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  1. I never said you said same price. For me it doesn't make it even a bit more palatable especially as it provides no benefit over existing setups on the market.
  2. The cat delete pipe for an Evora is between £150 and £200 to buy. The y-pipe about double that so doesn't make the price more palatable to me at all to me considering a valved exhaust is £1400 and the Alunox is £4200. The weight claim doesn't say it includes the other bits so would need to get that clarified having looked at the brochure again. The titanium system price is £6000 which is also steep. I can buy an Inconel system which is far superior for less than that.
  3. That's a seriously steep price just for the exhaust. You can get a full 2Bular exhaust, downpipes and manifolds for less than the cost of the stainless. Larini also significantly more cost effective too. This system seems quite heavy too. I'm sure the stock MY12 Janspeed exhaust is about 14.5kg so there is little or no weight saving with this system. 102db is not track legal at quite a few UK tracks unless on a 105db noisey day. The stock Evora S exhaust was 104db from memory with the valve open so if this exhaust isn't lighter or significantly quieter I'm not quite sure why you wo
  4. I sure did and I've started raking it in - how else was I going to pay for the car. Awk I wasn't taking anything to heart especially from Andy, we sat down together on more than one occasion having these sorts of conversations. I haven't driven the car enough on a proper A or B road yet to see how much of the Evora I miss. I can say though that steering feel is no match for the Evora but that was something that I knew would be the case and accepted before I purchased the car. As a daily driver on my morning commutes though the benefits of the S-tronic gearbox are fairly apparent. Fuel
  5. ? Not the criteria by which I decide on the purchase of my cars. In an age of turbo charging the V10 is hard to beat for sheer drama and the noise it makes is so intoxicating. Not quite sure how you can claim it drives as boring as it looks without having driven the RWS. If it wasn't RWD it wouldn't have been a consideration. My criteria for my Evora replacement had to have at least 2 of the 3 following boxes ticked: 1. RWD 2. Normally Aspirated Engine 3. Manual Transmission The V10 RWS covers point 1 and 2 and in this case the engine makes up for the lack
  6. It is RWD Good job i'm easily pleased I wasn't really defending the choice, it was more just that the 430GT and any other Lotus wasn't even on the radar for me at this price point. I'm on a total high with the new car
  7. I never actually compared the R8 RWS with the GT430, not the same target audience as the GT430 wasn't even a consideration for me, it is aimed at cars like the Porsche GT3. I wanted the R8 for the NA V10 and the fact it was RWD. That V10 really is an experience to drive and when it al goes to the rear the car feels wild and it gives you an unbelievable buzz. Some may say it looks like a TT (I don't think it does) but then the Exige and Elise look much more similar than the R8 does to the TT. The GT430 is a seriously impressive car but I moved away from Lotus because I was tired of waiting week
  8. Oops sorry totally forgot. Was having too much fun in it ? It's an Audi R8 V10 RWS (Rear Wheel Series). 540bhp to the rear wheels, 50kg lighter than Quattro models and limited to 999 cars globally.
  9. It sure was, Nitrons set, fresh Cup 2s and it was fantastic in the corners. I didn't actually ask him if he was on the forum. He seen the advert on Autotrader. He owns a McLaren 570S aswell and had an Evora NA in the past.
  10. That's my car sold and gone as of yesterday morning. Went to proper enthusiast who plans to regularly track the car. Pick up the new motor tomorrow
  11. Yes I agree with you both, I've added more pictures but will take some proper pictures when I get a chance with some decent weather.
  12. All done: https://www.lotusforsale.com/ads/komo-tec-ev430-lotus-evora-s-sports-racer/ Probably out of everywhere I've advertised the car that has been the best for formatting the advert. Autotrader is actually quite rubbished and overpriced.
  13. Hi Folks, Having enjoyed Lotus ownership for the past 8 years, 5 of which have been with the Evora SSR I have decided it is time to move on to something different. Therefore as of today I have put my car up for sale on Pistonheads (and Autotrader when I get around to it). As for what I'm going to move to next, well that you will have to wait for until I've sold the car on first I've spent a fair bit on the car while i've owned it and having added it up it is well over £12k just on upgrades so whether anyone wants to use it as a driver like I have done or use it on track like I have also do
  14. After, but my clutch hadn't completely gone was just on the heavy side. Uprated clutch in there now
  15. Dave, I gave the pads their first track outing on Monday - brilliant! Couldn't fault them at all. I had to recalibrate as I ended up braking too early because the stopping power was so good. Well worth the money. I'll see how they go again at my next trackday in September.
  16. This is worth a read: http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/2017-Track-Day-Tyre-Test.htm
  17. I went to CL RC5+ on my car, first set started to crumble and second set glazed after just one track day so binned both sets. I have now switched to Pagid RS29, first impressions on the road are good especially when doing a 'spirited' run. Still to test on track which I can report back on after the 21st. Don't know if you can get RS29 for thr 400 though.
  18. Hi Folks, Just became aware of this thread via Simon. I've been using Cup 2 since April last year for road and track. I'm on my 4th set now and think the tyres are great. However it has taken a fair bit of trial and error for me to get the car to work with them properly. Now i'm no Stig on track and the thought of putting the car into the barriers does hold me back but I don't take it that easy either. My experience so far is that Cup 2 will not work properly on the stock car geometery - this is in regards to the S1 Evora S, my car is a MY13 Evora S SR. I nearly destroyed a new
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