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    Exige Cup 430 Black & Gold
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  1. RRSSS

    Exige picture & video thread

    Enjoy in good health! πŸ‘
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    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    More importantly, what is the sum insured that you guys are putting in? E.g. For me, Grove & Dean quoted sum insured 20k excess is 2k and cost is Β£178.
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    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    If someone can confirm the 102 situation I'll be there (and probably there on 12th as well!)
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    Thanks! That Type 79 (I presume it's same one as they say its the only one in the world) was made for Goodwood to showcase their Exclusive Programme. However, I felt that a lot of the bits were not thought through.. ie. badges are yellow, fuel surround silver, spoiler struts are silver etc etc... Also a happy "coincidence" that I created mine before this one was thought up!
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    Black & Gold Cup 430

    @BatMobile since you asked 😜
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    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    I believe Hofmann's can do it (or at least the last time I enquired), and I think Central. Couple of things though: 1) If they can do it does not necessarily mean warranty will be fine! 2) As mentioned earlier, not all will have the wiring loom. I believe the earlier cars did. If it has the wiring loom then it's a simple job of ordering the button and installing, along with the ECU update. If there's no wiring, then it will be a more complicated job
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    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    I wrote about it recently, B&C have stated that it would invalidate warranty if the button was added. Also, just to note, my car does not have the wiring in place, so might be worth checking yours to see if it's there πŸ‘
  8. Lol see you in the car park πŸ˜‘ I actually find the seats in the 430 comfier than in my LF1 before.. not sure if the padding has improved or alcantara. Getting in and out of your Tilletts are a bloody nightmare! Perhaps this is down to individual feel for each person as we're all built differently. Also on my trip to Prague, the standard fuel tank wasn't that big a deal, except through Germany when it was emptying out at an alarming rate due to the "de-restricted" roads.. I get that on track the larger tank has its benefits.
  9. "Short" but very sideways ride... I'm glad different people go down different routes in car ownership, as the saying goes, otherwise we'd all be driving the same thing. @GFWilliams has spent the time and "trial and error" of many things in his car to get it right for him. Small things: I like the fact that he's machine cut the a/c knobs for example, very clever. I've had the benefit of going through "Lotus Exclusive" so my interior is slightly more bespoke than standard. In fact, I think it's also unique to me! And all my carbon bits have symmetry πŸ˜‹. Looks-wise, I know we've talked about this before standing in front of a 380 Cup, but I prefer the looks of the updated front bumper (i.e. 430). Initially I was sceptical, but it has more than grown on me (same as the smaller spoiler end plates!). Obviously you wouldn't want to modify a brand new 430 Cup for fear of warranty issues, so let's say that's not a realistic scenario to most people. I'm glad I sold the LF1 and went for the 430 Cup. The fact that I "visually" personalised it so that it's basically a 1 of 1 is a tremendous add-on ☺️. As for performance comparisons, well @GFWilliams let's get both side by side, forget the "rev battles" in chiswick and let's see how much faster the 430 is πŸ˜‹ (kidding, I have no idea which one's faster!)
  10. Great turnout well done @Bibs and everyone else attending! Nice chat with @hedgerley prior to the parade laps πŸ‘
  11. I'll be heading up from Surrey on Saturday if anyone's on the same route?
  12. 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
  14. just put it in D, sit back and rel.... oh wait....