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  1. the standard setup on the v6s is way too soft on track imho . the cup setup is miles ahead.... as a road track compromise its v good, but the emphasis is absolutely in favor of road. dont get me wrong, a well driven v6s on track will be a match for anything bar silly stuff which just goes to show how good the car is! .... so its hardly a problem.... but theres roll and pitch beyond what im comfortable with.... on road its marvelous however.
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    Evora Sport 410

    does anyone have a photo of the rear of the cabin? curious to see how much space there is back there and what it looks like w/o bench and those buckets! thanks
  3. thanks arun, you chaps saved me a packet. appreciated....
  4. just think they were 500 quid each or something not so long ago so glass have full and all that! how the hell did they get so cheap all of a sudden?
  5. excellent, just ordered a set myself...thanks chaps.... i managed 7.5k on my last set of rears with quite a few TD's. i have my DPM to OFF i suspect this is where the difference is if you have yours on race or sport on track - just a shot in the dark? ..... i suspect same same will apply to rear pads and disks ?
  6. Done it many a time in mine. No problem.
  7. Hi steph.... i think the v6s was the softest version of the exige we will see. Now.... for me its the best all round car (even car) the company has made. Nothing feels like one and you cant get them out of your system once in. Try going back to a porsche after this! Sure more confort but its that exige magic.... Thats not to say it cant be improved after i suppose what is now nearly 3 years...
  8. JP... nail on head. Chassis work and lower engine. Lower sills. Longer central tub. I would take that over -25kgs (i need ac as i take mine all over europe) ... Merry xmas all
  9. excellent piece JP .... but herein lies the problem for me. theres not enough differentiation in the 350Sport for existing V6s and Cup owners to upgrade en-mass.... the thing is, the existing car is so good anyway - ECOTY joint winner w a pagani - your stating point is already 5 stars ... is shaving a few kgs really moving the game forward ... your Cup did the weight thing nearly 3 years ago and for the saving offered by the 350 i would still take a nearly new Cup or a heavily discounted CR....... just a friendly debate thats all
  10. lotus at the end of the day is a business....and i assume we are allowed to try and be objective on here? i think on the sales front of the current exige v6 they have reached critical mass in numbers. ltd edn paint jobs arnt going to cut it. you just devalue the product long term for short term gain. new sales are incentivised 50/50 deal and the secondary market is stagnant. that normally means you need an updated version that the existing market wants to switch into or new buyers want to take up on. that 360cup is £72k!!!! that a lot of money .... Its a lot for an elise based exige imo that isnt really a significant update over and above the S i bought at a lot less 3 years ago. i could be insane but i cant see the mechanical hold up on an exige 400, i bet they have a working version already.. ...i think the only hold up will be how much they want to change it over and above the drive train alone, so styling, a bigger fuel tank - legal issues, lower sills (which i cant see them being able to do with that elise central tub as i know how unridgid my v6 chassis is with raised sills) which they absolutely have to do to open the car to a bigger mkt and increase mkt share. so yeah on one hand i think its simple. on the other ? im holding fast as imo the 360 or the sport isnt a viable upgrade. and herein lies the problem. is lotus award winning and best car going to be developed quickly enough to keep the interest going? the precis of EVO and the 400 Evora was great car but the rest of the market had moved on in the meantime. a sorted exige 400 would imho deal with that gt4. think of the good press, credibility and associated sales - and not just for the exige. im not talking rocket science!
  11. so whatever comes after this will be lighter and faster?....each to his own but its what i'm waiting for. i really hope this is the last refresh before they stick an LSD and Evora400 drive train in and would have one tmrw. for me anyway the exige product lineup now is totally confusing. i think the basic car (so this 350 sport?) has lighter wheels than a cup? and how does the CR fit in ? is the basic car quicker than the CR and 360cup round hethel? wtf is going on? lol... someone pass me a coffee i'm totally confused!
  12. thats because you are holding your phone and driving lol! you wont lose anything down that linkage unless you are holding it and changing gear, its sealed at the bottom... i think its great from hethel that they expose this stuff .... good on them. lets not health and safety kill off choice....
  13. ok ... but imo that's not a differentiation. things are getting a little blurred..... this has had most insulation removed, has an aggressive camber and harder setup..... this and radio can be overcome w headphones as JP does in his CUP. how much is this? how much is a cup360? cheers
  14. love the exposed gear selector ! start stop, brighter light buttons, that new green...... not so much the seats or wheels. looks like a modded S2 as opposed to something new/progressive..... but im stumped here... why buy this over a cup360?
  15. is that green more punchy than MS green or just photoshop?
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