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  1. My feelings exactly, I’ve stuck with my 2013 SR S because of the Lambo/Audi styling and interior of the 400. The GT range is good looking but the Emira is cheaper (new) so the Emira will be my next version of the Evora 😉
  2. Way too much information. We have different perceptions of this. Back on topic…
  3. 😆😆 Of course I meant fix the core design/manufacture problem not one headlight.
  4. I know the background. That doesn’t absolve Lotus for not fixing an MOT failure item that manifested itself even before the cars needed an MOT.
  5. it’s so depressing to hear that even the new cars have the same poorly built headlight unit since launch in 2009. 🙄
  6. Shameless marketing 😆😆
  7. Gazm

    TLF GT430 Club

    Is this the same one they had for sale on consignment earlier this year? It seems priced high and waiting for the market to reach it…
  8. Gazm

    TLF GT430 Club

    Let’s see what happens after the Emira is revealed…
  9. Gazm

    TLF GT430 Club

    Well done, I’ve been looking for a while but working overseas makes it tricky. 🙄
  10. The “large platform” collection.
  11. A little off topic but I bought my Turbo Esprit HC unseen while I was overseas. Sent the full asking price in advance to a man in another country for a car I’d never seen, but he was a director at Rolls Royce cars 👍. I flew back to Gatwick, did the deal and drove 5 hours home in the dark. Thankfully everything worked. 😆
  12. Both are the last of the original style...
  13. Gazm

    TLF GT430 Club

    I was tempted to get the blue one that was for sale recently. My feelings were the same about it being a better daily but still a GT430, indeed the Sport was the fastest Lotus road car ever! But, I decided against it because there was no meaningful visual differentiation between it and a GT410. Shame they didn’t keep the wheel arch vents. I’m shallow, I know 😉
  14. They decided not to it. It’s a pity, I would have been tempted to trade my SR for a GT420 with a special badge.
  15. Just discovered this thread. Had my 2013 manual Sports Racer S (venom red) for a while, always felt it would become the equivalent of the Turbo Esprit HC... the most desirable and developed of the original style
  16. A quick snap when I did a car swop...wish I’d closed the doors, it looks like they want to be McLarens 😉
  17. It’s a while since I traded my NA for the S but I think the real world, on the road acceleration of the S “feels” significantly more than the NA for overtaking etc... but as I said, they all have that Evora magic. These will be VERY sought after in the future.
  18. Hi Chris, not sure if you are referring to the USA model which didn’t get the new front. I’m comparing the 400 to the GT410/430 not the US GT. The main styling points on the 400 that put me off are the 3 piece wing(too disjointed/fussy) and the front bumper intakes(too Audi/Lambo). The GT410/430 seemed to return to the Lotus design language which also improved the aero package. Just personal preference. I’m intrigued to see what the Type131 will look like.
  19. It is a personal thing, I’ve owned both and wouldn’t go back to an NA. But I also wouldn’t have a 4xx either (styling). The GTxxx range saved the day for the Evora... great to have 3 variants for all tastes and all with the Evora magic!
  20. It is a personal thing, I’ve owned both and wouldn’t go back to an NA. But I also wouldn’t have a 4xx either (styling). The GTxxx range saved the day for the Evora... great to have 3 variants for all tastes and all with the Evora magic!
  21. £36k for a NA Sport Racer, seems a little high. I’d expect that for an S SR. Good news for those with one already.
  22. Name: Lotus Evora S Click to view: Lotus Evora S
  23. Name: Lotus Turbo Esprit HC (1987) Click to view: Lotus Turbo Esprit HC (1987)
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