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  1. I couldn't agree more Al. But then I used to love football but after 21 years in Scotland the beautiful game has been, hmmm, deflowered! :) Back on topic. My first misgivings on the 400 are all gone. I love it. And even though I have only had my current Evora for 5 months I am spending more and more time on man maths to justify the purchase af an ardent red, with cognac interior, manual 400!
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    Syria

    Kimbers. I agree! You have to laugh at the SNP really though they are clever. Sturgeon tries to steal a march by promising 1 million pounds (generpus to the hilt!). That's really goong to go far. Cameron promises £100m. Snp 0 westminster 1. Snp wants rid of trident as don't want to pay for it even though it supports thousands of scottish jobs and they want to stay in NATO so the friendly boys with nukes will bear the cost and protect them. Osborne offers 1/2bn £ investment in Faslane to secure thousands jobs for 30 years. Snp 0 Westminster 2 Snp anti-austerity - penalty in dying minutes. People point out its bollocks as SNP frozen council tax for 7 years = austerity. Penalty saved. Still 0 - 2. Snp take the humph, accuse the ref of bias and declare themselves the people champions and moral victors. Labour. Get all wound up over 2 uk jihadis who plotted to kill uk innocents and who were taken out before they did as UK govt and security services did their primary job to protect UK and her citizens from harm. On the other hand Labour killed thousands of UK servicemen and women in 2 ME wars, one of which was ruled illegal and failed to stop London bomb attacks. Go figure who operated in best UK interests!!! The sheer hypocrisy and short term memory of politicians scares the shit out of me.
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    Syria

    It's a myth re easy going Aussies. They whinge more than Poms. Something to do with too much red meat on the barbie and weak lager..... Duck for cover. Incoming.......
  4. I fancy one of Thomas's front splitters but may also get it wrapped ardent red - going for the reverse lf1 look on my red evora with SR look.... If I don't like it easy to revert
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    Syria

    Good luck with getting the Aussies to take some. Haven't they been recently exposed for paying human traffickers to turn their boats around and go somewhere else? Look, much as I know the West has played its part in this the fact is that in the region there are many wealthy countries that could do a lot more to help their neighbours but are not. Being a Westerner i feel we are damned when we do. Damned when we don't do. We are tolerant of other societies but it is a shame that tolerance is not reciprocated to us. Like everything, it boils down to money, power and influence. I like the UK is taking from camps in Syria. Let's face it we all know the people on the boats were there because they could pay. The ones left behind literally have nothing and need support. There is nothing write about this. It is a total clusterfluke.
  6. Well if it's all factual name and shame!
  7. Lovely looking car Lorenzo. I have the same Lotus "wooden" boards and am very happy with them. But they are a dust and dirt magnet!
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    Syria

    I'm cynical, as most people are, but it crushes me to see the senseless destruction of "world heritage" and history and the displacement, humiliation, torture and killing of innocents - whether men, women or children of any race, religion, colour or creed or whatever. It really does show just what wild animals the human race can be. On the plus side, the humanitarian aid effort and response rekindles my faith in the human race. So in this situation we see the worst of man, but also the best of man. As for why the West is not responding in it's usual "round them up and put them in a field and bomb the buggers" way, I can only suggest, as I am no expert that the reasons are broadly: 1. The West fell out / lost patience with Assad and he is being punished and hurt and there is a reluctance to take him out due to his relationship with Russia - the latter being very quiet about what they will do and also how they will help Syrians caught up in this. Funny how you do not see many Syrians fleeing to safety in Russia given the way Russia has supported Assad over the years. Yu could also argue that it is keeping Iraq's leaders busy and inward focused too, which the West would welcome. 2. ISIS/ISIL, despite the news best efforts to promote otherwise, have mainly targeted indigenous peoples in their own backyard as opposed to wide spread killing and destruction in the West (think Al Qaeeda)- so there is not the public support for "carpet-bombing" nor invasion. 3. Oil - there isn't much. And with the current global glut and the low price, there is little economic advantage to "reclaim" the area and so the West is not as politically motivated to deal with it, like it was in Kuwait and Iraq 4. In my opinion, I think it is about time that the wealthy and powerful Arab nations in the region actually stood up and did something to provide regional stability from within - this is a local issue right now that should be supported by the UN, not led by the West. I for one would be extremely happy to not see another British Serviceman or Woman killed or injured in that Theatre. It is for me, high time the rest of Europe / the West / other Global powers stepped up and in if needed. So, I tried to provide a balanced view without resorting to the usual tirade and bigotry on religion, race, politics and hatred etc. We'll see where it goes.
  9. Lol - not at all. Sarcasm is what us Brits are known for best and so it is only logical to think that I wouldn't know one open end of a spanner to a socket end, so need all the help I can get. All I know is you put petrol in. The engine mixes the petrol with a spark and it goes bang and the next thing you know in the Evora you are going vroom vroom at warp speed. End of knowledge.
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    Lotus Evora 400

