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    Found this forum after reading a post about Lotus after the DB era. Signed up to comment on the thread.

    I've loved Lotuses since seeing 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'For Your Eyes Only'.

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    Langston Smith, II
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  1. Knightewolfe

    Knightewolfe

  2. Yeah I think he posted in my earlier threadnon seeing an Evora in the PWC.
  3. Ahhh, I see. My mistake. Its still a beautiful car though. I'll have to try and catch it on the tc sometime soon. KW
  4. I forget, what are the engine specs od the 3eleven? But it is good to see Lotus racing in one of our top tier GT Racing series. Though PWC isnt ALMS, IMSA, etc. KW
  5. SDR, thanks for the information about the #46 Evora. Alas, this year I have not been able to keep up with the PWC like I used to do. Maybe I'll get the app that allows me to catch the livestream of the PWC races. By the way, is that the old Alex Jobs Evora? If not, what are the specs that you are running for the Pirelli World Challenge. ~&~&~ Neda, think we should revisit this topic this year?? KW. SDR, is it possible to get a poster (or some other swag) of the #46? :-) :-) KW
  6. DVR'ed the race on FS1 (big mistake. FOX Sports gooned it{effed it up} as usual with their split FS1/FS2 coverage. Had to work yesterday and missed 90% of the good stuff. Got home and watched the remaining bit I had recorded and those idjits at Fox Sports switched to the US Open with maybe an hour or so left. Was most ticked off at Fox Sports. Still am. I miss the original and independant Speed Channel-Speedvision. Hell, I wish I could see the FIAWEC races here in Louisiana as they happen. For next year,I would like to see if a GTEPro spec Evora [or four] racing for the class win. Of course I'd like to see Rossoon q1r {Noble M12/M400 American cousin} do the same. KW
  7. According to the previous article: "On that point, contrary to a recent story, Lotus is not pulling out of the US. It says it will not build a 2015 model year Evora while it works on a compliant car for 2016 with the right airbags". {I tried to C&P this quote but it wouldn't let me. Sorry} SO us yanks can expect a US-compliant Evora in two years? Once that is done could we see the return of US-compliant Elise and Exige's to the States? ~&~&~ One thing that could bring more notice of Lotus in the US, IMO, is the return of a Lotus factory team to US touring car racing such as the Pirelli World Challenge, ALMS, and whichever series' is replacing the old IMSA/GTP racing, as well as seeing a couple of privateers in SCCA. But that's just me. KW
  8. Did I read the last part of that article correctly? Lotus hasn't left the US and is contemplating a convertible Evora S for 2016??? OH HAPPY DAY!!!! Of course, I still won't be able to afford it but I can dream!!!
  9. Now that I'd have to read about. Just because it is my dream Evora S.
  10. yeah, watched the Dyson Bentley in some PWC races I watched on my laptop today. For a such a big lady that Bentley can dance. You're right about PWC being cheaper than WEC and the like, so I wonder if the 3.5L supercharged would be somewhat competitive. If not, have it bored out to either 3.7L or 4.0L. With the proper tuning that might bring about 500 or so HP. Did not know about the two drivers you mentioned. But if I did ave the cashish to run a team, they'd be my first calls to drive. The one reason I'd want a veteran in m driver lineup would be to help out the others with the optio of being my lead driver if I decide to compete in two different series or if I chose to step up to the GT class with the dreamed about Esprit while keeping my Evoras in GTS.
  11. Hehehe, of course this is all hypothetical. Hell, I wish I had $100 mil for real. Alas, ,one can only dream. ~&~&~ World Endurance Challenge, i could imagine that. I'd want to run at least one car in either the GT or GTS class of PWC. Would run 2 Evora S' and switch to twin-turbocharging instead of supercharging. Would have one veteran driver and one rookie or new driver as well as running either 2 or 4 mid-career drivers in Exige V6 Cup as a training ground/substitute proving ground. That would probably run about $20 mil there to get the cars, drivers, engineers, and whatnot tog et the program off the ground. Would also partner up with an established team (AJR, 888, etc), to spread out the engineering ideas and other stuff for T&D. I would also have a small budget just to be able to either fly the teams to Hethel for discussions with Lotus or to fly Lotus engineers to wherever my HQ was just to go over data gathered from racing. You're idea about starting out with a quartet of old Evora's specced out for whatever series I'm racing in has a lot of merit. Especially if you have a pair of the so called 'Gentlemen Driver's' (think Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis or someone similar) running at least two of them with full support from my hypothetical team. While Porsche may be the 800 pound Sasquatch of WEC, in PWC GT its those blasted cadillacs who are the 1000 pound pain in the gluteous maximus. While the bowtie boondoggle, the blue oval banshees, and the Kia's are top of the rosters in GTS. At first I'd just want to run the Evoras for T&E purposes to gain data and possibly compete in the manufacturers and drivers championships while waiting for a new Espirit with a NA longitudinally midship-mounted Lotus version of the Toyota 4.6 or 4.7L V8 from the base model Tundra or a twin-turbocharged version the 4L V6 from the Tacoma, 4Runner or the like. (maybe even one of the Lexus 4.8L V8's). I'd still contract with Cosworth for the engines. They seem to do well with the 3.8L V8 in the Lotus T125. Would either go with Brembo, Stop Tech, or Wilwood for brakes. Eibach and/or Tein for Suspension components (Would have Lotus suspension experts do the work). Dunno about Xtrac for the gearbox but if you recommended them, good enough for me. Now for tires, I'd run Pirelli P Zero Corsa Trofeo's for PWC and use Firestone Indy Firehawks for other series. With the possibility of Falken's, Yoko's, or Toyo's as Backups. dunno about which lubriants to use. of course this is all hypothetical idea but it is good to dream. KW
  12. Okay, let's just assume an unlimited budget for now. roughly about $100 mil or so.
  13. Hmm, been awhile since I last visited this discussion. ~&~&~ If you could build the perfect GT, GT-A, GTS, GTE, GT3, and GT4 Evora that fits into speifications r the various groups, what would you do?
  14. Pour all the and strike up the ! Keep the loud pedal pinned and the quiet pedal alone! Happy 40th Birthday Bibs!!! KW
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