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Gordon S

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  1. @jmcvaughn - enjoyed following you out yesterday. Not many around in our colour, was nice to see yours on the road. Looked awesome 👌
  2. Lovely car, buddy - congrats. 👏👌 Pilot Sports will be a great all round tyre.
  3. You enjoyed the 570 more than the 600LT?
  4. That’s interesting, Justin. Which Cup model? Totally agree - Lotuses seem to ride better than expected, across the board.
  5. Agree with most of the above but not sure about the comment re S or standard suspension being better than Cup for the road. I think the distinction to be made is S/350 vs 410/430. The former have Bilsteins, the latter have Nitrons. In my experience, the Nitrons are much better quality (doesn’t matter whether 410 Sport or 430 Cup). @GJ77 - I think you need to go test drive an S or 350, and then also drive a 410. See how you feel. Only you can decide whether the extra cost is worth it. Most people will say that if you can stretch to a 410, you should. It’s a decent step up. I think my old car is currently for sale. It’s a 2015 S in burnt orange. The chap who bought it from me has modded it a fair bit, which may or may not appeal. See Auto Trader - 18,500 miles, KT 430 kit. Looks like he’s asking £45,500?
  6. Awful to hear. Pretty rare to hear of Exiges being stolen. Hope it stays that way!
  7. Congrats on the 430. You’ll love it! Spec not too dissimilar to mine. 👍
  8. Looks fantastic! Not surprised to hear how much you enjoyed the drive. There’s not much like them. 😁
  9. As long as it takes you to drive 1,000 miles…. Mine was back in for its first service after about 10 days. Couldn’t stop driving it back then. Get your running in mileage done, get it serviced, get it on track. 👍
  10. Ah, that was the wkend before. Yeah, they asked if I had a plate with me, then told me to put one on when I got home. They must have had a field day sitting there as everyone left the meet….
  11. I always felt my V6 was quick enough, at least for the roads. The whole range feels a bit mad if you jump straight from a normal daily.
  12. Great for us lot that so few were ordered. I find it amazing how little coverage Lotus (and therefore the media) gave it, for such a special car.
  13. That looks awesome 😎 No idea how many produced but can’t be more than, say, 35 in the UK.
  14. Good write-up, Frank. Love how the carbon weave looks on the clams! Looking forward to seeing the car come together.
  15. Motorsport Green looking dark and moody.
  16. Nice vid. 👍👏 Yep, our cars rock. On acceleration we’ll always lose out with our old manual gearboxes but, in-gear, Exiges are bloody quick!
  17. I just reversed mine onto moulded car ramps. If you’re fearful of reversing straight over the end of the ramps then maybe just jack up first and slide them under if you have pretty low ramps. You don’t need particularly high ones to get good access so I wouldn’t worry about the front touching down. Mine was fine even with quite high ramps and the rubber strip still attached to the splitter. Ps. I had to hammer my QP box a fair bit to get it off, and it had only been on a few months.
  18. Congrats - exciting times!
  19. Lovely spec of 350. I think “wrongly” is my view re the way you’re looking at the track miles. It’s a couple of track days on a car designed for that type of use, plus you have a load of members on here that track them routinely without any issues. There might be many reasons not to buy it but the track miles shouldn’t be one of them, in my opinion.
  20. Amazing levels of gloss in the pics above, @JamieF. 👌 Will be infinitely easier to keep clean as well.
  21. I don’t know the car I’m afraid but I can say that a bit of track mileage wouldn’t put me off. They’re designed for it. Assuming the history is accurate (low mileage, properly serviced etc) and the condition is as you’d expect, I’d say crack on. Then once you’ve bought it, take it on track to experience it an all it’s glory. 😊
  22. Mitch, I discovered this summer that my QP is a bitch to get on and off. You’ll see from my previous posts that I was (and still am) really pleased with the noise level. But my plan was to swap between the glorious OEM Ti back box and the QP back box between track days. I’ve actually done that between OEM Ti and Lotus quiet, which I had borrowed off Alastair. It was a doddle, due to the way they link to the manifold. Both designs are identical in terms of fitment. Then I bought the QP. Left it on for a couple of months and it took me bloody ages to get it off due to the sleeve (pipe over pipe) design. Not saying it can’t be done, of course it can. But I like an easy life…. 😁 I know plenty of people who’ve had the QP system on for ages and love it, and I don’t disagree. But if you’re planning to be swapping it over yourself, at least consider the Lotus quiet exhaust. It’s more expensive and out of stock at times but still worth a look. Obviously doesn’t apply if you’ll be buying a full system like Tex.
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