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    Evora S IPS Sports Racer Daytona Blue.
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  1. Check afm plug is secure. It’s a known issue that causes lean running and sometimes flags o2 sensor fault. I would be surprised if they have both failed together.
  2. Mine had similar symptoms. Fix was to use a cable tie on the afm connector to hold it snug. On mine limp mode caused the sumptuous describe as tiny amount of play in afm connector meant the ecu read one bank as lean. You will probably find you can’t use cruise control either. the cable tie is the official lotus fix
  3. Very nice - do you know who made the wing. Thinking of doing that to my Daytona Blue Sports Racer if I don't trade up to a 410 sport.
  4. Yup. I could spend the extra £20k modifying the Evora - but I feel that would be a stupid idea or I could by an Evora 410 which is a thought
  5. That maybe because the 488 approaches corners faster and needs more stopping? I rarely track my road cars, (my Ginetta G33 was my track car) so I'm not that worried about consumables, plus the Ferrari 360 tyres, and brakes are actually a bit cheaper tha the Evora. Mind you if I had the cash I would a 488 in a flash
  6. Interesting, both cars are running the same tyres, Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Basically under fast cornering the 360 felt more stable and planted, but I did get the impression that when it let go it would be sudden. The other driver is definitely better than me but I think the car helps too. In the mountains he would be out of sight after about 3 mins of bends. In a rolling drag race from circa 50mph to around 120mph there was nothing at all between the cars. Going from 120mph to 170mph (on totally empty roads not in the UK) the Ferrari was quicker although this is not really relevant to much in real life. For a 20 year old car the Ferrari is very impressive I think both cars will roughly hold their value. Its a really tough call. If I get fed up of the Ferrari I doubt I would be able to get my lovely blue Evora back What I need is a way to own both........ Evora is no longer my daily driver so I may wait a while as all of a sudden it feels extra special when I drive it after weeks of running around in my wife's Octavia Scout or my Kia shed.
  7. Its fair to say that in the mountains the cars were being driven as intended, 2nd and 3 rd gear to the rev limiter and hard on the brakes repeatedly for a couple of hours at a time. The Ferrari suffered slightly too, but the Evora was worse (perhaps its my driving, but I am usually pretty light on the brakes). It was hot too, circa 34 degrees outside. Front pads were about 50% worn at the start of the trip, and still have plenty of material on them. Thanks Previous owner had a very light bump that cracked the bumper. Lotus has S1 bumpers on back order buy 400's were available. Personally I prefer the 400 front end, the S1 is a bit too smiley for a sports car. The 400 bumper is also much stiffer and feels better made, you can tell the difference even when washing the car!
  8. They look better on darker colored cars as the black seal is less obvious. Yellow is my last choice of colour.
  9. Guys, thanks for your thoughts to date. I have driven both manual and F1 360's and agree the F1 box is pretty nasty, but gets dramatic in sport mode, so my preference is for a manual car (my Evora is IPS). I have also driven a 575 with the F1 box, and its much better suited to that car for some reason. Note I haven't driven any of them extensively. Looks are subjective, I actually think that the F360 is aging pretty well, it certainly seems to look better to my eye now than it did 5 years ago and I think the front is very much of its time but I don't dislike it. Realistically a 430 is just out of reach and I think it loses some of the analogue feel of the 360. Following the 360 through the mountains and having a go myself I had to conclude that it corners better than the Evora, it has less body roll and you could get on the power earlier (I think the supercharger mounted up high is an issue), the gear ratios are also better matched to the engine that the Evora which again I think is a factor. The Evora brakes were also not up to the job in the mountains which was a surprise. Mine is on Lotus discs and pads and got very squealy and then some significant fade at one point that meant a change of pants was required. (If I keep the Evora I will upgrade the brakes) But I am genuinely torn, the Evora is a great car, is cheap to run for its performance, is rare and is eye catching. It can live outside and still has the sense of occasion every time I climb into it. It has annoying niggles (fecking A pillar trims and tailgate gas struts). The Ferrari has horrid sticky switches, eats clutches (especially the F1) and costs a bit more to service. Mind you the last service on my Evora was over £1k and I supplied the drivebelt myself. So its a genuine dilemma Gratuitous pics from road trip with the F360
  10. Much bigger price difference.
  11. Hmm interesting thoughts. I get the fact I could change back, but my Evora is in quite a sought after colour Daytona Blue and that will be hard to replace.
  12. My first Evora was a LE, I now have a 2014 S IPS Sports Racer. Overall I prefer the newer car, it’s quicker, noticeably so, but is not as sweet on the twisty bits. I quite like the IPS it changes quickly, as a daily driver is easier to live with and doesn’t have a £3k bill impending. It is different rather than less engaging, in sport auto mode the shifts are very aggressive, I tend to use sport manual for extra control and worse mpg. You will enjoy either. Note the S in my experience does not eat rear tyres as fast as the LE so I reckon tyre cost is about the same. Fronts last for ages on both.
  13. Has anyone gone from an Evora to a Ferrari 360, of the other way round? I would be interested to hear thoughts. I have always wanted a Ferrari and now that my Evora isn’t my daily driver it’s doable. But should I? On paper the performance is similar but I think the Ferrari has better grip driven hard (I have driven one, and followed one through the Pyrenees where it was quicker on the twisty bits, but that could be the driver is better than me. Also lower CoG I think helps) Ferrari is 20 years old but has a fantastic engine. Both have niggles but Lotus niggles are probably cheaper to fix. At the moment the cars have to live outside, will the Ferrari throw an Italian hissy fit if it gets wet.? Or do I put the circa £20k difference into a newer Evora? Thanks
  14. I don't use sport mode in town. I use manual sport mode most of the time on the open road except mways and dual carriageways where I use auto sports mode.
  15. One of my wheels made a knocking noise. It was a loose wheel bolt caused by paint that was a bit too thick on the bolt seat.
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