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  1. Yan

    TLF GT430 Club

    @Black Forest Power put together this image a while ago of all the GT430 Sport in the world.
  2. Megane RS280 Sport is the practical daily for me. Comfortable enough, practical enough, and has all the mod cons (and mod cons - electric steering, stupid touch screen HVAC), feels agile and certainly felt better than most of its competition even if it's ultimately not the quickest, and of course not as much feedback as a Lotus.
  3. Agree with most. Emira front is nice. Evora arse is sexy. GT430 Sport arse pics.
  4. More photos from the Aussie "Alps".
  5. LOL, you guys are hilarious. The 996 owner loved it, but he liked the Cayman GT4 even better. He likes the directness and feedback the GT430 brings. He also had an S2 Exige previously, so he knows the Lotus vibe. I didn't have time to sample the GT4. A comparison I am looking forward to. The 991 owners also commented the GT430 felt lighter and was fast, and only seemed to go one speed - quick! I think they appreciate the dual personality of the GT3. But that comment on the all or nothing approach of the Evora is exactly why I love it. It feels special at any speed. Of the two GT3's, the 996 feels closer to the Evora than the 991. The 991 just feels too modern and disconnected for my liking, despite its genuine everyday usability. One guy who drove all the cars but owns neither Lotus nor Porsche is currently checking the Emira configurator. 😁
  6. Went for an epic 4 day journey through the Australian "Alps" (hills to the Europeans). Swapped cars with some 911 GT3 owners for some of it. They can keep their GT3's. Wow, the GT430 Sport is a much, much better drive than all of them. The 991.2 generation just felt heavy and sluggish to react in comparison, the 996.2 was fun, but slower. The Evora felt so much more nimble and connected when jumping back into it.
  7. Yan

    TLF GT430 Club

    Not sure if anyone is still looking, but this popped up Down Under...
  8. out and about this morning
  9. Pretty sure very few thieves understand the Lotus immobiliser. 😂
  10. I also have both. They're 2 very different cars. I can't choose between them. Not much out there feels like an Elise/Exige until you go to more extremes like a Caterham or X-Bow, etc The Evora is the pinnacle of road car for me. Evora I'd be happy driving everywhere. Elise only in certain circumstances, in the every day mundane it's quite miserable. I do wonder if V6 Exige is the best of both in the one package.
  11. Reports I have heard is that Evora has better driver engagement, Emira is more civilised. Depends on your priorities. If prices here in Oz reflect elsewhere, we are only seeing Evora prices going up, though with a potential worldwide recession looming, who knows where values are heading.
  12. thread revival... I'm guessing A128G0013F is the right part number. I have the same forged wheels in matte black. About to order some replacements. My question is - has anyone had luck keeping these little suckers in the wheels during track days? I have lost my front two. And to take them off/on during/after track days - how to do this while wheels are still bolted on? I only have the one set of wheels and could not be arsed taking them off the car. Seems a bit finicky to wedge something in the gap to pry them out all the time.
  13. That's a crazy price. How much are regular early Stevens turbo going for in the UK?
  14. Nah, the Cayman is a better car. I could have bought a Cayman GT4 instead of my Evora if the salesman wasn't such a tosser and actually let me test drive the thing. 🙄 Anyway, I was going to compare it to the Evora which I had already had my heart set on. The Emira will be an infinitely better road car. Porsche RS cars are too harsh for the road. I've driven a 911 991.2 GT3 RS on road, and as exciting and brilliant as it was on B roads for a day, I couldn't live with it on a daily basis. RS are track cars and you're better off with a regular GT4 for road use. The GT4 RS will no doubt be brilliant, but too harsh as a regular use road car.
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