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  1. Sorry no 18/19 and no silver wheels but the lightest possible in 19/20 ... 7,95 kg front, 9,5 kg rear Prices are starting at 3.530.- EUR net price. Ordering process via E-mail only. UK sales preferably over a UK reseller due to your very special VAT rules now.
  2. Hi, my Evora 410 Sport IPS 2017 shows the "drive stability light" in the dashboard. Also it went into limp mode. Out of the forum´s knowledge I guess it would be wise to start the work by simply changing the breakswitch first. Then maybe reset the ECU and clean the throttle sensor too and secure the cables with a cable tie (as I did with my S before, but there it was sometimes limp mode with gear and engine lights). And here I have now a simple embarassing question: How to disassemble the breakswitch from its seat? It is clipped in but I can not find any release. Thank you for any help 🙂
  3. Hi, where can I download the full user manual for the Alpine 990 of the Evora 400 and later models? I only found the manual for its navigation system software ... Can s.o. upload here?
  4. Does anyone have the RAL color code maching the yellow interior parts of the 400/410 as seen here?
  5. Hm. If it should be for looks only then maybe look at US market to find a wheel at a good price. And you would have to lower the front suspension because I am sure the geo will be slightly changed with 20" due to the changed tyre patch on the road and the steering will become slower. If you need a 19/20 wheel set for performance I might be able to help.
  6. Has anyone changed to Recaro Pole Position or Recaro Sportster CS in the Evora 400/410/430? My 410 has the really beautiful Sparcos but the seating position is (put in any favourable swearword) in my opinion. I am completly disconnected and outside. The Recaros in the older Evoras were just perfect. So I am definitely changing seats now ... any tipps or ideas?
  7. Thank you. Maybe I buy Recaro Sportster CS seats and combine them with the Lotus runners and console parts ...
  8. Will you sell your set if you can find better ones? I am looking for the Recaros (incl. heating), bad condition is okay, they will get a new trim to fit to my new Evora then ... Best regards Steffen
  9. I am looking for a set of complete Recaros (heated, incl. runners) for the Lotus Evora. Used condition and bad state of leather is acceptable.
  10. Right now all 3 basic Leitspeed colours are in stock. And I have a single set in a super quality black. For questions or quotations:
  11. What about the 430 lightweight seats? I guess they will fit in to the 400 and they are low down and nice.
  12. Hi, - the IPS of the Evora S sometimes feels a bit slow when upshifting manually. Was this changed in the Evora 400? Is the action a little quicker and more direct? - Is it possible to select 1st gear actively when in manual mode in the Evora 400? The Evora S does not allow a manual downshift into 1st.
  13. Hi, at the moment I am thinking about selling my Evora S 2+2 and buying an Evora 400 2+2. I was very pleased with the Recaros of the S. Instead I do not feel comfy and seated well in the Sparcos of the 400 or 410. It is like I am seating on top of the the seat and not really inside. I am very tall and slender so seats are always a topic for me. Has anyone changed the cushions on the Sparcos of the 400 to get a deeper and more inside seating position? I´d like to keep the Sparcos to keep the car stock inside but just modified.
  14. No problem Bruss. Thank you. If you are interested in a set please send me an e-mail to and give info that you come from TLF. I will have my demo wheels (DC finish) for sale too.
  15. By the way some extra news: As the discussion with Lotus dealers as resellers was not satisfying we are thinking Leitspeed may sell the wheels only directly to customers - no dealers involved. Maybe the way like most Lotus tuning is sold world wide. So there will be a new attractive pricing without the dealer margin soon and also a changed online shop form on the website. At the moment shipping inside EU and world wide at no or low cost is checked too.
  16. Great stuff. I think I could design a Leitspeed CAST (clean-air-see-through, hyperinvisible wheel replacement) with 0,0 kg weight … incl. TÜV testing and license maybe at 4.500.- EURO? I could offer a group buy with - say 10% off? And: Don´t forget about the brakes … they are heavy too 🙂
  17. Chapman was right to built parts to last 1 race. Why should the part last longer? Today the Reglement asks longer lasting times of components as you know. In terms of stability and safety street use parts are normally tested by a third party testing centre to ensure enaugh safety margin even when abused. The Leitspeeds are German TÜV tested and therefore fully road legal in Germany. This is the highest quality standard (a s the company producing must be inspected by TÜV too, ISO9000 is not enaugh any more) and roughly comparable to JWL standards. I can not think of any other Lotus aftermarket wheel which has such a status. So the Leitspeeds are not of holed cheese - it is little more art to it. You can trust them 🙂
  18. A supercar (what ever) is a good idea to get brand awareness … a very important first step. But then I´d like to see more than a small GT4 for China. It will be important that they show their product ideas to challenge the sports car market early.
  19. Reactions to a Lotus in Germany? My best friend looked once at my Evora and stated wisely … aha this is a British plastic kit car with a Japanese engine? Looks quite solid. But why didn´t you buy a Porsche 911? 10 minutes later he could not even remember the brand name and referred to it as the Barchetta … It is amazing that some German car guys really do not know anything about Lotus and that they are unable to keep the shape and make in mind for some minutes and refer back to the 911. I am sure this happens with Corvettes, GTRs and McLarens too. But: Lotus Barchetta - not a bad idea indeed. Evora GT 410 with a small windshield, two seater, rear seats fully covered and no roof and no rollbar … not a bad idea 🙂
  20. OMG I strongly dislike 4-cyl-engines whatever the output via turbo and hybridity maybe … and I am way too old for entry level cars …
  21. I did not know that the Alpine is a success? I would have expected Lotus to go the opposite way. Higher price, more entertainment, more luxury better auto-gearbox and look for a new dealer network which has customers in the high price market already? But as this is just talk and 2020 is basically tomorrow I do not think anything is happening at all. If there should be an entry level Evora why did they go for the GT410 only? In Germany the 400 is no longer for sale. All you can buy is dealer stock.
  22. Does anyone have an idea what the more practical sportscar on the basis Evora will be? 2020 to be released and no pictures yet? A 4-door Evora with a higher roof 😉 and a boot on top of the V6 maybe ?
  23. They are NA and not supercharged? Cosworth GT4 racing engines?
  24. Evora GT410 Sport vs. Porsche 991 GT3 Touring. Again the Evora stood its place well against a Porsche. I was not surprised about the result but I am surprised to read such a comparison in a car magazine at all 🙂
  25. The high level of comfort comes from the rigid chassis and was one of the reason I went into the Lotus camp from Porsche. This stiffness makes the suspension actually work which makes it feel comfortable even it is still firm. But all depends of the driver education. At BMW M and Audi RS they learned the markets. I personally know from the engineers that they sometimes reduce the slow driving comfort to give the inexperienced driver the sensation of driving a sports car. Their new markets and new types of customers demand it: shaking = sporty, awful noisy = sound. That is why I like Lotus: it is not made to fit into markets, it is just designed to work 🙂
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