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  1. Sven76

    MY12 Evora

    I promise, the ride with either option will be much smoother than in your Beemer. Used to own a 325i with 16 inch rims and runflats (plus M-sport suspension), the ride was horrible...
  2. Sven76

    MY12 Evora

    You get the new Pioneer head-unit, which is good (i have the cheaper Pioneer unit, works well), so now the tech pack is indeed an option to consider. Why not suing the 19/20 diamond cut on the streets, they are still comfy. I have the classic silver wheels for winter use. And right you are, the red calipers look too posh (and copy-paste Porsche...).
  3. Have you asked your garage for price quote on the standard rims? They cost c. €1,300 only in Germany, which I view as relatively cheap for OEM rims. Yes, aftermarket might be slightly cheaper, but I opted for the OEM stuff as winter tire to keep the optic Lotus-like
  4. Like the Pirellis I have on my car and had P600 on a Beemer in the past, good tyre, but can't comment on whether the tire works with an Esprit. 11 year old tire??? Get rid of that soon, had a 7 year old tire on a Boxster one (when purchased from, an older lady), changing the tire to some brand new stuff transformed the entire car!
  5. Yeah, car will be with the dealer in October for fitting winter tires and resolved half a dozen guarantee issues (no big things, the first dozen already solved, plus the recalls they did to the car prior to taking delivery) again, maybe it's because of the latest map (D map now on the car, maybe they now have an E). It is not worrying me, it's a Lotus, those cars sometimes (all times) do strange things...
  6. Despite the description that you need to go off the throttle, I can activate mine also with immediate effect.
  7. A computer game at the time PCs still had CGA or EGA graphics at best....
  8. AD08 are not semis, they are UHP. P Zero Corsa System is - with treadwear of 60 - very close to a semi, certainly closer than the AD08...
  9. My view is that for trackday use, the PZero Corsa System is doing perfectly well. They hold really really well and I don't miss the semis I had on my Elise. Can#t comment on the other tire options. However, for winter tires I will try Michelin, recommended Yokos are too small IMHO for 400NM torque and Pirelli Sottozero II are not available with c. 5 tires shops I checked, just one could deliver it at twice the costs compared to Michelins.
  10. Stereo for sure can be done, as the Pioneer is an aftermarket system. I myself got the entry-level Pioneer satnav retrofitted and like it a lot. Interesting question would be whether the 2012MY gear lever can be retrofitted and if so, whether that will help to improve gear change (the only downside of the Evora S in my view). Thanks Sven
  11. Nope, you will see the skid marks on the ground. I am not a fan of hand-brake turning the car, not so close to concrete walls...
  12. B&C prices appear to be off reality. Just ordered the standard rims (for winter tires...) for 10% less than quoted by B&C and could have ordered both the forged or the turbine for GBP 1750.- equivalent (EUR 1999.-). Was a kind of special sale but understand dealers got the wheel sets quite cheap directly from Lotus. Was tempted to take the forged sport rims but finally thought that this is overdone for winter tires in combination with all-year driving on then salty roads...
  13. Check out, at least a second pic is on there. And more to follow, it takes the photographer just a lot of time to compile those HDR pics...
  14. Sven76

    MY12 Evora

    Save the money for the tech pack, I have parking sensors and a nav-head-unit retrofitted for 1/3 of the price of the tech pack. Parking sensors were c. €500.-.
  15. Hi all Joined the Forums yesterday, so far I have been active on SELOC and LotusTalk as well as the two German Lotus forums. Owned an Elise R for 4 years and swapped that this year for an Evora S, since then forum activity moved away from SELOC and on of the German forums to LotusTalk. Found that LotusForums is quite active when it comes to Evoras hence I joined. Will post some pics in a few days. So long Sven
  16. Ride is not too harsh. Much better than the Elise I had and even better than the 3-series Beemer with sport suspension and standard 16 inch run-flats. SWMBO finds the Evora with the 19/20 inch rims quite comfy, so other than saving some bucks absolutely no reason for the smaller wheels, but just my 2 cents. On miles, I am now at c. 4,500 miles and believe I will add another 2,000-3,000 miles. That's rather good, keeping in mind that I had taken the car on track and done some driving in the Alps. Try to avoid 1st gear full throttle action, done that one at an wide intersection in back-country, quite fun but that will eat tires rapidly.. However, have already bought an 18/19 inch set with Michelin Pilot Alpin for the winter, but that's a different story...
  17. I would believe someone from the German community picked up the car. The chap who passed away did run the German Elise community, hence he had quite a few friends within the community.
  18. Have tried them both back-to-back and I'm glad that mine has the 19/20. Not that much difference on a B-road, but still you recognise it. On track, the P Zero Corse are ace!!
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