free hit
counters
jerzybondov's Content - The Lotus Forums - Lotus Community Partner #ForTheOwners Jump to content


jerzybondov

Basic Account
  • Posts

    332
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by jerzybondov

  1. Just about as positive a review as I’ve seen Chris Harris give - really positive for the Emira given the size of the audience. Interesting there were no specific shots of the interior - clearly a pre production model and that was the condition of shooting. Anyone know if it was a tour or sport chassis?

    • Like 1
  2. 12 hours ago, New Emira said:

    I won’t be driving mine on a track so quite happy to completely discount the EVO track review and share Harry’s excitement at just getting behind the wheel and blasting it down a deserted B road. It’s a beautiful looking car and the V6 sounds superb so still very much looking forward to taking delivery in November.
     

     

    I just read the Evo track review in the magazine. Sounded pretty fair enough to me, not biased. They wanted to like the car. Possibly some combo of LSD and the Goodyear tyres that made it a bit understeery? Quite a few other reviews have hinted at the same thing.

    Does seem like Lotus has veered into BMW territory of being very spec sensitive!

    If I was ordering, think it would be tour/Goodyear/no LSD!

  3. 9 minutes ago, stephenwhyte said:

    And Autocar’s review……can’t really say?! - I’d almost lost the will to live by the time he was done!!😴

    Agreed - I normally like Matt Prior but here it was like he was trying to send us all to sleep. Phoned in video content if ever there was. 

  4. What kind of Evora do you fancy? Something soft and plush to complement the Exige, or a fast and exciting one? As Jep said if it's the latter you're after the Sport 410 at Silverstone is a corker. 

  5. Yes - given it's literally *THEIR WHOLE JOB*, you would have thought tyre fitters would take some pride in getting the pressures or wheel nut torques right...?! It's like a doctor deciding to randomly allocate doses of drugs, or an engineer not bothering to do the maths on the joist they're putting up...  

    My book pressures are 35/38 - I hadn't realised that they were lower on subsequent tyres. I'll be changing to PS4S in due course, I'll do some research on sidewall stiffness to work out whether I can run them a bit lower. 

    • Like 1
  6. Just seen this thread - how disappointing you didn't get any response the first time round! I've had surprise snap oversteer on my Evora S twice, once I caught it (on the road) and once I didn't (on track, on cold tyres). Both were with sport mode switched on. Both times were coming out of a corner with a too heavy right foot in 2nd gear. 

    I know what you mean about lift off oversteer in front engined, FWD hatches - but the Evora doesn't *feel* like it would do that to you in those situations quite as easily. 

    Glad you're loving the 400! What inspired you to take the pressures down to 30PSI-ish? I've assumed that with that much weight over the back and on 20" rims there you need the higher pressure given how low profile the tyre is. 

  7. 49 minutes ago, Gubsta said:

    Hi Guys,

    This is my car - happy to answer any questions. It’s a fabulous thing but my obsession with elderly BMWs has got the better of me and I just wasn’t using the Lotus. I usually have stuff I can tinker with and the lotus doesn’t tick that box.
     

    Don’t think anyone should worry about it being an ex press car - I’ve fixed a few niggles in my ownership under warranty and Silverstone have given it a clean bill of health (I have the bill to prove it!) B&C refreshed all the gear linkage mechanism for me and it’s had a recent geo and new tyres. It is pin sharp to drive.

    Cheers

    Noticed Lotus Silverstone have it on their site at £56k now - absolute bargain!

    • Like 1
  8. Nice spec! It's hard making those decisions isn't it?! I've fancied an Emira but couldn't for the life of me work out the best way of speccing it :D 

    What made you choose the sports suspension setup? Have you driven an Evora? The word was that touring was similar to S1 setup, and sports more like a 400. But not sure if that's accurate or not. 

    • Like 1
×
×
  • Create New...