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  1. Bronze would get my vote. Also see HERE in case it provides any inspiration.
  2. Not my image, but as noted above - the seat could not be moved (unlike earlier in the tour). It was pretty far back - possibly fully back.
  3. Looked fantastic from every angle today. Lovely design in the “metal”. Maybe I should have done more research, but I was expecting one of the early actually-running cars to be on-show today , not just effectively a model. A bit frustrating not to be able to adjust the seat to get a feel for the ergonomics.
  4. No affiliation, but several available to hire here:- https://www.bookaclassic.co.uk/classic-car-hire/lotus/
  5. (I don’t own a Tesla, but have driven one - at the Lotus club day) Regen level is user-selectable (via hateful touch screen of course) and works like you clicking the Dynamo onto the rear tyre of your bike when you were a nipper. Mild like IC engine braking through to much stronger - so you can do “one pedal driving” for most of the time. Even if you have that switched off and brake using the brake pedal, they initially introduce regen and then blend in the conventional brakes when you ask for more stoppy-force than the regen system can deliver. I assume “yer man” was either braking or had regen set high (so effectively braking) beyond the grip the tyres could deliver. Not really a car/setup/EV issue - more a “sub optimal tyres” problem.
  6. But they do have “engine braking” via regen? Are you referring to something you saw, or that vid from last year of the Tesla going down Douglas St (I think). That seemed to be entirely down to summer tyres and pilot (over)optimism.
  7. I’m not selling, but you might want to state your preference in terms of manual/auto.
  8. Did she end up with a really bad haddock?
  9. When mine were swapped the wheel refurb bloke showed me on his reader that they were all sending a signal - each showed a location (eg “Front Left”) on his panel, but I don’t know whether he had to set that info, oR whether the car worked it out. One of my sensors was acting funny - particularly in cold weather. Failing to be found or failing to send a pressure : this was the indication the battery was reaching end of life. (Built in battery life expectation is estimated at 5yrs).
  10. I already did that tour in 2023. 😎
  11. Emira + last of the line Disco4 would be a superb combo. no question the D4 will be recognised as an absolute design classic in the future, and despite not being tactile like a lotus - a real event to drive. 😎
  12. Do you have a links to an official website stating this info? I have no info that would dispute your clam, but as you highlight - That’s not far away at all - how does it work on old stuff with carbs n distrubutors?
  13. @jepcheers 😎 They are satin anthracite. Side-by-side with OEM the difference is obvious, but on the car the change is far more subtle somehow. They don’t look immediately different, but they “pop” far more visually, and make the wheel look as if they are pushed further out as the details of the alloy design are more obvious.
  14. Spooky derelict WW2 hospital location. Still loving the satin anthracite wheel refurb. 😎
  15. Looked great with the silver wheels. Anyone on here?
  16. That’s lovely. 😎 Congrats.
  17. Ah OK. Better to know that now, so thank you.
  18. Hi Bibs. Do you have any idea when you might have either the rubber or the leather “loop” keyrings back in stock? thanks!
  19. I think that is too sweeping, but there is certainly a wide range. Leaders in all companies have to understand and hold people accountable to focus areas. If the customer isn’t a focus at the top - it will never drill down (see RyanAir). If it is, but doesn’t drill down - it’s a failure of leadership. I got the alloys on my Evora refurbed recently - they were the most competitive on price but did a fantastic job, on time, and didn’t even charge me to programme the new TPMS that I gave to them. My local shopkeeper is hugely focussed on his customers. I now regularly buy items from him that I could get in the supermarket for less, as I am happy to keep his business in existence.
  20. I served people properly and politely when I worked on an ice-cream van as a youngling. It’s not all about the pay rate. The trouble is that you are one of probably less than 1% of the population who GAF what their tyre pressure or bolt torques are. Most folks wouldn’t recognise steering feel, won’t notice a slightly harder ride from an overinflated tyre, and the only person that will be aware the bolts are over tightened are the next mechanic or tyre fitter. So they work to please the majority - who just want fast and cheap. HappyTyreLingLong Ditchfinder 3000 sir? £3.50 cheaper than a Michelin sir. Yes don’t worry - we have them in stock. FWIW I have until recently only used one place over the last 15 odd years to fit my tyres (that I buy online). We chat throughout the process and they do a good job. More recently used BlackCircles for rear MPS4S as they had a deal on. Garage owner fitted them - real car bloke - and he did use a torque wrench on the bolts.
  21. The white nylon hex screw that is visible in your pic (up and right from the circular rubber bulb cover) is the vertical adjust. There is another (not visible in your pic) diagonally opposite that is the horizontal adjust. See my pics in This bulb upgrade thread
  22. There is no such thing as a generic Evora. Keep pushing - the levels of grip that it can generate on the road are impressive…. 😎
  23. I got out and checked the slip before I rolled the car back onto it. A couple of kids were playing in the water and asked if I was coming down in the car - they looked disappointed when I said that I wasn’t going all the way into the water…. I was hoping to emulate a pic I took about 12yrs ago at this spot with my wife’s Disco3 dipping a toe in the water - unfortunately the Loch level is a bit lower at the moment.
  24. Evora. There is no substitute.
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