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  1. There was an official supercharger kit for the Elise s2 R to bring the engine up to SC level. Had mine installed by Christopher Neil/Oakmere. Transformed the car into something quite different.
  2. On All4 ( you should be able to watch it "on demand" for at least a month after the original transmission
  3. Three Men and Four Wheels tonight at 21:00 featuring the Lotus 72
  4. This one is more in my price range......
  5. Lotus Says It's Open to Selling Off the Tooling Necessary to Build the Elise %1%24s&aoh=16204748244459&csi=1&
  6. Evro are just about to republish this book.
  7. A series of articles from CAR this week, beginning with this...
  8. Auto type correction. Rybrook are in Hockley Heath. No current Birmingham dealer since Nick Whale gave up. Choice between Oakmere in Cheshire, Central in Nottingham, PJS in Burton and Silverstone.
  9. Rybrook Birmingham, McLaren and Rolls Royce dealers, are in Hickory Heath. Between Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon. Same location for Lotus?
  10. erm..... It's alive.... maybe
  11. Phew... that's good, the long tail distortion doesn't look nice to my eyes.
  12. Is it just me, or has the tail end been extended out backwards since the launch car? See circa 0:58 in this video....
  13. Delayed delivery speculation
  15. 2020 sold out. Don't know how many that is....
  16. and finally sorted out some of mine for display......
  17. Where Lotus lead, others follow?
  18. My wall calendar view for July is this picture. Apt with the Evija launch this month, I'm tempted to think, "Lotus leading the way". From the ever wonderful McKlein Motorsport Classic calendar.
  19. So ...the morning after reflection and after reviewing the impact on the thoughts... I expected the styling to be more "way out". On reflection I think it better for not going that way. The rear end does give it some wow factor, but that comes from the tunnels which are there for a purpose not just mad bling. Inside... love the fact there is no massive touch-screen. Simple to use buttons, less distraction from driving. Nice to see Russell Carr lead the show and tell (with no grade C Hollywood has-been in sight). Performance figures. They have gone for the "massive slog for six over square leg" (that's hit the ball out of the ball park for our US friends). That will grab attention and get them plenty of media coverage. Development time has been pretty quick. Hope we don't get lots of delays. Wouldn't be surprised if 2020 delivery is more like Q3/4. Internet chatter is mostly positive. Probably as expected, there is some snide comments of the vapourware "believe it when i see it" type. Now it is VITAL that Lotus/Geely deliver the car with the quoted stats. If they don't then it would be another Bahar PR disaster. Keeping my fingers firmly crossed but my confidence is high that they are confident in doing it. How long 'till we get the Hethel lap time? Left hand drive only. Not available in the USA. Still think given the splash it's made that they can sell 130.
  20. Just noticed the countdown clock. Is that new? Launch time is 1900 BST.
  21. Anybody know the story of this car? Seen it at Mallory Park and Donington but never with owner. Elan+2 with a custom nose. Lotus badge on the nose.
  22. Went to read the latest Lotus piece on the Autocar website and got this advert. Ironic on a webpage where Phil Popham is saying Lotus may consider doing as SUV or Crossoverin the future. Always bugged me that Vauxhall use Elite and Mercedes Benz use Elan as trim levels. I assume that Lotus can't stop them but not exactly sure why. These cars are still driving around with "Elite" or "Elan" badges on them. I seem to remember for model names that you can't even have anything close to an existing name (Chamade and Charade?).
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