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  1. I saw the orange wheels and found myself thinking "Umm, might get those". Honestly, this Emiraddiction is getting serious.
  2. Oh yeah, my missus had enough of my spontaneous outburts in the car when were out. She calls it Car Tourette's. I feel compelled to shout out things like: "Ferrari" "Lamborghini" "Lotus" "That's like the Emira red" "Motorbike" Occasionally, if I am really being triggered then I might come out with lesser objects such as: "Poirsche"
  3. Well, ha, it appears I was in Alcantara mode when I did that last config which now looks like it might be locked in. It will be dark but does add class and lightness-ish. If I can change my mind and not lose my place in the queue then I might for the tan or ice grey. We still don't really know as we have not sat or seen any of the leather options on seats, in cars.
  4. Ha, yeah, from this angle they look like armchairs. Still, for most this is not an Exige replacement - though an S or GT off the bat with less creature comforts and less weight would have been a great option for many.
  5. Nah, not seen that. Cool pic. Pre-production cars but one cannot help but wonder if the yellow, red and grey cars are properly FE painted cars. I suspect not but then it is interesting that they are teasing us with similar those colours. Great pic of the width of that rear tyre.
  6. Ah yeah Absolutely. So good to see Lotus and Noble making forward movements. I remember taking the original Noble out. Was some garage near Chessington. Scared the life out of me. Ha. I was not brave enough to go for it at the time. I regret it now. Ironically, I bought an integrale Evo 2 and blew it up.
  7. Twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre Ford V6. 550bhp. No idea of the weight. Double-wishbone suspension at each corner with coilover springs and passive dampers. GRP body. Hydraulically assisted power steering 6-Speed Manual Rings some bells. Noble have not actually settled on a price but it is expected to be in the £150k range so it meets the R8, C8 and 911 Turbo (if you can get one) head on. Funny how the launch colours on the Emira, Maserati and this are very similar! Would you? Of course, the price uplift is befitting of the power offered. Loving the Recaro Podium seats. Wow. Emira is a LOT prettier and I wouldn't say the Noble looks any more 'supercar' than the Emira.
  8. Let's hope they have some finished car examples for us - with different wheels shown on them. We know that this is not going to happen any time soon. When they really hook this all up I would like to believe that wheels will be on the 'up to the last month' change allowance and the lock-in now stuff is transmission, interior trim and black pack.
  9. I have never received anything like that. I don't yet know if I can make any changes to the car and not lose my place. Lotus may well have the answers to all of this in the coming weeks. I guess the tricky thing for Lotus is to manage is the segmentation and staggered nature of deposits, and sheer numbers.
  10. One could ask why have Lotus not already started a second shift given the global demand? I suspect the answer is common sense and they are building up momentum and tweaking anything that is, well, out of tweak. One think never talked about is spare parts. At what point do Lotus start building extras of everything should something go wrong on a car. This covers everything from knobs and buttons to transmissions and panels. I'd love to work there! I'd do a 3 month marketing contract for minimal wage.
  11. Yeah, have always loved that Mazda red. I suspect the Emira red will feel warmer, classier, richer. In the flesh I have every confidence it will be sensational. I am far more worried about coming across a Verdant Green Emira later on and feeling regret I didn't get it!
  12. Mount Fuji? That car has been around!!!
  13. Ha, well, how spooky. My father has just turned up in a metallic red Citroen courtesy car whilst he awaits for a seatbelt part to be fitted to his new Abarth, topass its MOT. (he liked mine so much, he bought his own - he has waited 3 weeks for the part to come in!) You can guess my first thought. Taken last month.
  14. Ha, I think I was the first person to actually show the disc against a Fire Red Evora but it doesn't stop me wondering about red cars. What I have not seen is a Fire Red Lotus moving and how it changes. I have accepted it will be dark - I already have plans to, er, lift it somewhat.
  15. Yeah, I see a lot of different cars in something similar. Sometimes it annoys me Then I remind myself that, in the shape of the Emira, it is going to blow our socks off. Yellows, pastel blues and dark greens are rarer so don't both with them.
  16. Every red car I see on the street or parked up, or on TV, I say to myself: "AH, I wonder if that what is the Magma Red Emira looks like" and even consider taking a picture. I do this daily. 🤪
  17. The calls for those slated to get a car in June 2022 have stopped. It was my belief that the July deliveries were to be called. No idea if that is happening or not. Lotus have been quiet thus far in 2022 so am expecting lots of information in their upcoming January update.
  18. I'm hoping I don;t see a Verdant Green!! I can't deal with another change of heart.
  19. It is better than nothing and a full PPF might be overkill. In my head my total budget was £80 so I can just get in - ish.
  20. I can understand that and that is how I have always been although I opted for ceramic on the Abarth. I just want this time to be different so I worry less about driving it hard and making it easier to clean - which is definitely a weakness of mine. Getting quotes now. To me it is about a great job. I don't care about the distance to travel and Lotus will send it there anyway so I only need to retrieve it and what a great drive that will be!
  21. Same here. In fact, already half-booked in for 'sometime in June' Will go for full PPF and ceramic on body and wheels/windows. I'll do a video on it which should help others out with the concept.
  22. It is likely correct @Eagle7 as that model has no glass and wheels and black trim. If you factor that in , then one would see a lot less of the bright metallic effect. We know it is the dark Fire Red. No worries there. In the light in some angles it will look more red. I think people are worrying too much. If it was a 'normal' red then it would take way the drama of the new car. I like the fact the colors are 'different' for the FE. We will all grow to love them.
  23. I do fear that Mr Harris will say it is a bloated Lotus and one should simply pick up an older Lotus for a more authentic Lotus experience or move to Porsche. I say fear but not for myself but for the brand. These people have a lot of influence, like it or not. It will come down to his mentality when he first gets in it. He needs to think of it as a mass appeal Lotus made to take some of the core Lotus values and adding comfort and daily drivability. We will see. He is a tough one. Others will love it, like Harry.
  24. Well, we know it won;t be a 0-60 hooligan though I suspect it will be better than mentioned by Lotus. The dynamic performance will be supreme. I know what you mean though. I love that feeling of being pushed back in the seat (or holding on for grim death on a fast motorcycle) but this Emira is NOT that... We know this. I have accepted it and will love the Emira for what it is.
  25. ?? What ?? All we will hear is the roar of the V6 and the passenger screaming.
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