patience, when I sold my Elise i was determined to wait 6 months and have a rational approach - I crumbled in 12 days.. Got a PM from a member selling through a forum - Took one look and that was that.. I have the self control of a puppy...
    3 points
  41. I'm impressed with Dyson; he's got the audacity to flog hairdryers for £300, fans for £350, and people are actually hoovering them up.
    3 points
  42. @ £250k each
    3 points
  43. Still can’t believe what effect changing the choke size has had. My S1 has always drove extremely well and set the bar. I would say now the Turbo drives even better than the S1. Its a relief after so long to have perfected the acceleration. Your always scratching around in a no mans land with these changes.
    3 points
  44. A series of articles from CAR this week, beginning with this... https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/electric/lotus/
    3 points
  45. So am I being a dick? I watched the news this morning of people, young and old, going to the pubs at midnight last night for a pint and just thought what a complete load of utter selfish, soft, spineless [email protected] they all were! I mean it's been tough for all of us, but really, people where that desperate to get to a pub for a pint! FFS, I just don't get it and I really don't. I can see us heading into another lockdown just because people could not go on any longer without going to the pub, on holiday etc....
    3 points
  46. Following a frustrating wait for parts, it's sorted! Turbo hose replaced, and plenty of other stuff found and rectified/replaced during diagnosis. I think the owner will get a pleasant surprise, as this car clearly hasn't reached its full potential for some time. And now, alcohol.
    3 points


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