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  1. Based on this comment I'm assuming you believe Nimbus grey is similar to Audi Nardo grey? When it's actually a metallic colour akin to Lotus Storm Titanium.
  2. I actually think the GT4 gearing is slightly longer in the first 2 gears at least. When I did the EVO "group test" the journalist/tester was complementary of my gearbox/clutch stating how the Cayman's was long geared and clutch heavy, and I've got the standard box. Gratuitous shot 😀 There will always be place for the Evora, a shame that it was never really recognised by many people as a contender even though the reviews have always been great. It's certainly a well respected car within the petrol head community, just a lot of people are more willing to put their money in an Elise or Exige, if they go for a Lotus.
  3. Evora was launched with natural finished calipers, black ones being part of the sport pack. (Launch Edition had sport pack so only came with black calipers) Evora S had sport pack as standard so had a black calipers as standard, no other option. Red calipers were introduced for MY12 in summer of 2011, and natural finished calipers were dropped.
  4. Amazing write up @Daveb99,extremely impressed how much you've done in that space of time. That's a super early car with the decal on the engine cover and the gloss black headlamps. Love the upgrades you've made. Well done.
  5. Interesting take on the styling. Not your usual car video.
  6. Absolutely, nobody has even driven it and all I keep reading on social media is talk about turning up the wick 🙄 The number of people who can't even keep up with a 101bhp Smart Roadster (including @Bravo73 and @bosshog 😜) says to me, power isn't the issue.
  7. Regarding prices, I'll be interested to see whether the interest in the Emira sparks a general interest in Lotus and those new to the brand (looking for the cheaper alternative). Which in turn brings people unaware of the Evora to take a look. As we know a lot of people who end up test driving them, buy. It may finally get the recognition it always deserved, and subsequently prices may hold even stronger. As for the Emira being a reworked Evora, if you put both their rolling chassis next to one another you'd be hard pushed to tell the difference, but as I said I'm another thread it's a case of everything being cranked up to 11. Lots of small improvements make a large difference. The Evora was a perfect starting point. The amount of times I've looked at beautiful cars and thought I'd love to put that body on an Evora rolling chassis, I know it would then be dynamically better...
  8. Plus it's a push flap to open, so no internal button and no separate fuel cap either. Super simple. 🥳
  9. Out of interest where do you get that weight figure from? I'm pretty sure that there's not a great deal of difference, circa 15kg. Like for like.
  10. I was going to say, that's a bold statement to say zero. There's a number of shared components with the Evora. However, it's taken all the best bits of the Evora and cranked them up to 11. These bits tend to be under the skin as the Evora was strong in that area but always seem to be lacking at the touch points and with challenging styling etc. It's those elements though that the Emira has gone so far in improving. Things like moulded carpets compared to glued and velcro precut carpet. Obviously adding weight but also a feel that adds to security of a quality product. Also subtle things from the switchgear and bespoke vents (with emira written on them) and infotainment screens that are a massive step up. It's an extremely impressive and class leading car.
  11. @BlueLotusEvoraGT out of interest, who fitted the battery? That doesn't look like a factory set up to me. Did the dealer add it?
  12. You can't beat a bit of Furkapass action. That and the adjoining Grimsel and Susten passes are well worth the trip to the Alps on their own. 🥰 @AK70extremely jealous of you having that on your doorstep. Fingers crossed for going back next year. It's been too long 😭
  13. @C8RKH I'm not sure you'd appreciate 8 cars and 16 idiots turning up on your doorstep 😃 Agree on the Applecross pass, you have to catch it at the right time. Been there the last couple of years and will probably give it a miss this year. We did the route to Tongue etc a couple of years ago and it was good but we felt I large proportion of it wasn't as technical/twisty as we'd like. I find the scenery, driving etc better further west.
  14. I've done a Scotland trip a number of times now and coincidentally I am going in a couple of weeks again. Here are a number of my routes over 5/6 days that may be of some help to you.. Day 1 - https://goo.gl/maps/cu41L6TGUamqVSJZ6 Day 2 - https://goo.gl/maps/vkV6G3B7U3upbYXMA Day 3 - https://goo.gl/maps/Z1P43HgYsBvZcBG2A Day 4 - https://goo.gl/maps/chaSppjsjvqungvY9 Day 5 - https://goo.gl/maps/MMF8LqB8nZ11iyep7 I'm a massive fan of the Trossachs/Duke's Pass but for me it tends to be a detour from my route to get there and if it's busy it can be frustrating. However, on a traffic free, dry day, it's amazing to drive. My favourite road for pure hooning is the ScotburgRing to Kinlochleven. As C8RKH said there's amazing roads through Yorkshire, Kielder and Northumberland. I'd avoid Lake District if you want to press on as it can be busy. There are beautiful beaches spread all over Scotland so plenty of choices, one of the nicest spots we stopped for lunch is down a little track in Samalaman bay.
  15. They are not the same wheels. The 410 Lightweight wheels have Evora Sport written on them, have contoured spokes and the rears are actually narrower than the GT wheels pictured. So are still restricted to 2+0 (or an N/A 2+2 😃) Also, the carbon in those holes is part of the bumper not a sleeve. On the GT430 more of the carbon bumper is exposed than the GT410.
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