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  1. A few days ago I went to the Emira launch in Belgium. Cosy showroom, it was crowdy but not 'too' many people... Everybody got multiple times the chance to sit in the car, to check all the details, to talk to the people from Lotus and so on. Some info I got -I didn't know this- that Geely also owns 10% of Mercedes-Benz and for that reason the collaboration between Lotus and AMG was not so surprising. The deal also stated that Lotus didn't only get the engines, but also a bunch of AMG engineers to work at the Lotus plant for the development of the mid engine architecture. The colour samples aren't very helpful to be honest. It's about time Lotus shows some other Emira's in different jackets.
  2. Must have overlooked it. Thanks! 🙂
  3. For the road show guys: Can someone take a picture of the tyre specs? Like: all the numbers on the sidewall of the tyre? Thank you 🙂
  4. - Are they going to offer any service plans (2-3-5 years?) or extended warranty programs? - Like you said: Estimated price for the Goodyears and Michelins. - The "actual" inches in wheel gap between wheels and arches. - How about the rumours for the future colours? What do they know? I'm probably too late now to ask this, no? 🙂
  5. Euhm, some dude on FB claims today six future colours were revealed today at Ashford. Black, white, 2 greys, 2 blues, red...? (Lotus Emira Owners-group) Sure is strange this info isn't shared here? Can someone confirm this? Sure sounds strange... @Bibs, you were there, have you seen or heard about this?
  6. Lucky people! And sunshine for free... 😅
  7. Just out of curiosity, what would be an example of US taxes? German price with tax (19%) for the V6 FE is +/- 97.500 euro (83500 pounds, 113.000 dollar). Can't imagine we have to pay so much more than the Americans. 🤔 Belgian tax is even 21%... Edit: Just did a Google => taxes on a car sale vary from 3 to 8 percent, depending on the state. 😳
  8. Did the tyre had a specific marking (a extra code or something) on the sidewall that said it's specially made for Emira?
  9. @TomE I saw you have some smashing pics of the samples in the sun. Can you also post them here? 🙂 Thank you very much 👍 Magma Red looks the bomb imo!
  10. I really appreciate the honest reviews about the first roadshow experiences. I totally understand the disappointment when it comes to not getting that special feeling you probably wanted. When you look at a Porsche event, everything is shiny and exciting, red carpets, champagne and caviar... But on the other hand: such dealers sure know how to empty your pockets afterwards. 😃 The "Porsche Tax" is a well known phenomenon when you pick up your P. after some maintenance and when you start to search the fora, they sure aren't all flawless cars. Maybe this will help to feel a little better? 🙃 But then again, I saw the little clips of the unveiling and yes, it didn't look very spectacular. The Emira deserved better. Maybe the Lotus folks read along and put a little more effort in making it a special occasion.
  11. Paging @glen8, the Photoshop wizard! 🙂 🙂
  12. Nimbus sure glitters like a lollypop! 😃 👍 About Magma red => On picture one would say it looks like Calypso Red instead of Fire Red. Shows again the importance of Real Life Viewing vs Forum World Seeing. 😌
  13. Thanks for all the input! Like most of the people here say: it's probably a whole other sight in real life. Red would be my favourite, Nimbus could be the surprise of the day. 🙂
  14. Would be handy if a Mercedes dealer could do the maintenance for the AMG engine, but that would probably be wishful thinking, I guess...
  15. UK road shows start the day after tomorrow and colour samples should be available when the car is displayed. In this topic you can post your pictures of those colour samples, starting with the six colours for the First Edition. In later stages the additional colour pics can also be posted here. This extra topic can be useful to create an entire database only for colours. All pictures of the Emira samples are more then welcome: day light pics, night time, artificial light, foggy day, all kind of angles... With a little luck we'll get a collection that can help others decide what colour to choose. I'm waiting forward the see the first pictures! 🙂
  16. So, that's confirmed. 🙂 Looking forward to see some pics of those samples.
  17. So, somebody on FB in the "Emira Owners" group stated that colour samples and leather + alcantara will be showed during the road shows. Don't know where that info came from, but is somebody else aware of this?
  18. Just converting pounds into your own coinz isn't working. I phoned a dealer here to ask about the prices in euro and everything was different: the FE price for the V6, alcantara steering wheel, homelink and tracking system... All a bit more expensive (Off course I matched the VAT to BTW here), but again: Everything was (a bit) more expensive The only thing that matched with converting was the black pack. Very odd. 🙂
  19. Gavan knows best. I hear him say "...our own exhaust systems..." => I guess they want to let it sound like a Lotus. I hear
  20. On the other hand, if they offer the FE full loaded for a nice price, Lotus gets in return thousands of cars which give them an idea about how well everything is build. If they get a lot of complaints about a specific option (durability...), then they know they've got to work that out.
  21. Snorkels "Madame Soleil" price tag for UK: 75.000 pounds for the FE V6 😃, so I'm with worldwidewebs.
  22. Thanks! Not even a mention of colours. This probably means none of the FE colours are standard. I conclude that the other colours in a later stage will offer a standard colour (probably black and white), optional colours and "extra-optional" FE colours.
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