I bought one of the first V6s demonstrators when they first came out after having had an elise s1 111s, 6 tvr's, a noble got 3r, exige s2 S, and an evora S.
This was followed by a Evora S ips, exige V6s roadster, Evora 400, an exige 350 sport and now an exige 380 sport.
Every change has been purely because I wanted a change and like buying cars but I could justify the point in my head.
This time I am struggling to justify the change as others have agreed with in this thread.
In my opinion there is a massive difference between the exige v6s and the sport 380 warranting the full price difference from new of about 15-20k.
Car looks different, is covered in carbon, wheels and tyres nicer/better, interior nicer, drives better and is quicker.
My point is that even though I would like a change and as you can see I love the exige, there doesn't seem enough visual or real world performance difference to justify a full price upgrade of £20k for a 410 or £30k for a 430.
There a only a few Lotus customers compared to other marques and if the hard core, which I probably am, are struggling to see the point then it may end up being a struggle for Lotus.
I think I'll probably go for a drive, try and put it out of my mind.
430 is nice though!