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  1. I believe the intended USA customer kept trying to knock the price down with the result that Lotus Motorsport got tired of trying to agree a price and decided to advertise the car more widely.
  2. I’d never even heard of a show or display exemption until now, so it wasn’t me
  3. Correct Andy Indeed I am! Or maybe I just like GTEs
  4. The other four were never produced. If you look at the nose of my car you will see it is slightly longer and sharper than the other cars including the Stratton’s cars
  5. The original plaque on my car shows that it was indeed one of five planned.
  6. I think the difficulty was getting the weave to align from one panel to the adjoining ones
  7. How do you define “full carbon bodied” Bibs? Does that include the doors?
  8. The Mansory seats do make the driving position higher. That’s fine for seeing what’s in front of you but not so good for seeing what’s behind you. I opted for a very simple solution. I duck my head when I want to see what’s behind me! Maybe I don’t look in my mirrors often enough but I survived two European Road trips with that solution. The Mansory seats are more upright but you get used to that.
  9. I’m not near my garage at the moment but maybe these will help :
  10. Looked good in the car too.
  11. The red set that were in Craig Moncrieff’s garage are mine. I fitted them to my white GTE. They are incredibly light and very comfortable. I still have them.
  13. That's a good question Thomas. Driving faster would give you more grip at the rear, but the risk of aquaplaning also depends on the depth of the tyre tread and the amount of water on the road.
  14. Andy, I detect a tongue in cheek attitude in your response! Yes, the squeaky Sparco seats are lighter than Recaros, but Mansory carbon GTE seats are lighter still. The metal mesh top grills were prone to rusting if you are over enthusiastic with the power washer. Mine are fine. "Light is right" is an admirable philosophy but doesn't mean that light is always better. Weight on a tyre gives you grip.
  15. I think Lotus chose to use Michelins because they were cheaper to buy. This is the same company that decided to fit one interior boot light in the 400 where previously there were two. Sparco seats instead of Recaros, plastic grills instead of metal. I'm sure the price of tyres came before any performance advantage if indeed there is an advantage.
  16. I think the aggressive camber on the GTE is a factor in the tyres ability to shed water but what effect does fitting a wider tyre have? I would have thought that less weight on the contact area between tyre and road would decrease grip, or am I missing something?
  17. The key words in your post Archie are "Murrays said"
  18. I seem to remember that the Michelins are 10mm wider at the rear than the standard Pirellis. That's fine in the dry but I wonder about how much that extra width increases the chances of aquaplaning when it's wet.
  19. adfer

    Evora Sport 410

    I think the difficulty would be getting the weave of the carbon to match with the the roof and the deck, although it can be done.
  20. I'm surprised they supplied you at all. What are real GTE owners going to do if all the unique parts have been sold off to people making GTE copies?
  21. Yes, the photo was taken at the Porsche test track in Leipzig. They have a museum and restaurant there too. The Leipzig dealer is the same guy that has the Berlin dealership. It's not an official dealership.
  22. Nice photo Andrew. Enjoyed that blast last night
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