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  1. Hopefully I can make it next month. I'm in for a Christmas dinner, assuming we are allowed out this year!
  2. Ouch! Try drinking beer, beer might help
  3. @pbharcourt Oh no! That doesn't sound like much fun Get well soon!
  4. I cannot do next Tuesday, I'll be in Chesterfield, but don't let that change the date of it suits the majority.
  5. @Simon Gooding Thanks for your post, I'd completely forgotten that we were on to meet this evening! I'm in London today and unlikely to get back at a reasonable time. It doesn't look like there were many takers for tonight, does it make sense to replan?
  6. Apologies for the slow reply, I have been getting back to travelling on business...which felt surprisingly normal! Hopefully, I will be able to make it next Tuesday.
  7. This morning I received my call and the URL to save my spec and pay my £3k, both of which have now been done. I guess it's just a waiting game now, roll on next spring!
  8. @TechydBest of luck for the op. @ADFI cannot do next week, I'm away with work...that's a bit of a novelty these days! @Simon GoodingI'm at Goodwood this weekend, so unfortunately I will not make the Hendy event this time.
  9. I think we left it that we would arrange something on here, but that clearly hasn't happened. Shall we open the bidding for a suitable date in October? 12th, 19th or 26th?
  10. KennyN


    When I was young and stupid, before I became old and stupid, I spent a ridiculous amount on a Lamborghini coffee machine. It even had a gearstick! It was well made and looked great in my bachelor pad, as well as making a half decent cup of coffee. These days, I tend to enjoy the Aeropress, for £20-30 it's hard to beat once you get to grips with the grind/coffee/water ratio.
  11. I hope that you recover quickly Kevin, that doesn't sound like much fun.
  12. That looks like fun @peteyg I saw quite a few of those getting put through their paces at Silverstone over the weekend. The V8's did sound great!
  13. I needed to gain a bit more headroom in my Exige and rather than lower the seat, I had the front of my seat raised on two spacers then used longer bolts. This tipped the seat back lowering the rear section of the seat whilst providing more under thigh support without losing the back and forth slider, which helps with getting in and out of you're tall. This improved things for road use, but I could have done with a bit more room when wearing my helmet on the track and other than going down the Tillett route, I didn't find a decent solution. I did find alternative rails called Tall Rails but, unfortunately, they seem to have been out of production for some time. Good luck on avoiding the call of the Tillets...they are nice!
  14. 27 April 21 - TomE - UK - V6 manual 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual 30 April 21 - Pugwash - UK V6 manual 15 May - JCR - Undecided 17 May - DarrylV8 - Undecided 20 May - Evotion - V6 Manual 20 May - Evotion - i4 22 May - KennyN - V6 Manual 4 June 21 - DJW - undecided 23 June 21 - KJD - V6 manual 25 Jun 21 - scotty435 - V6 manual 28 June 21 - DaveC72 - i4 6 July 21 - Duncs - V6, but cost dependent. 7 July 21 - freefall_junkie - V6 manual UK 7 July 21 - glen8 - i4 7 July 21 Al_C - I4 7 July Neilread - I4 7 July Philnotts - V6 Manual 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - i4 (V6 cost dependant) 8 July 21 - Johnhoward - V6 Auto 8 July 21 (Goodwood Thursday) - JimH - i4 9 July Beady - I4 (probably) 10 July Washy - undecided 10 July Al - completely undecided. 12 July 21 - emstan - V6
  15. I paid my deposit to Lotus when instructed by B&C back on 7th July, with an immediate acknowledgement email from Lotus and I have since received my B&C deposit back. It was all very straightforward. I understand that not all dealers were as on the ball as Jamie at B&C, but if the date that you placed your dealer deposit is honoured then it should not be an issue.
  16. @ramjetI expect you'll need to use a VPN to make it appear that you are in the UK. There are plenty of free options, but I wouldn't guarantee how secure they are.
  17. My A45 was one of the original versions, which I think was 360bhp as standard. I had it mapped to 420 which made it savage from a standing start using launch control. It felt like all four wheels did a single revolution of slip as the weight transferred to the rear then it just hooked up and went. I cannot recall the lag being annoying, although the DCT box was excellent, so this may have masked any lag issues by ensuring that the correct gear was selected for maximum progress. The only issue I had was an occasional clunk when selecting reverse, it was a real mechanical clunk a bit like selecting 4x4 in an old Land Rover. The dealer tried software updates and reset the box adaptation a few times, but it was never fully resolved. It wouldn't do it every time, but it seemed to be more repeatable if the car had been in park rather than going from drive to reverse. It was a known issue with stock cars too, so it didn't appear to be caused by upping the power level. It will be interesting to see how Lotus tune the AMG engine, as it certainly has plenty of potential and with Lotus handling it should be a great combination.
  18. I'll be there, although I'm Lotus less at the moment.
  19. It worked well once you got the app orientated properly, it was pretty smart in a geeky sort of way. I expect many visitors had no idea what it was all about or the existence of the app, despite signs etc.
  20. @EvotionCup 2's get a bit lively if there's standing water or cooler temperatures, brilliant otherwise though!
  21. The way the Emira was described to me today by Scott Walker (UK Sales Manager)... "Your current Exige is like a stunt plane, the Emira is like a Learjet." If I miss the raw edge of the Exige, I will pick up another one and enjoy the Emira as a daily.
  22. KennyN

    Lotus Emira

    Anything Lotus has delivered to date. The quality of the materials and the fit and finish on what was described as a development car was significantly better than what we see in the models that were at a similar price point before being retired. The Emira is easily comparable with other prestige marques in this respect.
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    Lotus Emira

    Lotus have done a great job of grabbing in the limelight at Goodwood, the stand was busy all day from what I could see and the Emira was getting a lot of positive attention. I was lucky enough to get a seat in the grey LHD car they're using to blast up the hill and to describe it as a step up from what we're used to would be an understatement, it's in a completely different league. I look forward to locking in my spec in September and everything going to plan taking delivery April/May next year.
  24. I look forward to having a closer look on Thursday and hearing a bit more about the detail, but I'd say my deposit will be staying with the dealer based on what I saw tonight! Thank you for organising the invite @Bibs 👍
  25. I just got my Zoom call invite from Lotus to join another 130 fans tomorrow evening!
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