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  1. Nice car, fantastic presence! AM builds the best looking cars, period.

    I will stick to the Evora for another year. Will get the exhaust mod and black interior and a baffled oil pan Ina. Few days, which will hopefully keep me exited enough throughout the year. What frustrates me is the latest letter from Hethel which was not about a new fantastic car but about another oil line recall (3rd or so), this time SC to motor.

    Also think about a replacement in the future, V8 probably the way to go as long as such engines are available. Baby McLaren, AM, but the new Corvette Z06 are on the cards. Price is probably in favour of the Vette.

  2. If you look at VW, who have led the dual-clutch market they have comparable gearbox variants in both transverse and linear setup, using them for the whole range from diesel through high-end RS-models. .

    Only reason they go with dual-clutch is that they have surplus capacity in the Kassel plant. For most applications - but not high revving sport car engines - a standard auto is the better application.

  3. @@Sven

    Thanks, the Frost blue is a litlle more grey than polar blue (I think - if I remember right - that I have seen your Elise (blue alcantara?) at another place, maybe in the US, very nice combo in my eyes) 

    Here is my old Elise:


    Like my Evora more though:


    Or professional shooting:


    Elise was my own choice, but Evora was a spontaneous buy of a dealer demo (half of the miles been put on myself).

  4. MP4 12C, British and mid-engine layout. Big step though....

    I got myself already registered with the local McLaren dealership - very friendly team - for information on their P13 project. Till then will get my Evora optimised.

    GT-R is what a colleague has, very big, very quick, not sure about sexiness. F type is plain boring, AM V8 much cooler.

  5. I can't quite follow the logic of the valve closing when the sport mode is turned on as that would increase resistance and flow. That doesn't seem to make sense as it should reduce power.

    Love the sound, but fear it might be too loud with valve open. Many tracks have massive restrictions, like Bilster Berg (track day companies only allow standard exhausts for most cars except Fezzas - they are too loud and need silenced sport exhausts), so being loud will exclude you from track days. Still, for street driving I would want sport mode and sound.

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