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  1. ***** As the age-old saying goes, always leave them wanting more. That certainly seems to be the case with the Lotus Evora GT which, as it heads towards the end of production, has set several significant sales records in the United States. https://media.lotuscars.com/en/blog/lotus-evora-gt-sales-in-usa-hit-new-high.html
  2. ***** Do you remember that..?........with all those car emission controls California was leading.......😒 Will be tuning of the Emira by private persons in the next years less plausible......? Some folks on social media have started to post about a new California smog testing procedure that is supposed to check for modified or non-CARB compliant software in vehicle ECUs, which I did some digging into. Using the link posted at the bottom of the screenshots I’ve seen, I followed it back to the California Bureau of Automotive Repair’s smog FAQ page, where the confirmation was clear as day: California is indeed going to start sniffing for tunes during smog checks. https://www.carbibles.com/california-will-start-checking-for-ecu-tuning-in-smog-checks-this-month/
  3. ***** Total amount new sales / sold Porsche and Lotus units In the Netherlands.......... TOTAL PORSCHE Porsche 911 5.724 Porsche Boxster 1.014 Porsche 718 373 Porsche Cayman 327 Porsche 918 8 LOTUS EVORA | NEW SALES TOTAL 20212019201120101236 JAAR AANTAL 2021 1 2019 2 2011 3 2010 6 NEW SALES SINCE 1983 Merk Totaal Lotus Elise 87 Lotus Exige 24 Lotus Evora 12
  4. ***** Moreover the GT / 410 / 430's are the final results after intensive modifications on the 1st Evora ref. specification, performance, handling and especially reliability. Several road tests of the last years are all very, very positive. It now already is recognized as the last true Lotus. Imo it will take years for the new Emira to reach the same level as the Evora finally has. We all know that new Lotus models have their issues / problems to be eliminated in the following years. I find the Emira a nice car from the outside, especially the back however a little "Caymannish" which I absolutely dislike. The interior for me is to fancy, the added 2nd display looks as it is glued to the dashboard and can fall of. You can expect that in later versions it will become embedded very nicely as with the Evora. I just recently did purchase a new (the last Dutch imported) GT 410 Sport and this is the 3rd GT 410 in the Netherlands. There are only 20 officially Lotus imported and 15 side imported (2nd hand) in the Netherlands now. In the next years this will remain a very exclusive car amongst many, many Emira's That's the way I like it........
  5. No, no, no.........! But you can have chrome cupholders....... And last but not least..........a true "lane-assist"...,,,,,
  6. AMG 45 4 cylinder.........
  7. **** Was suddenly on You Tube about +1 hour ago and immediately frozen and indicated as "private" .............picture location Goodwood.......
  8. ***** Was this picture already posted? If yes, please eliminate....... Lotus Live Stream...........
  9. ***** I like my new Evora GT 410 Sport IPS now just as my Esprit Turbo SE for 28 years and find my personal motivations for ownership at both occasions typically reflected in talks with other Lotus car enthousiasts....... the handling, the looks and the exclusivity. 1) -The number of registrations of the Evora in the Netherlands is 29 x of the 2009 > 400 models; 1 x GT 430 (not registered but driven on a dealer's registration) and only 3 x GT 410 Sport, incl mine; the last new GT 410 Sport available / sold in this country... 2) -(Dutch Dealers list price 2019 for a fully equipped GT 410 Sport IPS = GBP 165.000,-) This { 1) and 2) } makes the Evora extremely exclusive.....and that suits me enormously....for instance; from all Mac Laren types over 200 are registered over here.....Ferrari's in the thousands and Porsches in the 10-housands. In a 1/2 hour trip from Amsterdam to the beach in Zandvoort generally I count 5-10 Porsches crossing my way and another 5 x Porsche parked at the Beach promenade........oooh I love my Evora. Imho people buying / interested in Lotus are a kind of car enthousiasts (generally with a financially "limited" budget / versus a top budget over 200-300k GBP) and with a rather specific taste, different as the potential buyers of several other sport cars as Porsche etc.. I truly hope that the Emira will be a succes for Lotus, however personally I doubt if with the new Emira Lotus is able to find it's way outside the borders of the typical Lotus enthousiasts in considerable sales numbers. Frankly speaking, if the new Emira shows to be successful outside the typical Lotus crowd it actually would not be a Lotus any more as it has to be...... I hate to say this, mainly because of the fantastic work of the Lotus manufacturing crew, however I feel it can happen (again). The number of people which in first instance consider a Porsche and finally switching over to the Emira will be very limited.......imho.
