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  1. The Car article specifically says they don’t want to be a pseudo Porsche but would like their volumes (and profit I’d assume) . Equally given Porsche’s success from near ruin it’s not unreasonable to compare the brands and the press always need a comparison, and frankly rather they mention a brand who is successful than one that is or has failed. Now more importantly where’s the 131 spy pics ... give Rob Borrett and James Andrew a nudge Bibs 😁
  2. Longcross studios. Car wow use it now. The marketing director was moved on after that film....
  3. Perfectly fair , in fact the weight benefit to the lotus is 200kg on the pork and 400kg (or more) on the CS. Balance that against the benefit of better shifting. Seems factually in favour of the lotus. Now how he drove them is a different matter.
  4. Well that sounds like my order is going to be delayed, so disappointing, I might have to cancel it .
  5. well they look remarkably similar so shouldn’t be too hard too....
  6. Good fun but be in the queue for when it opens, we arrived at 9pm , gates opened at 8.30 and we were back row ...
  7. Hi, you need to look for colour code B142 , think they’re now painting C142 which is flatter with less fleck. @The Pits has the original MSG and B142 was pretty close. Gratuitous Aston shots. Totally different obviously tho have to say their lightweight carbon seats are excellent (with electric adjustment...!?)
  8. For me the 410/430 lump is perfect in the Exige as the lack of torque is masked by the lower weight compared to the Evora - tho I’m a lazy sod so don’t rev the nuts off them. Add the lack of heat soak, best gearchange and visuals, cheaper move to more power, etc etc then I’d personally go 410/430 . But it’s obviously a bigger out lay . My rattling In the v6s was the roof and rear glazing. Sorted by dealer but repeated itself. Front ip got quite squeaky too and fixed with jamming some rubber spacers between it and front structure. But the others ... nothing. If you like the Exige experience , you’ll love the 410 ( tho always felt the 380 was best looking )
  9. Last of the old V8, AMR model- manual , carbon buckets, no silly stripes. Went looking for v12s but still 120+ and doubt they’ll drop. Older v12 model didn’t interest me. Very GT reminds me my Monaro but posher with less tuning options 😁 missed out on the great new AMR deals ask @Sizona 😁
  10. Honestly the V6S , so the first one, rattled like a b’stard, around the passenger side roof area. And that’s it. None of the others rattled or squeaked (tho a belt squeaked when cold fine hot) no dash rattles, no funny suspension noises. They were all really very good. Something I never tire in telling those who trot out the usual LOTUS acronym . Engines were oil tight etc ....the 410 is by far the best lump of the bunch , gear change power etc ...only thing it lacked (oddly) is torque , but once bobbing along above 5k it is quite lovely with a great note. It’s worth the etc pennies honestly .
  11. One of these , and yes I am ....but don’t think I could ever settle with one car , there are far too many flavours to try and I’m not so blinkered that I can’t appreciate other manufacturers products. Ive thoroughly enjoyed each lotus (Exige V6s , V6 cup, 410 , Elise cup and Evora 410) and driven them across Europe and on tracks. I’m pretty sure I’ll be back in one too- maybe a nice S1 135 or 160 - or maybe the new evija styled hybrid/v6 if it ever appears. There’s a lot of cars still to try, but not a lot time to try them in.
  12. I can vouch for this fine example as it was mine . The colour is the correct Motorsport Green and not Metallic green.
  13. We had a C7 as the family car, lovely thing really liked it and now in every measurable way our E63s estate is better, and the new C8 still cant match the Merc (which is not perfect by any means) I’ve had a V6S , V6 Cup and a 410. Get the 410 . It’s the engine that really suits the Exige . As for the Golf R estate , great practical family car, just get the 310ps not the 300 with its single point injection , you’ll thank me in 50,000 miles. Right off to the classifieds for you =====>
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