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  1. They changed around April 2010. The forged metal ones were hugely expensive, labour intensive to make and care for. However they are so so much nicer than the plastic chrome ones. My car had the last pair fitted 😊 At a similar time they removed the Evora badge from the dash on Premium Pack cars. Plus the headlamps went from shiny black plastic inside to a satin/Matt finish. On another note - if anyone mentions that the handles are Honda Civic ones, then please punch yourself in the face. I've even seen it written in Absolute Lotus magazine 🤦
  2. Yep that was me and @bosshogout for a little drive. We left it too late to be honest and there was too much traffic. We're normally out and about ~7am. There was a car show at Old Buckenham so headed there. Hopefully tomorrow morning will be clearer. You local?
  3. From the ground It's ~200mm at the front of the door rising to ~300mm to the rear. The 200mm element would probably not be an issue so I'd say if you had to clear 250mm you'd be safe.
  4. Shame I didn't bump into you, would have been nice to put a face to the name. Out of interest did my Evora look "Concours"...? I was competing directly with the overall winner and looking at the rest of the multi million pound field of cars, I really didn't stand a chance to be honest 😂 ironically I don't remember seeing a 959, which is one of my favourites.
  5. That's my car at the London Concours. Did you also go? Such a great 3 days, especially as the weather was amazing. Never drunk so much champagne and talked cars in my life. Hopefully will go again this year. @Trantwhy aren't you considering any N/A,.does it have to be a Launch Edition. Just seems odd to limit your choice, especially as they are the oldest version of the Evora now.
  6. I knew I wasn't the only person who keeps a spreadsheet. I now have evidence for friends and family 🤣 So far, 12 years and 47k miles and here is the summary of expenditure, which I think is pretty reasonable tbh...
  7. 12 years and counting. Emira on order too but Evora will be a pension fund 🙂 Should really update this thread..
  8. I think the point that was trying to be made by @bosshog was in answer to your claim disputing Lotus' honesty in their scales. This may be of interest to you...
  9. I wouldn't rise to it Tom, it seems to be an opinion based on no substance or experience of Lotus. I remember a few years ago JMG proclaiming it was ridiculous the Elise had anything but a sports suspension option. He demanded that the standard suspension be obsoleted. A while later he was "accidentally" lent an Elise with standard suspension. Let's just say, there's a reason it's still on the Elise and actually the favoured choice, mirroring (and some) what you state the percentage take up for touring on the Emira is.
  10. That's because that Red Emira wasn't Magma Red 😉
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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