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    Current: Evora S IPS, Volvo 945 Gone: Esprit SE, Mercedes 280CE, Fiat 500 (classic)

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  1. Looks cool! When I bought my Evora I absolutely wanted a manual.. but at that time, the best car was an auto, so I took it. And guess what, after driving it, the auto/IPS became better and better, autoblip, torque etc.. And not worrying about the clutch etc. makes it even better. Don't miss the manual at all. So I probably would also take it in the Emira V6, if the manual is unchanged from the Evora.
  2. How does the V6 - automatic interiour looks like ? Same as the i4 dct? Or more Evora-like with buttons? Picture?
  3. Well, I would go for something practical.. My current set-up: Evora S + Volvo 945 works out nicely so far. Would love to convert the Volvo to electric (including solar roof to fight phantom drain), but 500km (more than 300miles) range is an absolut must for me. So maybe I just wait some other years.. πŸ˜‰ But as of today: Lotus Emira + Volvo V60 Cross Country
  4. Stumbled over this... πŸ˜‰ https://www.artstation.com/artwork/9md6RW
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    Lotus Emira

    Before I bought my Evora, I did that: Still like the idea of testing the Emira the same way, before buying. πŸ˜‰ I will wait until next year. Try to get one for a test drive back to back with my current car. If it is β€žbetterβ€œ for me, than I will buy one if new colours are available. Next possible Lotus for me would be the electric sport car in 2026… my current Evora will certainly also make it until then 😎 Would not give too much for the youtubers and motor press tests.. πŸ˜‰
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    Emira lite

    If everybody that is whining about "lightwheight" would have acctually bought a lightweight lotus (and still easly can buy a used one).... Fact is: Lotus would not have stoppt producing them if it where a sales success or if they would have found a way to survive with it... So yes, the Elise/Exige/410er Evoras are great driver cars and you still find good examples.. So grow up, buy one and sh... the f... up.. πŸ˜‰ With the Emira, Lotus has absolutely nailed it. They did what was feasible given all the conditions (markets, finance, technical, environmental etc). They must bring soon more options (colours! etc), but I have no doubt, that the Emira will be a success and excellent car as it is.
  7. In the Evora section you can find all details for the suspension setting πŸ˜‰ See attached pdf. You can see how they tuned the 400+ more and more agressively (camber etc.) Im pretty sure, you can set up one of the 400+ also like the S1 if you want. Back to the Emira πŸ˜‰ Lotus_Fahrwerk_Einstellungen.pdf
  8. Ok, these interiors or better the Info-system are not final yet. But it is still a bit of a mistery for me why they have done that? Surely they cloud have chosen some Nav maps or just any other screen. But instead the show information about the power AND in a magnitude where most people would have hoped for/expected? So what is this: a reference for future power output? screen designers expectation? just a negligence? easter egg? Whatever, Lotus has achieved that we keep thinking about it... Great marketing ;-))
  9. Interior pics still shows the 480hp in the middle screen.. πŸ˜‰
  10. By the way: Look at the Aston Martin configurator how may different colours they offer... I think, Lotus should do that too. The cars will all be the same, so the colour is only way you can differenciate from the Emira crowd.. More than 2'500 pending orders will make a lot of the same cars driving around....
  11. I think we have here a clear case of "listen to your wife"... Happy Wife - Happy Life... πŸ˜‰ And you get the right colours for free πŸ˜‰ I'm in the other camp. Empire Green or the dark metalic racing green would be my favourite. So the dark verdant could be it. With the current blue, I think they have missed it somehow. Mitnight Blue for dark and Essex blue for brighter tones would have been much better choice. (=more sales...come on Lotus with that fancy robo-paint-shop you can do that!) πŸ˜‰
  12. Not suprised about the sales of the US GTs. Always loved the interior with the seats, exterior too (except the front). I think a true-best-of Final Edition of the Evora would have cannibalized some of the Emira sales, so why bother.. The Emira as a plattform brings everything to the table for a future dream car. I will wait for the comparision test drive with the Evora's (old and new)..
  13. Does anyone know if the Emira has/is a faraday cage? The Evora/Exige/Elise have a compound roof that would not work as a faraday cage… So better driver quicker then lightning 😊
  14. With all this Emira hype going on, I just felt i have show again how cool the Evora can look.. bit of a show off.. but anyway 😊
  15. When I see that correctly: Evora Behind the seats: 189 Litres Boot: 114 Litres
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