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  1. 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.
  2. Well that sounds like my order is going to be delayed, so disappointing, I might have to cancel it .
  3. well they look remarkably similar so shouldn’t be too hard too....
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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...!?)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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 honest
  9. 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.
  10. I can vouch for this fine example as it was mine . The colour is the correct Motorsport Green and not Metallic green.
  11. 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 =====>
  12. Yep. Fabulous car and had fun with it on track as well as road. Definetly sweet spot of Exige range. Not used it anywhere near enough. Moved on after 5 Lotus on the trot, but might be back if the new Evija styled Evora based product is good enough. Increasing number of cars to try and diminishing time....
  13. The 410 in standard trim and used properly will generally get flagged at every TD except doningtons ‘noisy’ day and maybe on a good day at a silverstone 105 day. I ran 2bulars quiet pipe and it measured 99-101 when tested at different circuits. I was still warned at Goodwood when overtaking someone as somehow the combined noise pinged the meter. Only seen/heard @Trevsked using the lotus track exhaust on the Evora 430 at Goodwood and castle Coombe and his was comfortably under 100.
  14. Goodwood though never a cheap venue as you need to have a decent pitch and build would be a good place to see the Evora based car , especially as their ‘home’ market show looks to be postponed.
  15. The set up you have is fine ie winters oct-apr and Cup2 rest of year
  16. This is Lotuses 72nd year so I suspect the awaiting masses will need to brace themselves for some 72nd anniversary special models dressed in the F1 Lotus 72 colours of red and gold? You would also hope there would be something at Goodwood ‘for the drivers’ , or at least maybe ‘for the dealers’ to help move the current stock and maintain sales through to the ‘new’ product, because without an energised and robust dealer network you’re fubarred, Or maybe we just settle for a new font ?
  17. Nice meet, nice people, nice venue and a nice way to start a Sunday
  18. Great breakfast meet attendance again and hope everyone has a nice Christmas and New Year @elise 147 Steve can’t wait to see the new instrument cluster in the Elise
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