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  1. Likewise - looking forward to more photos!
  2. Not really, no…… The colour samples in Bibs’ photos were brought from the design studios as the small disc ones were stuck elsewhere….. The factory shop was open with the new merchandise range though!
  3. I can confirm what TomE just posted - I was at Hethel today - Scott Walker (UK Sales Manager) confirmed that queue places (whichever queue you opt for/end up in - i.e. V6FE, i4FE, base + own spec) are all based solely on initial deposit date/time, as long as 2nd and 3rd deposits, and config choices, are made by the deadlines set when requested by Lotus. For anything other than V6 FE cars, these won't be requested yet....
  4. Elisa (Artioli) meets Emira at Hethel.....
  5. Me too (had the email, not in junk) - although I was tipped off that they were coming and was looking out for them 😉I have now switched mine from Silverstone on 1st Nov to Hethel on 28th Oct - quite handy as I'm only 13 miles from Hethel!
  6. It sounds to me as if the issue is more around naming conventions/marketing here! How many would choose differently if the options were called, say, "Sport" and "Track" instead of "Touring" and "Sport"? 🤨
  7. 11 March 21 - 6970K - 27 April 21: Lotus company update and Emira name announced 27 April 21 - TomE - UK - V6 manual 28 April 21 - JamesDG - UK - V6 manual 30 April 21 - Pugwash - UK - V6 manual 4 May 21 - Philsport300 - UK - V6 manual 7 May 21 - Mark030358 - Undecided 15 May 21 - JCR - Undecided 19 May 21 - Gashead1105 - Undecided 20 May 21 - Evotion - V6 Manual 20 May 21 - Evotion - i4 22 May 21 - KennyN - V6 Manual 4 June 21 - DJW - V6 FE Auto ordered - 2nd deposit paid 5 June 21 - Worldwidewebs - 9 June 21 - Lavazza - undecided 7 June 21 - MarkWilliams1 - Undecided 23 June 21 - KJD - V6 manual 28 June 21 - DaveC72 - i4 29 June 21 - greg/valetpro - Not decided which engine yet. 6 July 21: Emira reveal at Hethel 6 July 21 - Duncs - V6, but cost dependent. 6 July 21, 22:00 - EmiraSi - 6 July 21, 08:00 - Claymore - 6 July 21, 23:09 - Abgreenbank - 7 July 21 - Lockey - i4 7 July 21 - freefall_junkie - V6 manual UK 7 July 21 - glen8 - i4 7 July 21 - Al_C - I4 7 July 21 - Neilread - I4 7 July 21 - Philnotts - V6 Manual 7 or 8 July 21 - JJ - Cost dependant 7 July 21 - marclurr - UK - V6 Manual 7 July 21 - LotusAmateur - UK - undecided 7 July 21, 15:45 -Emiralust - UK - V6 Manual 8 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 1 (Thursday) 8 July 21, 09:39 - mctaff - UK - V6 manual 8 July 21, 16:34 - JimH - i4 8 July 21 - MJON - i4 8 July 21 - Wake - i4 (V6 cost dependant) 8 July 21 - Johnhoward - V6 Auto 8 July 21 - EmiraJam - 9 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 2 (Friday) 9 July 21 - Beady - I4 (probably) 9 July 21, 08:00 - Beancounter - probably i4, but maybe v6 manual 9 July 21 - Speedluvver - i4 (most likely) 9 July 21 - E1M2I3R4A - V6 manual 10 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 3 (Saturday) 10 July 21 - Washy - undecided 10 July 21 - Al - completely undecided. 11 July 21: Goodwood Festival of Speed Day 4 (Sunday) 12 July 21: post Goodwood Festival of Speed 12 July 21 - emstan - V6 12 July 21 - Denno - i4 (most likely) 15 July 21 - nohl2678 - V6 (I hope!) 16 July 21 - Frickin Idiot AMG / V6 19 July 21 - slotdawg - V6 Manual 27 July 21 - Scrute - V6 Manual
  8. Had my call yesterday while (/smug mode - while at the airport in Milan) - deposit placed 8th July (Goodwood Thursday) at 16:34 Elected to wait for i4 first edition (asked about delays - the official line is still Autumn 2022 deliveries) and received this almost as soon as the call was ended :-
  9. Maybe there will be a move to variable mileage/condition-based service intervals with the new electrical systems (and especially the i4 engine) as opposed to the archaic fixed annual service / fixed mileage interval regime of the past?
