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  1. I drove now 5000 KM throu this rough winter. The Evora is definitively drivable, but sometimes tricky: a) the washer nozzle freezes quickly althou a minus 20 degrees cleaner is filled in. due to the construction, the heat comes from the back; so it takes time, till "real heat" is available in the interior. c) the heating in general is not "the hammer" d) traction: equipped with Yoko's Winter tires the car is pretty easy handling but looses frequently road adherence on the front tires. The grip on the back on snow is limited. Veeeery cautios accelleration is needed. on ice: oh oh... this requires totally reduced speed, more than average I am used to. e) gearbox: gear 2 is pretty hard to handle under zero degrees in the beginning. I switch from 1 to 3 after start. Takes about 6 minutes of driving till gear 2 runns good. conclusion: with a portion of prudence the car runs perfectly. Average consumption around 8,5 litres. I also checked difference with 100 octane gas... not worth. by the way: the pictures have been taken with a ordinary camera... so no professional handling. regs. A.
  2. ECU ?, I thought this currency is dead.... A.
  3. correct: Carbon Grey plus salt/dirt and Oyster. A.
  4. Replies: 1. Pictures Size: I was happy to get almost 3 pictures in the system with success... I had more than half an hour to put them in the forum (scaling down/up/etc) sorry... (dumb...?) 2. sticker on the left side: it is my own creation; inspired by the old black JPS F1 machines late 80's; they had the racingnumber combined with the Union Jack on their side. So I matched an original lotus stick, with a Union Jack together. I like it, because it is uncommon. 3. Wintertires: ... oh oh... telling the truth: although I have the "officillay supported" Yokohama on it... the Evora is NOT a snowmobile. As fantastic the traction and the handling is of Evora on normal streets, as unpredictable is it on snow. There is simply not enough grip. Even with veeeery carefull right feed... no chance to have it there where you want it to be. I think it is the tyre size in combination with the construction. I can compare with my Saab only, which is unfair... caus Saab is frontwheeldrive, engineweight on the tires and the construction of the car is totally different. It could be the tires a bit... I have Conti. on one Saab and Goodyear on the other... these cars go throu snow like butter. what I can say: the Evora gets out the line suddenly but can then be controlled easily. Normally it is otherwise: the car shows no sign of physical overboost at all and then... it overreacts and its to late for the driver. I drove BMW M3 in Finnland's driver training: these are full electronic items (4 buttons) helping the driver in a good way; so also here: not to compare with the Evora. best thanks to all, A.
  5. A wonderful first ride throu the mountains with my Evora. A.
  6. Fantastic; me too... I was at Zurich Airport and the Alpine showed me to be in Paris! ...(nearby) ... Will have a new one next week, hoping to have GPS working. By the way: I fall out the GPS in every tunnel... and the radio is ridiculous. A.
  7. ... I had half a meter... so no foto possible due to wrong shoes... Happy new year! A.
  8. Just got my new Evora with Wintertires equipped and thanks to Santa, there was plenty of snow around. The grip is tricky... due to the large reartires the car turns with the back quiet quick. No compare with dry or wet roadhandling. For everybody: go slowly, it is totally different to the Summertires grip, also if Lotus writes some specials in the manual on the WinterYokos. I was in Northfinnland with BMW for Icedriving School in Feb. 09, so I know how the feeling is to loose roadcontact on ice. With the Evora it goes quickly... anyhow, no danger at all. But be carefull. From Switzerland, Anubis
  9. After 3 days of driving my new Evora in very cold weather (minus 15 degrees centigr.) I turned the heating knob the most possible but ... Heat... is different. Coming from Saabs heatstream since years, I think either I have to wait fro Springtime or I will be frozen in my Evora. Do others have the same effect? Or is this car too cool? Anubis
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