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  1. diamond cut wheels (or anthracite) AIM digital dash new steering wheel interior seat colours (X-brace design) a few different car colours a plaque and stickers that say "Final Edition" That's about it. They could have done better IMO (e.g. limited & exclusive design like Type 25/49/79 & 10 bhp more).
  2. Gordon S, your photos always look like taken from a magazine. Amazing, and tasteful spec too! I thought that motorsport green was no longer available. Also, just noticed that the Engine & Battery isolator options have disappeared from the configurator (hopefully only temporarily).
  3. You will lose your right to warranty claims if you don't adhere to the periodicity of maintenance.
  4. What lens was used in the last photo. The wheels also look quite shiny in the photo above. Did you photoshop or did you use a softbox ? In any case, they look ace 👍
  5. I'm on the lookout for the CUP 430 FE.
  6. We're a dying breed. Today's generation is no longer interested in cars. So yes, sports cars, in general, are dying with us. Just my opinion.
  7. I believe we will see something new(ish) in the first or second week of January. Fingers crossed.
  8. How bullet proof are they on a circuit? I remember the 2ZZGE requiring a baffled oil pan or/and an accusump system. What else is needed to make them bullet proof for track abuse? (particularly the CUP 430) Thanks, Joël
  9. Is it true that if you opt for the harness bar, it's the dealership that has to install it after the car has been registered, and that the part is sold as "track only" from Lotus ?
  10. Hi guys, I'm about to pull the trigger on ordering a new CUP 430 Type 79. Fortunately I can still get one albeit being over a year late. However, Lotus have informed my dealership that they won't be able to deliver the original gold wheels anymore. They will have to come in black instead. I'm not sure I would like that to be honest, it just looks wrong or "incomplete" for lack of a better word. I could order a base CUP 430 as an alternative of course, but the Type 79 has that certain appeal to me (the famous F1 Type 79 being one of my all time favorites). I guess I'll have to make up my mind but I thought it couldn't hurt if I sought advice from the wise and all knowing forum community 😇 What would you do? Choose the Type 79 with black wheels, or the common CUP 430 ...? Thanks. Joël P.S. I dread the idea of painting the wheels, so that's not going to be an option.
  11. Go for it if you can live with the thought that there might be a CUP 290? or better out before you take delivery.
  12. That might have been me. I cancelled my order when they announced that they cut the power from the announced 460 hp down to 410 hp. I lost trust in the gearbox and engine all of a sudden and believed that Lotus wanted to limit the package because it couldn't handle the load. I had suffered an engine failure with my 2-11 and had become overly cautious. Anyway, hopefully all 3-11 owners are enjoying their cars to the fullest extent. Sorry for my late reply, I don't check Lotus forums as often anymore. I have switched to a different brand and follow those forums, but am still loving Lotus.
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  14. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing. Love the new dash.
  15. Approximately a year. The 400 was first introduced in Geneva in March 2015
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    does it sound anything like your Exige ?
  17. Done, thanks for making this available. btw at what time is the broadcast?
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    what does the green button on the middle console do ?
  19. Many congratulations !!!
  20. What about the gearbox? Hasn't Lotus reduced the power from 460 bhp to 410 bhp in the 311 road version to avoid risks of gearbox failure ?
  21. While trackdays offer the big advantage of being less crowded (you share the track with far less people), you don't get the same impression you do on public days. On crowded Sundays, during Touristenfahrten, you have lots of spectators along the track and lots of likeminded petrolheads in the car parks to speak to. You dive into the atmosphere more and find it thrilling. If it's your very first visit, I would recommend Touristenfahrten. If you get hooked, and you will, you should try a trackday next and learn to drive the track at higher pace. Maybe if demand is high, we could organize a TLF meeting at the Nürburgring this summer?
  22. Thank you for your technical explanations. Always appreciated.
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