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  1. As far as I understand, the new EU law regarding speed limiters will only be applied to new cars only. Here's a link to an Autotrader vid. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.autotrader.co.uk/content/news/mandatory-speed-limiters-on-uk-cars-from-2022&ved=2ahUKEwiI5qW0pdjyAhURTsAKHVSLDSYQtwJ6BAgrEAE&usg=AOvVaw0GRHvFiOILjdGJmLC7s_vs And for any armchair legal eagles out there the EU Regulation itself. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2019/2144/oj
  2. I've ditched the idea of getting an Emira for now for similar reasons to what @C8RKH was saying. Instead I'm buying an early Elise S3 to do track days, with my Evora Launch Edition staying in my possession as she's a keeper.
  3. Yes, as I understand it from PJS they put their last parts order in with Lotus on Thursday, so have secured an alternative source for genuine Lotus parts. A little perspective regarding the "whinging" quote earlier to add some balance. It's more a case of businesses that have worked hard to attain and maintain Lotus approval may feel very disappointed. I understand corporate business as I work for a multinational; the same elements such as engaged staff & high quality service leading to loyal customers and a profitable network apply however. PJS for one are very passionate about their business and they love the brand and won an award from Lotus for after sales service. I know they are extremely disappointed in having their approval terminated. I understand why Lotus has done what it has, however I believe there had been previous discussions about a "heritage" network being created, but apparently the plug was pulled on that around 8 weeks ago. I for one will be continuing to use PJS who are local to me; Paul, Louise and the team do a great job and are great ambassadors for the brand. It's a shame and I know that business is business, but I do feel really disappointed for the service centres losing approval not due to poor service quality. Those who are great at what they do servicing the legacy cars will survive if not flourish. My own feeling though is that there still is room for a "Heritage Lotus" network to support the pre-Emira vehicles.
  4. Looks like there is another Launch Edition for sale on Pistonheads that isn't on the list; WX59CHL. Sister car WX59CHZ, which is already on the list has just been sold - the previous owner has posted a video on Facebook of the new owner driving it away.
  5. The red Evora had been up for sale for ages last year at Stones Auto Sales in Mansfield, then for a short while dealers called Acorn Cars iirc, before it disappeared for a few months. Looks like it has had some work done to the front clam at some point because the side repeater indicators have been put on back to front!
  6. 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 🤔. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202107215283588?atmobcid=soc3
  7. It's a reversing camera just above the rear number plate. 🙂
  8. Videos I took of the Emira on the first day of the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 8th of July 2021.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. From the "Lotus Moment " in front of Goodwood House 8th July 2021....
  12. @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).
  13. 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.
  14. @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.
  15. 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. 🤨
  16. @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.
  17. 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 number....in 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. 👍
  18. @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.
  19. 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). https://www.gregsraceparts.com/collections/car-covers-for-evora/products/covercraft-uvs100-windshield-sunscreen-for-evora-evora-s-400-410
  20. 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.
  21. Yes, for some of them Phil. According to the build spec letter I received with my Certificate of Proevenance, Andy Graham said that there were 8 press cars, then 17 dealer demos, then Evora VIN ending 0864 that went to Christopher Neil as a stock car (so not a demo or customer order), then the 1st retail car (AU59ACY / 0868) and then mine 0869, which made it the 28th UK Evora (and 75th production Evora - all markets) by VIN, but whilst my car was the 2nd Evora by chassis number to be customer ordered, it wasn't the 2nd customer delivery. Andy pointed out in an e-mail to me that "including the ‘date the car was signed from production’ & ‘date of sale’ as well in my workings makes things too complicated as cars do not go down the production line in serial number order as the VIN is determined before the car even starts on the line, but presenting the statistics in serial number sequence is a clear sequence people can follow".
  22. 🆒 Paul I don't know how many burnt orange Launch Editions were made, but if you have/get a Certificate of Provenance, Andy Graham, the Lotus Archivist, will detail production numbers for MY09 in the Build Specification Letter.
  23. That's the one! I forgot that you were at Hethel on the day Bibs.
  24. @SCMTBCOACH was your Evora originally registered as E6ACL? If it was, then it was the second Evora customer delivery on the same day the first car (AU59ACY) was handed over to its owner at the factory (my car is the second customer car by VIN but not delivery date). There were photos on a website called Lotusenthusaist.net but sadly it's no longer active.
  25. Thanks @electro_boy; much appreciated. I'll have a look into the wider PS4S tyres.
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