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  1. 28 June 21 - DaveC72 - i4 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - i4 (V6 cost dependant) 12 July 21 - emstan - V6
  2. I’m just going off what the advert says, but it could quite easily be wrong!
  3. Yeah that’s the dilemma, I have a deposit for an Emira. But it’s going to be at least 12 months until they are ready. First world problems I guess…
  4. It looks like that one has a titanium exhaust. The 4xx cars already sound pretty great out of the box, does the titanium exhaust make that much difference?
  5. Lovely looking 400 here - I never saw the 400 configurator, was there even £17k worth of options that could be ticked?
  6. Not sure if this has been posted before. Something that might sway what engine people go for: ”However, only the ‘First Edition’ range-topping cars will come with the old V6, with a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine joining the line-up and eventually replacing the V6 once those cars are sold.” It’s the first I have heard of it. But it might be fairly believable, clear out remaining V6 stock and parts. Then they can produce more performance orientated variants as the AMG unit can take more abuse?
  7. Thanks for the insight, Mercedes has never really appealed to me so I would have never known! I guess I was kinda expecting it to be Alpine A110 like! Maybe it’s not gonna be the option for the daily driver then haha. The 31 year old MX5 might have to take on those duties again!
  8. I4 for me as it’s likely going to be my daily driver. The manual V6 doesn’t make much sense to me, id rather save the money and get an Evora 400 + something to daily if I wanted an auto for the same price. The I4 Emira just means I don’t potentially have to run 4 cars.
  9. I don’t know, I don’t really watch his content that much. Will go check it out though
  10. I suspect you will probably know more than me! I was just told at Goodwood that they hadn’t got an I4 fitted yet. That could have just been for that car specifically though. It’s going to be interesting to see the future development of Emira. I imagine the I4 will remain largely the same power wise and it will be the V6 getting the S versions and what not.
  11. I can’t see how the I4 can come first when Lotus don’t even have an Emira with the I4 fitted yet. Which is why the blue car barely moved anywhere.
  12. Im surprised so few people are going for Hethel Yellow, and so many are going for the Dark Verdant. Ive never been a fan of dark sports cars, always thought they should be bright and over the top.
  13. Having looked at the configurator I suspect I will be doing something like: Hethel Yellow (although the Blue looks fantastic in the flesh) Black Pack, lightweight V spoke black wheels, unsure on the interior would have to see them in the flesh but Ice Grey looks pretty decent, most likely with the 4cyl engine. I hope they release some more colours, would love to have a really bright obnoxious green!
  14. When I asked at the lotus stand today, I was told the launch edition cars will have c.£15k of options. But will be at a discounted rate. I was told to expect roughly £70k for the 4cyl first edition. Unfortunately not much else to go on.
  15. I just got back from Goodwood and just placed my deposit! I’m thinking yellow with black pack, 4cyl most likely. Just need an interim car now for the next 12ish months. Gonna see if I can get a GR Yaris from somewhere!
  16. When I asked they said 280L of space and 151L of boot space. Essentially you can fit a cabin bag behind each seat. I forgot to look behind me when I was sat in it!
  17. Wake

    Lotus Emira

    My phone has been blowing up with the Emira today, all over my Facebook, YouTube, forums. It’s getting quite hard to resist placing a deposit! I still think the best move is to find an Evora though
  18. I think it was confirmed on the carfection YouTube when they interviewed the designer that the exposed gear linkage similar to the Exige would be available in the Emira.
  19. The configurator indicates you can get the I4 in manual. Not sure if that’s accurate though.
  20. Wake

    Lotus Emira

    That’s what I would do! Not sure if I can wait until next year though. I am tempted to put a deposit down though! Would have to have the black wheels 🤔
  21. If you are that concerned with it then it might be worth ordering some tests through the NHS I ordered mine and they came the next day. It’s free, and then if they don’t accept your vaccination record you can provide a (hopefully) negative test result.
  22. I’m not an Evora owner yet, but this is one of the reasons I ended up deciding an Evora was the one. I looked at a lot of cars before test driving a Cayman GTS which I probably would have bought if I didn’t pass 5/6 Caymans on the 90 minute round trip to the dealer. That lead me to the Evora because I wanted something a little bit less common.
  23. Feel like that’s gotta be a mistake? 2018 for £50k? I know it’s done 28k miles but that still seems cheap? edit - nevermind, it says 2018 (65 reg). Makes more sense now I guess!
  24. Those 25th anniversary ones are pretty nice! I’ve got a little MK1 that I love very much, so no sniggering from me!
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