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  1. There's quite a bit of misinformation here, which I think is where people get wrong opinions. I know that many early cars have NOT had MY12 cables fitted. As it is a big job. I can guarantee that many claim that but more likely they have had their current set up adjusted. Not all early clutches were heavy and not many have been changed. I believe the poll on this forum even proved that out. I'm interested in how you get on with the 400 clutch and flywheel as I don't know of anyone having that fitted to an N/A. I know concerns were raised to me around how the drop in revs etc would affect the ECU etc. When will you be getting the car back?
  2. Essentially you've miss read then, or not searched thoroughly enough The close ratio box has always been an option from launch although a lot of launch editions were not specified with it. It's not a "preferred" choice as you state simply a choice based on how you use the car. Bear in mind that gears 1 & 2 are exactly the same on both boxes and take the car to approx. 70mph. Therfore there are no differences in 0-60 times and the redline is the same (7200rpm in sport mode) If anything the preferred choice would be the auto's ratios. As for the linkages. There have been a number of iterations over the years and there are negatives and positives to each iteration (I've covered this in other threads). The only way you can be sure you're happy with cables and linkages is to drive the car you're interested in. Don't be swayed by someone stating/selling that they have MYxx gear linkages. As for "MY20", never heard that one before especially as the set up hasn't changed since the 400 was launched.
  3. Yep, all Evora Steering wheels are interchangable throughout the years without modification. The coloured finisher panel can also be swapped over. The aluminium and the black are essentially the same part just different colour.
  4. 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 should be stuck to. As for 2bular comments 🙄
  5. 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.
  6. 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'll be using all that time before it's sorted. 😁
  7. 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 spec.
  8. 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 bit to "try hard".
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Aka the holy grail/unicorn spec Evora really nice car @Gavin Hamson
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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! 😭
  15. 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.
  16. Quite an enjoyable comparison video, with a very rare late S1 Evora N/A in it.
  17. 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.
  18. ??? @scotty435 photo above shows exactly what I am saying. It shows the Sport pack silencer with titanium tips (visually and mechanically identical to the standard one that has stainless steel tips) on the left of the photo and the light weight optional Stage 1 Sports silencer with blue tips on the right of the photo. He hasn't once mentioned or shown a photo of the full titanium silencer that is optional on the current GT410/430 range that has a pig's snout. That I assume you are referring too?
  19. I don't understand why you're confused. The exhaust options are quite clearly spelt out on the SelocWiki you linked. Also, the titanium tips on the sports pack exhaust don't go blue, that is a finish put on by the manufacturer. 10 years and 40k miles can testify to that. What may blow your mind is, I have the Stage 1 Sports exhaust (blue tip one) but transfered my sport pack titanium tips to it (all inter changeable) as I'm not a fan of the blue ones. 😱
  20. I wouldn't read too deeply in to it, the article was just looking at previous EVOCotY winners and seeing what they felt like now and if they would still give them such high praise, rather than doing a back to back comparison. There was actually supposed to be a Ford GT there, but pulled out at the last minute. They were impressed how composed and tight the Evora still felt and that held its own against newer models. We even hit a pot hole on test and they were amazed how well the suspension/ride took it. Owners all know this, so it's great that potentially owners/others get to see this too. @DBG - EVO use their own test figures rather than manufacturers figures, so you'd have to look back to 2009 when they did the original test to know what they had in place.
  21. Be wary of the accuracy of information, even on here (which tends to be the most accurate). The deletion of the door pins was never planned to be a MY12 change and was introduced a few months later. As for MY12 changes happening at different times, this is absolute nonsense too. All production planned changes were done in an accurate and efficient manner. Bruss/Bravo73's was pretty much the last MY11 Evora before Lotus moved to MY12 and made all the updates in one hit. Other points brought up. The Evora sports exhaust (blue tipped) was never part of the sport pack and was a stand alone option (as stamped with "track use only") that could only be fitted after the car was PTS.d. The sports pack simply added titanium tips to the standard exhaust and were the same colour as the standard stainless steel ones (i.e not blue) Also the CR gearbox was never part of the sports pack and was also a stand alone option up until MY12, when it was then standardised. It seems odd that a lot of mis information gathers more momentum than accurate info. I've read so much dross over the 10 years of Evora ownership, and feel like I'm a broken record repeating accurate stuff. I read a while back someone stated the Evora interior door handles are from the Honda Civic, just looking at the difference in size surely highlights the stupidity of this. Still didn't stop Absolute Lotus Magazine putting it in print. 😂
  22. Sounds like the dealer doesn't know much about Evoras or even that particular one. The fact it shows in 1 photo the sport light on, I think gives the game away it has the sport pack, let alone the black calipers, rear diffuser and sport button. The wheels are cast high power silver wheels which were standard fit from the Evoras' conception. Not a unique 'S' wheel. As for the exhaust, there are multiple reasons that it has the Evora S silencer as the car was in Lotus" hands for at least 11,200 miles of its life so could have been used for many purposes.
  23. @Audiconvert that looks a decent example on paper. It's an "ex-Lotus" car and seems to have spent a while in their hands. That might explain the later head unit and also the exhaust. The exhaust looks to be from an Evora S, which has a fruitier sound than what it would have originally come with. It may have also had the 3rd Cat removed too. It has all 3 packs, Premium, sport and Tech which is a bonus. Just on price, I'd put it at worth potentially the difference (on paper) compared to the other linked. Good luck with your search.
  24. @EGTE it was the EVO Car of the Year edition Christmas 2018. Harey's link above shows the issue.
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