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About blindside

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  • Name
    Jimmy
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    Lotus Evora GT430; Subaru Impreza STI Spec C Type RA, Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R
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    N. Ireland

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  1. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    Fair play to you @KG for your positive approach. You’ve created an absolutely stunning car. You let nothing stand in your way, (plus made a big effort & heaps of $) to achieve it. Personally I’m happy to see you post your progress updates anywhere on here. It’s a great story!
  2. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    Very few 2+2s as well on top of the unique colour scheme; must be in single figures 5 or 6? Love the Lotus crash helmet artistically placed on the passenger seat.
  3. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    A few more pics taken by a pro car photographer friend back in August. The great weather on the day of the shoot and his creative skills obviously made a big difference. (Tango wagon now wrapped up to hibernate in a warm garage over the winter months).
  4. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    Respect to @KG for the very positive approach and perseverance in realising ‘the art of the possible’ despite the considerable hassle & substantial costs involved. Your very close now to getting the GT430 you wanted. Plus have definitely outdone most of us Lotus fanboys in your ‘holy grail’ quest for the exact spec!
  5. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    Congrats; that was quick! Wing looks great on the car.
  6. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    @KG Are you going all the way with a GT 430 engine map or similar from Komo-Tec, traction control & baffled sump?
  7. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    I’m glad that Lotus got back to you. It is very apparent that the wing has been engineered as an integral part of the duck tail and is built to withstand a fair amount of stress. (Not least from dropping it from a decent height to allow gravity to close it properly). The whole thing is quite heavy in part due to the base reinforcing of the wing struts. It’s definitely not a ‘rice rocket stick-on’ part! Expensive undertaking this mod, but you will have saved yourself a pile of grief by getting the right spec parts to do the job properly.
  8. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    @KG Kostas, I've PM'd you photos of the mounting bracket measurements. Give me a shout if you need any more pics.
  9. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    Happy to take some close-up photos of the wing mounting points and provide measurements if you'd like. Great colour combo on your car BTW.
  10. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    I've got out a fair amount Jonny, although mainly relaxed weekend driving & no track sessions arranged yet. I need to pull my finger out of my arse and use the car properly! TBH I'm still coming to terms with the level of attention that the car generates from friends in the petrol head community and total strangers alike over here. The guy who took the pics is an experienced motorsport photographer who has photographed some really out of the ordinary machinery over the years; (his last 'exotic' shoot was a Ferrari 488 GTB with black stealth paint). He was seriously impressed with the way the 430 was 'put together' & performed on the road. Some of the comments on his pics extracted from the main local petrol head forum: "That thing in the flesh is mega - every bit as stunning as a ferrari/lamborghini" "Agree! Pure f1 road legal kart. And so beautiful!" We are fortunate indeed to be able to own these cars.
  11. blindside

    TLF GT430 Club

    A couple of pics taken yesterday in the balmy weather by a local pro car photographer:
  12. Next best thing. You’ve got to hand it to the Paris Fire Service: https://www.carscoops.com/2019/02/firefighters-extinguishing-porsche-cayman-fire-seemingly-look-engine-wrong-place/
  13. In their last issue Evo advertised a full Lotus marque analysis in the next edition. They then go and stick a Cayman on the front cover and rave about Pork again for the n'th time. How utterly predictable https://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/104688-evo-magazine-lotus-article/
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