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Does anyone have experience of how much more restricted the view straight back in the rear view mirror is with a ducktail v's a glass tailgate, or even better could anyone post a picture from the drivers POV?

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I think @Bravo73 has this and has described it his car development thread.

If it helps, I’ve seen a number of rear views through louvres on Evora vids on YouTube, if you have a look on this one at about 5:20 you get an idea .

 

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Yeah, thanks for the advice. I found plenty of videos through the louvres, which is what got me a little worried about this in the first place. The issue is I've not found any nothing from the drivers view.

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It's much more restrictive in my 410Sport compared to my Evora NA 

However, as driving a quick glance in the mirror is still all you need to know what is behind you and in 18 months or so it hasn't caused me an issue.

Having said that, the car behinds headlights can be blocked by a louvre and give the impression on you being flashed. Other than that. No issue.

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Lol. Whatever fits your budget. They both look great. The GRP one painted in black and body colour, like Lotus did fir the 410 Sport James Bond tribute I think woukd look stunning.

 

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3 minutes ago, Bruss said:

Not a ducktail but this gives a long view behind, and the mirrors for everything else. 

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You know, that colour for your car is really growing in me. Looks lovely.

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54 minutes ago, G. Bell said:

@C8RKH thanks for the info... so my problem now is carbon or painted GRP?...

If you are just replacing the glass go for the grp insert. If you are going for the full tailgate the non oem replacement cf is only marginally lighter than the grp replacement. Save a lot of money.

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