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Instinct_NZ

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About Instinct_NZ

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  • Birthday 14/11/1967

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    Richard
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    2010 Evora Aquamarine
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    Auckland

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  1. Got a new camera so decided to take a few pics of the new look... There will be some more soon when the GT4 wing arrives.
  2. Welcome to the forum Mark. I would also try these guys... https://starinsure.co.nz/prestige/ This also includes track day cover (Conditions apply).
  3. And here are a few photos of the latest changes.. GT4 wing to follow in about 1 months time... Along with a 2Bular 3rd cat delete and Boe CAI.
  4. Wrapping a car here in NZ is fairly expensive. I recently had the roof and mirrors re-done due to the quality of the first job not being up to the standard. Also the black didn't quite match the black on the car. I've had this redone plus did stripes on the side like the 410..a bit tongue in cheek, but also added the 310 Sport (Which it won't be far off, once few more mods are completed) and the 'shark fin' stone chip side graphic of the new GT430 in satin black. I also had the front area in front of the windscreen completed in matching gloss black. I also had the rear of the car where the lights and lotus lettering are, changed to satin black for the 'bandit mask' look. Finally I had the brakes changed in colour from black to yellow with black lotus. lettering. The whole job was around $2700 NZD approx 1400 pounds. I have a WinAce GT4 Wing on the way to complete the latest changes...
  5. Hey Mark, Good to see you have the Esprit on the road again. We have a run planned around West Auckland beaches in a couple of weeks. You should join in if you have the time? Cheers Rich
  6. How much longer to the 'official' release... it's nearly midnight and the 21st! here in New Zealand... Hurry up Lotus!
  7. Maybe this is going into production...
  8. Thought you were going to say the squeaky seats!
  9. Just found this @markt so a bit late to this thread, but here are some photos of the car before Weta Workshop took ownership.
  10. There appears to be a fairly major dealer here selling a few 'newer' cars (I believe they were purchased of a failed dealership in Singapore), but trying to pass them off as 2016 model such as this example listed below.. I can bring in a near new Evora 400 for around the same price. http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/lotus/auction-1269083560.htm I haven't seen this car in person (yet) but it's my understanding to be a 2013 model. I loose faith in a dealer trying to pass this of as 'new'... they clearly do not have staff with knowledge of these vehicles... New Zealand is very different market. I did meet with Lee from SSC a while ago while at a club event, and it is my understanding that they do want to get the brand back in to NZ. Hopefully at a price that makes it a viable option for New Zealanders.
  11. Thanks @B430m I have been in touch, as one of my mates is also after an Exige Sport 380 and 2 others keen on an Evora 400. I understand the SSC owners are over here soon, so we're hoping to meet up. The GBP is at great rate to the NZD so importing is a good option, but we also hope that a dealer can be re-established here in NZ. The problem as I see it that the Lotus Market is small here compared to the rest of the world, and the way to sell and market them is different here too... but from what I have heard from multiple sources, that Lotus want full on expensive showrooms, that comes with a huge cost and the profit is very low and the support from the UK is not great... We live in hope of something getting sorted soon :-)
  12. Hi All, I'm working through the man maths of importing a used VAT qualifying Evora 400 to NZ (No Lotus dealer here). It has to be VAT qualifying so I can remove the VAT and pay GST in NZ which is 15%. If not VAT qualifying I pay the full price including VAT and still have to add on 15% at this end, which will make a used car more expensive than a used non-vat qualifying car. Other than searching Autotrader UK and the likes, is there a quick way to identify a VAT qualify car? I guess I could call every Lotus Dealer.. but not the easiest option from New Zealand with a 13 hour time difference :-) Another option maybe to go new.. and spec out the car.. although the base price at around 72,000 will be a stretch. Is there a pdf pricelist of the options that can be downloaded? Cheers, Rich
  13. Amazing Video Ben!!! (And a stunning car too!) That puts the video's from Lotus Cars to shame! They should put you top of their list when they make their next video. I'll share this on a few facebook groups too.. Hope you get the Votes you need to win that amazing kit! I really enjoy making videos for Club Lotus NZ.. currently editing my 'Epic Trackday' footage.. spent about 30 hours on 3 min a footage and still another minute to go.. and I only do it for 'fun' lol. Please jump over here and say 'Hi'.. I'm sure you'll get a warm welcome. https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/forum/15-introductions/ I think you should also share your video with the wider 'global' community...maybe here: https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/forum/168-lotus-motoring-cars-chat/ Cheers Rich
  14. And here is another.. just a few KM's away from Ponga Rd listed above so why not extend your fun on the road to include these too! White Rd to Sky High Rd to Monument Rd.. most twisty goodness! And here is the Google Map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ifU4YBhh-cUeECUeTz0NtQoWvdw&usp=sharing Have Fun!
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