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  1. I mean that it has been used dry carbon fibre and not prepreg. you can see a lot of waves that are not beautiful on a aesthetic piece. also the quality of the part itself shall not high due to the process, presumably w/o autoclave and vacuum bag. the front dash panel is far better from the aesthetic point of view, but is quite simpler to do as well
  2. IMHO, quality of CF lamination is very low
  3. I would be there to see their faces today, with all these Evora books sold...
  4. just bought it from Chater's! in Italy is 70€! very happy!
  5. maybe it could be better to put him in contact with a skilled (Evora) mechanic that would be interested to make a repair in site
  6. it is not only the matt black, that you can love or hate, but is the whole livery. probably it is a laser blue wrapped black in order to make a change, but the result is bad, IMHO.
  7. Funny thing is that this was the trick for the Lotus Elan M100 seats. Lotus should learn from owners solutions
  8. Mule of the new Esprit based on the Evora
  9. still surprised about the fact that there are so few green Lotus. MSG is awesome, Epsom Green very nice. the Evora is good in almost all the colors, but red interiors/ green exterior with yellow accents is the best combo, but it is like an unicorn
  10. usually weave appears due to heath. I remember one car we made had this problem on the engine cover, where the weave was evident after a run but not the morning after. now we put a different first layer, to avoid this problem
  11. They homologated the car for a short series (easier to achieve), they reached the max production numbers so the car is out of the line. They produced the car as icon, not for make money, the wanted to help sales of the series cars like the Giulia and Stelvio
  12. They stopped production because of omologation. They couldn't do them anymore
  13. that's why we (where I work) use a different lamination for the painted parts VS the carbon exposed parts.
  14. discovered right now that this actual car was here in Italy for the design/production of the GT3 parts. it was with a blown engine, that's why it has been equipped with a new one
  15. no idea why there are so few in that color
  16. since I didn't add my name to the list, I'll do so now, hoping to resurrect the topic 0. Name - Car - Colour 1. CocoPops - Evora 400 - Essex Blue 2. Neal H - Evora 400 - Racing Green 3. Bravo73 - Evora - Red (with black roof, if possible) 4. C8RKH - Evora NA - (not sure on colour, like the red, the black and maybe just the natural polished silver!!!) Oh decisions...... 5. Paulcp - Evora - Essex Blue........(may prefer 1/10 scale depending on possibility & cost) 6. Colin P - Evora 400 - Racing Green or polished - not sure yet 7. Foxy - S1 - White 8. CaptainSlow - Evora S - Black 9. Bobsy Racer - Evora NA - Orange on Black Base 10. Invictusmaneo- Evora NA -Orange on black base (will probably do an engraved placard on the base too) 11. series_one -S1 White 12. Rallyesax - Evora 400 - solid yellow black pack or bare aluminium. Not sure for the size yet. 13 Al. Evora NA/S in texture silver on black base. (or if dual colours end up not extortionate maybe would go for red with black roof). 14. Ratman- Evora NA- polished on black base
  17. stunning car, I totally agree with the other guys! I think that a yellow side stripe should be fine, like the Evora Cup. my two cents...
  18. the engine is probably ok, but the aluminum surface is corroded. not a mechanical issue, but aesthetic. Here, this corrosion does not happens due to the different weather. I remember a recent image of a red Evora S with the volumetric in the same condition.
  19. still surprised how corrosion is an issue in UK. here, in Italy, is very rare to find an engine in the same conditions like the one in the link below.
  20. you can transform a 2+2 into a 2+0 but not the contrary
  21. The Esprit has been designed a lot of years ago. you should compare with the common cars made in the '70ies and the Evora with the cars made in the '10s. Dimension are completely different My dad had a Mondial coupe and it had a terrible driver position due to the 2+2 configuration. The Evora is quite good for the driver.
  22. It should be HW only, if I remember well, due to the fact that the IPS ECU SW was difficult to change and somehow useless as they reached already the target making HW changes only
  23. the sill seems to be a post 2012 spec. maybe is a car between the two specs (It happened, I found in Italy one with old steering wheel, old sills and new seats, stereo, etc), very basic with the front seats optional.
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