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  1. We have close to 100 cars now booked in for Sunday, it's shaping up to be another great Lotus in the Peak Just 5 weeks to the event and only 4 WEEKS LEFT TO BOOK Don't leave it too late folks, looking forward to seeing everyone there :)
  2. I had a great time as one of the drivers on one of the filming days for the video. I could tell that the gents filming knew what they are doing but I'm still completely blown away by the quality of the editing and the final product! Very very impressive Meanwhile Lotus in the Peak is coming together nicely, the Friday BBQ bookings are looking very healthy indeed and we have some superb routes in place for the Sunday runs The film genuinely captures some of the excitement of that early morning start when you release your Lotus from the garage and make your way on spookily quiet roads to your start point - it's magical!
  3. This is shaping up to be another great Lotus in the Peak event, we have over 70 cars booked in already!
  4. I have heard similar 'mini Evija' type comments from two different main dealers, both of which have seen official images from Lotus.
  5. Lotus in the Peak 2021 takes place over the weekend of 9th to 11th July 2021 in the beautiful Peak District National Park. The best way to enjoy LitP is to make a long weekend of it and participate in all of the activities on offer, but if you can only manage one or two days (with Sunday's main event being the most obvious draw) then of course that is ok too! The weekend starts on Friday evening at 7.00pm, with an informal Lotus meet and barbeque at Lower Damgate Farm - the farm has a fully licenced bar and on-site accommodation (and camping) is available to pre-book. On Sunday the main event begins with guided Lotus runs on superb Peak District roads, and after a brief stop for breakfast all cars gather together and make their way in a huge procession to the main event at Peak Rail Rowsley. This gathering usually attracts over 150 Lotus cars of every age and type. There's too much to say here, for full details make your way to Midland Lotus Owner's Club (MLOC) here..... or go straight to the booking information here... To book a place you need to be a member of MLOC, but membership is free! Hope to see you there, The LitP team
  6. Ahem, I think I'm still on course
  7. Hairdressers car - he clearly has absolutely no clue, it's almost the exact opposite Genuinely quick, exciting, immersive, fun fun fun to drive. Yellow is fine, bright colours look great on an Elise, but you won't be selling it anyway will you! Congratulations and welcome
  8. Main dealer told me (they asked Lotus) that the 390 has the 410/430 clutch and flywheel and the gearbox cooler. I didn't ask about the baffled sump so no idea on that one.
  9. Excellent, IMHO that's the right colour decision and with that spec the car will look flipping beautiful October? Blimey that's a fair wait, I would be constantly fidgeting with impatience for the next 8 months Still, something fabulous to look forward to so I think that hearty congratulations are in order
  10. I know why that is - for some bizarre reason Lotus have updated the advertised price for the 420 to include OTR costs and delivery thus..... Base car £79,900 + OTR costs £1905 + £870 delivery = £82675. No idea why they haven't updated the 390 price list at the same time, that's still showing £64K which is the cost before OTR and delivery costs are added. Gotta love Lotus
  11. Don't trust the configurator, it's way out on quite a few of the colours. However, it might be worth asking your dealer to ask Lotus if there has been any change to the spec of Daytona Blue for the FE cars . Some of these colours have had numerous different shades over the years so it's always possible (although very unlikely) that they have darkened it and the configurator is closer than we think! As already said, Daytona Blue is non-metallic and quite a bright colour. Like all the bright colours it looks fantastic on the Elise, very special. Maybe not ideal for the shy type Essex Blue is a more grown-up/ordinary colour, the sort of mid metallic blue you can see on mainstream cars, less special, less shouty. For the roof, you can wrap it (and roll bar cover) in matte black quite easily. You can't go the other way though, you can't wrap a black roof to body colour, you would never get a colour match. Anyway who cares, surely you will have the softop fitted/off most of the time
  12. I asked a main dealer if the clutch on the 390 is the same (upgraded) as the 410/430, he asked Lotus, the answer came back - 390 has same clutch as the 410/430. I also asked if the gearbox cooler is fitted to the 390 (not sure if that's what you mean by oil cooler?) and the answer from Lotus was - yes, gearbox cooler fitted. No idea if this is all correct, but I was told that the answers came direct from Lotus
  13. Yep, that's why I asked the dealer to clarify with Lotus - who apparently apologised for that misleading statement and promised to rectify it asap. That was on Monday afternoon, but I can see that it's still not sorted Still, even with the OTR costs it's not a bad price (comparatively speaking) for the 390.... extra 50 bhp (almost ) chargecooler gearbox cooler 410/430 uprated clutch & flywheel forged wheels AiM dash 390 FE stickers etc! .....all this for just £4K more than the 350 Sport and a whopping £16K less than the 420! Bargain!
  14. No it's not I asked a main dealer this because the configurator sort of suggests that £64K is OTR for a 390. The dealer asked Lotus and they said it's definitely NOT the OTR price. For an Exige you need to add £1,905 for HM Goverment and possibly £800+ delivery charge for Lotus.
  15. Welcome Great car, is that the one from Oakmere? You will love it
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