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  1. I really hope this goes up the goodwood hill this year, sounds so good! How different is the engine to our cars, does it have light weight pistons, different valves etc obviously a different exhaust system!

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  2. Somebody on another website is saying they have been told Factory collection is now an option:

    Bod27 "Just had a call from Lotus, looks like the factory pick up is an option, offered three options, pick up from dealer, home del, and factory pick up.

    Factory pick up will be an £195 (good for two) Lunch , factory tour and hand over of car. Cant wait to get over to Hethel in June to collect my car.

    Great news , still all on track for June , absolutely so exited about the Emira !"


    That is £195 on top of the delivery fee, new total: £1,240


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  3. Hi Badger, I see nobody has popped up with privacy ticked so I will throw one in for you, mine will be but I think it's completely personal preference.

    I've always had privacy glass like you, I've never had an issue with not seeing out of the blind spot and I like creeping in my rear view mirror in traffic. Like Tom said it's only a 20% tint anyway so you'll still see the engine bay

    The grey Emira we've been seeing does not have privacy glass, I'm pretty sure the blue car wasn't tinted either? I don't think we have seen a car with the privacy glass yet so we don't have a reference to go off

    There is a B pillar on the Emira so with or without privacy glass there is still a thick black transition between the two side windows, unlike on an e89 Z4  or convertible c class for example. I do get Andy's point though, it's not a issue for me personally.


    Will you see the engine bay a bit better? Yes, a bit. Should you remove the privacy glass because other people have? no

    Worth noting in case anybody reading misunderstands this part, I think that factory privacy glass is made with a dye in the glass rather than a tinted film applied which would be removable, so you wouldn't be able to remove the 20% tint without changing the glass, however you can spec no privacy and always have it installed afterwards.

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  4. 18 minutes ago, TomE said:

    Careful what you wish for!  Materials costs have increased 7% and labour 5%, so that could add a £5k inflation-justified hike on the V6 FE.

    So far none of us have signed an order or contract at an agreed price.  We’ve just paid a deposit to be in a queue to make an order.  In theory Lotus could still change the price until 30 days before first June delivery, when the contract is signed. It would seem suicidal if they did increase it but holding the published prices for all of 2022 production in the current climate must be tricky.

    For me personally I'm that guy they caught with their £60k price carrot in July, which in reality obviously was going to be £75k which is £80k OTR which I justified with my man maths, if it went up again I would probably have to leave it


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  5. Ideally I would like to see a choice to collect from factory and no valet as I am in Norwich a lot and my car is going straight to single stage polish/ceramic coat. If I had the choice to not pay for the delivery or the valet that would be much appreciated. I don't mind if the collection is nothing fancy either if it saves me a decent amount of money, I can see the factory/track another day

    I do understand this is a big operation though and there is a logistical cost to everything including specifically saying this one car is not to be valeted and is being collected from here

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  6. It actually looks amazing in every colour! I can't stop looking at it 😂 I think whatever you order, you're going to be very happy. BUT also whenever we all see one in another colour there will be equal envy from both drivers ha

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  7. Very happy with the configurator, a bit annoyed my spec has been locked a week before this came out though, and as the email says, "changes to your configuration will mean that your order will be removed out of the production line and rescheduled which will delay your estimated delivery." If it's now confirmed the diamond cut alloys are not like the ones seen in Lotus NYO I would probably want to change back to them after seeing the proper lower black pack and renders for the first time 


    Is it a bug that the lower black pack changes the colour of the diffuser and side sill? It might not be that obvious in the screenshots, but if you have a play turning it black pack on and off you will see it




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