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  1. You will need an aftermarket, quieter exhaust for Brands. No way the OE 4XX one will make it through the noise limits. I have a 2bular on mine, and some enormous cans, which was fine for Snetterton a couple of months ago. (Although I've just bought an old Caterham for some trackday fun, going to try to keep the 400 for the road). Don't know about you but I think mine looks better...
  2. Likewise. One of the reasons I sold my V6 and got the Evora.
  3. 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...
  4. 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. Othe
  5. 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!
  6. 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... althou
  7. £2.50 and a packet of chewits. Cola flavour.
  8. Think it's lost something in the transition between formats...
  9. Snetterton yesterday evening. Credit @andyj007
  10. 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 th
  11. Was glorious last weekend:
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. Personally... I'd buy the Cayman GTS 4.0 at 65k and keep the change.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. My car is Essex blue and a mate has a 430 in the same colour. Metallic blue is different. Persian blue is utterly lovely but hasn't been a standard lotus colour for a while now. My S2 and S3 exiges were in a Persian blue sprint scheme.
  18. Big fan of the red leather interior in mine. It doesn't photo well but it's lovely in reality.
  19. It's not so bright/reflective in reality, and suits the car perfectly.
  20. I bought mine second hand... I reckon I'd get c90% of what I paid for it if I put it up for sale now. Which I won't because (a) I really don't think now is the time to be selling anything that could be construed as a luxury and (b) I can't think of anything to replace it that I can actually afford
  21. Nice car. Price seems pretty fair to me, and you never know, someone lurking on here might decide it's perfect for them! Car market seems very soft at the moment. I'm left wondering what my Hethel Ed 400 with about the same mileage is worth, if yours is only 60k...
  22. This has been an issue since the S2 Exige (at least!) - I remember having to get H111 to put a new set of pipes through the sill on mine.
  23. Probably cheaper to do that than modify your current one...
  24. Yours must have been built at a very similar time to mine. I had the clutch changed as it had become very noisy and Lotus confirmed it was failing. New drop links as well, otherwise was just a couple of niggles/adjustments. All sorted out by @Hangar 111, though it took a bit of time. Picked it up this morning in fact, it was like collecting a new car!
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