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  1. Posted this on another forum but it's worth posting here in these troubled times. I'd must like to report that I drove the Evora yesterday and loved it. Dark thoughts with Covid an' all have stopped me using the Evora as intended and it has sat in the barn for the best part of 2 years, and I've been thinking of selling it. The BMW had to go in for some work and yesterday I took Mrs Bruss 20 miles to drop her off and pick it up. On the way back I properly drove the Evora. Summary is Local town with the worst road surface I've encountered outside of Belgium, makes the
    12 points
  2. 12 points
  3. Had a good look over Essex #006 yesterday. Very, very clean! Also interesting belt tensioner mods, superbly executed, but may return it to original to refit aircon .
    9 points
  4. I'd forgotten about this thread, but this am I decided to hose down the Evora before putting it away in the barn. Mrs Bruss remarked how good the car looked and I said something about all the girls say so, it's my chick magnet etc. Two minutes later out new post girl pulled up and got out of the van with a broad smile and exclaimed it's a Lootus (French) and drooled all over it . Mrs Bruss pretended not to notice.
    9 points
  5. i loved my evora i really did.., but after a while found it underwhelming for my needs.. i kept it 4 years , i dont have work place to go so i drove only at weekends for enjoyment. attending shows etc etc. but it was really just too fast to extract any sense of speed thrill legally on teh roads.. almost even boring to a point.. its just too good.. did every thing perfectly, never went wrong, cost me peanuts to run (thank you H111) but i just used it less, and got less sensation from doing so.. i modded as much as i could, keeping it oem, red leather , stereo, exhaust , wheels.. it wa
    7 points
  6. https://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-features/the-best-sports-cars-to-buy-in-2020/43222
    7 points
  7. Man that is one sexy car.
    7 points
  8. Now its well known on this forum that my other half detests the Evora and in my 2-3 yr of ownership we have one major weekend trip and about a half dozen short trips to shops however last Sunday went to B&Q so I had to drive Evora and knew it was going to be uncomfortable journey with all the screams and moans that I was going to get as I drove too noisy and too fast (ie 50mph) on dual carriageway I was shocked to hear her pointing out as we pulled into a Aldi car park that she saw a dad with his young son in pushchair almost fall over with excitement as we drove past them.
    6 points
  9. Got my Eclat in 1989 so have been driving it for 31 years. Used as my everyday car (my only car) for all of that time until my father passed away 2 years ago and I inherited his Focus. Toured Scotland and down to Devon with the missus and 2 kids. Driven in all weathers - Rain, Hail, Snow etc. Apart from the regular failure of the UJ's and a couple of times the clutch cable, before I did the cog/chain conversion its been very good. Now got my Esprit S1 so the Eclat will have to share the outings!
    6 points
  10. Hi , I traded my S4s which I'd owned for over 17 years for a 2010 Evora NA , and I'm still smiling like a Cheshire cat . Don't get me wrong I loved cherished adored my Esprit but the Evora makes the Esprit look like a kit car (no offence to any current Esprit owners) . As people have said the engine is Toyota and in 40 years of riding (thrashing jap bikes) I've never had one blow up .The Evora in my opinion is a real plug and play, I factored in a clutch if and when and its still cheaper than the Esprit , which I spent a small fortune just to keep on the road and up together . For me I h
    6 points
  11. I just imported a second AZ-1 from Japan as a project car, the engine comes out in the same way but is slightly smaller
    6 points
  12. My wife loves mine. It gets used every day as I believe it should. It's currently parked here, at a hotel in the Cotswolds.
