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  1. Updated with 2nd deposit paid 11 March 21 - 6970K - 27 April 21: Lotus company update and Emira name announced 27 April 21 - TomE - UK - V6 manual 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual 30 April 21 - Pugwash - UK - V6 manual 4 May 21 - Philsport300 - UK - V6 manual 7 May 21 - Mark030358 - Undecided 15 May 21 - JCR - Undecided 19 May 21 - Gashead1105 - Undecided 20 May 21 - Evotion - V6 Manual 20 May 21 - Evotion - i4 22 May 21 - KennyN - V6 Manual 4 June 21 - DJW - V6 FE Auto ordered - 2nd deposit paid 5 June 21 - Worldwidewebs - 9 June 21 - Lavazza - undecided 7 June 21 - MarkWilliams1 - Undecided 23 June 21 - KJD - V6 manual 28 June 21 - DaveC72 - i4 29 June 21 - greg/valetpro - Not decided which engine yet. 6 July 21: Emira reveal at Hethel 6 July 21 - Duncs - V6, but cost dependent. 6 July 21, 22:00 - EmiraSi - 6 July 21, 08:00 - Claymore - 6 July 21, 23:09 - Abgreenbank - 7 July 21 - Lockey - i4 7 July 21 - freefall_junkie - V6 manual UK 7 July 21 - glen8 - i4 7 July 21 - Al_C - I4 7 July 21 - Neilread - I4 7 July 21 - Philnotts - V6 Manual 7 or 8 July 21 - JJ - Cost dependant 7 July 21 - marclurr - UK - V6 Manual 7 July 21 - LotusAmateur - UK - undecided 7 July 21, 15:45 -Emiralust - UK - V6 Manual 8 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 1 (Thursday) 8 July 21, 09:39 - mctaff - UK - V6 manual 8 July 21, 16:34 - JimH - i4 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - i4 (V6 cost dependant) 8 July 21 - Johnhoward - V6 Auto 8 July 21 - EmiraJam - 9 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 2 (Friday) 9 July 21 - Beady - I4 (probably) 9 July 21, 08:00 - Beancounter - probably i4, but maybe v6 manual 9 July 21 - Speedluvver - i4 (most likely) 9 July 21 - E1M2I3R4A - V6 manual 10 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 3 (Saturday) 10 July 21 - Washy - undecided 10 July 21 - Al - completely undecided. 11 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 4 (Sunday) 12 July 21: post Goodwood Festival of Speed 12 July 21 - emstan - V6 12 July 21 - Denno - i4 (most likely) 15 July 21 - nohl2678 - V6 (I hope!) 16 July 21 - Frickin Idiot AMG / V6 19 July 21 - slotdawg - V6 Manual
  2. It’s a good point Graham. If the car is a weekend toy that is often kept higher in the rev range you won’t notice it. However I found as the Evora was used as a daily driver I often was in traffic at lower revs expecting to be able to use torque of engine to accelerate without changing down, as per any other 350 bhp car. It was then you experienced the transmission noise. Hopefully they’ve been able to dampen it down enough not to be a problem for majority of new owners 👍
  3. Which unfortunately was exactly the problem I had with my Evora, so although it may be improved, the fact they mention it shows it’s still a problem As I know this problem doesn’t exist with the auto and I enjoyed the auto on the 400, for me I’ll go that route thanks for update btw.
  4. My Evora 400 was asbo loud with stock exhaust when “open” and not a chance on track unless short shifting past sound meters. Had same exhaust on my Exige 380 and got black flagged at Donny.
