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  1. If you choose the 19/20 rims on the Evora you got Pirelli corsa tires in a "LS" specification. Liked them on my car but after some years a hassle to get them over here. Now changed to Mich ps 4s. So IF Lotus create another "LS"-spec it would be nice if they care for LONG TERM availibility also or care for development / recommendation for another tire (and if someone is saying "just change to cup 2 like Lotus did with the 410/ 430 .....cup 2 are not available as 275 20, in Germany you won´t pass MOT if you change to 285 20....)
  2. by the way: I am wondering how many cars actually are fitted with Michelin cup tires (or similar) - I am not sure all the drivers got the "right" temperature within the tires when driving not acessive beyond the speed limits (after LS spec Pirelli corsa no longer available I changed to Michelin Pilot Sport 4s, happy with them, esp braking in the wet...)
  3. the amg a 45s already has 421 ps....... hmm.... 2plus 2 seating always was a huge plus of the Evora (dog and luggage transport.....) .......
  4. after 8 years in the Evora I figured out that the sound of the pioneer radio could be upgraded a LOT by just streaming internet radio from the iphone than using the "normal" radio with its - lets say - "surprising" perception😁
  5. @jep you are absolutely right on pointing out how difficult a proper 2+2 midengined car is to design - tastes are different but I think a F Mondial is an example how proportions might not be in the end of a car design process. I think there is just the F 308 GT4 and the Lambo uracco as proper styled 2+2 midengined cars (the R Alpine 310 has the engine in the back) Also interesting in the design context is to me that the new T50 of Gordon Murray has a more or less "simple" desing, meaning not that much agressive lines (esp compared to other super or hyper cars or whatever they are called now....)
  6. time will show that esp the first design of the Evora with her "smooth non agressive" lines by Russell Carr was a great shot ............(although a lot of complaints about the "not agressive" lines....)
  7. @RDwyer the width of the front tires has "not much" to do with it. Our "family car" Golf VII R has the exact same tire size on the front as my Evora (235/19) and the steering resistance is much lower (although it has the more direct steering system than a normal Golf has). Its a matter of how much servo assistance the steering system itself has. As said before the steering of the Evora is a absolute delight for a sports car. Happy searching!!!!
  8. @JimH "Model year changes up to and including MY2012 added." Great you have added this, I have added some more detailed info on the seat colors / 4 packs available (wonder if there was a car with a ash grey leather int. ever.......)
  9. If this were a Lotus Evora s3 I would be more positive than seeing the Russell Carr design reinterpreted by Maserati (with the rear / taillights of the Renault Alpine in a way...). Ok, far better than their SUV in my eyes but not enough “own” ideas....
  10. indeed, sad day, further proof that F1 is another step faaaaaar beyond the "old times" that (for me, personal taste of course) stand for suspense and "real" racing............(not for pseudo political correct "behaviour" and cars driving around as some sort of a advertising campaign....)
  11. Massive congrats - you will enjoy!!! (If you see a light blue Evora in Regensburg with Munich plates that will be me, sometimes on client visits in R......)
  12. @Bibs many thanks, highly appreciated, but the issue was solved in the meantime by the local Lotus service point (with a lot of hassle for them and me but solved in the end ...) I wanted to stress the fact that not answering is not a good idea at all, esp if there is a customer who bought his car in the more "deeper" times of 2012 (production shutdown) and always has been in good faith relating Lotus as a company
  13. .....I would like to see a vid containing an influencer writing to lotus customer services my last experience was to get just "no" response (ok, the auto reply @@@@@@@@@@@@@q Dear Customer, Thank you for contacting Lotus Cars Customer Services. Your inquiry is important to us and we endeavour to respond within 2 working days. We are working under the Covid-19 Government advice so there may be further delay in our response. Please note that our normal operating hours are as follows: Monday 0800-1700 GMT Tuesday 0800-1700 GMT Wednesday 0800-1700 GMT Thursday 0800-1700 GMT Friday 0800-1200 GMT Kind Regards, Lotus Customer Services @@@@@ appeared but nothing more since the beginning of June 2020......(don´t know what is going on but that is def not a way a "customer relationship" should be managed in my eyes...) With that sort of "service" you will need a lot of influencers ..........
  14. Maybe silly question but: Is anyone of the opinion that someone buys a porsche or a Lotus (or an even more expensive car) because a "vlogger" supports a car? (maybe I am too old for this time?) It might be another thing if you are interested in a car and - as addition - watch a vid with car testing content (same in a way as you read a car mag test) but a "the car is so loud, so great, so exclusive"....blah blah vid shouls not be relevant for buying a car
  15. Does anybody know if the COP contains more information than before ?
  16. @NedaSay these are the ingredients G Murray wanted to avoid — he defined the t50 as a GT not a track car
  17. The energy and devotion to the car and esp his enthusiam remind me in a way of Roger Becker explaining the idea / concept behind the Evora (total different cars but you get what I mean ...)
  18. @blueg33 if you are happy with the int and esp the recaros easy solution: save your money for upgrading and stick to your "old car" , as mentioned before by others: the power of "even" a NA is more than enough for legal speeds (even from the german autobahn perspective over here ...;-) - the "old" interior is a very lovely place with "full" leather, not matched by the 400 etc (personal taste of course) As Dennis Jenkinson wrote about his thoughts about upgrading from a 356 a to 356 b: the diffence was much too small to justify the money 🙂 @bosshog since MY 12 the 3rd cat has been deleted on the S1, sure the 400 has a far louder exhaust which flap could be opened from the sport mode independently (think actual 410 will open the flap in the exhaust after some revs due to other regulations in the meantime)
  19. to add a nerdy comment (as @tim_marra already got the crown for realising the early battery "cover"...) the floor mats are not very first MY 12 (but they might have been chnagd later on this car); you could also identify a very early my 12 (even some build in 2011) because of their door pins I think, but not in the pics shown in the advert
  20. @au-yt I think the advantage of the Gt 410 sport which @MarkieT mentioned is that you have a broader range from the options what your will be in the end. With the optional öhlins, one piece seats and no comfort extras you could configurate a more sportier car or you could go the complete other route and build a more "GT"-style touring edition. Seeing dealers spec in Uk and over here on the continent more or less all seem to go the "all extras"/ sparco seats/ no öhlins route......Prisewise the 400 seems to be the best deal yet. I doubt if someone can recognize the difference in horse power (if there is any...?), the 400 is already reg. at 406 ps over here edit: I just looked at the configurator (official Lotus in german language, you are directed to that one over here...): it seems that the one piece seats and the öhlins are no longer options for the gt 410 sport (?)
  21. So Evora is back.....Pioneer Unit was sent to Pioneer Germany, it seems that the system has "hung up" like your typical desktop ;-)........ They said that they put it back to "base condition".....but the iphone connection remained, no need to engage the mobile again, v e r y suspicious the whole thing.... In the end the whole matter was managed by Lotus service Schuttenbach in a pleasant way! (very happy to have the Evora back, missed her a lot, even after 8 years the drive is a special one!)
  22. @TdM since MY 12 there is one cat less ......(canˋt remember if the exhaust itself was changed too....)
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