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  1. Had an 350 Sport Exige. Peak noise level inside with windows up was 100decibels with Komotec back box.
  2. Had an Exige 350 and 311. Swapped the Exige for a Corvette and kept the 311. Both cars drive totally different. 311 on the road sucks. I drove 10000 road km since 2018. Michelin tires wont get to temperature. I swapped to Federal Rs Pro (yes those shitty china rubbers) and now it is more compliant on the road. On track you will have more fun with the 311. But on the road it feels kinda weird. You can drive high speed with the 311, on german autobahn I went 280kmh...It was fun and totally stable but the wind punches in your face really scary. With the right tires 311 is really fun but factory setting is for racing and not for road driving. Any questions? Feel free to ask. Nick
  3. No issues at all at high speed, directional stability is superb and on par with other supercars ( I can compare to Ferrari, Mclaren, Corvette). The car has just a tendency to understeer in hard driven corners. One night I had a Huracan Spyder in front of me. He moved to the right lane as he could not leave the Lotus behind till about 250kmh. I dont think the 311 has a disadvantage though 😆. I noticed that the car starts to shake at about 260-270kmh when the driving surface is not perfect clean. Small bumps and the car will start to splutter. The optional öhlins suspension has still the factory setup, which I think is a good setup for street and occasional racing. I dont know if we can soften it a bit for street use..otherwise it is not bad adjusted from factory. I heard of that front splitter issue...I did not have it so far but I was just lucky as my number plate nearly got lost at high speed so that I had to fix it before it got completely lost. Do you have some pictures of that broken splitter?
  4. Best comment so far on the 311 itself! How many kilometers did you drive? I have done 9000km so far with my 311 430. i would recommend you another helmet. Go for a motorcycle helmet or a skydiver helmet. For me (as my head sits really high in the wind) I am really content with my icaro skyrunner helmet. Really light and aerodynamic. When you wear earplugs you can drive 200+kmh all the day without getting ill. I drove many Autobahn kilometers and Trier to explorer topspeed as the car is perfectl stable untill 270kmh...then the ground effect causes some turbulences. I will stay up to 260kmh..which is the maximum comfort zone for the car unless you are on a perfect condition track surface. I am interested in hearing more from other is a fantastic car. Go for it all the time if you can.
  5. I agree, 311 is hard to drive..Need to warm up the tires properly before giving it a full go. Wind noise is immense....I recommend you to try a skydiver helmet (like the bonehead aero)...much less noisy and you can turn your head around without pain.
  6. I did 1500 miles in 2 weeks...but no trackday :)...definitely a keeper this car.
  7. And where is it? Mine has arrived 2 weeks before.
  8. A made an order and placed a deposit too...think will be the first 3-11 430 in Germany...I am so excited....when you have your car..come to Nürburgring for taking some Pictures ;).
  9. Hello to you all from near Düsseldorf!! Is the stock exhaust that loud? Being 130db loud is 458 Speciale and Aventador territory as I inspected some decibel readings at bilster berg. Most of the other cars are in the 120-126 db range (McLaren, Huracan, R8, Aston Martin)...hard to believe that the small Lotus is that much louder than the big engine cars. PS:By the way....doing laptimes between 2.08-2.15 with my modified Renault Sport Clio on bilster berg..going for 2.00min with the Exige350 this year
  10. Black with black wheels...will post some pictures soon. Hope to see some of you on the Bilster Berg Trackday on March 31st.
  11. Hello, i am Nick and will get my Exige350 soon. I am addicted to british cars. Coming from an F-Type R and keeping my Mclaren 650s I am all happy about the new car. I live nearby Düsseldorf and do recent trackdays at Nürburgring and Bilster Berg. Looking forward to meeting other Petrolheads and I am always into discussion and having fun.
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