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  1. Likewise. One of the reasons I sold my V6 and got the Evora.
  2. Sure, no problem. They aren't static testing at mo so it's going OK be subjective I'm afraid unless I get black flagged. I'm at Snett early August, I have left some leeway for the timing on the new cans to slip...
  3. I have one. I don't know if its a prototype or the final one - it was fitted by the previous owner, indeed the rolling road graph on the 2bular website is of my car. Its one of the earliest so far as I'm aware. It sounds pretty great still, probably is still too loud for most UK tracks to be honest. I've hopefully got a set of the 350mm cans being sent to me by the end of next week. I'm off to Snetterton thereafter to try them out! Hopefully they will enable me to explore the rev range higher up than c5k or so that my current cans do, which are only 250mm and don't have the tips on. Otherwise I will have to get the QP silencer. If I were starting from OE and wanted to do some trackdays, that's probably what I would do tbh.
  4. It's a shame... As Greg knows, I toy with moving mine on but I'm hoping that my numbers come up before I actually pull the trigger on doing so!
  5. Are lotus still doing 50:50 at the moment? Anyway, I had a V6 Exige before the 400, and I wouldn't go back. I loved how the V6 drove, don't get me wrong - the shove in the back in the mid range was awesome, but it wasn't any quicker than the 400 is actually. The 400 is a better car compared to the compromised V6 design, much more useable, sounds better, handles just as well/better; chargecooled, limited slip dif. Don't see it as anything other than a step back myself. If my 400 were to go, it would be for a Cup 250 (to do some more trackdays) and something like an M2 as a daily... although I'm hoping I can get the M2 next year and keep the 400 as well!
  6. £2.50 and a packet of chewits. Cola flavour.
  7. Think it's lost something in the transition between formats...
  8. Snetterton yesterday evening. Credit @andyj007
  9. I had a 2008 S2 Exige Sprint from 2011 to 2015. Did 15,000 miles, many trackdays, modified it a fair bit - basically I loved it at the time. However, there's no way I would pay the prices that they are going for now when, for basically the same amount of money, one can buy a decade newer S3 Elise 250 cup. Will Blackham has had a couple up over the lockdown period at c37k, and either one of them would have been where my money went (I think he's sold one already though). Personally I'd take one over a c40k V6 powered Exige every single time. I've had a V6 exige as well, which I also loved for the power and brutality of the drive, but in my view both the Elise and the Evora are better cars than the V6 Exige... I was chatting to someone at Snetterton yesterday evening actually. I think the current Elises are tremendous for what they are, if you want to do loads of trackdays a year the Elise Cup is a total winner in my opinion. So adjustable with the throttle, low running costs, looks great, more than quick enough in a straight line, amazing to drive, reliable. If I had more garage space (and money) I'd love to have a 250 in there along with the Evora...
  10. Was glorious last weekend:
  11. I put the Evora on SORN earlier today. Might as well get the tax back from the government. I think it's pretty clear that you shouldn't be taking unnecessary trips (including just going for a drive) anywhere at the moment, and for the next month or so at least. The sooner we all knuckle down the sooner these restrictions are lifted.
  12. Mine's been used most weekends this winter. Its filthy! Took it out today, it was mega. Every time I have vague thoughts of selling it, one drive - even pootling around town - is enough to make them disappear. Still want a type r though... Got to work on the Mrs!
  13. Personally... I'd buy the Cayman GTS 4.0 at 65k and keep the change.
  14. Those door cards look the same as the ones in my 400... Am I missing something? Have they just relaunched the 400 and changed the name?! It still makes a used 400 look a pretty good buy imho.
  15. Posted this last year @TpupNomad Here's my sprint V6, the blue is persian - it is more metallic and a bit deeper than Essex I think, it changes colour more depending on light/dirt
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