    6 points
  13. Fantastic car in a stunning colour
    6 points
  14. This post was approved by @Bibs before anyone asks Good evening everyone, I've recently started a reverse engineering business focused around faithful reproduction of legacy autoparts, called Novorota. With the help of some incredibly kind people on this forum we've managed to get our first products into production, this is an incredible community! We would like to offer you our billet machined rear hub carriers for S1/S2/S2.2 and S4/V8 models. The hubs will be made out of Aluminum 6061-T6. We took incredibly detailed 3D scans of C082D4142K and F079D4001F parts and recreated t
    5 points
  15. decided just to go for it! picking up the orange car on Thursday!.................... so excited! cheers Paul
    5 points
  16. Frustrating weekend as the timing belt SJ sent was the wrong length and should have been a standard 133 x 1” type so preventing the engine going in. Still managed to spend a good few hours both days doing lots of odd jobs; Oil pump primed, temp belt fitted and timing marks now position with pulleys turned for U.K. spec. New Carbs built up on manifold Rear brakes built up Rear shocks fitted All new fastenings fitted in there tapped holes ready for final assembly Lots of painting and tidying New number plate fitted ready for its first
    5 points
  17. Great run in the Peak District this morning with MLOC, cold damp roads can be challenging this time of year.
    5 points
  18. Love Esprit, having had at least 6 since 92. What Evora does is give a classic, analogue style car but in a modern package. Every Lotus has its own unique qualities but if you want a useable in all conditions, low depreciation, simple maintenance, fast, reliable, beautiful Lotus - Evora is the answer. Justin
    5 points
  19. https://www.goodwood.com/grr/event-coverage/goodwood-speedweek/2020/10/seven-bonkers-supercars-to-see-at-speedweek/
    5 points
  20. Just got my 10th. 1981 bought first lotus -lotus Elite 501 pll370w, excel a671llk ice blue, excel c323bym silver , excel se d888xcf white , excel se g643xrk red, all excels bought form london lotus centre. elite s2.2 (chapmans car) altair green ncl463v owned for 21 years, eclat s2 oon278x - black , eclat s2 mcf123x -blue evora s fl63aot and now evora gt430 lj18dsy. For many years owned 4 at the same time. a full history needs a book....
    5 points
  21. The first and only 430 CUP in Qatar
    5 points
  22. time will show that esp the first design of the Evora with her "smooth non agressive" lines by Russell Carr was a great shot ............(although a lot of complaints about the "not agressive" lines....)
    5 points
  23. The long term squeeze enjoys all the Lotus, especially Evora. Trips to Germany and Scotland amongst many others. She drives the 340R, M100 and Elise. You fellas need to choose more wisely, the clue was in the name - Lottie. Justin
    5 points
  24. Had to put the oil leak search on hold for a bit. MOT is due on the Eclat (I know it doesnt have to have one but prefer to have one). Exhaust manifold is blowing like mad. Luckily I have a spare so its a case of engine out - manifold on, new cam belt and V belt while Im at it. OUT - FIX - IN- SORTED!!
    5 points
  25. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/313310/signatures/new signed
    4 points
  26. Oh for gods sake. stop pleading poverty all the time. Your a bloody sparky, you don't have the lowly income of us guys who work for a living. Bloody chicken huts.
    4 points
  27. Over the last 7 years we have fostered 4 refugees. 3 told the imigration officers at their substantive interview the same story almost word for word ( I had to sit in and listen as the adult). 2 were under 16 just 2 were very much over 16 and confirmed it to us once their time in foster care was over. One I have "supported" through ( since he left us) 2x no insurance on scooters, one assault on a friend, one criminal damage, one assault of an out of uniform police officer, with the latest 3rd no insurance and assault I cut him free to deal with by himself. They all have very dif
    4 points
  28. I'm sure many of you know what I do part time. Just recently I had an experience that changed my mind a little on this subject. We were called to a truck with "Movement" being heard in the back, by the driver. On opening it up we found 6 illegals who had sneaked into it maybe at a truck stop he parked at overnight before crossing the channel. 5 of them were young African men, of course they all said they were under 18 didn't have any ID etc etc. Normal situation. However one was a early middle aged woman who I dealt with because I was the only one with a female crew partner.
