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    Neil Sunderland
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  1. Saw a DV at loton park early August and you are correct, in our summer light it looked black and MOST in inspiring! Oh, it was a sunny day for the UK. Was glad I cancelled DV after seeing one in the flesh.
  2. A DV turned up yesterday at Loton Park Hill climb event; left hand drive, silver wheels with some testing tech taped to it. Well it was bright sunlight, cloudless sky, I thought it was black from afar and not until I was about 30cm away could I make out the green. Way too dark for my taste and didn't really show off the car at all😢 I'll stick with my pearl white Alpine.
  3. Please correct me if I'm wrong but from the photos posted, they are using LHD vehicles which, as I live in the UK would be pointless IMHO. I'll wait until they start using RHD vehicles, then I'll book up.
  4. Got to admit it was always an anxious moment slamming the doors on my launch Evora🙈 what's the next thing I'm going to have to fix on the interior😱.
  5. Should have dinner this in the first place. I have always been a die hard manual owner; lotus, a no brainer, Porsche, similar but in traffic I often thought it would be nice to give my left foot a rest 🥵. Alpine, a no choice option🤔 although I am pleasantly surprised and trend to drive it in manual for pleasure and Auto for tedious traffic. Of course I am looking forward to a test drive in an Emira but I was unwilling, possibly to wait till 2023 and also to pay with £80K+for something I haven't driven, or seen in production form. Whatever your choice enjoy🥰.
  6. If you were impressed with the standard A110, might I respectfully suggest you try to get a test in a "Life" modified A110, it takes it to another level. Search for Life A110 or David Pook the dynamics engineer behind "Life".
  7. Well I bought my Alpine and picked it up 1st Dec, on the 4th Dec I took it to Spires to have the Life springs, geometry tune courtesy of David Pool and the latest remap. It's amazing!!!!!!! The closest thing to my Elise R in agility and handling but way ahead performance wise. After the Elise I had a launch model Evora; so much more grown up but got fed up of repairing the dreadful interior build quality. After the Evora I had a 981 Boxster S which I kept for 6 years and spent a fortune on performance upgrades. I saw the Emira after the launch and paid my first deposit at the end of July. Lack of communication, accurate information and general lack of professionalism from lotus had me cancel the order, plus I was not waiting till possibly 2023 delivery: Life is too short! I saw my first A110 whilst going to the view the Emira at Solihull, it was parked uu in their car park with the owner inside. After having a chat with the owner I went home and did some research; Gordon Murray has one as his daily🤔 nuff said!! Go and try one, but then go and try the "Life tuned version" YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED! If you live in the midlands area you are welcome to have a ride in mine.
  8. I know of a 911GT3 that is fitted with two external silencers connected to the individual tail pipes and attached to the rest bumper. Looks bloody awful but is the only way to pass trackday noise levels.
  9. Have it a clean with Carbon Ceramics Detailer this morning 😃.
  10. Found a Première with less than 3k miles in pearlescent white with a yellow fleck to it, STUNNUNG! Solihull Alpine; salesman Tim was very helpful and a pleasure to do business with. Pick it up on Wednesday, then it's booked in at Spires technology Warwick on Saturday for the "Life" sports lowering springs, fast road Geometry and remap , 300ps and 380nm torque. Can't wait😃.
  11. Pulled out of the V6 Emira. Need to see a real car in the flesh and drive one, too many variables for me at the present. Bought an Alpine A110 instead😃. I sincerely hope it all goes well for Lotus.
  12. Never had a problem with my Evora throughout the winter as a daily. Only chose to take our front wheel drive on a couple of snow fall days, easier and way cheaper to repair. The Emira is replacing my 981 Boxster, also a daily and I can't see it being a problem.
  13. Instant gratification, the more method🤗, could always try the old fashioned and little used, "save up" method😱
  14. Just had my call and paid the second deposit😃.
  15. @stephenwhytei would be very happy with Empire green😃, but alas, until we see a car in the flesh it's all guess work😰. @Nick in Sydneycan't open your link, not a fan of Zuckerberg. @Micklecan't work out the colour of the Emira in @Bibslast post; to me could be hints of green or blue.
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