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  1. Don’t give in to the dark side, Luke. (Porsche) And, is Geely the evil empire? 🤔
  2. It’s the grey one that’s been doing the rounds with a badly set camera picking up too much of the blue neon light of the sign. Look at the bumper just above the rear wheel. In isolation you can see the grey. Panic over. There is no “new” colour. 😅
  3. What are you all worrying about? Parking is easy. In case you haven’t seen this:
  4. The 400/410 (same system) is laugh-out-loud hilarious how loud it is with the valve open. Ripping up to the redline in second and third for the first time is quite the ear-opener. A GTS 4.0 is quiet by comparison, even with the sports exhaust open (I had one on loan for a couple of weeks). However, if trackdays are your thing, you are severely limited where you can go without changing the silencer.
  5. Bit of an open-ended question isn’t it? Visually or actually? Just cos it looks like it’ll fit in your garage doesn’t mean it actually will. Google says a 992 911 is 4535mm, Emira is 4412mm, so about 5 inches shorter. The technical drawing shows the “mirrors folded” width (1895) as the measurement across the rear tyres/wheelarches, so when the mirrors are folded they are out of that equation. The Emira being 2 inches wider than my Evora at the wheels will not be “Lambo wide”. An Aventador is 2030/2265 without/with mirrors. Emira is 1895/2092, so 6 to 7 inches narrower! I haven’t had the pleasure of trying to fit an Aventador through a 6’6” width restriction but I don’t really want to! You won’t even need to slow down in an Emira. 😉
  6. They were working when I sat in them and I’d say at their lowest it was pretty similar to my Evora. For me that leaves about 20mm of headroom so if the production seats come 20mm lower I’ll be happy cos if I ever wear a helmet I’ll fit better than in the Evora.
  7. S5. It says so on the configurator. £449 is the Scorpion fitted price, so £20 more factory fitted. Someone was told by Lotus it includes 1 year’s subscription, so fair enough.
  8. Hmm. That would be good. It doesn’t say so on the Scorpion website. Just got an app to “manage” it.
  9. Yep. My experience as well. eg: at Ledenon with quite a high drive-by limit, the only people with a problem were two of us in Evora 400s. Had to short-shift below 4500 to keep the valve shut. Spoils the day a bit. The only track in Europe that I’m aware of where you would be ok is Spa. No chance on any UK track.
  10. My 400 has it. Doesn’t help on track though. The valve opens at 4500rpm no matter where the switch is set. For “engine protection” apparently. This is the trackday problem with the 4xx cars, and I’m not thinking the Emira will be different.
  11. So do I. An example of what I’m on about, “modernising”. I’m hoping they’ve taken the opportunity to “tidy up” some things.
  12. Do you mean to make it quieter Tom? It’s a pretty noisy transmission installation which bothers some people (not me - this’ll be my 3rd car with the same setup) and it’s another thing that could have been “modernised”.
  13. Well, you’re kinda both right. Sorry to start a row. I used the word “installation” meaning everything about the powertrain. It’s common knowledge the engine is used “out of the crate” from Toyota (possibly contractually) I’m aware the gearbox internals are modified and a Lotus-made adapter plate is used to join it to the engine. The exhaust is clearly different but any more so than 2 outlets rather than one? The airbox looks to be different (inlet pipe to the supercharger points forward rather than rearwards as in the Evora) but to what effect? My point about an auto-blipper is that it’s something (software-based, I assume) that could have been done but appears not to have been. Maybe I’m doing Lotus a disservice and they’ve done a lot of work to the powertrain but they’re certainly not shouting about it if they have. As I said, that’s slightly disappointing, being as the rest of the car is “all new”. I don’t doubt it’ll still be fantastic though, before you all flame me for being miserable!
  14. I knew that thanks. Was hoping for one on the manual. Heel and toe is notoriously inconsistent on this gearbox. Thank you @C8RKH But if it turns out to be the answer then that will the slightly disappointing thing about the Emira. I would have hoped Lotus could have taken the opportunity to modernise it a bit.
  15. I’ve just thought of a question for someone to ask please. How specifically does the installation of the V6 and manual gearbox differ from the Evora? Something was said about “Induction and Exhaust” work. What exactly? Is it too much to hope for an auto-blipper, for example? Oh, and much more importantly, is the CarPlay wireless? 😁
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