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  1. Potential new buyer. Discounts?

    I know of a stunning 410 Sport at Stratton Motor Company which I'm sure they are keen to pass on to a good owner...give Alex there a call to discuss. As has already been said, cars in stock need to be sold so there is always a conversation to be had. Cash/financing will make a difference too so discuss those options. Personally, I have found Lotus dealers to be easy to deal with on price discussions. You will not regret buying an Evora, awesome car! Jamie at B&C and Aimee at Silverstone will always have some options in stock, so worth speaking to them.
  2. Evora Picture & Video Thread

    It wasn't quite the right weather for taking the Evora today...
  3. Evora Sport 410

    Yes thanks, that would be good, cheers.
  4. Evora GT410 Sport launched

    You've had a pretty good test run in a variety of weather conditions that's for sure. I can relate to the weather here in Norfolk today, I took my Evora out yesterday but not today! You did well making it to Hethel today, I wonder how many other mid-engine sports car cope OK in the snow.
  5. Evora Sport 410

    Yes and me too. I cannot seem to work out where to clip the fuel cap, I remember reading a post here on TLF but cannot find it.
  6. Lotus Exige Cup 380

    Great footage! Love the colour. Sounds epic too, I love that 'Evora' exhaust note on the Exige. I just wish that UK track noise limits allowed this set up.
  7. Evora GT410 Sport launched

    Great looking car, I like that a lot!! Enjoy every minute, excellent that it is already run in too. Did you get to have a quick spin around the test track before you left? I like the colour, what is it?
  8. A journey into track days

    Agree re Silverstone GP dates, they do seem to get booked up quickly. A V6 will fail a 90db test with a standard exhaust, they're around 97/98db at around the 5k revs asked for. Colin - yes, we must have met at Hethel last September without realising that we had. I will check my availability and see if I can make that date.
  9. A journey into track days

    The ZZRs have stiff sidewalls so they also give a different feel to Michelin's I believe - I'm no expert. They give a slightly firmer ride on road but I found more confidence with them on track over the Corsa tyre, grip levels are high. Tyres are always a great discussion topic on track days I will see if I can make the Hethel date, be good to meet up with fellow TLF members at the home of Lotus. I drove Hethel last September, wet day so would be good to get a dry day experience there. It is obviously a great place to take your Lotus but remember it is a test track rather than a race track. I'm sure DP will be glad to help you but if he cannot book instruction and ask for an early slot. (The guy LoT use there is a real Hethel expert). June Silverstone date could work well. I really must start planning some track dates for this year!
  10. A journey into track days

    It doesn't take much encouragement to get TLF's too Silverstone Ahh, OK, Corsa tyres. They're probably much better in the wet than the Avon's I have on. You will have read about tyre options on other threads; I believe the Michelin sports range are good and give better grip in the wet and the new variants last well too. I run ZZR tyres, which when newer are surprisingly good in the wet, in the dry they're awesome but I've not tried Michelin yet. I only asked as I noticed a fair amount of tyre noise as they hung on for grip.
  11. A journey into track days

    Seems a good price for a front clam respray, I would have expected it to be quite a bit more than that. I would recommend having PPF, you do pick chips up on track and obviously it tends to be debris travelling at a higher velocity. Unfortunately, I had a stone hit my screen on track last year, that makes you jump! I also had PPF added along the side sills as that area tends to get covered in tyre rubber marks, so at least with PPF you feel more confident giving the marks a good clean. Mothers Racing Rubber Remover btw, is excellent, just remember that it strips your wax so I try to keep it to the PPF. I actually quite like the look of the car with rubber marks down each side, means that it has been having fun! Good footage btw, looks like you were really getting in to it. Go back and drive the GP circuit when you can, you'll love that. What tyres are you running?
  12. I love that! Clever man, you
  13. TLF GT430 Club

    Car is looking awesome, great pics!
  14. A journey into track days

    Sounds like you had a great day! Always good to see a 'well-used' Lotus. You certainly had changing conditions to deal with, I'm glad you had a couple of dry runs because you really feel what the car is capable of but it is also great to see how well you can handle them in the wet. You'll be looking forward to your next day now...well after you have cleaned your car of course.
  15. Haha, that is quality! Good to see a car being well used and if you can, why not