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MJON

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    Mike
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    Sport 220 (should have kept it). Porsche Macan GTS. MGRV8. Emira i4FE deposit down 07/21 should arrive sometime 🤔
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  1. £70k @jimichangaunfortunately is no longer a huge amount to pay for many manufacturer’s cars. If you ever walk into for example a BMW or Audi dealership with the rows of Sales staff sitting at open desks, it’s a bit like shopping at Carpet Warehouse. LDA as @Bibs states is owned by Lotus and yes you can buy a day or half day there, you get to thrash both suspension setups around the track to the best of your ability. That’s something that no dealer will/can allow you to do. The nearest to this is Porsche, where you get a half day built into the car price but their track and what you are allowed to do with the car is nothing remotely like Hethel. It’s worth every penny, may even go again before my car arrives, I can wait.
  2. Exactly, and you certainly don’t want that old Evora “Blowing Smoke” 😳😂😂🤐
  3. A truly incredible lady with such a devotion to her position and duty. Here is a post showing her great sense of humour. https://youtu.be/A-mO7rbYtgk
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    Utility Bills

    What! Are you plugged into neighbours supply? I also have electric and oil but did last month buy 2000 litres at 80ppl and plenty of logs
  5. Thanks @Bibs free shipping And 20p cheaper than Lotus Silverstone 😊
  6. Never felt the need to read a handbook before I had a car 🤔 Come to think of it rarely looked at it after🤭😂😂
  7. Who says you can’t get Emira Spares 🙄
  8. @Lee Blue agree with Jep’s comment. The price does look high but they seem to have rocketed in the last twelve months or so. Bought a one year old Sport 220 in 2018 direct from a Lotus dealer with 3k on the clock for £35k. They had three there at the time. Should have bought them all 🙄
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    Test Drives

    Don’t know if this will duplicate sound and sight very well. They are on the South circuit. It hasn’t so scrubbed the post. 🙄 Video.mp4
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    Test Drives

    Most manufacturers have a annual shutdown, it’s normal and the one time that most staff can take a break, more importantly it’s when any maintenance or re-jig of factory is completed (there were a lot of people working around specific tasks) it was also evident that there were a lot of additional body parts made, painting completed and just held, plus they are storing a number of cars awaiting final components. So really don’t think that building more cars through shutdown is helpful as non could as yet be fully completed. In a manufacturing environment that’s the worst scenario as the additional logistics, manpower, time and cost is crippling and once components come through, you can’t recommence building more cars as your resources are finishing off the part builds. Lots of activity in all other areas of the factory. All manufacturers are struggling with component supply, for example, company buyers are having to enter international auctions on a regular basis just to bid for supply of chips! Lotus will get there but the combination of the early launch, a new car/factory/people/suppliers, the immediate high demand (for Hethel) and the World turmoil. Just a Perfect Storm.
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    Test Drives

    Just completed a whole day at Hethel. Separate driving sessions on both North and South circuit. Really well run, two excellent instructors. Close up to GT4, Eletre and lots of Emira’s. Visit to Classic Lotus and full factory tour. It’s currently on shutdown which allows you to see more. Many of the build and QC processes are a major step up from previous. The painting is using the latest equipment and the finish is excellent. A great day, drove both Sport and Tour set up, the car handles very sweetly in both although you could feel a firmer ride in Sport but not dramatic. Had no issues with clutch weight, gear changes or brake feel and the steering is superb. Have gone for I4FE but could certainly live with the V6. Personally, I preferred tour as for Uk roads it’s more than capable. I won’t be asking for my deposit back 😊
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    Just to show your not alone @KennyN But Five incorrect, following a great start 🙄Really 🤭👍 Wordle 407 X/6 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟨⬜🟩🟨⬜ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟨⬜
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    Wordle

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    Wordle

    😊 Wordle 405 3/6 ⬜⬜⬜🟨🟩 ⬜⬜🟨⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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