  5. Had same problem with my S1 and was still there in 400 I test drove, so I went auto with the 400. Raised a question with Rybrook to ask Lotus if they had resolved for the Emira. Chased after a couple of weeks and was told Lotus were aware of the historic problem but couldn’t confirm if resolved. Thus I’m going Auto again with the Emira as based on years of Lotus ownership I’m not that confident they will sort it fully. Plus I like the auto box anyway, and can sound like a heel and toe god on down changes 😆
  6. Was at Solihull yesterday around 13:15 so sure I met some of you on here. Car is stunning but as others have stated the colour samples are quite a way off configurator for green, red and nimbus so you need to see them in the flesh to finalise spec. I took some photos with piece of white and grey car in shot to help white balance. Don’t have space on my account to share here , so have posted elsewhere where I see a lot of similar usernames.
  7. Needed to change my viewing slot at dealers due to work conflict. Called dealer and was told unfortunately it had to be re arranged by lotus centrally. So called Lotus to then be told no, it’s the dealer. Informed them I had been told the opposite , so they kindly said they would call dealer and sort it and then phone me back. Guess what, 2 days later and no calls. To then top it all, a day later I get a reminder email from Lotus regards my original booking, with instructions at end of email if I need to re schedule I should contact Lotus direct. Someone needs a damn kick up the arse at Lotus, they create so much confusion. I give up lol.
  8. Had one. Nothing like a lotus . Very agricultural.
  9. My Alpine A110 was same. Very compliant suspension and was staggered how quickly it could cover bumpy country roads, to an extent I know an Exige wouldn’t stand a chance ( would be airborne lol) and an Evora would be tested.
  10. Unfortunately across all new cars, not just Lotus 😒
  11. Yep, had a quick play with Cayman GTS config and was up around £8k of options to get similar without taking into account the wheels on Emira FE may be more expensive than options on Cayman
  12. Been using adaptive cruise for last 5 years across 2 different daily drivers and wouldn’t be without it for the daily motor. Not such an issue for weekend toy. Have the Lane guidance system, but can be switched off permanently , but is a 2 year old car now. The father in law is going mad that his new VW needs to have this function switched off every time he starts the car. Hearing same from lots of other new car owners. World has gone health and safety mad.
  13. 9k miles in 400 auto. Loved it and will spec it on Emira.
  14. This . Was always disappointed they couldn’t get same setup in the V6 Exige as IPS on even the last cars was way behind the Evora 4xx cars.
  15. Unfortunately unless someone take a shot with a decent camera and has white balance spot on , then it’s hard to judge colours. I’ll wait till I see them in the flesh before making a decision.
  16. After 3 iterations of the V6 Exige I now realise on reflection the Evoras I had were much better road cars. Older and wiser now Tradk days, now that’s a different discussion.
  17. Asked the question when I was called,re paint colours and was also told samples would be available at roadshows. Hard to finalise a colour based on configurator renders.
  18. Also told on my call that my position was safe up until 5th Nov. Would very peeved if this isn’t the case as I’ve yet to see the car in the flesh, so need to wait until dealer tour and view of real paint samples. Let’s hope Lotus are reading these forums and take note of the confusion.
  19. Never had a problem with the Evoras so should be ok.
  20. Still at a loss between yellow, blue, red and now even considering the grey. Car looks so damn good in all these colours tbh, but fact I would love a red leather interior again may restrict the choice.
  21. Was amazed at how much longer the 400 tyres lasted vs S tyres, with no detriment in performance from memory.
  22. Funnily enough asked my friend today who also has deposit down what he was going for chassis wise and he also mentioned going with advice of Gav re touring for fast road use. From comparing my Evora 400 I would say the 410 versions had better suspension for fast road use, but vs the V6 Exiges I’ve owned they were really too stiff for the cotswold roads I frequent, often getting the car airborne. Think Gav is probably right here, as if I look back to my Alpine A110 it was very supple suspension but absolutely nailed the bumpy roads at speed. Same for my 52 year old Elan +2. It embarrasses many modern sport cars for ride control at speed. Hmmmmm decision, decisions
  23. With such strong prices for all SH cars these days, unless you need it for winter why not sell now and cash in on the bubble
  24. Ok agree focused sales from them, not a great sales experience for buyers 😉
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