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  1. @The Pits, knowing you were considering switching to an Evora Sport 410 from the Exige Cup and some details about what kind of cars you like from writing here and from your videos, how do you feel this new GT430 stacks up in comparison? From a value perspective, I think the GT430 looks very attractive and would be a better (although obviously more expensive) buy than the Sport 410.

  2. 14 minutes ago, Mark030358 said:

    As I said previously " a chunk of change" more than a 380 was mentioned to me. And speculated this maybe  another 15 to 20k on top of the 380 price, and thus would I pay it?

    So bearing in mind the spec I chose for the 380 I have "on hold" is in excess of 80k list, it all depends. But then again who knows what this car is. Someone mentioned 311 with a roof, that's a good call, as I heard the sales figures for those weren't performing as well as expected.

    Still, can't wait to see what it is.. and I do have to agree with Gary, in that you buy a new car and it's superceeded in a matter on months is really pants, shocking to be honest. As 

    that means we are being used as cash cows. More profit for not a lot of change.



    Can't be a 311 with a roof with the side scoop image. Besides: There would need to be doors as well to such a configuration of the 311 to get in and out and I hardly think they would be taken directly off the Exige if that was the case...

  3. 22 hours ago, The Pits said:

    I think Seb Delaney's car looks good with the painted roof but would look better still without the eyeliner.

    Agree. I also like his reasoning about the colors overall, but imho there should not be any plastic black parts on a fully specced carbon car. Why are the canards and the back panel not in carbon in that case? I think that would look so much better and for the same reason I am not a fan of the matt black "eye liner" either. That red, the gold and carbon are three different colors that would have made that car look complete for me and not as all over the place as the matt black parts now make it appear.

  4. On 2016-11-24 at 00:12, JayEmm said:

    Different cars aimed at different markets. Problem is they are far too close in price now in my opinion. The Evora needs to have some distance between it and the Exige if it is going to be a proper flagship

    To me, the Exige and the Evora are targeting totally different segments and there is no need at all to try to make the Evora "the flagship" in the same stupid way Porsche are doing it with the Cayman and 911. 

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  5. 2 hours ago, JG220 said:

    None of the issues you have experienced would be sufficient grounds for rejecting your car.

    Maybe you should just sell it. You say you want to increase the brand awareness, show off your 400 and so on but really this sort of thread,in my view does the car a disservice (especially when it is filled with hyperbole) 

    I'd just lt get on with it a bit more quietly, but maybe that's just me. 

    Maybe you should just quit reading this thread and only focus on the cheerleading ones? I for one appreciate the transparent and honest views of the car. Pros AND cons.

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  6. 4 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:


    looks like our market is just dandy to me.... Down but only a bit - check out dax and cac !

    My heads thumping - wish I hadn't drunk so much throughout the night

    Stockholm is closed today due to public holiday, so the 3.11% is from yesterday. 

    FWIW, I could mention that the biggest financial paper just wrote a leading editorial urging Sweden to "Give the UK a dream deal" rather than bully them out.

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  7. So, we finally have a decision and it´s a leave. 

    Now that we know, I am interested in if you think this will be good or bad for Lotus as a company?

    I think it will be good if you look at the totality as a lower currency vs important export non-EU markets such as the US, is making the cars even more attractive there now. The same goes for e.g. for Sweden where I live with the Euro up and the GBP down vs. the SEK as we speak. Also, manufacturing is in the UK with UK based salaries for Lotus. Although many important components of the car (such as the engine) now got affected in the opposite direction as they are imported, the manpower part should still play a bigger role in the costs overall.

    Jalopnik has an article about the car industry in the UK overall, and it seems most manufacturers think this is negative (the article doesn´t really say that much), but all of the companies covered are large manufacturers except Aston Martin, for which the UK is not their home market, so it´s obviously different from Lotus´ situation. 

  8. 46 minutes ago, goussama said:

    I'm considering a GT4 so I looked into the forums and reading a thread there reminded me of the talk on this one of the 400's issues. Seems a Porsche has some issues too. Post #32

    Thought this part was quite funny. 


    "Oh, and there's also a seat cushion/bolster squeak that I haven't been able to pinpoint but starts annoying me after about 10-15 minutes of driving"


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  9. Less then 2 weeks to go now! I really hope you guys vote NO and I am pretty sure Lotus is hoping for that too... The GBP would likely drop some which would help your export industry and make buying a Lotus even more attractive for me here in Sweden vs. the Porks and other alternatives. 

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  10. Great video and looking forward to the upcoming updates of the channel! As for the video length and format, I think around 10-12 minutes is (at least in my pov) the optimal length for a car review or update video. For inspiration, I personally think Matt Farah´s "One Takes" from The Smoking Tire is great at capturing the feeling of a car in a video format that is neither too ambitious/feeling overdone at the same time as it gives you all of the details/inspiration and information you need as a presumptive buyer. Plus the humor which I found in your video as well. Think you are off to a great start and as there aren´t many Lotus focused channels around, I am sure you will find a loyal audience along with Dr Pittenstein. 

  11. On 2016-03-11 at 08:46, LF1 said:

    Good to see the 3-11 heading up Pistonheads homepage today. 

    The yellow car doing the rounds in Europe that set the record; I am assuming this is the race version with the sequential that happens to have been road registered - this won't be the norm with customer race versions?


    On 2016-03-11 at 09:30, Bravo73 said:

    That is correct. 

    Just out of curiosity, how difficult is the Xtrac to drive with on public roads/city traffic? Would it be something one could live with and go for the race version rather than the road version? Does anyone here have experience of that? It seems from the review in Topgear that the race version is in fact pretty easy to drive, so why not go for a race speced road registered car then?

  12. On 2016-01-22 at 22:31, NedaSay said:

    Now that I see the race version with the FIA rollcage, I'd very much to see a coupe version of that thing. As much as this car shares most of its underpinning with the Exige for the tub and the Evora for it's powertrain and rear subframe , the design is so different that I would really really like to see a closed top version of this thing. 

    +1 to that.

    Thinking out of the box completely and considering the non door design of the 3-eleven, putting a hinged canopy roof on that thing, of course as light-weight as possible with minimum glass + maximum carbon, could do the trick.

  13. 1 hour ago, TBD said:

    I'm wondering what the target market for the 410 is. 10 BHP is negligible, less than you can get with any tune. The items removed for weight reasons are for the most part detrimental to road use, as a trackday tool it remains inferior to a properly prepped Exige Cup. 

    See your point, but Porsche had a similar 10 bhp bump on the 987 Cayman R vs. the 987 Cayman S just as an example, so they are not unique with this. 70 kgs of weight loss is a much more important factor to that equation.

    In the case of the Exige Cup vs. the Evora Sport 410 as a trackday tool, I think it´s main selling point is actually convenience. If you are either a bit older/less acrobatic to get in and out or simply too tall to fit in an Exige Cup (I would say 80% of the normal Porsche trackday audience is), then the Evora Sport 410 might offer you something that the Exige Cup simply doesn´t.

  14. On 2015-12-11 at 06:07, BWex said:

    Beautiful car.  Good luck.  I just bought a V6 Cup R, solely for track use - none of the new Elises or Exiges are street legal here in the US  :(  Its in the process of being shipped, but Lotus emailed me a few pictures after the build.  Picture quality is not that great and the car looks a little yellow instead of white.  But here they are.  Should be amazing!

    Exige Dash.jpg


    I didn´t even know you could get it with a manual. Well, at least you will have an even better car when you are on track. The Cup R seems to more or less kill the V6 Cup according to this review of the two:


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