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  1. Yan

    Richard Hammond

    I think its called advertising
  2. I never really thought about this, but it's true. I am fortunate to live 5 minutes away from my dealer. Had I test driven around my traffic congested suburbs I probably would have been underwhelmed. However my first experience of driving the Evora was on a supercar drive day on some of the best country roads outside of the city. The fact I drove it back to back with some other more expensive machines that didn't drive any better absolutely sealed it for me. I've always scratched my head wondering why others don't feel the same. Unless you have a very well trained seat meter, it's because of the nature of the test drive. A 20 minute cautious jaunt in traffic isn't going to seal it for most people. A Porsche in that environment will win every time. Lotus cars need to be tested in their natural element, that is, on track for Elise/Exige, and country B roads for Evora/Emira.
  3. Meanwhile... I pick up my son from school... "aw, what!? Why'd you bring that? Couldn't you just bring the other car?". ๐Ÿ˜ณ I start the engine. Son slouches lower in seat covering his face a little. "does it have to be so loud when it starts!?". ๐Ÿ™„ Yes, son. It does. ๐Ÿ˜ We weren't even near the school gate. Next time I'll have to pick him up right outside the gate and give it a good rev when we leave. ๐Ÿคฃ
  4. Should have asked them to test out the back seat. ๐Ÿ˜œ
  5. The oversimplified view of the Supra is its a BMW Z4 with a roof. Its not just got the engine, it IS a BMW. Built in the same place (Austria), has the same interior, iDrive control, etc. Much like the Toyota 86 (GT86) is a Subaru BRZ. Exact. Same. Car.
  6. Has anyone here driven an M139 engined car in lots of different scenarios? Main question is - how laggy is it? Reading the internets says there is a noticeable perception of lag. Its all over the Merc forums.
  7. Welcome! I had an F80 M3 as a daily. If the Emira drives anything like the Evora (it should be even better), it will be worlds away from the M4.
  8. LOL. Similar thing happened to me (not the bit about the pills!). I was testing out the loud button on a B road that is traditionally full of cyclists in the morning. Being a cyclist myself, I am always cautious on this road. I was going the posted speed limit, in 2nd gear. One of the peloton shouts out "slow down"! Seriously mate, wasnt anywhere near speeding! ๐Ÿ™„ My car sounds glorious though! ๐Ÿ˜
  9. Wow. Great news for those with deposits. Makes sense now given what we know about Evora.
  10. This. ๐Ÿ‘† People still don't know. I'm hoping as Emira brings in fresh eyeballs it has a somewhat "halo effect" on Evora. Lotus must spend on marketing Emira.
  11. I think there's been a more positive reaction to Emira by non Lotus owners than the Elise/Exige crowd. Over at they seem particularly grumpy that it's not a superlight track special. Given the test mule was riding on a modified Evora platform it was always going to be closest to Evora. As a car to relaunch the brand it's brilliant and there is hope it brings a different light to the Lotus brand. For the past 25 years the general public only knew Lotus as a builder of lightweight, hardcore, terrible to daily track cars. Even guys I know with enthusiast cars had no idea what an Evora was. They assumed it was like Elise/Exige. Before my Evora I had an Audi R8. I had a conversation with a very large (both vertical and horizontal axis) R8 owner when I switched. He just would not believe he would fit in a modern Lotus. I told him the Evora had just as much interior space as an R8 and he just refused to believe me. On Emira launch someone asked whether a 6'1" frame would fit. I said easily if it's the same dimensions as Evora internally, so he's keen to see it when it's available in Oz. Lotus needs to really change that kit car perception. Emira changes that. I too welcome soon to be new owners to the brand.
  12. Yan

    Lotus Emira

    It's the cup holders. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
  13. try the Aussie site -
  14. There is quite a crossover between owners of both brands I have found, and its the logical collaboration for the new cars going forward. I have 2 Renaultsport cars. I'd love the current Alpine A110.
  15. They went through every reason why I bought an Evora! It's my Goldilocks car - just the right balance between road sensibility and raw edginess.
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