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  1. Is this a real one? Seems to be missing a number and the dates seem wrong... Could be my crappy language translation skills.
  2. What’s a good lap time for a 430 at the ring?
  3. FYI I was told by LCU today that this color is the same as Epsom green...
  4. I love motorsport green, this looks darker to me. Here's a closeup...
  5. This car is for sale in the US and it's called "metallic racing green" on the sticker which is not on the US color chart. I'm wondering if anyone owns it and can describe where it falls on the "bright" vs "dark" scale. I don't like greens that are so dark they look black and since I cannot find any other pics of this color (googled it) I'd appreciate any feedback! Thanks Roy
  6. Thanks. I had a Persian blue Exige and a blue metallic S2 Esprit back in the day... This was very helpful, thank you and happy new year! Roy
  7. Was looking for info regarding the blue color on the GT430s. I know there is an Essex blue but I have also seen reference to a “metallic blue”; don’t know if that is Essex or something else. I have looked globally at online marketplaces and found some that were painted an Elise metallic blue that looks lighter than Essex. Specifically I’m looking for confirmed pics of Essex vs any other metallic blue color Lotus offered on the 430. Thanks in advance!
  8. Where there any LHD Essex Esprits?
  9. The very rough specs I received say 3.8 sec 0-60 for the manual. No weights listed.
  10. Here's renderings of the Evora GT for the US...
  11. Regarding the car I'll wait and see what the final spec and pricing looks like and then consider it. Love the look of the 430, 400 not so much. I agree that Lotus Cars USA and/or Lotus Cars has not handled this well. I've ordered many, many cars and this experience is not optimal. In my experience with other brands, primarily Porsche, you put down a deposit on a "hot" car well before it is released. When it's released and the dealer gets an allocation you build and submit your order. In this case I put a deposit down on the Evora 430 based on rumor. I then got a call and an order sheet that had to be back to Lotus in 24-48 hours. At that point I had no pics and no specs or pricing. A week or so later I got specs and pricing (I think from another dealer). In typical Lotus fashion I got the call yesterday regarding the front and spoiler and was told I needed to re-submit or confirm my order in 24 hours. Again, I had to ask for pics to see what the car would look like and I got a rendering which looks like Photoshop or something. I know of several US deposits that have asked for their money back. I think Lotus would have better luck with an organized approach including full specs, pricing and pics.
  12. Some additional context to this thread. I ordered an Evora GT and my price with options was well over $130K US. The car will not have the J hook brakes or Olins. Seats were unknown at the time of my order as they still needed to crash test it. I got a call today and was told that the front splitter did not pass the crash test. Without that the rear wing was also removed. I asked for pics of what the car would look like and got some renderings. The car looks like a 430 sport with a 400 front bumper on it. Still no word on seats. Very frustrating. I asked for my deposit back. Roy
  13. Hey Charlie, They actually did release a price list, options, and specs. When I say “release” I mean the dealers have it but customers were told not to disclose them. It will look like a Euro 430 but will have a few differences in terms of specs. Rumors are a bit less hp than the Euro 430 due to a 3rd cat (which one could remove...).
  14. And they are telling customers June/July build with deliver 2 months later...
  15. Thanks Tony! Would like to connect with you by phone or email if you are interested. I'm in MKE. Please PM me a good way to get in touch if that's ok. Roy
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