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  1. I think that one was actually a manual, because I tried to track the owner down to make an offer. It was another event after this one.
  2. I think the owner of this car was at Caffeine and Machine about a year ago and said that it was the only Orange and Blue edition 400 in the UK that was an IPS. It was on at 57k and then about a month or so got reduced to 54k on the Silverstone w website. I was watching it because it was tempting me away from my Emira deposit. It probably woulda done if it was a manual.
  3. Yeah I think it was the same one. Up for 54000 at Silverstone
  4. It will be interesting if those numbers are true. Assuming they are planned delivery numbers and not the amount of cars they will build in that month, I think it’s looking more likely that I won’t get my car in November. Deposit placed on the 8th July. The SVR F-type I have saved on autotrader is quickly becoming a more attractive proposition (and 30k less).
  5. Well this is fantastic… I don’t mind delays so much I just wish Lotus communicated anything at all. I’ve only had updates when i asked for them and even then its vague bullshit. Thanks for the info Tom!
  6. I am very jealous. It looks fantastic!
  7. I’ve normally bought my covers from Classic Additions, the “super soft stretch indoor” ones specially. Does anyone know how these ones compare to those? They seem similar but Emira one is over double the price.
  8. The total price for my Emira will be closer to £82k though after on the road costs etc. but I do agree, I’ve waited this long may aswell wait a little longer.
  9. Just saw this one at Hofmann’s. The GT410 Sports seem to be softening a little bit didn’t feel like long ago they were £75k minimum. search At this price point I’m tempted to ditch my Emira deposit.
  10. Damn. Every time I see a Magma I wonder if I made the right choice going Hethel Yellow.
  11. I dont actually disagree with him though. Short term they might well trade above list for those that refuse to wait. But I think they will depreciate fairly hard after a year or so and long term I don’t seem them ageing as well as the Evora for example which has a more minimalist, analogue interior. All the tacked on screens will age badly. Look at a Merc interior from 5 years ago, the screens look awful.
  12. That sounds like an epic trip, did you start it in the UK? Do you have more details? How long did it take, where did you stop and for how long?
  13. Thanks for all the advise guys, I will definitely be sure to watch my speed and ensure I have all my travel documents and equipment! Do you know if Google maps timings are fairly accurate? I’ve just come back from a week in the Highlands doing the NC500 and the small roads hampered progress (not that I was bothered as it gave more time to take in the views) but just for planning purposes. I’m fairly happy driving 6/7 hours a day without an issue. Never really had to drive for longer though. I’m still deciding if I should press on to the alps or look to do more of the balcony roads in the south of France.
  14. Hi guys, I’m going to Classic Le Mans next year, and looking to tag on a week or so at the end for a road trip around France. Fingers crossed I’ll have my Emira by then…. Planning on heading down to do Red Rock road, Route Napoleon, and Clue de Greolieres. Then thinking about heading up into the Alps to do Grimsel Pass. Not driven into France before, so if anyone has done something similar or has advice about the area, must dos, avoid etc. it would be much appreciated!
  15. xx February 21 - Cathalm - June 22 delivery 11 March 21 - 6970K - 27 April 21: Lotus company update and Emira name announced 27 April 21 - TomE - UK - V6 manual - was June 22 delivery; as at 10 Aug now Oct build/Nov delivery 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual - July 22 delivery 30 April 21 - Pugwash - UK - V6 manual - June 22 delivery 4 May 21 - Philsport300 - UK - V6 manual 7 May 21 - Mark030358 - Undecided 15 May 21 - JCR - UK I4 19 May 21 - Gashead1105 - Undecided 20 May 21 - Evotion - V6 Manual - Now Oct build/Nov Delivery 22 May 21 - KennyN - V6 Manual - Now Oct build/Nov Delivery 2 June 21 - simonb - i4 4 June 21 - DJW - V6 FE Auto ordered - 2nd deposit paid 5 June 21 - Worldwidewebs - 9 June 21 - Lavazza - undecided 7 June 21 - MarkWilliams1 - Undecided 23 June 21 - KJD - V6 manual - June 22 delivery 28 June 21 - DaveC72 - i4 - 2nd Deposit and Config link 14 April 22 29 June 21 - greg/valetpro - Not decided which engine yet. 6 July 21: Emira reveal at Hethel 6 July 21 - Duncs - V6, but cost dependent. 