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EmiraSi

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  1. Looks like Top Gear is back on the 5th but not clear what's in the first episode
  2. I was holding out for 88mph in the hope I'd get a glimpse into the future and be able to grab some photos of the FE colours that I could post on here
  3. Not sure if this helps, but here's a photo I took sat in the show car (had the i4 shifter) at hethel. No idea if the pedals were representative of the production and not used to driving an auto. The biggest thing I noticed was the seat position felt closer to the centre console than the door, putting my left leg closer to the console than ideal. I questioned the seating position and was told it would be further outboard for production. No idea if I believe that though given some of the other answers I got have turned out to be wrong.
  4. Agreed! I also think they look worse than the show car seats!
  5. So many simple solutions to the problem, yet lotus seem intent on concealing the information. Meanwhile, and this is the part I think is really disgraceful behaviour, they're happily willing to charge people money to see cars in all sorts of unfinished/non-production standards in the factory!
  6. The black wheels have been photoshopped on and the rest of the image tweaked to try and get the senaca car closer to reality.
  7. Is that senaca behind it or one the base colours?
  8. It's not the month delay that bothers me, it's just another vague email from Lotus that seems to move the goalposts slightly that's the issue; "In the coming weeks", "following that, a couple of weeks before handover", why not just say 4 weeks before delivery we'll give you xyz, and 2 weeks before delivery we'll call you and ask for a wodge of cash!?!?!?
  9. I got the same email yesterday. Lack Of Tangibles, Utter Shambles!
  10. If it was simply a lack of regular updates or the manner in which information was being communicated was poor, then I'd agree with you @Bibsand @Evotion, all would be forgotten after delivery. The issue I have is that I don't feel that enough information is being shared. I posted a list on here months ago of all the things I'd like to have before committing and said there'd be a point, somewhere between none of it and all of it, that I'd be happy to proceed. The problem is I still feel a lot closer to having none of it than I'm comfortable with considering that in ~6 weeks someone is likely to be calling asking for another £75k. @Bibs I agree with list of reasons you've listed for buying a car, but sadly they're also where I think a lot of the unknowns are and could be a daily reminder of a poor choice; the colour, the seat feel/position, the quality/look/feel of the cabin materials, the gear change, the chunky steering wheel, the noise, the way it drives....all things that no-one outside of lotus has experienced yet in production form.
  11. I got my call this morning and chose not to provide a response to the question. I said that due to the ongoing lack of comms and information I didn't know if I'd be going ahead with the purchase so didn't want to answer.
  12. It might be the device you're looking on. On Android phone I only see the price under the configurator, on iPhone, Android tablet and laptop I see price, monthly and interest rate. Clicking on the monthly or rate opens the finance window. Haven't found a way of getting to the finance info on Android phone.
  13. Am I imagining things or has the dark verdant video been updated? It looks a lot closer to the static renders than it did yesterday...I think!
  14. The side indicator is in the wing mirror, you can see it in the YouTube video below. You can see it in the new configurator too if you look from the lower viewing angle
  15. EmiraSi

    Lotus Emira

    1000% this!!! I couldn't care less about seeing a CGI Emira on a road in California, I just want to see photos of cars outside on an average grey, winter day.
  16. I was hoping for road bike with wheels off and seat post out. Looks like it might just be doable from the dimensions, assuming you can get it through the door and past the seats
  17. It's a shame nobody at Hethel noticed that rolling off the production line, they could have taken a few photos of it for those people in the Emira fast lane that they keep promising will be the first to know about any new info
  18. I've missed the call in the last hour and had the same email as a follow up. Deposit place on the website around 10pm on the 6th July
  19. Thanks for this! But I'm now not sure about black wheels, and maybe black pack....aaaaaarrrrrggggghhhh 😂🤣😂
  20. Great work @Eagle7!!! I think you've nailed nimbus and verdant! The magma renders look great too but can't decide if they're realistic...such a hard colour to judge, and that's after seeing the samples and speed forms in person...twice 😂 I'm surprised how well magma with yellow calipers works, it's not a combination I would have ever thought of. Any chance of a nimbus with black pack, black wheels, red calipers and red interior??
  21. I agree with most of your post, at least in principle, as I've never been in or driven a lotus so have no basis for comment. But I do think that the suspension choice will make a difference on resale. The base car will come with suspension and as there's no mention of a choice of touring or sports on the base spec list, we have to assume it will be one those two as standard (unless they're going to introduce a "bog standard" for the base car?) and the other will come at a price. While there are only FE's available then you might be able to say there's no difference in value (ignoring the UK populations obsession for all things "sporty" judging by the number of msports and s-lines driving around on rock hard suspension), but as soon as lotus attach a price to the non-standard option then, in my opinion, it will affect the desirability and/or price at resale. Similarly if the leather interior comes at a premium over the alcantara, or vice versa, that is also likely to have some affect on resale. Just my 2p's worth.
  22. Second deposit paid on Thursday. When I clicked the link in the email I had every intention of speccing:After half an hour of being swayed by the colours on the configurator I went for: The only thing I'm sure about is that this won't be my final spec 😂 Both V6 manual
  23. Good question and difficult to answer. Here's a list of things I'd like, and while I don't need all of these, not having any of them means I'm getting less and less sure where the line is! - Decent photos of painted cars in FE colours - Same for interior - Pricing for options - Confirmation of final seating position. Plenty has been said about the height and seat construction, but both times I've sat in the car I felt my left leg was pushed up against the transmission tunnel. Was told at Hethel the production seats would be slightly more outboard, but would like it confirmed. - Test drive - New dealer/service center locations On the finance deals, I was told at Hethel that they can't publish the finance deals until the CO2 figures have been confirmed as it might affect OTR price. They were working with legal to try and come up with wording for representative examples to avoid falling foul of mis-selling rules.
  24. I noticed the nimbus shell also said (pebble grey) and the magma red said (gamma red) but couldn't find any reference to them with a quick Google.
  25. Some photos of the green taken inside. 1x flash off, 5x flash on and 3x flash off by the window
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