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    Victor
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    2007 EvoIX, 2017 Exige Sport 350
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  1. 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.
  2. Yeah, they are all rubbish those Porsche and Lamborghini. Same as Skoda, just with souped up engines.
  3. Brodit mount is excellent, I'm very happy with the one in my Exige and can only very much recommend the solution
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. Just read this. I must say it's a pure moron kind of an attempt at being funny.
  8. 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.
  9. 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).
  10. 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.
  11. vd9

    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    Any basis you have for this statement? Asking since I used to run 2.5/2.0 F/R negative camber on another (much heavier) car with a lot of motorway miles as well and is wasn't causing any trouble at all. I wonder why would it suddenly be a big problem in a much lighter Exige... I personally think it is a car and it should be used, which means chips and dents. When it gets too much, it should be repainted as needed. Overall I will still enjoy my "uncondomed" car better in between the resprays even with minor chips and over the long term with active use it will cost me roughly the same (i.e. film and refilm vs repaint). I understand this is a minority point of view.
  12. The humour is lost on this one, even though the author is desperately trying to be funny and cool.
  13. You only need to make sure you lift it with the contact on the points marked at the underside of the car (same as with the trolley jack). If anything, you can just use rubber pads with the scissor lift you're looking at.
  14. Mine doesn't make any noise as well, I think this is standard now. It beeps briefly if you "lock" it twice, if I remember correctly, which means it's locked but not fully armed somehow (would need to check the manual for that).
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