    4 points
  29. Don't let the mileage worry you I have a 2011N/A with 109000 miles on her. Had a new clutch at 80k and all fine. It's in Persian blue with black pack GT4 rear wing custom barge boards and diffuser , Plack style exhaust with small muffler and BOE CAI intake sounds awesome. Its up for sale soon as I fancy a 400 but just gotta try one first
    4 points
  30. This covid isolation period has resulted in a heap of jobs done round the house, loads of stuff work related completely avoided and plenty of alcohol drunk. Yesterday I started having a bit of a clear up and sort out - one huge bonfire lit. This morning it carried on and through most of the day - it’s incredible just how much stuff was stacked and piled here and there. The newly sowed grass had its first hard cut - I will reseed it a bit more - it’s not the best time of year but I’ll whack some more on anyway. my buddy is lined up to do a load more post and rail fencing which will de
    4 points
  31. You can get it from me for a fraction of that. Genuine Lotus code, flashed, not inserted chips. Send the ECU to me and I will sort it out for you. Don't install a manual boost controller. The ECU won't cut fuel, but you want your ECU to control the boost with the boost solenoid.
    4 points
  32. Took a bit for my car to arrive. I put down a refundable deposit in Dec 2018. ordered my Evora GT with a larger, non-refundable deposit in Apr/May 2019. Order was goofed and a silver car arrived at the dealer late Sep 2019. I was attending the Lotus Driving Academy in early October 2019 and after talking to dealer, Lotus USA and a factory rep - I stuck with Lotus (was offered my deposit back), my car had already been prioritized and the engine was to be in assembly the 2nd half of Oct 2019. I took delivery in Feb 2020. I love it. I ordered my car, as I wanted a painted roof and blac
    4 points
  33. Jim Clark practicing to see where the rest of the cars are?
    4 points
  34. Evora S goes and a GT430 arrives. The GT430 is my 10th lotus.
    4 points
  35. Here’s mine being driven badly....
    3 points
  36. The S350 and red race are not identical apart from 1st gear. The red race full transient boost in all gears - no restrictions. The S350 still has some boost limitation, although allowing higher boost than in lower gears than the stock ECU. Here you can see the differences and also the reason for the warning. The last graph is the red race ECU.
    3 points
  37. Disagree, but we rarely see eye to eye on the details. Obama will be remembered with fondness especially compared to the Trump years which will be seen as ushering out the last of America's integrity and any remaining moral authority we might have had. As has been mentioned, Trump's economy, the thing he claims for himself, rides on the back of Obama's successes. These days it's a major achievement to leave office with the respect of the people that voted you in. Obama achieved that. Who in Europe will achieve that today? Will Boris? Well, by one measure GB is not really Europe anymore
    3 points
  38. After 10 months nothing has changed for me I still aint buying any of it. There are 150 cancer patients making claims against the NHS for not providing the service they have been paid to do so. I see more and more cases will be brought to those allowing this nonsense to continue. Pleased to see Dr. Reiner Fuellmich who stood against VW in the diesel scandal is now taking action he describes is as the biggest crime against humanity. buddsy
    3 points
  39. This is worth a read
    3 points
  40. They look like a pure exhaust company. I have my doubts that any ECU remapping will have been done on the Lotus ECU.
    3 points
  41. Good to see you took the KY with you.
    3 points
  42. Which ECU calibration do you have? If you are only developing higher boost in 4th and 5th, then I would imagine that you have a stock V8 calibration. Before you start thinking about higher boost, I would have your existing ECU flashed with the High Torque calibration from the Sport350 (also used in the Final Edition Esprits). This will remove the boost limits in the lower gears. It will not develop any greater peak power but will provide you with a useable performance increase. See how the car feels with that. You should also check the calibration of your wastegate actuators, as p
    3 points
  43. Very sorry to hear about your loss @Kimbers. It's never easy. I've been through it a number of times now and it doesn't get any easier, but I have got my head around it it my own way. When you take a dog into your family you do so knowing it's got a limited life expectancy, normally 8 to 15 years. For that time it's your job to give that dog the love, affection and best quality of life you are able to. It's a privilege to have them in your life and should be treated that way. They will reward you with that same unconditional love in return. When they depart you can give another
    3 points
  44. Lovely to meet Stan @slay yesterday for a quick look over his new acqusition!
    3 points


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