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  1. I wondered that, or was it a fluid leak? typical! 😂
  2. That last pic looks fantastic
  3. Maybe a touch. But I’m not expecting that to dramatically raise the nose. Looks the same one the grey one
  4. Interesting ride height at the front of both cars there. Odd disparity to front and rear
  5. They said on the phone that “the factory” just refuses any customer services requests to change any specs in the queue. It sounded like a cop-out but that’s their stance.
  6. It must be a nightmare for them, taking that car out of the build plan, vs. bubbling the entire queue up to avoid changing the plans. Surely if you move one person forwards that leaves a gap on their vehicle to be filled again further down. Tricky business!
  7. So I had a call from customer services this morning saying my end of July 2021 reservation is a December 2022 build slot but that they had a cancellation and we’re inviting me to move forward to August!! I have no idea what the criteria was for choosing the people to bump but I actually declined as the only things the same on the config were interior colour and exterior paint colour. Pretty much every other option was different. I expect people have spent as much time as I did agonising over the final configurations. Still, it pains me to have passed up an opportunity to take delivery four months earlier but hey it’s worth the wait for what you want! And the lady on the phone seemed surprised that I didn’t agree on the spot! Someone else looking for a Seneca, full black pack, gloss black wheels and red interior will be the lucky winner I guess! They wouldn’t change anything on that config either, everything is locked now. It was nice to know I’m still in the plan 2022 (just) - based on others’ best guesses on here people are being led to believe they’re January or into February.
  8. Pleasingly it looks like the wheels on that green top gear car do have the soft matte black painted finish like the mock-up wheels on the Seneca mule on the roadshow. If they turned out to be glossy black in production I’ll be devastated and asking to switch
  9. 🤣 yeah thanks just what I needed to hear 😛
  10. So do we know (or have more reasonable guesses) as to how many cars are coming out per batch/month now? I was mid 20s July deposit so I’m now assuming I’m lucky if I get mine by Christmas 😟
  11. For the showcar tour DC wheels were unavailable from manufacturer, they were milled from billet aluminium and painted by Lotus so we can’t rely on those to be accurate, but they looked incredibly good. I agree leaving changes to last minute that might affect the build queue priorities is a bit of a pain.
  12. Just had my call today!! I must admit I’d hoped the special new configurator was going to be a bit fancier haha at risk of repeating what folk have said already I had these nuggets from my guy: They are building all first editions for orders placed so far, they’ll stop taking orders at some point and draw a line, and that’s when FEs stop. Doesn’t matter how long it takes to build them or what delivery dates end up being. He suggested that I was within the first 1900 orders at this stage. Wasn’t clear if that was v6s or all. They aren’t quoting delivery dates so far as they’re still having people pull out so we’re sliding up the queue! I asked about finance packages and they aren’t set yet, but he said it would be a fair assumption to look at Porsche’s deals offered on the 718 Cayman and that they would be representative of what Lotus will offer. I thought that was odd as I expect they’re pitching the vehicles head to head but I didn’t expect them to be as anal as to copycat the finance too, doesn’t feel like they need to. Finance deals won’t be released until the new year and you will have the option to slip your order if you can’t commit without seeing them first.
  13. Audi tried to sell me a fixed service deal on my TTS. I asked what services cost and he couldn’t / wouldn’t tell me, he said “it depends” Ridiculous to have no way to tell if it was worth doing. This is the odd thing with dealing with the factory for all the money but collecting from a dealer/retailer. At what stage will they bring up all the usual franchise extras like GAP, paint / alloy protection, I assume literally on the day you collect
  14. I understand why some people don’t like them. But it’s served it’s purpose for me extremely well. It’s heavy, flat footed and has very numb control feedback, but it’s comfortable, refined and quick. It has a surprisingly large boot if you fold down the back seats too. It’s time to have the dynamics and the excitement I’ve always craved though. Especially as I don’t commute now and the drives I will do I want to be worthwhile Sounds great! Thanks for the welcomes everyone
  15. Hi folks, I'm Alastair (Ali) a Scot living in Gloucestershire. I've been a massive Lotus fan for a long time and the Emira deposit is going be my first Lotus. Had Emira not been coming a long I'd have been buying an Exige and another runabout but I'm going to try and daily the Emira 🙂 I currently have an Audi TT-S, and an XC60 T8, and before that I had a heavily modified smart Roadster for a long time. The Roadie brought a kindred spirit with Elise owners, I used to track that and had uprated most elements of it that matter. I've had my Emira deposit down since July, and been to Rybrook Bristol to see the roadshow, even though Silverstone is my dealer of preference, but dates didn't work for me. I've driven Elises, Exiges and VX220Ts in the past, and as a relatively inexperienced Electronics Engineer went to Hethel for a job interview for Lotus Engineering. Glad to finally be on a forum of owners!
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