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  1. Bee

    Evora GTE Registry

    Absolutely gorgeous looking car, Thomas!
  2. It doesn't exactly ignite any sports car passions in me. Kinda looks like the lovechild of an RX-8 and a yawn - I was rather hoping Renault would aim to excite a bit more than this!
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    Lotus Evora 400

    I think that the LOTUS letters on the dash were the one area in which opinion was unusually unanimous: everyone thought they looked tacky, like some kind of early eighties Halfords add-on!
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    Lotus Evora 400

    They sound absolutely epic!
  5. 'Very' nice! Says they'll do the Komo-Tec 430bhp upgrade on their site, though, and I'm guessing they're expecting the buyer to go for it with the price being £94,995 as standard and £99,995 with the Komo-Tec upgrade. Someone's going to end up with something pretty special in their garage; If only that it could be me!
  6. Had an Elan SE for a year and I've always hankered after re-entering the Lotus fray as it's by far my favourite marque! As a keen fan, TLF is simply the best place to indulge my Lotus interests!
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    Lotus Evora 400

    That rump looks SO much better than I initially thought! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IkxieC3V5A
  8. Good luck with the launch, Lotus! I'm already looking forward ogling over many, many pictures of the Evora 400, this evening!
  9. Has a more purposeful feel - looking forward to seeing the new configurator, now!
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    Lotus Evora 400

    'This Lotus that I've never driven is cr*p; this Porsche that I've never driven is awesome!' Sorry, who exactly is he accusing of having blinkered sentiments?
  11. If there's anyone with the necessary skills, 'Photoshop' a pic of the Evora 400 to lop off the roof; I have a feeling it'll become a very purposeful looking roadster! Regarding the Exige being the next model to get the 'Gales' treatment, I wouldn't have thought they'll play about with the external styling too much; the interior would surely be the area where it desperately needs a refresh, and the advantage, there, of course, is that the hard work/costs on that front don't have to be replicated for the Elise update! Of course, if the Exige update is lighter and has 400bhp, there's a fa
  12. Bee

    Lotus Evora 400

    Personally I'm kind of digging the facelift! The performance sounds epic: the Nissan GT-R (2012) was 8.1 seconds quicker around the Top Gear Dunsfold track than the NA Evora and this is 6 seconds faster around Hethel than the Evora S; therefore, Gales' comments about it being the fastest thing around a track for under £100,000 seem to be justified (if you ignore track day apparatus such as the Ariel Atom). Going back to the visual front, I'm really wanting to see some video: pictures never quite give the full impression.
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    Lotus Evora 400

    I like the look of this ... http://www.thelotusforums.com/latest-news/lotus-cars-news/first-look-lotus-evora-400/
  14. Okay, I now want every new Lotus to come with an 'Insane' button ...
  15. Is it just me or do the lights in the bumper look like some kind of sci-fi weaponry ...
  16. The facelifted Evora is a pretty major upgrade: increasing the Evora S's power to weight ratio (240bhp/tonne) to an Exige S beating 330bhp/tonne, improved access/egress, interior and updated exterior. Looking on PistonHeads classifieds, the current Evora S is going from £67-70,000; the Jag F-type R and R AWD are £86,880 and £91,650; a PDK equipped 4WD 911 Carrera S is £91,000 (although considerably more with options). Realistically, I can't see that the updated Evora will be priced at only £10,000 more than the current Evora S - what would that do to current Evora S and used Evora S s
  17. - and then Komo-tec it after the year's warranty has run out; 430bhp is close enough!
  18. If the 'new' Evora captures 90% of this look, along with its power to weight ratio being better than the V6 Exige's, it's surely going to attract a lot of new punters!
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    Face lifted Evora

    The new Lotus 'Exactly-why-we're-doing-this-will-be-a-mystery-to-many-of-our-fans-but-at-least-it-should-bring-in-some-much-needed-cash' ...
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    Face lifted Evora

    I've wondered how they might price the new model Evoras. The Jag AWD F-type S coupe is £66,900 with the F-type R and R AWD being £86,88 and £91,650 respectively. The Porsche 911 Carrera variants range between £74,00-£100,000ish. I can definitely see a substantial price hike as the values of existing Evoras would surely take a mighty dive if the hugely improved new Evoras were to be released at a similar price point. It'll be interesting to see where they pitch it ...
  21. TATA would be the dream buyer but I can't see anyone leaping to buy Lotus, at the moment. Land Rover sales for 2014 are going to be around the half million mark and I believe Jaguar were hoping for 100,000+ (they did 77,000 in 2013). It's easy to see why someone would buy and invest in those companies as the sales volumes were always going to justify very significant investment. That said, 'Jaguar, Lotus, Land Rover' doesn't half roll off the tongue nicely, and TATA would really, really be seen as the saviours of the British car industry. We can but hope and dream!
  22. Bee

    Face lifted Evora

    Ahhh, I didn't realise they were so heavy! Just had a look at the Sparco ones and they do look really good as well as coming in a variety of colours, trims ect. More aesthetically pleasing Evora with a good looking interior, improved access/egress, better seats and Exige S territory acceleration along with the already great ride and handling? Could be pretty epic!
  23. Bee

    Face lifted Evora

    Surprised about the seats: thought they were generally very popular! Perhaps it's not easy to customise them - I know some people have expressed annoyance at the lack of choice in that regard. I'll be interested to see what they've cooked up for the interior; they'll be up against the F-type S AWD and company of similar standing so they've really got to get it right. It needs to feel special before the engine's even started up. The power to weight ratio should make for some impressive performance with an increase from the current car's 240bhp/tonne going up to around 330bhp/tonne (400+ bhp and
  24. Seems pretty interesting but I wonder whether the 450bhp option is strictly a race engine set-up. If not, then it's certainly an alternative to the Komo-Tec route of 6,000 euros for 430bhp and they do state that, 'specialist update kits for Elise, Evora & Exige are available, with several specification levels for each application'.
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