  10. Or Yellow with green - and much closer to home.... 🙂
  11. They're clearly still tweaking it - steering wheel choices have been reduced to just two now as well.....
  12. https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-rate-tables - as said, emissions are still a guess at present - but that only affects the first year in any case..... Then all cars over £40,000 are £490 for years 2 to 6 then £155 (currently - but who knows what the UK Gov will do by then....)
  13. You can't configure an i4 (yet and) now that V6 pricing is on the configurator. Assuming option prices are the same, the key for comparison is the non-optioned i4 First Edition price - I've been on the chat and told that this would be visible in a personal configurator link to be sent to deposit-holders "soon", and as part of the initial telephone call process.....
  14. Nope - I haven’t expressed a preference as part of the process to date, will probably choose i4, and got the same email….
  15. Perhaps, and likely, but there would have been no harm in saying so if that’s the case….
  16. Me too - another poor quality communication that will doubtless cause more work for the comms people as it specifically states “V6 First Edition” and makes no mention of the i4/AMG/DCT choice…..
  17. So not a great buying experience so far - I live 15 miles from Hethel, and nearer than Stratton who have been downgraded to service only and are further away than that. Colchester not possible due to date/time so I’m now having to take a day off and undertake a 6-hour round trip to Silverstone on a Monday. There really needs to be a Hethel event too, in the absence of a local “retailer”….. 🤬
  18. Hethel option (in the absence of Strattons)? Ludicrous that I live 5 miles from the factory but nearest option so far is Colchester…..
  19. No - I reused the mounting brackets and bolts off the old double-din unit - they miss one bolt out but I got them tight enough without it. DAB splitter is still good in strong signal areas, but drops out in poorer areas - but then again so does the factory-fit DAB in my RR Velar.... The hardest part is using trim tools to remove the dashboard surround piece (watch the ribbon cables when you do this and make sure they go back the same way round after!) - this is well-documented elsewhere!
  20. It would be nice to have the option if you live where I do though....! 😉
  21. If so, they haven't gone public about it (yet?)..... I've also heard unsubstantiated rumours of an on-site new car showroom/dealership at Hethel which could play a part if true, and this page (not currently linked to or on the dealer map) now exists too..... https://www.lotuscars.com/en-GB/retailer/lotus-hethel/
  22. I asked my dealer (Stratton Motor Company) for their roadshow dates and this is all I got back..... "As I now understand everything to be communicated through Lotus Cars for our old and new customers that have ordered the Emira. The new Emira orders and deliveries will be handled by Lotus Cars and not via our showroom for the new car deliveries. We will continue our dealership support in all other areas for Lotus Cars and our/their customers. I will pass on your details and query reference the roadshow to my contact at Lotus Cars." They've also been "downgraded" to "Service Only" on the dealer section of the Lotus Cars website.....
  23. It's a no from me too, but that's not a poll option......
  24. 3 more still for sale here :- https://www.strattonmotorcompany.com/listings/?meta_make=Lotus&meta_year=&meta_trans=&meta_fuel=&meta_type=All&meta_con=All&meta_order=&meta_price=0+-+479940&meta_price_max=479940&submit=+Search&CarDealer_post_type=cars&postNumber=&CarDealer_search_type=page And I believe that the previous owner of the black 2011 NA that they currently have on the same page may have been a certain Russell Carr as well....
  25. They're Schrader Gen 2/3 valves/refurb kits - fairly common in the UK at least - I had 2 new front PS4S's fitted on Monday and the tyre place (local independent but Black Circles Premier Partner) had them in stock (I did check first).... Part Number 65657-KD (according to SELOC Wiki) which brings up these on eBay (no guarantees but only a fiver!) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164872391121 https://www.tyresure-tpms.com/pages/product_details.php?product=TYR-K004_10 (Box of 10 kits for cross reference) which also gives these comparative part numbers: 6-118, 72-20-504, 5628405, 20010, 5004, 65657-KD, 2010K
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