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auRouge last won the day on November 19 2016

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  1. @Brian Braddock Change happens. You can criticise Lotus for making an SUV and continue reminiscing about when “men were men” and become instinct or be a modern business and get over it. Having seen what the competition are doing, who gives a shit!? You don’t have to buy the SUV but it allows the manufacturer to build what it wants to. If making a few variants allows the company to continue making world class sports cars... move on and get with it. Fast estate you get. Good. Give the fast estate better visibility whilst occupying the same chassis... come on, that view of SUV’s is so 90s!
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    @bibs shame I’m Lotusless at the moment.. my old Evora would have looked good.
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    Thanks Andy! Hope you found the Cat C Innsbruck bit entertaining
  4. I feel the same about anything mainstream these days. It’s all become too alike. The necessity of having to share chassis and engines creating variants to become profitable has been at the cost of character. It’s all boring.
  5. Can’t fault Kia, amazing advancements and probably a faultless super daily. Thread has going me thinking about my next daily! Eclat. Something I’m keen to talk to my Lotus independent about as an eccentric alternative daily! Been running an 18 year old Porsche for almost two years... been a fantastic project that also been zero depreciation and not too expensive to maintain. Wonder if I could do that with an Eclat? A cool looking thing.
  6. far better looking than a Kia Or a Porsche
  7. Jaguar XF Sportbrake??... surely the perfect company car solution for a wagon! Compared with zee Germans “to which the Jag counters with a more entertaining chassis”
  8. Indeed it has. PDDC (Porsche Dynamic Chassis Control) was first developed and introduced on the Cayenne. It has since been offered on the 911 (991 onwards)... helps keep it flatter on the limit therefore increasing traction and reducing lap times. Worth 5 seconds around the Nurburgring. Porsche sells 5 times more non sports cars than it does those funny little sports cars.. thus benefiting from all that extra R & D.
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    Bye bye V6

    Congrats.. stunning
  10. Good link @C8RKH Will bear it in mind if I see more reports. Just watched the full video of the track work, nice to see he doesn’t hold back and was almost keeping up with the GT3. I guess the tell tale in the future will be if we see additional braces or metal changes on future cars...
  11. I’m a member on the worldwide FB GT4 owners Group.. 3500 members. Apart from the 3rd gear issue for which there is a recall nothing goes wrong. Lots of cars are pure track racers or track biased and the only thing is third gear. Just scrolled through months and months of it, nothing. Strutt failure isn’t a common reported fault and that chap is either unlucky or has hit a curb or something quite hard like the mechanic suggests despite the Vlogger trying to get him to say it’s Porsche. Funny how the vlogger also says after the off at Knockhill that his friend Peter always has a spin and ends up in a gravel trap... and his Cayman GT4 must have had the toughest life of any car in the world... Noted, but think this is a rare event.
  12. One of my favourite RoadTrips was in a Black (white interior) V8 XJ8... W - reg, borrowed from my brother (Company Car), what a thing.. cars that waft and ride so well don’t exist under 100k these days
  13. Incredible spec and gorgeous looking car. All the details are just right. Love everything about it. Like the 350 can be tracked without noise limits right?
  14. Sold but is a 360 Cup better than a 350 Sport?
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