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Tomsk last won the day on December 16 2018

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  1. I don't have much experience of the 350, but on my buying journey I test drove a 350 first. I was coming from a 981 Boxster S at the time, and while the 350 was slightly quicker, slightly better handling etc, it didn't set my world alight. Then I test drove a 410... and placed an order the same day. 1 year on, it still puts a huge smile on my face every time I pull back the cover and fire her up.
  2. I had a rather tense drive down the M4 not long after I got my car and ran with 0 bars on the gauge for the last 10 miles or so. Fill up took 42.something litres so if the 48l capacity is true, I still had a bit of range left I usually fill up when it gets into the 2nd bar though and fill up in the 35l - 38l range
  3. TBH, looking at photos on the web isn't going to give you a true impression of the colours, and for metallic ones in particular. You need to see them in person. Having said that, the correct choice (in my totally unbiased opinion) is obviously burnt orange
  4. The numbers from my post are for cars on the road in the UK But yes they're rare. For comparison, there are over 200 Ferrari 458 Speciale on the road in the UK:
  5. 22 Cup 430s currently registered with the DVLA. Which won't include unregistered stock in dealers. Vs 38 410s Figures include cars registered before 1st July 2019
  6. It's complex and subtle than just setting up in Luxembourg or Ireland: Basically, set up 2 Irish companies that sell via a Dutch (or Luxembourg) subsidiary to exploit the local variations in tax law and the Irish loophole that allows the money to be moved offshore untaxed. A Tory government is unlikely to do anything about this though, either pre or post brexit since their desire is to turn the UK into a low tax, lightly regulated economy
  7. Lotus have updated their website recently, and with it also seem to have changed the VMax of these 2 models from 180mph down to 174mph. Is this because they've gone from estimated to verified? Also, the specs section for all three cars lists them as having hydraulically assisted steering, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers. Does someone with a clue not proof check these things before they publish?!
  8. Took delivery of these a couple of days ago. They do the job nicely
  9. In French, but then engines speak a language all their own
  10. I'm driving mine most days in all weather. Unless there's a blanket of snow on the road you'll be fine
  11. Yup, I bought one for my 410. Very happy with the fit and quality. One thing to bear in mind: I ordered the holdall to keep the cover in when not in use, but the cover comes with a stow bag so I don't really need it
  12. Not quite. Bought from Stratton which is just down the road It is indeed
  13. I was surprised at how quick the 4C was vs the M2 Comp, and I think the Lotus having a manual box (much like the manual M2in the vid) made much of the difference. I think most of us would struggle to match Lotus's quoted times for 0-60 whereas my gran could operate launch mode in a dual clutch box.
  14. I'm from the Aberystwyth area originally, and there are some great driving roads around there: A44 from Aberystwyth to Llangurig if you can find a quiet time to drive it. The mountain road from Rhayader to Devil's Bridge is also a challenging drive with spectacular views as well as the road from Devil's Bridge through Pontrhydfendigaid to Tregaron At this time of year they should be pretty quiet early morning
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