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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 🥴
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Eclat far better looking than a Kia Or a Porsche 😉
  6. 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” https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/jaguar/xf-sportbrake https://www.evo.co.uk/jaguar/xf-sportbrake/21089/jaguar-xf-sportbrake-30-v6-s-review-big-jag-estate-remains-a-class-act
  7. 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.
  8. Congrats.. stunning 👍🏽
  9. https://www.spmsracing.com/shop/strut-tower-support-bracket-for-gt4 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. Sold but is a 360 Cup better than a 350 Sport? https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/exige-s3/lotus-exige-360-cup--build-number-08-of-11-in-uk-deposit-taken/9391041
  14. Wouldn’t surprise me if the 250 Elise was more fun to drive though.
  15. If it’s just for the road driving I’d probably suggest Elise (more than enough speed up to 100mph) but if it’s for the track.. Exige everyday! My first lap at Hethel in a 350Sport was 5 seconds a lap faster than in an Elise 220Sport... 6 laps later I was more that 6.5 seconds faster! A few months later I sold my Elise.
  16. Was guzzumped on an Esprit GT3 by them🤨...
  17. V6 Cup with 8,000 miles for £47k https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/exige-s3/lotus-exige-v6-cup--------------------2015-65/9336618 Looks like it’s in great condition. More appealing for trackdays than a 350 Sport and cheaper.
  18. It’s a perfect match. My X5’s days are numbered!
  19. There’s a multimillion investment from abroad... people with resources that don’t accept anything but success. Theyll pull it off and put Lotus where they deserve to be... As for the critics, it’ll be one of those moments where we can be really British and not say anything about it 😏
  20. Heard of a 2013 V6s with Komotec 470 coming up.. 15k Miles mint condition with good spec in an ok colour. What’s it worth?
  21. https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/exige-s3/new-in--lotus-exige-s3-v6-s-coupe--high-factory-spec--manual--race--premium-sport-packs--1-previous-owner--beautiful/9097109 one owner - 15k miles, high spec and only £37k an S3 Elise costs that! ive driven a 350 Sport and 380 Sport but haven’t driven an S... To help people like me that don’t know much about Exige’s :- q. main differences between the S and Sport apart from power are? q. 380 Sport is lovely, but if you weren’t bothered about the carbon panels, splitter, wing and extra bhp (real world, is 30 bhp really that much on a country road where you bottom out at half the power!!),, is it really worth double? twice the price of this mint looking car from a reputable solid Lotus specialist?
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