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  1. Of course. But when have you last seen the sun? 😂 It's interesting to take into account though. From the pictures I've seen so far, the yellow and grey both look great rain or shine. The blue looks (to me) better in overcast than sunny conditions - with the reverse for the red.
  2. Local dealer in NL has (tentatively) indicated early July for their demo cars to arrive, FWIW.
  3. Been on vacation, not sure if this one had been posted yet, but here's a few colors side by side (credit: Van der Kooi's facebook page) No idea about color true-ness, the blue seems a little dark compared to reality (as it does in most pictures, which is too bad because I like it more in pictures than in reality). Don't think the red is the red I want either, no chance of seeing it in the flesh though. So I guess shadow grey is still my choice! The grey one is also the only color it seems where the front panel gap doesn't stand out atrociously 🤷‍♂️
  4. Quite the panel gap at the front though
  5. I'm actually in mainland Europe, not the US. Not that it matters. So I talked to them again, apparently the extra V6 build slots (worldwide!) are due to building less I4's (production delay?). Curiously, it seems they were expecting to deliver the I4 well before the V6, though it is unclear if that is still the case now. There's an extra 40K-ish tax on the V6 here, and if their expected delivery dates are virtually the same, that makes the choice all the harder. It is unfortunate there's so much we still don't know about the I4. Or did I miss its performance specs getting released?
  6. The country is an important distinction. I placed mine on July 7, and for the V6 FE the expected delivery is Q1 '23. Lotus seemingly providing the entirety of the UK before sending cars across the channel worries me that we're going to be second-class users to them. That being said, I have no idea what the expected delivery date for a V4 would be here (going to ask, though), and I just received a message from the local dealer today that Lotus has informed them they're changing the build schedule, and hope to increase the number of V6 FE build slots for '22.
  7. So... is this a render or a photograph?
  8. I am extremely disappointed with the delivery schedule. Apparently the Netherlands has been allocated only 4 V6's for 2022, two of which are demo models for the dealer. Being third or fourth in line for the V6 here, "sometime early 2023" is the expected delivery date. That's at least 6 months later than I had hoped. I imagine the I4 is not going to be any sooner. Pfff....
  9. I did not expect the yellow to look this nice. Now give us a red one, come on, Lotus! Anyway, regarding wheels, I've never had diamond cut before and never looked into it before reading the commentary here. I take it they are not advised for anyone who doesn't take perfect care of their wheels all of the time? Shame, I thought for the Seneca Blue the diamond cuts look best... also hope we lose the gloss again.
  10. Excellent work. I'm more at a loss for color than ever though. The configurator has been updated, and though some here say the colors are more representative now, I find the blue and shadow grey - the two colors we have actual pictures of - really bad matches in the configurator compared to pictures and what I've seen (the blue one), not a place of confidence. Seneca blue is a bit too light for me, I would've preferred a deeper blue. The shadow grey looks nice in pictures. But the red... if it looks like the renders here, wow, a true contender.
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    Emira EU Roadshow

    My issue is, I want to use this as a daily. I don't have room for three cars (gf's + Emira + backup). Probably a third of my driving is to/from the airport and road-trips. For the latter we can take however many odd-sized bags and I don't really expect that to be a problem, but for flights, we do need to bring two large suitcases (soft-ish) and two small backpacks (which can probably fit wherever). Large flight suitcases are 65/80x50x25cm (25.5/31.5x20x10") if not overstuffed. Not even one will fit in the trunk it seems, so both have to go behind the seats. But I don't think they'll fit there either 🤷‍♂️ I can get different bags of course, but the volume needs to be similar. Or maybe I just need to buy a mansion so I have room for more cars 😂 But the less I use the Emira, the less justification I have for getting it. Cars are meant to be used, not sit in garages.
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    Emira EU Roadshow

    Ref B) If you came by during the afternoon it was behind a rope and untouchable, the evening event where we both went wasn't mentioned in that post. At least that's how I read it. Anyway, doesn't really matter now
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    Emira EU Roadshow

    I thought he said 29 preorders for NL ? Maybe I misheard. "In spite of previous announcements"... The e-mails from Lotus clearly stated you could sit in it? Interesting tidbit: one of the dealers (I think the owner's son?) said tuning the V6 to 460HP should be doable without (significant) mods and beyond 500HP with, and the i4 should be able to ultimately go past 500HP as well. Though not advised until out of warranty... 😂 And way beyond my talents, anyway. Girlfriend does not like the blue (oh no!). I myself am still concerned about luggage for flights and road-trips. The storage behind the seats is significantly less than I expected from the numbers, and the trunk is (apparently, can't see through the batteries) extremely shallow. And I'm no closer to deciding between I4 and V6 😂 Or tour vs sport...
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    Emira EU Roadshow

    I'll be there to see it in person in a few hours... if it isn't cancelled. We had further lockdown restrictions announced yesterday that start... during the event.
  15. "Initial released First Edition will output a higher 400HP and 480NM torque. Acceleration will be reduced to 4.3s." This refers still to an i4, or are we talking v6 now? Still on the fence about that choice. Great pictures, thanks! Should be seeing the European mule tomorrow, but they're probably announcing a new lockdown tonight, so fingers crossed it doesn't actually *start* tonight.
  16. It'll have to be, I don't have room for two cars.
  17. Looks gorgeous! Unlikely I'll be able to make it but looking forward to the video you'll undoubtedly post
  18. Bloody hell, the car will be viewable on *one day*, for *two hours* at *7 PM*. Of course, the same day my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Sure, it's a VIP event with bells and whistles, but honestly, who gives a rats ass about that noise. I don't need to be coddled or dazzled, I just want a reasonable opportunity to view the car I've put down a deposit for they expect me to increase.
  19. What is this tag thing? Another fob you need to have with you to be able to use the car?
  20. Would've loved more I4 info. All he really says it has brilliant performance?
  21. Import one from the US... The C8 is a monster though and it doesn't corner all that bad. I'd be surprised if the V6FE is quicker around the track, let alone anywhere else.
  22. Has anybody from outside the UK been contacted yet? I haven't heard anything.
  23. Oh yeah, I was expecting 150K so that was a pretty good guess. I'm just still bummed out. I hate this country so much, but economic prisoner and all that.
  24. The Dutch dealer expects the V6 FE price to be a whopping EUR 143K (USD 165K, GBP 122K). The I4 is expected to be EUR 30K cheaper in carbon tax alone, so will probably be something like 105K. What a conundrum. I can have a used C8 3LT Z51 (whose owner I know personally) imported for EUR 10K more as he upgrades to a Z06. And I'm not sure any of these are worth that money, at this point. On the other hand, possibly last chance to have a fun ICE.
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