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    Evora - GT410 Sport

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  1. Great view from the window this morning.
  2. Great write up for the US Spec Evora GT here:
  3. 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...
  4. @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...
  5. On the back of a recovery truck on the M4... Sad to see, hopefully not to Serious.
  6. 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.
  7. Nah, went over to the dark side for Boat moving duties. Diesel Estate. I feel dirty but it had to be done.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. They were never issued. Apparently the owners weren’t that interested. As one of the owners I was interested but apparently I wasn’t.
  11. Sadly none of that worked in my case. Took the car off to a local garage to try a temporary fix so I can get the car back to my lotus dealer. Plan was disconnect motor; pull window up; reconnect motor so window stayed put. Except... With the window down you can’t get to the motor mechanism to disconnect it! Just a small design flaw that one. So they built a Perspex temporary window, feed it into the door frame, taped it to the existing window. At least means I can get it to Snows and they can deal with it. Fortunately still under warranty but what a faff, for something so minor. Hum ho.
  12. Anyone had this problem? Got into the car and inserted the key; The drivers window just opened itself and refused to close. The reset function keeps clicking so I’m guessing the switch is still trying to open the window. Its pretty obvious the window mechanism is rooted, but does anyone have an idea how I can get the window shut again? I’ve removed the fuse for the moment but if anyone has an answer, I’d be grateful. Thanks. Tris...
  13. It’s not just a 410 thing, my 400 has the same thing. I’ve never been fully happy with the amount of travel. One way round it, I’ve found on mine at least, is to ‘pump’ the brake pedal once, that brings the bite point up to a place I’m happier with. You don’t have to put any real weight on the pedal, so it doesn’t unbalance the car. I’ve had it checked a couple of times and there is no leakage, which was my first concern, just seems to be a ‘feature’ of the car. Tris...
  14. Try tapping the screen while in reverse that seems to toggle the cones on and off. Tris...
  15. I’ve got a full set of stock speakers cluttering up my garage. If you are interested. Left over from a full audio upgrade of my LE Tris...
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