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Robert Crooks

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  • Birthday 16/02/1964

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    2013 Evora S
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    Bespoke interor

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  1. Hi, I thought I'd drop you a short note to say hi your direct messages don't seem to work, but perhaps this will.

    I have your old car, its in great condition and so far, going very well.

    It would good to find out a little more about it, I've found your Esprit World page which answered the engine number question, I'd be interested to know if you found out about the engine change and still have the gear box info




    Esprit mid res.jpg

  2. Not sure if this has been picked up already here. Haven't been able to find out any more information yet
  3. Wouldn't surprise me...............glad I didn't have to pay for it
  4. I wasn't sure either when Scott Walker first proposed the car to me, but I personally prefer lighter coloured interiors on this kind of car, and red isn't for me, so I went for it without having seen the car in the flesh on Scott's very strong recommendation. I have to say, when I picked it up on Monday, the colour combination blew me away. It's classical and sophisticated, but also quite bold in the contrast. It's a lovely place to sit, especially with the matching alcantarra roof lining. I love it......
  5. It came from Bell & Colvill. DB car? You have me intrigued.........
  6. Yes Nightfall Blue with Cognac bespoke interior.......
  7. My new Evora S in Knightsbridge yesterday
  8. 1 & 2. Bibs & Laura. 2 & 3. bingoking & Jackie 5 & 6 RobertC and Cami Bibs I'd like two tickets for the dinner too on the Saurday night please. Cheers Robert
  9. and the usual thoroughly objective view from Kimbers too......
  10. I just love the way that some make Bahar out to be a total villain here. Do people really think he made all these decisions on his own without any consultation with the vastly experienced team he put together, or with his ultimate bosses at Proton who were bankrolling all this. I also love the way some challenge the thinking of this vastly experienced team, like they themselves have as much or even greater experience of running a sports/supercar company. As far as I can see, Bahar was employed to take Lotus in a new direction, one which I believe, as clearly did Proton, was the only direction that would see Lotus survive as a future market leading profitable sports/supercar brand, something it had not been for many many years, following the model that has been so successful for Ferrari, Porsche, Lambourghini, and certainly saw Aston Martin saved from potential oblivion a few years back. He achieved a great deal in the time he was in charge, it was never going to be cheap, and Proton new that when they empoyed him and supported his vision for Lotus' future development. It was not Bahar's fault that Proton was sold to DRB and that this whole mess has subsequently ensued. If it hadn't, I daresay most of us would still be celebrating the coming new range of cars, and the association with the Lotus F1 team that undoubtedly has enhanced the brand, rather than making Bahar the scapegoat. Some, maybe, are enjoying his downfall a little too much?
  11. There is a porsche specialist in warrington called Ninemeister who I used to get the suspension geometry etc sorted on my S3Turbo a few years back. They have alll the laser set up equipment and software that seems to have the geometry settings for every car. The car felt significantly better set up afterwards. They were recomended to me by a guy who races Porsches and they apparently have an excellent reputation in the Porsche and wider racing community.
  12. I owned a LE Evora for 8 months and loved it. The build quality I thought was pretty good. I exchanged it for an Vantage because I just felt it was a little underpowered. However, I have just been tempted back into an Evora S. Picked it up on Thursday. It now has the engine the car deserved. It is seriously rapid. However, just as noticeable to me is that Lotus have improved EVERYTHING. The fit and finish of the interior, the steering and ride feel is tighter, more controlled than ever, and the gear change is a revelation. Sure, some of the ergonomics are a little wonky still, eg the mirror switch, but I can live with that. Having owned a 997 and driven the latest 911, the Evora S is a better car overall imho. But for some the brand and perceived quality are more important.
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