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  1. Great to hear you got on well.  You did the right thing getting some tuition, it makes a huge difference and accelerates learning and confidence.  David is a great choice, top guy and a Lotus fan, many on here have used him and speak well of him.  I would recommend booking him again at a later stage once you've done a few more days as he can then help develop things further for you.

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  2. I agree with you, he's done a very good job there, balanced and fair.  His enthusiasm and excitement at the drive and handling is what sells these cars, you soon overlook the minor negatives on the interior, etc.  The more people who drive them the more they would sell. 

    The Evora sound is so addictive too!  For the price, I cannot see any car better it for a B road blast. 🙂  He mentioned the rev sweet spot 4,000 - 5,000 and yes that is a fun place to be, nice amount of torque but I love that extra pull you feel very close to the top end around 6,700 or so.

    I am also really looking forward to see what lies in store with new model releases! 

  3. Yes, I've certainly found it interesting learning about the mod's George has made, and others on here too.  I'm very happy with my Exige but it would be great with some extra grunt and I don't think I could justify the extra for a 430 Cup when I can upgrade mine.  I also currently have the standard exhaust which allows me to drive the tracks I want to without noise problems.  With a 430 Cup (or 410) I've got to find an aftermarket exhaust solution to get the noise levels down first off and that frustrates me a little bit.  

    As the winter approaches I guess many of us start thinking about options... 🙂

  4. I never normally let my car get too low on fuel but I was driving back from a meeting in my 400, fuel was getting very low but I knew where I was filling up so not a problem...or so I thought!  Pulled in to the garage only to find when removing my fuel filler cap it broke.  It was feeling very tight and when turning I knew something had failed and then the black top part of the filler cap separated from the main body.  Slightly alarming moment for me given how low the car was on fuel.  A quick call to my local dealer who gave me some advice but I had no tools to try the fix they recommended.  Walking around the garage forecourt wondering who to approach for some tools, I happened to see a tyre fitting garage behind the petrol station, so popped over there and sure enough they were able to help.  In the photo, the white mechanism broke off easily, to leave the inner sleeve of the cap, he managed to use some bent-nose pliers forced open in the sleeve which managed to grip on enough for it to be undone - it took quite a bit of force.  I didn't catch a pic of this moment because I was more concerned about the pliers slipping and me ending up with a decent scratch in the paintwork!  This allowed me to get enough fuel in to drive the car to the dealer for a new cap to be fitted. 

    The dealer said that they have not encountered this issue before so it seems like I was unlucky and this is a rare fault.  I thought I would share though, in case anyone else has the same problem.  My next purchase will be some decent bent-nose pliers for the boot! 😀 



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  5. I've booked on to the above with Bell & Colvill, it is a Silverstone own day if the B&C allocation gets taken up.

    I'm hoping for a dry day this visit as it has rained on my previous two outings here.  It would be good to see some fellow members there on the day.

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