6 July 21, 22:00 - EmiraSi - June 22 delivery 6 July 21, 08:00 - Claymore - 6 July 21, 23:09 - Abgreenbank - 7 July 21 - Lockey - i4 7 July 21 - freefall_junkie - V6 manual UK 7 July 21 - glen8 - i4 7 July 21 - Al_C - I4 7 July 21 - Neilread - I4 - June 22 delivery 7 July 21 - Philnotts - V6 Manual 7 or 8 July 21 - JJ - Cost dependant 7 July 21 - marclurr - UK - V6 Manual 7 July 21 - LotusAmateur - UK - undecided 7 July 21, 15:45 -Emiralust - UK - V6 Manual - June 22 delivery 7 July 21, 15:53 - sixspeed - UK - FE V6 Manual 8 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 1 (Thursday) 8 July 21, 09:39 - mctaff - UK - V6 manual 8 July 21, 16:34 - JimH - i4FE - 2nd Deposit and Config link 12 April 22 - Was Jan 23 build, Feb 23 delivery, now just "2023" (list entry updated 11/8/2022) 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - V6 FE Manual - 2nd deposit paid. October production - November Delivery. 8 July 21 - Johnhoward - V6 Auto 8 July 21 - EmiraJam - 8 July 21 - Andy66 - 2nd Deposit 29 September 21 9 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 2 (Friday) 9 July 21 - Beady - I4 (probably) 9 July 21, 08:00 - Beancounter - probably i4, but maybe v6 manual 9 July 21 - Speedluvver - i4 (most likely) 9 July 21 - E1M2I3R4A - V6 manual 9 July 21 - Badger77 - V6 Manual 10 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 3 (Saturday) 10 July 21 - Washy - undecided 10 July 21 - Al - completely undecided. 11 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 4 (Sunday) 11 July 21 - Eagle7 - V6 Manual 12 July 21: post Goodwood Festival of Speed 12 July 21 - emstan - V6 12 July 21 - Denno - i4 (most likely) 13 July 21 - tailslides - V6 manual 15 July 21 - nohl2678 - V6 (I hope!) 16 July 21 - Frickin Idiot AMG / V6 19 July 21 - slotdawg - V6 Manual 27 July 21 - Scrute - V6 Manual 4 August 21 - Gizmo750 - V6 Manual 21 September 21 - alfapork - V6 Manual 29 October 21 - 390ja - i4 22 December 21 - landsteam - V6 Manual
  16. Well. That’s annoying.
  17. Ah. That’s a good point. I read it as October delivery first time around…
  18. I got the same! I will be taking it though. I want it now! 😂
  19. I mean to be fair, if someone offered me £20k over list for the car at the petrol station on the way home from collection, I think it would be a struggle to say no. Granted it’s not the same thing as fishing for a sale.
  20. I’ll be honest I’ve been feeling the same way. I’ve had other cars to enjoy the summer with, but had trips and weddings to go to (just got back from an NC500 trip) which I had hoped was going to be in the Emira. The Ferrari is gorgeous though. I don’t think you will be disappointed!
  21. I emailed Customer Care last week as I’d not heard from them since they told me I was due to expect the car in July (which was 01 Feb). I knew there were delays which is fine because I had been led astray by a red Type R that caught my eye, but the lack of comms has been fairly crap. I’ve now been told October now but I’ve only had that info because I asked for it. Disappointed that Lotus aren’t being proactive with the information. It’s getting annoying because I am weak and at this rate I will get something else. I am trying to be strong but my brother keeps sending me GT4s, Morgans, Vantages and it’s getting harder!
  22. Saw an Evora this morning, potentially a GT430 (had the big wing) but didn’t get a great look. Anyway, looked amazing!
  23. I think prices will hold in the short term similar to the GR Yaris which are still trading above list. They made 25,000 limited of course, but would it not take Lotus a few years to make up that total amount of both I4 and V6 models? Are there plans to continue the V6 for the life of the Emira? I recall reading about Lotus buying a bulk order of the V6 from Toyota and when it’s gone it’s gone. Probably complete shite though
  24. I never look at cars as investments although some of them have gone up significantly in value, but I do look at cars that give me what I want balanced out by cost of ownership. I’m not going to buy an M4 that will lose half its value over the next 2 years.
  25. Was it the Ice Grey leather? Or was there a cream option? I ordered Ice Grey so it’s a little disconcerting
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