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  1. I've had a couple of Evoras - S and a 410. I sold the 410 for a standard Elise S1. For me the Elise is way more fun but very much a weekend car. The Evora is a GT and perfect for road trips and more summer time daily use. I've had faster Elise before the Evora's but don't feel the need for more speed in the Elise - it doesn't add anything to the enjoyment for me (might be different if you are doing track days). I do have a Porsche GT4 as well which covers the GT aspect (and is a cracking car). Personally I find the Exige V6 worst of both worlds rather than best - not as engaging as an Elise and not as GT/practical as an Evora.
  2. I tried daily my Evora 410 for a while but I found it wasn’t really up to the job for myself. Negatives were: - Self conscience turning up to screw fix/ builders yard/ tescos/ etc - difficult getting out in tight car park spaces - boot taking multiple attempts to open (dealer tried 3x to fix) - Just feeling the car was getting spoilt in the winter grime - odd bit of water ingress around window seal occasionally and just a general feeling after a while it just wasn’t up to the job. Positives: - every drive was epic. Plenty people do daily though. I was pretty much at the front of the queue for a LE but I’ve just put it back to base edition as I’m using the back seats a fair bit these days and already have a weekend car so not sure how an Emira fits into my life at the moment.
  3. Having had both Evora S and an Evora 410 sport I wonder if: Touring = NA/S setup Touring = 400 Sport = 400 Sport = 410 Having driven all those there are all quite different. Personally I think they will go with NA/S for touring and 410 for sport. But it just a guess. I’d be happy with either. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. However I’ll be ordering the touring for my needs. not saying they will be the exact same geo etc, but broadly speaking in terms of feel
  4. Yes I think its called spice not solar on recollection.
  5. The non yellow still comes up good mind if you look after it. Here are a couple of high res photos of my old 410 in the sun. If you download to your computer and look it should give you a very good idea of what will be like.
  6. I believe 'Solar' yellow on the Exige is only metalic yellow ever done by Lotus recently.
  7. I didn't know that. Is there some terms and conditions somewhere I can read to fully understand? Though I'd rather not waste Lotus's time (or mine).
  8. Right, I need to decide whether to go for the LE before Friday. I did see a Sales PDF floating around at some point with all the costs of the options after LE. I can't find it now. Anyone have one they can share with me?
  9. Ha ha ooops. I agree - it did - yellows really suits the car. Just a shame it wasn't metalic to give it the pop and shine to show the curves off more. Its a really flat yellow. Draws a lot of attention though.
  10. I had that yellow on my Evora 410. It’s ok but I never was blown away with it being a flat colour. Metallic looks much better IMO in the right colour. Yellow really suits the car though. Maybe they will do the solar yellow again down the road buts it’s a difficult one to spray.
  11. @Bibs I take these will be at the factory from today for viewing?
  12. Bit disappointed to find out today that my priority position is only placed once you have paid the second deposit . I made my initial deposit the morning after the launch so would of been pretty near the front. Finally had the call from Lotus today (I missed the call first time around over a month or so ago) and she said I would be added to the back of the LE queue if I placed the second deposit or back of the i4 queue, or back of the non-LE queue once I made my mind up. Having not seen the car (will see it this weekend at the factory) I had yet to make my mind up. Bit annoying but the only silver lining will be possibly better build quality I suppose and less pressure to get a LE/i4 as I'll be at the back so might as well wait for more colours etc.
  13. I seem to remember 2nd was about 65 before bouncing off the limiter or have I got that wrong?
  14. My memory fails me. Anyone know what the max mph in each gear is ? thanks
  15. Yes there are various bolt on baffles and 3rd party back boxes. Problem with the baffles is do you really want to be limiting the airflow exhaust at a track? I think the track focused back boxes are fine. Just costs. i.e.
  16. Have you sat in an Evora? I always thought it felt high at least compared to the Elise. The 410 carbons where better. I can't see it being that much different to the Evora but let's see who the manufacture will be.
  17. Jez. I did read the question. So you don't like the answer . The engine is in the same position. It's the same engine and box. I don't know for certain about the exhaust/induction do did not answer that.
  18. It’s exactly the same V6 and gearbox with no modifications.
  19. I had a yellow 410. It’s got a LOT of attention. Be careful what you wish for.
  20. Still don’t think they will be on the Emira given the volume. Are caterhams for example really going to be fitted with them? Anyhow if the Emira is I probably won’t bother with it unless the off button is next to the sport button. If I have to dig into menus to turn it off then I’d rather just save up for a current Gt3 or Evora 410 to compliment my 911 and Elise.
  21. Just been contacted by Lotus and they tell me there will Hethel/more local options to viewing the car coming soon for those of us in Norfolk who can't get over to the other places. So I'll hold off for now.
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