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    Evora - GT410 Sport
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    Dublin, Ireland

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  1. I had PS4 on my 400, did 18,000 miles on them and still had 4-5mm of tread left when I changed to my GT410 Sport. No track days obviously. The Cup 2s are definitely grippier than the PS4 in warm dry conditions, but when it is cold and wet, they can make the drive 'interesting' unless you are able to warm them up and keep them warm. My plan is to let the Cup2s wear down and replace them with PS4, I'm not likely to do track days and based on everything I've read the performance difference between the two tyres is small enough that I won't really notice the difference, my pocket however will definitely notice the difference. Tris...
  2. For the interior panels of a GT410 Sport? I seem to have found just about every other Service Manual Guide and booklet except the one which deals with how the Interior panels are fitted. Planning to do a bit of Audio upgrading, and need to remove the interior door panels in particular so I can run new cabling etc. Any help gratefully accepted. Thanks Tris...
  3. I’d get them to redesign the concave top of the doors so they self drain rather than emptying onto my leg every time I open the door when it’s wet!
  4. Tris...

    Lurking in HYS

    In Hamble.
  5. Brought new 410 in for its first service and get directed to park in front of my old 400. Looks like she has a new home with a Custom plate on her. Anyone on here?
  6. Great view from the window this morning.
  7. Great write up for the US Spec Evora GT here: https://jalopnik.com/why-the-2020-lotus-evora-gt-feels-like-a-uniquely-futur-1836883997?fbclid=IwAR2tsdEdM8SQzFjBbpjuBZ1QuPWwq7hSObanej4dGvSIOzPZHabGzaY64vs
  8. Thanks Dave, Ken mentioned that he’d sold that car. Nice car. It was interesting being able to compare the looks between the two cars. Tris...
  9. @Spinney standard suspension setup. Not the ‘Touring’ option and definitely not the Paid upgrade. I wouldn’t know what to do with adjustable suspension. @PAR Number of reasons for the change but Ken genuinely organised a ‘No Brainer’ deal. Even SWMBO said you can’t not take that. I wasn’t exactly certain whether I’d notice the difference between the cars but I really have. I would describe it as being a good example of the ‘Aggregation of Marginal Gains’. The car does everything just a little bit better than the 400, which in itself is an exceptional car. It is lighter, it has more power, it grips better, it rides better etc. The sum of the improvements is a much different car. In practical terms you do notice the tighter suspension, it rides very differently, you notice undulations in the road that the 400 flattens out. It isn’t uncomfortable by any means but you do notice the extra stiffness. I had a long drive with 400 to bring her to Snows and a long drive back, so had a proper back to back on the same roads. Other things I noticed; Weirdly the 410 was noticeably quieter when cruising at speed, which surprised me. Interior is another step up in quality really nice place to be. Gear shift is improved particularly on the down shift. I felt the car was livelier, can’t really put a finger on why, but even though I’m still running in it feels more eager. I would say the 400 is the better Touring car, the ride is softer and more compliant. No question the 410 is more performance focused but is perfectly livable with. I am a happy owner. Tris...
  10. On the back of a recovery truck on the M4... Sad to see, hopefully not to Serious.
  11. Couple more shots from yesterday. Had a great day driving around the South Coast. Managed to get a mix of roads to play on. Even only using up to 3000 revs the car pulls hard. The ride is noticeably tauter and stiffer compared to the 400, the car corners flatter and grips like there is epoxy on the tyres. But the ride is still comfortable. Biggest difference is how people respond to the car. The 400 always got noticed and looked at. This 410 is another level above that. We had cars pulling up along side us on the motorway just to wave and give thumbs up and then drop back to let us pull ahead. People in the street stopping and saying how beautiful the car was. All rather flattering. My thanks to Ken who organised everything, I hadn’t even test driven a 410 before I picked it up.
  12. Nah, went over to the dark side for Boat moving duties. Diesel Estate. I feel dirty but it had to be done.
  13. So after being made an offer I couldn’t refuse by Ken at Snows Lotus, I picked up my new GT410 Sport this morning. Felt like a child at Christmas picking it up. Even though this is my third Evora it is still a buzz! First impressions are really good, even in running-in mode the car feels livelier and more purposeful than the 400. Ride is still excellent and although there is no doubt it has a much tauter feel it is by no means uncomfortable. Looking forward to more miles tomorrow!
  14. I don’t know whether you guys consider this, but one of the things I’ve been impressed with the stock tyres on my 400 has been durability. 19,000 miles done over 3 years and 4mm still on the tread. I don’t do track days but do like a good country road blast! About to change to a 410 and chatting to Ken at Snows his suggestion is to use the Cup2s and then replace with the 4 or 4s as the Cup 2s have limited durability. Seem sensible to me, if track driving isn’t your main focus.
  15. They were never issued. Apparently the owners weren’t that interested. As one of the owners I was interested but apparently I wasn’t.
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