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    Mark S
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    Evora (Launch Edition)
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    Lotus lightweight level 1 sports exhaust & decat
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    Ashby De La Zouch

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  1. I noticed this Evora S on Autotrader. Low mileage and looks fairly tidy save for the airbag cover that's had the clips go, but something doesn't look quite right with the rev counter 🤔.
  2. It's a reversing camera just above the rear number plate. 🙂
  3. Videos I took of the Emira on the first day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 8th of July 2021.
  4. For anyone concerned about the public parking if they didn't get a Performance Parking slot, just to let you know that I had no problem with the Evora in Public Car Park S today (Thursday). Fortunately I was getting things out of the boot when the car pulled up behind so the didn't get too close!
  5. It's got two windscreen wipers and not just the one! 😲 The UK version will definitely have built in sat nav. The front passenger seat might have Isofix on the prodcution cars, but Lotus will e-mail me to confirm.
  6. From the "Lotus Moment " in front of Goodwood House 8th July 2021....
  7. @cdco I went to Goodwood today as well, and my mind says the same too; it's Evora "rebooted". The Evora layout was a good formula (how many of us Evora owners have used the back seat of the 2+2 as if it was a 2+0 - quite a few I think including me), so has always been quite practical. Thing is my belief is that Lotus really couldn't call it Evora because the whole Lotus brand has had a refresh and a reboot under the new owners. My feeling is that this way helps to do away with any stigma/preconceptions from what has gone before, e.g. Lots Of Trouble..., perceived build quality etc. and will broaden the appeal of the brand. I like the car very much and it could be a worthy replacement for my Evora. I now have to make the man maths work! That might be easier when the new finance deals are announced (iirc this September).
  8. Sorry, I don't know of a fix on the earlier HVAC units (I notice that they are now "E" spec and cost around £1600). With the evaporator icing on my Evora, it usually has quite a bit of a wee-wee after a run of over half an hour with the aircron on. By the way could be worth checking when you look at the drain tubes that you have the SB 2010/03 drain tube routing/length modification embodied.
  9. @cdco is the fan stopping or is it that you get no airflow through any of the vents after a bit with the aircon on? If the fan is stopping on speeds 1 to 3 it could be the fan speed resistors. They are cooled by the incoming airflow stream according to the Service Notes; I cannot see a separate resistor pack listed in the Service Parts so I take it that the resistors are integral to the HVAC housing, unlike on the Elise/Exige/Europa S where the fan speed resistor pack is external. If not, then it sounds like the fan motor could be the problem (overheating possibly?). Or it could be a combination of both on the settings below full pelt. If it is a case of no airflow through the vents after about an hour it could be evaporator icing. My Launch Edition is prone to evaporator icing particularly when the aircon is set to full cold/recirc. I seem to recall a tech at a dealership I used to take the car to some years back telling me that it could be the thermistor positioning against the outlet side of the evaporator finning that is the problem (if it was U/S then there would be a fault code). I tend now not to use recirc unless I really must. Hope that helps.
  10. The quartz silver Evora N/A reg NJ59BHU with 6600 miles on the clock went for £29000 in the end accroidng to the Automotive Auctions website. 🤨
  11. @Daveb99 I can confirm that my Evora Launch Edition only has the one plaque on the driver's side door sill as per Windymiller's photo earlier in the thread.
  12. I received a certificate from PJS as well for a service my Evora had in September. I was pleased too. I like the personal touch, and always enjoy having a natter with Paul Shipley. It's always a pleasant experience unlike where I used to go to get my Spanish Golf serviced. The service people I got on with and built a rapport with at that dealership had either left/moved, and the new lot didn't jell with me and I felt like I was a just a the end I felt more like I was a number 2 so took my Leon elsewhere! Looking forward to taking the Evora back to PJS at the end of April for new tyres and some other minor work. 👍
  13. @Spanky3 I didn't pay any import duty or VAT when I got my sunshade from GRP that got shipped via FedEx. I think the shipping cost I paid covered that.
  14. I've also bought the UVS100. I got mine in early February directly from Greg's Race Parts and it cost me £85.72 including shipping ($61.00 USD + Postage: $51.00 USD).
  15. Yes, it started off as an aquamarine blue N/A like mine. The owner is down in New Zealand and has lots of post on the Facebook Lotus Evora Owners Group page. First, he modified it with a black pack then had the power uprated iirc, and added a GT4 wing along with 410 Sport type decals.
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