    Yes. £76,204 for the base 911 Carrera, but remember that is "only" the 3.0 twin turbo engine. The 3.4 twin turbo comes up next in the Carrera S but the price jumps £10k to a base price of £86k. It's close in terms of price and performance and perhaps Lotus' greatest achievement with the Evora 400 is the way that it has stepped forward and comprehensively closed the price, performance and quality gaps with Porsche"s flagship model the 911.
  11. Hi Blueg33. Did you look at the topic i referred you to? If you look at the topic i referred to you will see there was no sarcasm at all. The title refers to my own poor lack of knowledge and my wanting to learn how to keep my Evora tip top. Indeed, your posting was EXACTLY what I was looking for, just wanted these nuggets in one olace for reference rather than spread over the forum. Cheers
  12. can we move this to the topic " Winters coming and you know nothing John Snow" where I was hoping to get gems like this....
  13. Had a good look around engine bay today and all hoses are push on firmly to witin 2/3 mm of the end stop. I think you need to tighten that hose based on what I saw in mine, but then I'm no expert so seek advice from garage
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    Lotus Evora 400

    Really - so you would say that about the 911 GT3 and GTRS? The Evora is a 911 contender, the Exige is a wonderful Cayman eater. Can we all get with the programme
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    Lotus Evora 400

    I have to disagree re the "configurator" and don't see the lack of it as a big deal just now nor a priority. It's probably a fairly expensive (for what it is) pain the ass and to be honest there is not a lot to "configure" from what I can see as the options (outside of body and trim colour) are very limited. Yes, I know why you need one for Porsche etc, jeez, they have options lists longer than the additional toppings list at Pizza Express... As long as they have a good "gallery" section with lots of shots of the cars in different colours (body and trim) then that is fine for me. But I mean "lots" of shots showing lots of combinations and features etc. You have to do this (lots of shots), or, you have to have the configurator. Period. A simple list of options with a price next to them is fine by me - I'm almost 50 so well capable of picking up a piece of paper, a pencil (or a late and lead / chalk) and listing down 4 or 5 numbers and actually adding them up (I could even be like the younger people and use a calculator / my smart phone / tablet / etc. if actually adding up numbers was too hard ). The 400 is really growing on me. Was not keen on the front and back re-designs at first, but the front - especially now the black bit on the front spoiler is standard and not just "black pack" is really pleasing to my eye now. Lotus - you've done a great job with the 400. Congratulations. Now focus on build quality, good marketing, getting the 400 as "THE" logical alternative choice to a 911 in the eyes of the biased and sometime pious journalists and, more importantly, the buyers, and you really have a great opportunity to succeed. Then, let's have the roadster, the "450 S" and a 490/500 CUP as a lightened "track" special and I bet Porsche will be quivering in their lederhosen!
  16. Are my eyes failing me or do the two Hexagon 400's have those "bloody stupid plastic US reflector thingies" on the wings front and back? I thought they were shipping without in the UK (although I know the moulding for them stays)
  17. I'll try to have a look this weekend and take a picture when I eventually get back home Gilles.
  18. Roy, I really enjoyed your write-up, thanks very much for sharing. I am looking to go on my first track day in the Evora your advice is well timed! Now, if only MMC up here in Scottieland was as active as B&C seem to be in arranging things like this......... Love the car by the way too Roy - nice picture and a nice colour too.
  19. Haha. Work celebration after some extremely hard efforts across the whole team. Glad I had plenty of water as we were partying.....
  20. Had several actually in the past and well made they are rather good. Sat in hotel room just now thinking OMG I've had in various quantities tonight: (not in any order!) Prosecco White Wine Red Wine Jaegar Bomb G&T Rhubarb Vodka Grappa Lager beer Water Right, off to get some sleep as up in 4 hours and lots to do
  21. ^^^ you're so right aurouge - all this baloney about not putting mesh in the side scoops to save weight - so wtf are those letters on the dash for? Total nonsense and Lotus should now listen and act and be done, and more importantly, be consistent with it's rationale for stuff. Bummer, I said I would not look at this thread any more. Damn my hypocrisy!
  22. That's one beutiful green car. Stunning and congrats
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    Lotus Evora 400

    Look let's be honest, OK the Ferrari has it on this model and also on the FF - but for crying out loud it is chrome on silver badge and about about a quarter of the size. Far more subtle then the frankly quite tacky looking Early Learning Centre Silver letters bolted individually on the dash and looking like they don;t quite belong there re the curvature of the dash plate they are on. The original LE dash badge for the Evora was fine compared to the new 400 one. The 400 is a huge leap forward for Lotus, we all know it and seem to accept it and also seem to love it. I'll get over the letters eventually and would still have one, a 400 that is, but probably not for 12 to 18 months.
  24. Ooooh, that's a nice Bentley Arnage he has up there on the ramps too. Hmmm, a Bentley Arnage ( a real Bentley!) for the shopping and the school run, and an Evora for the weekend. Suits me sir! Good luck Craig, I'm sure my little red Evora will be down for some fettling shortly.
  25. OK - after a lovely Italian meal and couple of bottles of Gavi I'm back at this - can someone PLEASE tell Lotus, NO! to the letters. Right. That's it. My final words on this subject. Nadda. No more. Niet. Nein, Nothing. ........ OK, I lied. Please, get rid of them....
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