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cbaileyuk

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  1. I fail to see how the 350 isn't 'anywhere near as good at other stuff' and the 380 'good at everything' and 'epic' - they are essentially the same chassis, drivetrain and engine. Slap on diff dampers? 2k. Diff exhaust if noise essential, 1.5k. Current good 350 - 52k? total cost 55.5k? I don't have any issue with you liking one car more than the other, that's normal, but your rationale doesn't stack up imo.
  2. Love that green. I wrapped the roof on my 350. Wrap cut is your friend I will definitely pop to see the green 380s when they are local. Love a mad green
  3. Aside from it being used (and potentially colour) explain what is not idea on the spec, what seats are you hoping for?
  4. Heres Definitely not if it was 50k. It could have the same old chassis but the extra strap ins would make it worthwhile. In all seriousness though, if this car was the 380sport price, I.e. 70ish, more like it. It's as if the 380 was just a cynical way to climb people up the ladder. 350 sport, then 380 cup. That would be far neater. Allow the options so it's more cup or less cup as well. To have a 350, the an 350se, then a 380, then a 380 cup .... Crikey. Ultimately though, if they can flog em then it makes sense to the firm. Sitting behind another LE though...
  5. BUY IT! As said, only money. Just make some more
  6. Out of interest, would a set of 46mm Nitrons for an S2 Exige have worked on my V6? Reason I ask is that I sold a new set with my old motor and now wonder if they would have been usable in my new car
  7. First thing I would do to that green one, wrap the roof in 3m satin black That hoop doesn't look cool.
  8. The more I look at the green Kwak 380 - the giddier I become My missus would absolutely kill me. I've not had this 350 7 months from new yet and I'm wobbling....
  9. You are aware that 84k is still 84k whether you split it in half or in 50 parts?
  10. Same here I know my local has one coming in in the next few weeks. In my colour. I am banning myself from there.
  11. Despite everything said - anyone want to buy a 700 mile 350 Sport ?
  12. Big differences... One is in a 350, one in a 380, one in 380cup. Oh, you mean actual differences? In that case, nowt ??
  13. Will always look back fondly on my first real drive. It was home, from Norfolk in a used Elise - I was convinced the steering was broken - every catseye I went over caused the steering wheel to wobble, cambers on the road had an impact on the wheel. I was convinced something was wrong. I could feel the road through the wheel. 100 miles in, it dawned on me....the cars that had gone before were the 'broken' ones
  14. Definitely not if it was 50k. It could have the same old chassis but the extra strap ins would make it worthwhile. In all seriousness though, if this car was the 380sport price, I.e. 70ish, more like it. It's as if the 380 was just a cynical way to climb people up the ladder. 350 sport, then 380 cup. That would be far neater. Allow the options so it's more cup or less cup as well. To have a 350, the an 350se, then a 380, then a 380 cup .... Crikey. Ultimately though, if they can flog em then it makes sense to the firm. Sitting behind another LE though...
  15. However you dress this up, you can't escape that massive price hike..For very little... How is this 20% better in power/weight terms? Isn't it 375 v 345, now capped rev range, just short of 1.1k kg and a great down force but quoted at 175mph. Point me to the 20% better detail because I am seriously interested to read that.
  16. I don't think many on here would argue with the core of your point, i.e. the less is more purity of the brand. I certainly wouldn't. We are all on board with that (I expect). The issue is selling another version of less is more that is essentially the same as every other version that went before it. When it comes to purported variations with a significant cost increase, then less is definitely not more. To warrant *big* price hikes the brand has to provide big (real) improvements and differences. People with this sort of spare cash like to know where it is going. We all know this is a fibreglass tub over a modified Elise chassis with a Toyota v6 lump at the back. It's been like this from the v6 guise day one. Strapping aesthetics to that is completely acceptable. As is strapping tyres, shocks, seats, a set of four points, no argument. But charging 30k above the current baseline with no real driving difference, that's a bit awkward. I think lotus is a fab brand and the car excellent but particularly over the last year I have noticed muktiple roll outs of their market stimulation attempts by way of adding minor modification to what is essentially the same vehicle For someone that was amazed by the first drive in a lotus all those years ago, this current stab in the dark marketing approach to it's incumbent customers, particularly over the last 12 months has turned me off the brand more than turned me on to it. You simply don't know where you stand with them at the moment. You buy and weeks later there's something new. Colin
  17. That's my issue with them as well. They make great cars but essentially nothing is really different. It's just more 'things' strapped to it. Completely agree that the look is lovely. The vents, the splitter, all really nice but what it essentially is, is the V6s from years ago. The CR, the 350, 380, cup, cup360, Hethel Edition, etc. They are all V6s as far as I can see. Nothing has really changed. Don't get me wrong, a fab looker - but if the onlooker wants a cheap way of experiencing 'this' car - it can be done, easily for half the price of this - definitely not half the car though.
  18. What is the big difference? Apart from aesthetics and 30k?
  19. Could someone mock an isotope or krypton please
  20. That spoiler makes it look Elise like, ie the Cup 2X0s
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