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    EVORA Weight

    Each to their own I guess. I’m more than happy with my lardy old 2015 S1 Sport racer. Even if it is heavier, I much prefer having all the options and the Recaro heated seats. I gave a good look to the 400, but in my opinion the car, in adding lightness, also ended up looking cheaper, particularly the interior, and I disliked the higher driving position with the Spark seats. Mine is for road use only, I drive between the UK and Italy a couple of time a year and find the car perfect for my requirements. It’s quick ( TVS 1900 …Thanks Hoffmanns! ), quiet and comfortable, the interior is a really n
  2. Thanks, I’ll have a look and see what he thinks.
  3. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience of the BOE Fabrication IPS Enhancement Kit? Having upgraded the car with a TVS1900, I’m wondering it this might be a good upgrade to make. Anyone??? https://www.boefab.com/collections/evora/products/evora-ips-shift-performance-kit
  4. I think you’ll find the difference in time is due to the gear ratios and more relevantly the fact that you can drop the clutch on a manual from much higher revs, the auto has to spool up from engine idle, so the initial launch is quicker on the manual. Having driven both, the auto, when in sport manual, shifts are much, much quicker than you ever can with the manual. ( however, this does depend on the gearbox software which was hugely improved over the life of the Evora, an early IPS is very different to the later ones ). Also, with the IPS, the more load it’s under, the quicker the shift. R
  5. One of the IPS shift paddles on my car has started to become a bit stiff to operate. Can they be changed?
  6. What about fitting a battery isolation switch? Or is having the alarm a necessity?
  7. What would be the recommended product to clean the leather on the dash and seats. It’s still in good condition but I was thinking I should use something to nourish the leather as I don’t want it to dry out too much as I live in a warm climate. Any suggestions?
  8. I guess the higher seats were to make the ingress / egress a bit easier. I much prefer the lower Ricaros of the S1.
  9. Sadly it seems like the guys in the USA do seem to suffer from bad to non existent dealer support on occasion. I really can’t say the same here in the UK and Europe, where I have always been very happy with the attitude and service that I’ve received.
  10. I can’t say I’ve got any problem with the IPS. When I bought my S sport racer, I went with the absolute intention of buying a manual. I was talked into trying the IPS and much prefer it as a road car. Each to their own I guess. Mine is one of the last S1’s, so presumably they had sorted the IPS box by then. I have to say I enjoy driving it and have no complaints about the operation of the gearbox in manual or auto settings, it’s as good or better as any other torque converter box that I’ve tried. Sure it’s not as quick from paddle pull to change as a DSG, but you get used to it, and it changes
  11. The all new, all electric lotus EVage has these type of doors, doesn’t it? I guess if the hinges were made of a light weight material, Aluminium or Carbon sandwich, so they didn’t weigh as much as the doors, then they might be worth considering. I agree that love them or loath them, the scissor doors do shout supercar to many people. The down side is that your wife / girlfriend can’t slam them in your face when you p1ss her off!
  12. That’s a really lovely colour you’ve got there…Like it!
  13. Has any thing been found out yet as to what has caused these problems? I feel very sorry for the guys who have suffered this in Italy, but so far, I still haven’t heard that it’s a problem in other countries. Any updates would be useful for all of us..
  14. Yes, I think that’s probably the way to go, there are a few here in the area that do the yachts.
  15. I don’t think there are many DSG boxes available for 400+ bhp and a transversals installation. Lotus were developing their own back in the Bahar days. The development costs wouldn’t make it economically viable unless they could sell it to someone else as well.
  16. Does anyone know if headrest cushions are available for the Ricaros in the S1 Evora? I was thinking of a padded cushion type arrangement that slips over the head restraint to bring the head rest nearer the head. I’m sure I’ve seen them somewhere, but not sure where it was.
  17. I bought one new……..I really wish I hadn’t!
  18. I should think the smart aspect of this is also a way in which electric vehicles can be taxed to make up for the shortfall in fuel tax. When I read all this I have to say I’m glad I’m an old bugger, I’ll probably be in my box before the worst of this becomes mandatory. The future doesn’t really look a very inspiring place with constant surveillance and control of the population. Amazing how we’ve all collectively walked into 1984 without a murmur.
  19. The Alpine has a weight / stiffness advantage in its aluminium unitary construction. They have a body shell that is the chassis, whereas Lotus have a chassis and a body shell. And, its a cheap form of construction once the tooling has been designed and made. If Lotus wish to go down this road they would have to find someone to build the unitary body shell for them. Agree that they really need to have an affordable car with superior performance sooner rather than later. All car manufacturers are now chasing lightweight, it’s no longer just a Lotus thing.
  20. In the immediate future I’d like to see the new Exige built on the Evora platform, hopefully with a longitudinal engine /transaxle install, to take over the track /sports sector of the range. The Evora, which will probably be with us for some time yet, should go back towards its original concept as a useable daily GT, not the highly focused track car it has become. One of the problems with the current Evora in my mind is that it is perhaps too focused to have a wider appeal. The 911 has appeal because the vast majority of the cars sold are non focused, standard 911’s, not the GT2 /3’s As
  21. I recently change my original fit P-Zero’s for the 400 Michelins. Despite some on here saying they only got 2,000 miles out of a set, mine did 30,000kms. Probably because the roads in Italy have a pretty low grip surface. I find the Michelins to be a rather better tyre, giving much sharper responsiveness as others have said. I’m also glad to have moved up to the wider size as they fit the rims better than the Pirelli's and have the small curbing protection strip.
  22. Lotus really ought to publicise this a bit more, it’s a great piece of PR. The fact that the same basic car structure could be used in more than one crash test is pretty outstanding. I never knew about it and I’m a Lotus fan, the sportscar buying public really should have this fact put in front of them.
  23. I guess that if they do go back to GT racing, a new itineration of Motorsport would have to be set up by the factory.
  24. This is a really interesting thread. It certainly would appear that Lotus cars has a problem with Lotus USA, sounds like they have a bunch of Bullsh1t artists running the show who need to be replaced. I can only honestly say that I have always had a very positive experience when dealing directly with Lotus Cars in the UK, and with the dealerships I have had dealings with in the UK, a shame that you can’t enjoy the same experience in the USA. Hopefully the Guys at Hethel will read this thread with interest and start asking questions and kicking arses. Regarding the change in spec of the Ev
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