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  1. hml_xy

    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

    Thanks Scotty! Say hi if you‘re around as well Yes, it was quite a trip and only the second time a looong drive for the car. I‘ve spend most miles on the way to the Eifel area and around the Ring (only a few miles actually on the Ring...) on weekends so far. Getting some coffee and then queuing up for the gates to open soon.
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

    We successfully made it to Campsite H after leaving this morning at 6:30am from Germany. Nice drive in beautiful weather, looking forward to the festival opening tomorrow!
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

    Thanks @BibsWill definitely show up and say hello! Can you bring some TLF stickers to proudly decorate my car? Obviously paying for them. Question to those that have been there before and did the camping: Are you able to leave the campsite with your car during the weekend or is this forbidden once you‘re on there?
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    Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

    Hi everyone, I hope that I haven´t missed a topic (or even a whole subforum?) anywhere else, I searched a lot and only found a topic for 2017. It will be my first FOS and I am taking the Lotus all the way over the canal. I assume a couple of TLF guys are going as well? Lotus seem to have a tent in the manufacturer paddock this year, do they offer some goodies for their customers usually? Maybe there is even an (un)official TLF meet somewhere?
  5. hml_xy

    TLF GT430 Club

    No, it is the standard one.
  6. hml_xy

    TLF GT430 Club

    Yes, both in the same colour... Battleship Grey. Absolute crazy. Also saw a couple of Exiges, we were really lucky with the weather today as well. Forecast said rain, but it didn‘t start raining until the track closed down and everyone left for dinner and drinks
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    TLF GT430 Club

    I had a very strange moment today, leaving the Ring entrance parking lot at Devils Diner, waiting at the roundabout. Couldn‘t believe my eyes when i saw „my cars sister“ 😂 What a coincidence! Same spec besides GT430 instead of Sport and the black brakes. We stopped at the car park and had a nice chat, the owner is a real car enthusiast and also has a Lancia Stratos 😮
  8. hml_xy

    GT430 Nürburgring VR Video

    Nice video! So your impression was the GT430 will be able to go sub-8? I‘ve been there last weekend Saturday and Sunday (not taken the car on TF days on the track...I‘m not brave enough) and its always an experience. The weather was amazing, nearly too hot (we had 29*C !) It‘s only 1,5hrs from where I live so always a nice weekend trip.
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    GT430 - exhaust button

    I can say my blank „button“ is not a button and doesn‘t even push in. Its a cover / placeholder for where once a button was.
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    GT430 - exhaust button

    I‘d like to announce my interest to receive PM on this topic.
  11. hml_xy

    Evora GT430

    And while the weather is getting better over here in Germany as well...took it out for a spin today. 400km to go until break-in / 1st inspection!
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    Evora GT410 Sport launched

    I wonder if the GT410 also got rid of the exhaust button (like the GT430s did)? The Youtube video clip sounds to me as if the exhaust was always open, or am I wrong? Edit: I answered my own question re-reading the review - it does still have it and race mode still opens it! What is the reason that they got rid of it on the GT430s then? I miss this little button, not to get on the nerves of my neighbours but the sound is just so addictive and 4500rpm+ dangerously fast in every gear besides the 1st.
  13. Just to add to the topic: My GT430 Sport has the sams noise that I noticed on e.g. a 2016 Evora 400 before. Not better or any way different. Only in 1 and 2 at low rpm.
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    Evora GT430

    Just managed to pick up my copy of evo on my short 12hr trip to London. After reading the article (and I am by no means mad that our beloved brand „lost“...): When did a car with such a soul- and feedback lacking steering ever get away with so many stars for the rating? Also interesting that they tested car 1/60 - I thought mine was 1/60?!! ?