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  1. In a way I am pleased to be a little later in the order process, it will allow me the opportunity of seeing cars and perhaps driving one before delivery.
  2. After many years working in a Dürr paintshop, I have seen some exceptionally bad paint, I hope that's not the case here 😉 Yes, mine will be PPF'd.
  3. Well we should get it "this year", which sounds better than it did yesterday. Our order was slightly later in the list as our dealer didn't get back to us for a week, we paid the initial deposit on the 13th July and the 2nd in October. We still want to see the cars in the other FE colours although the red we have specified is unlikely to change. Hoping the process starts to accelerate once the holidays are over, still excited here 🤩
  4. I find normally that buffeting is worse in larger cars with a rear compartment, some say the Porsche 981 and 991 are susceptible, I never experienced it in ours or any other sports car so I am lucky. In our saloon car it can be bloody awful though 😖
  5. I have never been tall and age has taken a little more height away 🤔 There may not be many benefits, apart from comfortable airline travel and luggage room behind my seat in our sportscars which is plentiful. As long as I don't need a cushion to see out the windows 😉
  6. If there really are many cars in the six colours, hopefully we will not be kept in the dark for much longer.
  7. That would be a game changer if Magma is as DULL as Fire brown. 😝
  8. We think we are committed now, we have paid the second deposit and are happy with colours chosen, that does not mean we don't want a test drive, both V6 transmission options would be nice but we think the auto is probably not for us as already have PDK experience which while excellent likes to change up earlier than necessary, we would also love to see the fully painted production models to be 100% sure of our choices. The sound of the V6 is important, we cannot imagine an I4 sounding as sonorous which pretty much rules out the AMG lump, also the linear power delivery of the supercharged engine is more preferable over the turbo shove. We are currently set on Magma red, lower black, silver wheels, tan interior and black calipers so they do not detract from the wheels. If we want a black roof and A pillars we will add that later, currently we prefer the one colour. Until we can see all the options though, an element of doubt must still exist and we will be wasting time looking at forums and posts until we get that phone call to go and see the real cars.
  9. When it came to biting the bullet and paying the second configuration deposit, the heart won through and we chose the V6 manual FE. We are still going ahead with Magma Red so at least that has remained constant, the other half has a lot of coordinating red gear 😉 so it's best to do as I am instructed. I can always change cars later if the joints ever complain too much about clutches and gears but our first Emira will be "old school".
  10. If I had chosen Seneca blue it would have been Ice grey but Magma red has my name on it, with tan interior. The latest painted shapes confirmed which colour I prefer. Look forward to the day we can see real cars in many options of paint and trim.
  11. Wow, that red really pops, so much better than the discs.
  12. Thanks everyone, a slight edit to make it more "murky", hopefully when production cars have been painted I can stop worrying. Still love it though 🤩
  13. Looks like we have decided on red, as my screen and eyes seem less capable these days, do any of our photoshop experts think is this render close to the true colour
  14. You are right, the Jag F-type soundtrack is ridiculous, my 981 is sometimes embarrassing in Sport mode and the AMG A45 too synthesised, hopefully Lotus won't go down the fake noise route.
  15. 🤣🤣🤣 Luckily we have no neighbours, but the dogs will wonder what is going on. I might put a mirror on the back wall to save making too much of an idiot of myself. 😎 The other half already knows I am mental 🥴
  16. Luckily the garage is 2370mm wide, I am sure it will still be bum clenching every time though 🤣
  17. The measurement with mirrors is 2092mm, more than the 1978mm I am used to with our 981, 1895mm against 1801mm with the mirrors folded. 114mm wider with mirrors and 94mm folded but luckily narrow enough to go through the garage doors. The mirrors do seem large but with rear window visibility restricted, possibly necessary, are there any images of the folded position?
  18. Logic has got the better of emotion, the V6 temptation has waned and we return to our original AMG red LE, tan leather and silver alloys. We still have a six cylinder unit should we need to scream.
  19. An interesting afternoon at Central Lotus, it was nice to see the Emira first-hand and have plenty of seat time in the showroom. Pleasantly surprised with the perceived quality the display model hints at, the fact that "dodgy hip" could get in without any issues, better than getting into our MX-5 and comparable to the 981 Boxster. We were surprised by the colour pallette, only two choices shone for us and we had hoped the red might pop a bit more, overall though we didn't feel the negativity that been present is some posts was warranted. It's still very early days and the display model is just that, I will happily put my £3k down on a red AMG LE, hopefully the price will go the right way on the I4's. Bonus points to Central for hosting us, can't complain at some afternoon Freixenet
  20. Interesting snaps on Facebook from Jean-yves Beaubois, off to do some fast testing with the additional "Gurney flaps" perhaps. https://www.facebook.com/groups/lotusemiraowners/permalink/579919409996713/
  21. I am trying to persuade them to swap to this 🤭
  22. After Mickles great work I was tempted to have a play with photoshop, I hope I can make my mind up soon 🤔
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