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  1. Hi guys! I can also confirm, got PS VR and it is worth the money. I am not playing that much, but Firewall Zero Hour is really good (besides the waiting times between the rounds). If we find two more, we could form a team!
  2. @PaulCP Thx, good hint! Will definitely do next time! Ferry companies have a „lowered car“ category and I was surprised that the tunnel operates don‘t have that.
  3. We‘ve just arrived in Maidstone for the night break before we head super early tomorrow morning towards Hethel. 1,5hrs traffic jam in Belgium... Friday afternoon driving fun! Any meet ups or convoys towards the festival site that we can join? We plan to arrive at around 8am in Hethel (so we can get to the club stand before the festival opens) which means we will leave Maidstone at around 6am Looking forward to finally meet you guys in person! (Photo attached - GT430 Sport on the tunnel. I was slightly worried about getting my first scratch in the rims!)
  4. What, does actually no one else around have a _Sport_?
  5. Okay, I‘ve checked the calendar and more than happy to attend with the GT430 Sport. i would need two tickets, happy to pay for them as well. Will also appreciate recommendations for hotels / appartments nearby for Fri - Sun. Thanks!!
  6. Does anyone from Germany plan to go? I‘m thinking of leaving on the 28th and am happy to join a group of people towards the ferries / the tunnel.
  7. I absolutely love the idea and was considering attending, have to check my calendar! Thanks a lot for organising it, @Bibs
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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?
  11. 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?
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    TLF GT430 Club

    No, it is the standard one.
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    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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. I‘d like to announce my interest to receive PM on this topic.
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    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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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?!! ?
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    Evora GT430

    I‘m glad to see these posts and that i am in London tomorrow to grab my copy at the airport. What i read so far between the lines of all the comments here: Porsche won for (not just) steering feel - the most obvious advantage of the GT430 over any car I have ever driven (including Porsche and McLaren) was the steering feel! If their judgement was not about a relaxed and comfortable drive, i can not believe that this was an advantage of the GT3. Grip - yes, acceleration - yes. Usability / options - yes. But not „feel“ or „feedback“. To comment on why a „german“ has chosen the GT430 over a GT3 (and it was on my list): I like that Lotus is the underdog, you see Porsches everywhere. Also people driving Porsche fall into the same category of people wearing Rolex (pardon to everyone around wearing them...I hope you get the picture ). Without a doubt every (?) Porsche is an amazingly high quality vehicle and capable sports car - but they don‘t tickle the senses (other than people enjoying the heritage and the „perfectionism“ or how well they hold value). I wanted something that felt special at every speed. And to me a Lotus has the vibe of an analogue racer, a bit like the glorious cars from the late 80s / early 90s. Real drivers cars, imperfect but with tons of soul. Pushing the start button and holding it until the engine fires up instead of using the „binary click“ of modern / others cars for their starter buttons for example. Not a computer telling the engine to start on a on/off signal but „me“ sending volts to the starter motor until the engine fires up... that kind of feeling made me choose the Lotus. Most people won‘t understand unless you really enjoy those small details. Probably similar to wine conoseurs or fans of old school watch making. Emotional instead of rational decision...
  23. Tucked the car away in the garage after only 35km because the weather was so wet and Pilot Sport Cup 2s don‘t like wet.
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