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  1. I've never heard of this issue before. Watching that video though I'm going to has at a guess that it was the front manifold cat that gave up the ghost simply based on the aftermarket vent ducting he has fitted to the manifold heatshield. There is a reason the OEM part is routed as it is; to vent heat from the manifold. His literally goes up (blocking rear visibility) then back down again. Even my kids understand the concept of heat management. There are a lot of armchair engineers out there, who think they know better, but basics like this plus abiding by tolerances set by the OEM shoul
  2. I believe you are reading the comment wrong. Unfortunately I believe the majority of readers will also then read it wrong and to be honest it is a poor piece either way and has no clarity in what they are trying to get across. The statement is regarding "road noise" , not engine and/or exhaust noise.
  3. I managed to get a carbon engine cover and front access panel which along with the Mansory Carbon rear spoiler saves ~5kg. Also as said, easy to swap for the standard bits as and when. Trying to currently get the windscreen replaced, but as others may have already had the (dis)pleasure of arranging I'm currently awaiting a 3rd visit to try and get it done. The amount of advice I've given to try and help them seems to have fallen on deaf ears or just not passed on to relevant people. Fingers crossed for "3rd times a charm". I'm glad my MOT has been extended for 6 months, at this rate they
  4. They do have a weight cap, yep. Fortunately the Evora N/A (2+2) is actually lighter than the Evora 410 Sport (2+0) that they were designed for, so all good. Plus the likely hood of me having 4 up with luggage and being unlucky enough to hit a kerb at 50mph is pretty low. Funnily enough after checking this potential issue the biggest concern I had was caliper clearance with them. Which might sound odd, but because the original Discs and Calipers are slightly smaller they are inset which may have led to a tolerance issue on the inner radius of the spokes. They are tight but within
  5. I'm not sure, I think they're "Mars" gold with diamond cut face. So chuffed with them. Actually bought them a couple of years ago but couldn't justify putting them on until I needed tyres. I'm also delighted that the ride/comfort levels haven't altered at all, going larger. Next thing is whether I put the red calipers on that I have All the current changes I've made are reversible given an hour or so, which means if I do concours events or magazine stuff etc it can be original again pretty simply. Calipers swap is a bigger job! Plus with these wheels it might look a
  6. I appreciate it's not to everyone's tastes but I've done a bit of titivation to the Evora during the lockdown period, carbon bits and wheels/tyres (410 Sport GP edition)... About 5.5kgs total weight saving over the standard Cast 18"/19" wheels and tyre combo, which is less than I was expecting but can't complain as there's a lot more rubber. Can't praise the PS4S tyres enough, really impressed so far. Hoping to get some miles under the belt later in the year. Have had to cancel 3 big road trips so far which is gutting but expected under the current circumstances.
  7. Totally agree on the PS4S as the best choice to go for. The problem you might find is getting hold of them in the size you require, I ordered some at the end of May and think I got lucky, had them delivered this week. I've got PS4's on my 18"/19" wheels and think they're great. Just fitted the PS4S's to my 19"/20" wheels and the grip level is a step up. For road I honestly can't imagine needing CUP2s when these are that good, especially considering any damp or coldish conditions that crop up.
  8. Aka the holy grail/unicorn spec Evora really nice car @Gavin Hamson
  9. Definitely don't dump it. As said, its worth keeping hold of it if you can. The riveted on tailpipe tips are actually titanium, so always worth something as a precious metal.
  10. It's exactly that, it stops the tailgate being pushed too high and flexing/cracking the cosmetic roof panel that sits above it. As the carbon tailgate doesn't use the gas struts it essentially has no limit to where it can be pushed. Do you trust yourself not to forget as its simply a safety limit?
  11. Great shot over looking Switzerland! Still living in hope that our Alps trip this year can still go ahead! Desperate for a driving fix with alpine/mountain roads, especially after having to cancel last weekend's trip!
  12. I'm 99% certain the S1 in the video is actually painted Sienna Brown (VAG Lava Grey) with the Premium Cocoa Brown interior. It's obviously a MY12+ model and I'd say at a guess the only one in existence in that spec. As Willi said, it's rare to see a MY12+ Evora with anything but Sport Premium interior. I agree that you could see James Bond in an S1, less so a 400 I think. Hopefully, a future classic.
  13. Quite an enjoyable comparison video, with a very rare late S1 Evora N/A in it.
  14. Hello Willi, I was wondering if the gearknob would be mentioned. Thought Bravo73 would have. That part never made it past that press/pre-production car and never became production intent early on in the programme. It was a Mansory item, as were the sill scuff plates and floor mats with the roundel on. Need I say more? A model year change happens during the summer period of the "previous year" so for example, MY12 cars started in production August 2011.
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