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Bob Booker

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    Boz
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    Evora 400
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    Buckingham

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  1. That is a stunning looking car. The red with those wheels looks so classy. I think it looks better that way, without the black pack.
  2. You certainly had some very good weather for the drive home. The transmission is a bit louder than other cars and is completely normal. Enjoy!
  3. I was at Silverstone on Saturday for the Caterham launch. I'm fairly sure that it was your car being detailed by 2 fellas in the workshop. Your car looked stunning!
  4. Thanks for the welcome I'm just outside Winslow. I go through Aylesbury on my way to London.
  5. Thanks Jay. Not knowing much about Lotus cars, I watched most of your videos to get to know the brand. They are a valuable resource for me and others. Cheers for that
  6. The original owner asked for a few custom bits to be done at the factory. He had the sills part of the black pack done, as well as the lotus lettering on the back. The centre section of the spoiler colour-coded too. I really like the way he specced it. I'm told it's a 1 of 1 paint job wise.
  7. That's cool, 2 yellow Evoras on the same estate. My boss said he saw a yellow Evora drive past Holophane last year. I haven't seen another Evora for ages. Take a look at my intro on the introductions thread. Sorry OP for the thread hijack
  8. Hello everybody. Apologies up front - I do go on a bit! I've been in my Evora 400 MT for 2 weeks now and I am loving every moment of it. I've been driving German cars for the last 20 years, the last one being an E92 M3 which I owned for the 5 years. That was a great car, but this is something completely different. I've been looking around for a year to replace the M3 and I tried many cars such as 911, Cayman GTS, F-Type V8 and V6S, but none of them hit the spot. Somebody at work suggested I try Lotus,so I went to Silverstone and met Aimee. She let me test drive a couple of cars, starting with a Yellow NA, then straight off I started to feel the love. That was a great car, much better than I expected. I then tried an S IPS, but that gearbox wasn't for me after coming from the M3 DCT box. I had my name down for a manual S for when one came along, preferably in Blue. I was offered a lovely Essex blue S by a member on here, but I wasn't in the position to proceed at the time. Once I was ready to go, it was sold. I remember the reaction I got from colleagues when I showed them a pic of the Solar Yellow NA. They were like, nice car but not in that colour. When I saw it in the flesh, I fell in love with the colour. It was always at the back of my mind, I was thinking it would look great with a yellow roof too. Just after Xmas, a Metallic Yellow 400 came up at Silverstone with a yellow roof. BOOM!! this must have been fate. It was January, so I thought a deal could be struck. Price agreed, I went to see it and take it for a spin. As soon as I started off, Aimee switched the exhaust valve open (clever move!). What a noise - that was it I had decided to buy it before I left the car park. A big thumbs up to Aimee at Lotus Silverstone, she has been great, getting straight back to me with any questions, even in after sales. So much better than the main dealers I've dealt with in the past. A dull day for photos. Here it is, before I put my plates on -
  9. That was me in MK. I've just bought it. Was you driving your evora? I'm yet to see another one since I bought it, let alone a yellow one.
  10. I took the yellow one out for a test drive a few weeks back. I had doubts about the colour, but in the flesh it was gorgeous. If it was an S, it would be in my garage now.
  11. A sub £50K Evora 400 with only 6000 miles on the clock. Seems cheap or is this the right price for a private sale? https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201811182533217
  12. That settles it. Evora it is then! I sort of knew how the comparison would turn out before I watched it.
  13. Funny enough, the F-type was my other choice. I've still not got around to going for a test drive. I think that's because since thinking about them, I keep seeing so many on the road, much more than my own car.
  14. Thanks for the comparison. That was really interesting. I've just been googling 2bular exhausts. Now that's more like it. | That's one of those upgrades that can be done after a year or so and it feels and sounds like a new car again, just like I did with the M3. Thanks for the offer of the drive, that is very generous of you. I'm getting a positive feeling from this Lotus community. More than I can say for the //M community. Cheers
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