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    Lotus Exige 430 Cup (Type 25) Previously: Lotus Elise 220 Cup, Lotus Evora 400
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    Bracknell, Berkshire

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  1. A run for their money on looks for sure. It’s super car looks for sports car money, that’s the USP Lotus can leverage over the likes of Porsche.
  2. Hmm, Bhp for v6 not declared there. Would be lovely if it was 430.
  3. The car on display (blue) is for photos only, not a runner. The dark grey left hand drive car is the first runner. A Lotus person there told me i4 def the lighter car so performance would be nigh on identical between the two.
  4. Some other possible reasons for launching with the V6: 1) Lotus have a long standing relationship with Toyota and probably have a better margin on that engine than the AMG so they’ll want to kick of production with the more profitable option. 2) As others have said, minimise unknowns in the launch car, they can be confident not only that they can reliably mate that engine but also servicing is established so no additional work to do there immediately. 3) From a media perspective the launch reviews will be of the higher powered car with the better sounding engine and (likely) a manual. Those first reviews stick and that’s the review they want people to see. 4) By launching with the V6 they mitigate all the moaning about lack of character from existing Lotus owners!
  5. V6 is straight from the Evora 400/410 but only delivering 360? Car magazine also quoted spring for V6 at 60k and i4 later in the summer. Leading with the lower power car seems an odd choice.
  6. Pretty sure all the controls in the new Ferrari’s are capacitive so really not any better than a screen and certainly not as usable as a real button/dial.
  7. Unless this is truly a variant of the Evora with a facelift then surely the V6’s appeal (sound) will be hobbled by particulate filters anyway, that begs the question as to what this will really offer over the 4 pot for road driving if it doesn’t have the V6 howl?
  8. I was hoping that the V6 would be a wide body variant too but then apparently it was too costly for Porsche to continue doing this with the 911 so not much chance of Lotus doing it.
  9. I’d like to see that too, or a nice large sun roof which rolls right back over the engine bay.
  10. Part of the reason I enjoy lotus ownership so much. It feels like owning a supercar because you don’t see one at every junction.
  11. I’m looking for a trolley jack to use with my Exige 430, I have side sills so wondering if this will have enough reach?
  12. Saw you pulling off the A329 and pulling into Jennetts Park in Bracknell... local?
  13. Have had the Exige out a few times this last week. Had forgotten how much attention it demands, highlights have been a security guard at a petrol station asking if he can take photos, an old lady at the side of the road smiling and waving frantically and a teenager doing the “I’m not worthy” from the side of the road as I approached. 😂
  14. Would happily take them off your hands if they still work well.
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