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  1. I am being offered PPF options of nose, spoiler a few front bumper or full front clam. My concern is that the former doesn’t cover the front ‘bonnet’ below the black vent grills. Being low I assume that’s quite prone to stone chips?
  2. Hmm, will only go into mine with 2” either side with the mirrors folded! Bit of a pain, but good job it’s a double garage or I would never be able to get out😄
  3. Well mine was a week 47 November build and it arrived at the dealer on Thursday!! Was a bit of a surprise, but a nice one😀. As has been said elsewhere Lotus have no soft tops, so supplied with a Matt black FOC Hardtop with the soft top to follow. I may see if I can get the Hard top sprayed but as I wasnt going to get one perhaps not - Now considering PPF and ceramic. Not an area I know much about. Apparently Lotus PPF the rear clam? If the whole car is PPF covered is there any point in having a ceramic coating?
  4. Its an unusual launch this and they have created a bit of a Frenzy, so undoubtedly plenty of people will have put down a deposit as its fully refundable. I think some will go off the idea so sure there will be drop outs, but I think you would be pretty daft to expect a V6 for under 60k, they didn’t say that. At launch the I4 is stated as the lower model and it starts at under £60k, but anyone who has bought a sports car in the last ten years knows that you can add a minimum of £5k on at this level. The V6 FE will be £75 ish for an 80k ish car. That’s cheaper than an Evora. Most people will expect those sorts of pricing. It still looks decent value.
  5. No comments? surely someone on here is running a Toyota engined car?
  6. What are Forum members experiences on the reliability of more recent Toyota engined Elise’s. I know Evora’s have had some reliability issues. Is the Elise so sorted that recent ones shouldn’t be of concern?
  7. Like all configurators colours are not true. The red on the configurator has a a lot of orange and some pink in it. Having seen the grey and the blue, they are different to the screen colours so I hope they will get some paint samples to dealers by September . The grey looked very flat out of the light and didn’t accentuate the shape and form. Once light hit it it was much better. They have a fancy new paint shop so I had hoped for a few more colours which I guess now may happen given the volumes. Pricing was expected straight after launch, so the fact that it’s not in black and white yet suggests there may be some movement and rethinking, but impressions have been given so they won’t want to annoy people and lose momentum.
  8. I understand 1100 UK orders already…..
  9. I can understand the I4 with DCT if its an everyday driver and you drive in the city a lot. In those circumstances I would probably do the same. But I am treating this a a 2nd Car, last of the analogue cars. Manuals will disappear completely soon so I will stick with the manual for the involvement. The V6 Launch is expected to be £75k ish, so market competitive. I have no doubt that there will be lightened , harder cars in future, but at the moment they have their hands full. They won't really know numbers until sales orders start being locked in from September.
  10. First edition will be v6 loaded at around 75k
  11. B Well funnily enough I am waiting my Elise 240fe and I have an early deposit on an Emira so I guess I have hit the bullseye. Told the wife I had order “a” Lotus 🤥 However, went to FOS and she saw the Emira and provided I can sell a couple of cars game on!
  12. Woodman

    Lotus Emira

    Interesting, they kept the blue one on the stand locked and you were not allowed to sit in it today, car was kept locked. Boot looks quite small, not much different to an Elise. Did they give you area?
  13. Woodman

    Lotus Emira

    They haven't shown an open boot yet and were keeping the tailgates shut. I was told it was bit larger. the photo just shows the space behind the seats. I think the Seat was fully back. The configurator shows the red as a more orangey Pink, so will need to see the colours in real life.
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