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    SH
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    Elise Cup 250
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  1. SH

    Lotus Exige Cup 430

    Was a really enjoyable evening. Some lovely cars there... and how epic was that Atom's supercharger whine!!!
  2. It appears that the short hose is bonded to the one-way valve - I'm not ripping it off. Toyota / Lotus seem confident that the draw in the vacuum system isn't going to trouble the push-in joints / blanking plugs, so I'm not going to lose any sleep about it. The only changes that I might make for neatness would be to replace the T-piece on the right with a 2-piece connector, and replace the bolt / hose on the left with a proper blanking cap.
  3. *Think* I have my answer! DeRoure list a 'blanking plug, Vacuum hose T piece' at 14 on this diagram. I must have knocked it off when faffing about. Now plugged!
  4. Fitted a TRD airbox and K&N filter to my Cup 250. i can’t remember pulling a hose off the T-Piece (in red circle)... nor can I find a corresponding hose ending to plug into it. Is it left ‘open’? - I can hear air being pulled through it.
  5. SH

    Copycat

    Can't see it being the F430 - production of that model ceased before the Evora production started.
  6. I haven't. So so close - a deal was almost there (and I'm sure we could have got it over the line), however, I came to the realisation that I'd be forever annoyed by it not having the facelift bumpers of the GT410 / GT430 models, so I've decided to hang onto my 400 for a bit longer and wait for an Automatic GT410 to come onto the market ('howmanyleft' suggests there is at least one out there in the UK!). That said, I understand that AU66 BPX may be going from Hoffmans up to Levens Edinburgh (my local dealer) as they have a potential buyer. I've asked Levens to give me a buzz if their buyer doesn't proceed, so who knows what tomorrow brings...
  7. Thanks for the input guys!
  8. Thanks again @london_v. I'm going to have a good think about it. The 410 Sport has some pro's / con's - thing is, my pro's / con's seem to differ very much to the general markets consensus! E.g. I prefer the 2+0 seating arrangement of this 410 Sport - the market seems to prefer the 2 + 2. I prefer the Auto box - the market seems to prefer the manual. I can now rationalise the extra £10k spend - I couldn't add the carbon roof, tailgate, seats, front access panel, splitter, diffuser and forged wheels to my 400 for anywhere near that figure (probably just over £20k in parts there going by DeRoure's pricing). It's also an ultra-rare model - HowManyLeft say there's just 1 registered 410 Sport Auto (this one?). There could of course be more, but not many. The one thing that I'm really struggling with though are the visual differences. My Evora 400 is super classy looking in silver with black pack, black wheels, black logo-less callipers, and full red leather interior - some pics below. This 410 Sport is a much more 'brash' looking car. Not a bad thing - it's just different... and I'm wondering if I can carry off that look now that I'm in my mid 40's! Decisions decision decision... anyway - my car: And the 410 Sport for comparison:
  9. Thanks @london_v! I'm still weighing-up whether it's worth the £10k on top of my 400. Did you have to put speakers in too, or were they already in situ?
  10. I wouldn't rush to assume that on the basis of this video - it's far from a chronological one-take piece of film-making!
  11. LOL - I just spied my mistake. The Lotus website has pics of BPX... and footage of BPZ.
  12. Wrong spy - thought it was this car... must sort out my X's and Z's!
  13. Cheers guys. Pretty much my thoughts. I wouldn't be bothered buying one (at the right price), but was interested in what others thought.
  14. I see Hoffmans have the launch / press 410 automatic for sale. That fact doesn't really bother me as I work on the premise that it's a Lotus - it's built for hooning on tracks! I'd be interested to hear what others think though - would all the power-sliding antics that are plastered across the Net make it less attractive to you? https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/lotus/evora/lotus-evora-410-sport-ips----------------2016/9394005
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