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    James Martin
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    '16 Evora 400
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  1. I used the sugru stuff in the end, the scoops weren't a perfect fit unfortunately. I don't know if they were Elise shop ones though as I bought them from someone here. I think they'd have looked better painted black on my car.
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    Upgrade or 380?

    If it helps, I do think the 380 in a gonzo colour is the best looking Exige made, with the possible exception of the LF1
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    Three years in a 400 and still loving it!

    @pete757 I am certainly sad to part with it, as I had a connection with it I'll likely never have again. I doubt I'll be able to afford another new car. At some point in the new year I hope to be re-united with the old girl, then it will be interesting to see how the car feels after a while out of the saddle.
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    Upgrade or 380?

    Just to add for consideration, are you going to track the car? Exhaust on the 380 too noisy for many track days and you'll hate getting rid of it as it sounds so glorious. @Stratton Motor Company currently have a blue 380 in which looks stunning. No doubt Alex there would be happy to talk to you about your V6
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    Three years in a 400 and still loving it!

    I can confirm @Loquacious Lew does indeed get a big kick out of his 400
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    Are you playing on the XB1 X or whatever they call it? Rockstar traditionally have "meh" graphics for me, but make up for it in the gameplay and story.
  7. At 400 hp, 10hp is well within what you would consider a reasonable margin of error. Most manufacturers would say you could take two motors - both "400bhp" and for one to make 400, one to make 410 would not be unusual, at all. I'm not surprised that the two are the exact same. I've always been more interested in how genuine the weight saving of the 410/430 is. But I don't know anyone who has weighed one to compare with what I got when I weighed mine. The lap time improvements of the 430 are going to be from the improved aero, stickier rubber, stiffer suspension - that kind of stuff. Makes a far bigger difference than the extra 30hp ever could.
  8. 85%? Every time I've gotten in an Esprit I've gone "Christ this is much bigger than you expect"
  9. I went in there once, under Bahar - before I had any real involvement in Lotus, and back then I was curious how they could even afford such a store. The last couple of visits were absolutely heartbreaking - I felt it was a PR disaster right in the heart of our capital an I thought spending a little on making it look nice would have been a wise thing to do..... but seeing as they could not be arsed I am glad it's now closed.
  10. JayEmm

    Debating selling my Evora, Hand back, PX?

    @CocoPops also went from Evora 400 to Elise, he may be able to help out?
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    Three years in a 400 and still loving it!

    From memory, when I got my 400 and there weren't many around (not that we're drowning in them now, mind) I was unusual in that I was one of the people who didn't have kids to put in the back! That being the case I found the rear storage area very useful compared to a Porker as it was flat, unlike the very odd shape of the 911 (due to the huge transmission hump)
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    I've done some pretty daft things in my life

    You'll find in the manual it says after the first few hundred miles that "brief periods" of full revs are encouraged. Every engineer I've spoken to says a degree of hard use during the running in period is a good thing.
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    Three years in a 400 and still loving it!

    Greg was instrumental in getting me in my car. Can't thank him enough for that. Something about the water where you live though, Lotus everywhere! Still lots I love about mine. Not much can sit on the driveway for two years and still make you smile every time you see it. The Evora quite literally changed my life, it seems unlikely any other car will ever have that impact on me.
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    The Evora 400 Diaries

    Yup. The best solution I have for now is to not try and "replace it" as it were, but spend a little bit of time with something totally different. Variety the spice of life etc etc
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    The Evora 400 Diaries

    I'm trying to free up some cash, so the Evora's replacement is quite a bit cheaper and a very different car - there's nothing out there like it for the money. However I think my next Lotus will probably be a classic one. I've still not driven a K Series Elise, and I do miss my Excel too.