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SpeedMatters

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  1. Had they skipped the Emira would any of you have moved to an EV 2 seater assuming it was available to order this year?
  2. They didn't do themselves many favours framing this as the 131 launch.
  3. Agreed. Looked like a DVD marketing brochure. Almost begging twice for partnerships on the new electric platform like they are with Alpine was disappointing and throughout the whole thing the tone wasn't showing any strength at all. Such a shame and frankly if they didn't have the Emira they'd be selling even fewer cars than last year. I suspect the sweetest decisions for current owners is to keep what they have or move to the latest non-131 models as they'll all treat us well forever. Maybe the Evora FE will be the sweetest swan song, who knows. Or maybe everything will be great and electric sports cars with GTR weight will be fine. And the Emira will be the last car built in the UK according to Pistonheads. That stings.
  4. On the bright side, used Lotus values just went up in the last 35 minutes. "Targeted marketing" "AI" "Machine learning" 80 points. Well done.
  5. Wank. Turning it off. Not even saying what the engines will be. Feel properly duped.
  6. Lots of "not showing the car today" feelings 😕
  7. Website isn't working for me. 502 error 😕
  8. Apologies if this has already been posted anywhere but you know about this right? https://drivingtomorrow.lotuscars.com It's the live stream of the announcements tomorrow. PR confirmed to me it's for the public too. Not sure why the username or password - maybe for the press to get their writing early before the 1215 embargo.
  9. 12pm tomorrow we should see something
  10. Searched and found nothing except it is on the S2. Mine's a MY20 if that helps.
  11. So far, so great. 1100 miles done and it’s going to B&C tomorrow for the run-in inspection and service. Zero issues to report and only a sticking passenger door pin and something sliding around inside the drivers door to note. Sounds like someone left their house keys inside it. Anyway, they’ll look at that tomorrow. The car has been a joy to drive and with the roof off it’s just an awesome experience. Can’t recommend the ceramic coating and PPF enough. I cleaned it for the first time last week and it was like new with just one going over with a couple of buckets. Staggeringly good and when it rains it’s clean by morning. Incidently it looks like that damaged 350 has been sold so hopefully whoever it was noticed...
  12. I'm having the front bumper done only. According to Jamie the bit aft of the doors are done by Lotus anyway since they take a battering.
  13. Here's the tangerine dream waiting for detailing and PPF before it delivered next week. Hands off if you're at B&C
  14. That must have been a lot of fun. No such chance this time otherwise I’d have collected it from there
  15. Here it is in ‘bloody-hell-that-is-very-orange’ orange. Should have it in a couple of weeks. Getting paint correction, PPF and fully sealed before delivery.
  16. Could anyone tell me which Sony headunit Lotus are currently supplying please? I'm getting 4 speakers in mine and can't seem to find what size the rear ones are unless they're just the same 6.5" as previous years? The idea is to get a better stereo where I can use the rear ones for lower frequencies so I don't have to bleed all over the nice new floor faffing installing a little sub I've read the Focals are the best fit for the front without needing to cut so if anyone has a preference for the rears that just swap straight out that'd be the best solution. Any advice is welcome
  17. Found a car and likely signing tomorrow. Elise Sport 220.
  18. Cracked bodywork over the headlight. Draw your own conclusions. Other side had similar marks but the bodywork wasn’t cracked to the point I could squeeze it together again as in the video. I saw zero crash damage to the front or underside so can’t imagine how it happened. On the right of the small crack there is another mark (not the PPF line) that looked to my eyes as a further crack under the paintwork. The rest of the car was neat and clean.
  19. If that’s the etiquette I’ll post in a moment. Just out walking the dog 👍🏼
  20. Just saw the orange 350 and walked away. Happy to have a private message as to the reason should anyone else have it on their radar.
  21. Yeah there's not really a bad answer here and first world problems and all that. Elise is 100% going to be a gateway to an Exige 350/410 so it's not like it's an endgame. However the spec on this 350 is pretty perfect, but then again so is the Elise and it's a nice entry into Lotus ownership that I can see being a long-termer. We're lucky enough to have a very fast barge for family duty and I'll probably get something for winter as well so it's not a case of picking something to do all the tasks. I'd hope I wouldn't lose too much on the Elise over the next 18 months to 2 years before I got the itch for more power and for once it'd be nice to have a warranty to lean on rather than play dash-light roulette with a german manufacturer. I'm swaying towards the Elise. Just feels like something I could run the balls off and then take the kids out for a gentle roof off drive on the same day. Annoying yet wonderful problem to have
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