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    Exige Sport 410

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  1. I've just booked to take the Exige a week in Northern Spain in October. Taking the ferry down to Santander and then planning to drive around the San Sebastian, Rioja and Galicia regoions. Any recommendations for good fun driving roads in this region? Also, has anyone taken an Exige on the Portsmouth - Santander ferry before, and if so, was ground clearance an issue?
  2. Exactly that. That's where the mask strategy has come from. And you're right that it should have been done much sooner, but as you say, the virus isn't going away so better late than never. The virus is now in the population in numbers too high to make eradication a possibility until we have a vaccine. The focus of the strategy now is to keep the rate of spread low enough that the health service doesn't become overwhelmed with cases. Wearing a mask has been shown to reduce virus transmission where people are in close proximity and/or enclosed spaces and therefore enforced wearing of masks in those spaces makes sense. In a democratic society, the greater good trumps individual rights in this case. Same goes for child vaccination programmes.
  3. The problem is pretty much nowhere is the entire population being tested, so all we can do is guess at the total. In the UK, we are only testing people who are admitted to hospital (i.e. given a bed overnight) who have symptoms consistent with COVID As to why the death rate in Italy is so high? Could be a number of factors: - Higher average age of population so more vulnerable people - A culture of living as extended families; so grandma sees the grandkids all the time - Kissing as a greeting widely practiced etc. etc.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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: https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/ferrari_458_speciale_ab_s-a
  8. https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/lotus_exige_cup_430 22 Cup 430s currently registered with the DVLA. Which won't include unregistered stock in dealers. https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/lotus_exige_sport_410 Vs 38 410s Figures include cars registered before 1st July 2019
  9. It's complex and subtle than just setting up in Luxembourg or Ireland: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/d/double-irish-with-a-dutch-sandwich.asp 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
  10. 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?! https://www.lotuscars.com/model/exige-sport-410/
  11. Took delivery of these a couple of days ago. They do the job nicely https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00UI4U8GE
  12. In French, but then engines speak a language all their own
  13. I'm driving mine most days in all weather. Unless there's a blanket of snow on the road you'll be fine
  14. 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
  15. Not quite. Bought from Stratton which is just down the road It is indeed
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