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  1. It is. We've sold loads of these about 80% go to the US its better carbon than I got on my Evora.
  2. Thanks chipp a few people dropped me a line on this one always very much appreciated. I'm in contact with the OP so looking forward to seeing it.
  3. jonnyboy

    TLF GT430 Club

    I've emailed the fabricators to get the drawings
  4. It was a while back now Dave but yeah. Stick a date in whenever you can.
  5. jonnyboy

    TLF GT430 Club

    Yes there was something specific to it being automotive. The bend on it is quite tight as well.
  6. Wow it's been a while since the last update! Not really too much to report the Evora is sitting I think at about 5000 miles currently. As the weather has dropped I've not continued to daily it as I did last year. My situation with logistics has changed as we moved units at work and it's not as easy to store the Evora at work as it was before so it tends to get left in the garage more these days. I still have an outstanding rattle that I think is a hangover from when it had the new roof. Andy is trying to sort it but for various reasons (mainly my crazy schedule) we don't seem to be able to get it in. Will probably wait now until service time. JCT moving their workshop away from Leeds just as I bought the car is most annoying I really wish they would consider moving back to town. No other problems or issues at all with the car. Other than all the original QC related stuff the car has actually been fault free 100% So early year wobbles have dissipated I have continued to keep an eye on 570s and indeed 991 GT3s and earlier this actually got the opportunity to drive both on track. I was happier on the drive home in the 410. It's really quite something and I think I'm really still yet to drive anything that touches it for dynamics. No action on the modding front its all still totally stock. Still waiting for Dave to book me in The second set of rear Cup 2s are almost done so I will be making the swap to PS4s and also having a look at the geo. I really should have had a geo done before now as my car was certainly rushed through the factory the chances are the geo won't be optimal. We will probably do a bit of work to slow the turn in a little on the PS4s and it might help it work a bit better in the cold weather too. The difference in "plantedness" in the cold weather between the 410 and Cayman GT4 on the same tyres was quite marked. I think if I was using it a bit more the seats might start to bug me. Even with the recliner brackets I don't find them comfortable and it's always bugged me a bit that they look too small for the cabin. Unlikely to bother doing anything. She probably won't see too much action this winter as we are crazy busy and I have some stuff to do with the VX track car before next season and a Sport 190 Elise to restore so those two projects will take up all the winter period by the looks. In March it will unbelievably be 2 years old! Not sure where that time has gone! The panic now sets in where to find the second bit of the 50/50
  7. Discounting is certainly an Achilles heel for Lotus. It's ok if you bought one for the discounted price but a kick in the nuts for probably more loyal customers who jumped in and paid nearer list. McLaren are much worse though. Most owners that bought new will lose a gt410 in depreciation but that's the penalty for suffering from the need to have the latest supercar. Due to the proliferation of these high end cars they all lose money now. Over 3 to 5 years the Evora is pretty good what are 410s now? Still 65? Virtually just the vat lost if you paid 80k and they are likely to drop pretty slowly over the coming few years. It was a huge extravagance for me personally to buy a 410 but I reckon over a longer term of say 6 years you could lose more having a pretty mundane car on a lease or PCP.
  8. jonnyboy

    TLF GT430 Club

    Hi guys I've had one or two people message about the brackets unfortunately the place that does them have a minimum run I think it worked out about 18 pairs as the sheet metal they buy is specific for the application apparently. Im more than happy to supply the drawings if anyone wants to get an odd pair made up.
  9. Great video from the King of youtubers for middle aged men. I did think mentioning the 410 in the same context as a Renault Alpine was perhaps a bit disingenuous to the Lotus as I would view the 410 as a whole sector or two above the Alpine. He doesn't appear to reference it much in the vid although it's on the title of the vid which is a bit odd. People are still looking at me in an odd way when I tell them the 410 is much better than the equivalent Porsche (GT4) but more vids like this will hopefully help to convince people. It looks of late like Lotus actually have a press department now which is great. Would be good to see a 410 or 430 get some proper mainstream media.
  10. Am I right in thinking that the CF seats are only on the Sport 410? The side brackets I did aren't compatible with the Exige so there's not really much point in doing another run of 20 just to have 19 spare sets sadly.
  11. Mine was on 50/50 but happened to be the exact colour and spec I would have had. It was an unregistered dust collector at the dealer. It was the announcement of the GT cars that spurred me in as the 410 is an absolute bargain being effectively identical.
  12. Yeah you just need the brackets for the carbon seats. The stock position is truly awful but apparently dictated by regs. You get the missing upper inner leg support back in addition to the whole of the back of the seat coming into proper contact with your back. Ive actually sold the run of brackets I did as it was roughly enough for the 410 run but it looks like there are still a couple without them. I could do another small run if the was interest. This is not a commercial post by the way Bibbs! more of a service to the community as IMHO if you don't have the seats in the right position you aren't really experiencing the car properly. I have had a small wobble of late and almost bought a couple of cars to replace the 410 but you drive it and boy it's just such a good car. @Hangar 111 when are we doing the komotec??
  13. What letter it this?
  14. How do you know which car # it is just by having the cert done?
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