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  1. As Andy points out, I’ve gone from Evora to Evora 400 to Elise Sport 220 to Elise Cup 250 Final Edition.

    I miss the v6 for sure. The Evora was 2+2 which suited life at the time.

    On most tracks I’d take any kind of Elise… except Spa and similar where the long track needs the power of an Evora.

    running costs for the Elise are half that of the Evora, tyres, pads, fuel etc. unsurprising when the Evora is almost 2x the weight of an Elise… don’t get me wrong, the Evora hides it’s weight well but it can’t hide it in tyre or brake wear.

     

    I swapped the 400 for sport 220, to free up some money but stay in the lotus community due to a dying wife… best thing I did as the community has been the one constant through widowhood and now a new marriage.

  2. Conveniently, reference has been removed form lotuscars website…

    there are various entries around tho, like this one:

    https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/lotus/elise/prices-specs/97002/1.8-cup-final-edition-250-2dr under driver conscience, it references track data logger…

    https://www.selectcarleasing.co.uk/car-leasing/lotus/elise/convertible/18-cup-final-edition-250-2dr?mileage=5000&term=48&initial_payment=9 Another one that references data logger

    https://centrallotus.com/elise-sport-240-final-edition/ “The new TFT screen features two selectable driver screen display styles: an analog style with a circular tachometer and a digital style with a linear bar tachometer. These and other menu options are controlled via buttons on the side of the instrument binnacle. A high RPM shift light is included to assist the driver in selecting the optimum gear for the engine speed. A GPS based track data system can be optioned with your Lotus dealer.”

    https://www.simplysportscars.com/lotus-cars/lotus-elise-sports-car/ 

    The Elise is focussed on performance driving. Optional on selected models and standard on the Final Edition range is the digital dashboard.

    The optional GPS upgrade lets you switch from daily driving info to track mode. Lap timing and data recording is built in, perfect for analysis after your track driving session.

  3. 20 hours ago, Seriouslylotus said:

    Thats not quite right Lee!! An MX2E is £1440 plus vat, The solution i suggested to you starts at under £500 plus vat

    I wasn't sure I was allowed to suggest what you'd offered! :)

    Seeing as you've given half the game away...
    Dave has proposed a method of 'part exchanging' the MXLotus as a part payment towards an MX2E, which comes in price wise as above. It's a one way street though, once MXLotus is part exchanged, there is no going back.

  4. Looks like it's "buy the mx2e or stick with what you've got"

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    Hi Mr Cripps

    As I said I am sorry to give the disappointing news regarding the Instrument Pack.

    With AIM and our Electrical Engineers we explored all options for making the changes you are wanting, I did the calculations of the total cost and even if all Final Edition owners paid an equal share, it is more than a small update fee. New software and vehicle test is a very expensive exercise, the reality is it would actually be far more cost effective to fit the Aftermarket Instrument Pack.

    Again I apologise I am unable to give you better news

    Best regards

    Chris

     

  5. After having the same (exact copy and paste) reply as @stevensr34 I have sent the following reply:

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    So can Lotus sign over the rights to AIM on the MXLotus?

    It seems that AIM can and will develop for it, but not whilst their hands are tied by Lotus.

    It’s incredibly disappointing that Lotus are no longer interested in the Elise/Exige now the Emira/Electre are on the roadmap.
    It’s things like this, that even after 3 brand new Lotus’ in my ownership, that I’m considering cancelling my Emira deposit.
    Yes, I’m only one small deposit in a sea of many, but I do feel abandoned in Cup ownership after less than 8 months!

    If we can work with AIM directly, maybe even paying a ’small update fee’ then that’s something many FE owners would consider.

    I welcome your thoughts,

    Regards,
    Lee.

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  6. That's bullshit and he knows it!

    I get the "not priority" that is the the main point. They've sold the cars and couldn't care less about the Elise/Exige any more.

    1. We know that, that's fine.
    2. New software to be written - AiM have said they can do this, but someone needs to pay.
    3. Type Approval - Would not need to be redone for "aftermarket" update. How else do other car companies enable/disable features OTA.
    4. Not in Lotus priorities, that's clear to see.

    It can be done, just Lotus can't be arsed to support customers.

    We know the GPS works if you get a versionA gps unit (now out of production) but the versionB needs software update to work...

    Overall, very disappointed with Lotus' attitude.

    I'd rather they told AIM that AIM have permission to do whatever they want to the unit. That would then allow us to pay AIM to develop the firmware. I'd happily pay a small fee to enable the GPS/Reverse Camera, not to mention the additional features that can be coded in.

    Interestingly, I've just had the same copy/pasted email as above.

  7. I sent the following, to [email protected] on Monday. No reply yet.

    Good Morning,

    I wonder if you can help.
    I own an Elise Cup 250 FE with the AIM dash and I’m disappointed that I cannot use a gps unit or reverse camera.

    AIM say the MXLotus needs software update but it is not their device it is a Lotus device.
    Lotus after sales say it’s an AIM device and there’s nothing they can do.

    So, as a customer of Lotus (3rd new Lotus) and have an Emira on order, I am disappointed that us Final Edition owners have been left out in the cold with an unsupported product.

    Please advise.

    Regards,

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