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  1. There is an intensity wheel near to the front lights dial but this only adjusts the main dash lighting. The door mounted fuel filler/boot release buttons seem to be on a different circuit though...
  2. WOW they are bright at night (a little bit annoyingly so) and they don’t dim with the instrument dim switch. Just a case of TADTS?
  3. Next week when back from being detailed...
  4. I’ll take one with just the seat fitted, but this is with Isabel in place!
  5. Resurrected topic in case it is of some use to new or prospective new owners. Tried loads of seats, settled on the Joie Elevate as this was the only one that enabled our 2.5 year old sufficient leg space (when either straight or bent)...passenger still seat needs to be all the way forward. Recaro Young hero sport no good as too much of the base overhangs the seat floor. Brittax Evolva SL (soft latch isofix) worked really well but less legroom than the Joie. Cybex impact shield seats fit really well but our little one didn’t like the mechanism (having been used to harnesses in her current stage 1 seat). Whole bunch of others just simply didn’t fit, didn’t allow enough leg room or had ‘belt crunch’. Stage 2/3 seats give more options but our little one has not reached that age/weight yet to be able to use.
  6. Audi Merlin Purple (pearlescent)...Hofmann's specified it as an 'exclusive' colour option...hoping it will look super good after being detailed
  7. All the money went on the car!
  8. Completely different experience from some ‘getting to know you’ hours behind the wheel today -Steering is much lighter, probably retains 60-70% of Exige feel (without the same violence over bumps, camber) -Perhaps not as rabid at the lower end but still fast with an ‘F’ once in the higher revs...longer gearing responsible for some of that no doubt -Sounds incredible (really incredible) -Has the same stance of being able to flow down a road -Comfort much much better (they don’t compare to be honest) For me defines what a ‘Sporty GT’ should be like and a very different proposition to the Exige which is what I was looking for (and appear to have found). Cliche but baby supercar feel (and look)...
  9. Oh, I didn’t think of it like that... Certainly makes more than a Wispa
  10. Old habits die hard I guess...
  11. Arrived yesterday Needs a good clean and detail - planned for next week and then some proper photos to be taken!
  12. Not an easy answer! Lots but I guess the most top of mind right now: 1. I loved the Exige but always felt it was more of a throwback experience (entry/egress/cabin space) similar to the VX220 I had over 15 years ago (engine and performance obviously hugely different) and I'm getting old and less flexible! 2. Although the Evora is hardly a 'new model' the GT410 Sport gets a lot of things right and feels fresh/different, has what I would call 'close to' Exige performance and (to my eyes) looks like a modern day mini-supercar in comparison (sounds better than the Exige too). 3. I like to go to a fair number of car events and with the Exige I couldn't take my other half and youngest daughter with me...I have huge hopes(!) that the rear seats of the Evora will provide for a few more options (and therefore the car will get enjoyed more). 4. I considered a number of alternatives (M2 competition, Cayman GT4, 992.2 S etc.) but as I have a Golf R I don't need another hot hatch, I'm not important enough to Porsche to get on the 'list' for a GT4 (would also fail point 3. above) and the 992.2 left me totally disappointed for a £110K car (this was the biggest surprise). 5. Right now I have less time for competition events like sprints or even track days and so that is also less of a priority for me. I would likely still consider a specific competition/track car for that purpose should I get more time as I always find race cars are rubbish on the road and road cars are less than stellar on track in comparison. I haven't found much that could touch a properly sorted Caterham in that regard (I ran an R400 for over 4 years). Again, age has got me into a place where a ton of power but equally high weight isn't necessarily what I want in a track day, preferring something simple, light and enjoyable. Not sure the other half is ready to see 4 cars in the family though That's not to say I won't try the Evora on one or two track or handling events just to see how it fares in comparison and I am tempted to see how I get on with a v-max run, given it is by far the fastest top speed capable car I have owned... My Evora pickup was today, so it is now home and tucked away sounded in the garage after taking the long way home . Photos to follow, aiming to make Sunday Scramble in a few days if I can (a) get a car seat that fits for my 2.5year old in the next day or so and (b) we can fit our luggage (and dog!) in the remaining spaces for our planned week away which we are due to drive straight onto after Bicester
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