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    Victor
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  1. Yes, got a note yesterday as well. Rebooked into Anglesey for Early May bank holiday instead - will aim to make it into a nice Wales trip. 🚗
  2. @Arun_D thank you, Arun! I guess it should not be too many cars anyways. Fingers crossed Exige will be back in order, but if anything I will just go in another car. 😺
  3. @Arun_D I am very tempted (although Exige may still not be back up and running even by then 🙄). Have you booked already? Do you know how many cars they are allowing on this day (could not find it on LoT website)?
  4. Those are the right pads. DS2500 (H) is quite gentle compound, for more aggressive options you can go with DS Uno (Z) or DS1.11 (W).
  5. Have you seen on in flesh? Pictures are a bit difficult to judge. Isn't that a bit of a personal preferences? I personally think that Exige V6 is very pretty and Evora is ugly.
  6. Yeah, they are all rubbish those Porsche and Lamborghini. Same as Skoda, just with souped up engines.
  7. Brodit mount is excellent, I'm very happy with the one in my Exige and can only very much recommend the solution
  8. This is a more sensible of a statement, although platform sharing and badge engineering are a bit of distant from each other concepts. Hopefully we all understand this. This really is a fair and challenging question. I bought an Exige with pretty much a freedom to buy any car up to £100k with really no limitations (only one being able to fit in a small carry on suitcase while driving about 100mi one way). I've been sold on the nature of direct connection to the road (I struggle to drive "fully normal" cars) with decent amount of performance. I'm still very happy with these. Only let down's were multiple unexplainable and unjustifiable quality faults and variable dealers network quality when it comes to service. I don't think I'm going to change the car in 18 months from now, but I may consider buying one more (new). At the moment the next best most immediate candidate would probably be a baby McLaren in specification to my liking (nothing ridiculous, just the way I'd want it to be), while I'm also keen to see what C8 Corvette (and hopefully soon to be announced Z06) is going to be like; I'd also try to get a feel for R8 V10 and maybe (but less likely) GT-R or AMG GT. So then for Lotus to really be in the list, it would need to either be a major step up from (but same unique type of) my Sport 350 (manufacturing quality at the level of an average Porsche, 30-50% more power and preserved steering/feeling/weight of a car), or a competitive car with big character (read engine and design) and more GT feel, while also more special driving feel than the alternarives. Both are rather tough things to achieve, admittably.
  9. Overall a very clear and adequate post as all the others from @jep here - I can't agree more with the thinking and logic Makes no sense whatsoever (as much as countless number of other empty/pathetic statements in this thread by @The Pits). Not that I think either of a Porsche SUV's as a "hand built in", but one would struggle to find much in common in between those and VW. You may want to try those and see for yourself.
  10. I must say this is truly unbelievable. All in a "special" 6-figure car. OMG, I'm very glad I decided to just go for a plain and simple Sport 350 and not "full bells and whistles" some 2.5 years ago. Good luck (genuinely) with solving this, @BAS!
  11. Just read this. I must say it's a pure moron kind of an attempt at being funny.
  12. It is a fairly basic math that is needed to understand what opening with what flow speed is sufficient for the engine (displacement+compression+desired AFR+max RPMs will give you what the demand is; clear area of the most restrictive part of the intake+airflow speed will give you the supply; then you only need to make sure that supply is not less then demand at any point in time). I somehow think that airflow is not a restriction on the vast majority of the forced induction cars, and the only difference that fiddling with air intake makes is uncontrolled change of the AFR.
  13. Unless this is a slight exaggeration, something must be not fully right - mine certainly lasts for 40min/60-80mi of track time without problems. Still annoying, especially in the places with no petrol station on site (Castle Combe, Goodwood).
  14. Mine spends most of the time outside as I can't be bothered to put it in the garage at all times. The biggest problem to me is that the bloody thing leaks water through the side windows. Every time it rains reasonably heavily, there is two large puddles on the sills. It does damage the leather over time.
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