  10. A Filipino Elise amongst 21 smuggled cars.........each car receiving an individual free governmental tuning /treatment ...... https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2021/6/18/BOC-destroys-21-smuggled-vehicles.html
  11. ***** https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332530805526 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372203532748
  12. ***** Congratulations......fantastic....! I have much respect for this young lady...! Regards, Ruud
  13. ***** Very, very nice spot......! Oh boy, what do I miss my Esprit.........I should have never sold it....... Besides.......I myself was never pictured, because the SE was to much in the garage.......shit. All those painful pictures.....wil this ever end? Congrats for Onno with this beauty.......!!
  14. ***** For your information: In my new Evora I installed 3 temp. meters and found that these temperatures during moderate driving at 75 mph and 22 degr. C outside temp. are: 1) Engine oil typically approx. 80 degr. C. 2) IPS oil temp. typically approx. 60 degr. C. 3) Compressor cooling water temp. typically approx. 30-35 degr. C. Location of temp. meters....(do not show the actual situation): 1st picture: right = engine oil.......left = IPS oil temp. 2nd picture = compressor cooling water temp.
  15. Was a nice day indeed.........talking about different aspects of my previous Esprit. Meeting was arranged at a famous Ferrari service point with an incredible nice and valuable large stock of different new and classic Ferrari's. Thanks for the opportunity....... Regards, Ruud
  16. ***** I feel very sorry for you.......that is very pity...... Besides your visit to the physio I can inform you that I have / had the same with my right knee in a rather severe way a couple of years ago. I visited the specialists in a hospital and was X-rayed on both knees, but nothing special was found........I had to find my own way. Things were far more better / disappeared since then when I started taking / swallowing "Glucosamin Chondroitin" on a daily basis. This was advised to me by friends. It is available at (vitamine-) drugstores........ It takes some time before it helps (couple of weeks), but the result is remarkable........not only by myself, but it helped more people I know. Do'nt sell your Evora..........!!!
  17. ***** Thank you for sharing..! Ruud
  18. ***** Very, very nice car and beautiful color! Congratulations. Ruud
  19. ***** I am leggy too; 6'7" and almost 78 years old........ My new GT 410 Sport is not my daily driver but I can get in / out very well.....and it trains you to keep flexible.... I believe changing the door card with an early S will not help a lot........
  20. ***** Hi Onno, Very to the point and sensitive description about the Esprit feelings.........well done and nice to read... Beautiful Ferrari, with a fine color.... You are a blessed guy !!! Kind regards, Ruud
  21. ***** Hoi Onno. Very, very nice pictures.....! BTW....what a beast........in acceleration quicker than a Testarossa...and so low......1150 mm ! 264 PS and during boost 280 PS for 30 sec's and the airco switched off during that time.
  22. ***** Congrats!........gorgeous
  23. ***** I like my Evora now as I did with my Esprit for 28 years and find my personal motivation typically reflected in talks with other Lotus car enthousiasts.... Imho people buying / interested in Lotus are a kind of car enthousiasts (generally with a financially "limited" budget / versus a top budget over 150-200k GBP) and with a rather specific taste, different as the potential buyers of several other sport cars. I truly hope that the Emira will be a succes for Lotus, however I doubt if the real world sales finally will find it's way outside the borders of the typical Lotus enthousiasts in considerable numbers. Frankly speaking, if the new Evora shows to be successful outside the typical Lotus crowd it is not a Lotus any more as they were...... I hate to say this, mainly because of the fantastic work of the Lotus manufacturing crew, however I feel it can happen (again). People which in first instance consider a Porsche and finally switching over to the Emira will be very limited.......imho.
  24. ***** Nice video.. Thank you for sharing !
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