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  1. Yeah, you can also get a funny grinding feeling and noise on the down shift sometimes. My evora did it quite regular when you released the clutch going from 3rd to 2nd. It did it quite regular when it only had a few K on the clock, hasn't done it for a good while now though and I'm still on the same clutch/flywheel.
  2. I'd be making sure your emergency boot release works before fitting the small battery... Evora is well known for killing large batteries very quickly with no use from being parked up. Small one will be even more of a pain I'd say.
  3. Scary isn't it!! Still love mine and it's going nowhere!! Need to take it for a blast!! Nothing that a lick of paint couldn't sort out.
  4. Which dealer did the engine swap? Speak to them directly perhaps...
  5. #10 was the development car originally bought buy Lotus Newcastle. It had 10k in the clock when the first owner had it (Alan).
  6. Nothing about taking the price down, that is the price in the market today! Not just lotus that are suffering, everything high-end is. A mcl 600lt spider is looking tempting!!!
  7. That's dealer price. I was offered one privately last week for 75k... Still there if anyone is interested!
  8. The new nsx has failed pretty badly at going hybrid. High expense, low sales. As for practicality, the new car has to have better features as a daily driver than that of the old ones. That's one of Lotus main problems, people generally buy them as a third or forth car that are for special occasions and limited use. They need to do much better numbers on this one and get people in them as a 'daily driver' else Geely are wasting their time. Turns green when angry?
  9. This design of brake ducting doesnt have to have the feed pipes sitting in direct airflow. The brake disc is effectively a un-housed fan impeller. By adding the backing disc you've now "housed" the impeller which will create a suction. You only have to feed the ends of th{ piping somewhere near a fresh air feed and it will draw it's own supply in, you don't need to force it in.
  10. Ask yourself the question... would you buy the missus a current Lotus, the answer is probably yes!! Would she be happy with it? Probably not!!
  11. Okay so re-read your post, you say carbon rear clam... Fibre glass doesn't usually have a weave no. Get your phone camera and take a picture of the inner face of the rear clam through engine hatch, was if it's carbon you'll see it straight away.
  12. Open the door and inspect the door shut to front clam, you should see a glimpse of the bare carbon during underneath.
  13. not at all, the only other thing I looked at was a Golf/AudiS3/RS3 as she likes the hatchbacks but presented with this car it was again no contest. It's a surprise pessie for the missus, not me. She will have never heard of a Alpine... It's the lowest power version they do (300hp), guards red, shit loads of options (wheels, heated steering, bose etc etc) due to being the dealer demo, 19 plate, they stuck another 12 months warranty on it so it's got 3.25 yrs all for 43k. the missus will never asked or even think about how much power it has,all she will see it's a red porsche, it looks great, it has nice wheels, the roof comes down at the touch of a button, it can get her shopping in with relative ease, she can get in it with relative ease and it plays radio4 on the stereo... Not my bag (give me a pick-up for the week and a lotus for teh evenings and weekends), but for her its going to bring a tear. Lotus need something in their stable that can do the same, hubby has the raw weekend driving machine, missus has the attractive everyday useable.
  14. Well I've just gone and bought the missus a 718 for Xmas and I'm a lotus die-hard.. I would have loved to put her in a lotus but there is nothing suitable in the current range for her needs as a 2 seater sports daily driver that can be used without having compromise... I didn't take two thoughts about it, there was no contest. If lotus want to widen their appeal to more of the market then they are going to have to change part of their philosophy at least in certain models they make in the futrue, adding weight and tech (and ease of use) doesn't mean it looses the "lotus" connection you have with the road. The Evora is testament to that already, weighty yes but still a driver's car at heart, just a shame it didn't sell better from the start. I'd argue the exact opposite...
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