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    Exige Cup 430 Black & Gold
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  1. Used this for a long road trip all the way to Prague, worked extremely well. Doesn't fall off, can be swivelled for landscape view etc. Also helped that we all had walkie talkies (Kirisun PT558) in case anyone in the convoy went out of view!
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    Somewhere in Czech
  3. just put it in D, sit back and rel.... oh wait....
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    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    Going back to the OP's post, I thought I might add a few things that went wrong on mine last few days. Am on a road trip: Surrey - Frankfurt - Prague - Frankfurt - Surrey On day 1, in a Belgium petrol station somewhere, the passenger door release failed. The lever does not work now, so the only way to get in and out is from the outside (with a bit of luck!) I'm guessing either the cable has disconnected, or the locking mechanism has malfunctioned somehow (the door pin looks really suspect). Once we figured out that we could manage with this issue for the time being, we set off... only to find that the rear window had essentially de-bonded from the bulkhead! How did I find out? It was fxxxing loud in the cabin. The plexi was rattling away, so had to find some duct tape at the next stop and do some DiY. Later on, somewhere in Germany on the way to Frankfurt, the rev limiter started to kick in at 4k rpm in every gear. This meant around 110mph in 6th, great.. with a bunch of derestricted roads ahead of me 😑. Pulled over, restarted, and it went away. For some reason, the cruise control doesn't work when this happens as well. However, seeing as it was a great day, this limiter problem came back again a short while later. This time, restarting couldn't cure it. So nursed it to Frankfurt and booked in a visit to the local service centre the next morning. Diagnosis showed that apparently it was a safety feature kicking in when over-heating. To be fair, temperature was around 35C, with road temperature around 46C. Called my local dealer back home, they've never heard of this. Day 2, just before the Czech border, the MIL light comes on. Stays on for the rest of the day to Prague. etc etc etc.... On the bright side, once the temperature dropped, the car has been fine. Engine and gearbox have done fine on the autobahn, let's see what my dealer says when I take the car in for everything to be checked!
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    Exige picture & video thread

    I'll add one to this
  6. Yup red one going round.. I think that will end up as a press car. It's a one-off as in they made it to demonstrate what you could do through the exclusive programme. You could always order that exact same design!
  7. @Arun_D The yellow B&C one has been going round, and a couple of others. Even if the red one moves, I'm sure they can still sell it as an "ex-demo" car!
  8. They made it to showcase their Exclusive programme. It's a one off that will probably be sold through a dealer at some point.
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    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    I don't think I'd be worried about getting pulled over as you say, but more intrigued by what the dealer would say or do if there ever were an issue relating to the button... Has your dealer confirmed that warranty will not be an issue?
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    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    @Tex Interesting that your dealer carried out the works.. this is what I received from Lotus Cars (through my dealer) upon enquiring whether I could get the button installed: β€œIf the vehicle has been modified away from compliance then is illegal and warranty will be void, if a customer is stopped at the road side and the police take a roadside noise test then the vehicle will fail and the owner will be prosecuted, there is new legalisation being launched in the UK shortly that actually makes it a criminal offence for any OEM, or garage to take a vehicle out of compliance, this will result in fines of up to 50k possible". I wonder if your dealer has confirmed to you whether the install is covered by warranty?
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    Here's a couple of the door panels, essentially design of stitching is based on the 380 and Elise 250 Cup GP Edition, but instead of normal leather, I went with perforated leather:
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    A bit difficult to get a good shot of the alcantara dash, here's one: Basically completely re-trimmed in alcantara with gold stitching. And one of the seat back: Had the Lotus logo and laurel added on in gold stitching instead of the standard logo. Normally, the interior colour pack would be one colour for the window switch surrounds, HVAC surround, gear surround and harness hoops. I've done the first 3 in Motorsport Black and the harness hoops in gold. Rest of the seat is gold stitching.
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    Mine's cleaner than that! (and probably lighter 😎) Jokes aside yours always looked stunning to me πŸ‘
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    Thanks for the kind words all πŸ‘ Jamie from B&C as well as Scott Walker up at Lotus HQ were of great help. Bounced a few ideas back and forth (through the Lotus Exclusive Programme) but I think we got there in the end. Wait till you see it with the full plank front number plate😑 Haven't managed to get a shorter one yet
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    Yup they did all the paint except for the wheels. I had those ordered in black, then B&C sent them off to get painted in gold. Sent a spoiler upright along with the wheels to colour match. I have to say, the factory did a great job on all the bespoke bits πŸ‘