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Adding to the trail of 430 pics. This one by GF Williams.

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Having owned a Exige Sport 350 for almost three years I decided to go all in for a Cup 430 now too. Still in the running-in period and no regrets so far 😃 Truly Amazing car!

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You won't believe this Nathan but I thought that would be the one when I looked at the 430's for sale.  Superb car mate...

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So envious Nathan. In my opinion the best looking lotus and probably the best performing lotus in resent times, totally stunning. Interesting it’s lost it’s red callipers for yellow ones. Looks better for it 👍

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Very nice, congratulations :thumbsup:

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@Nathan Pitmanthat car’s got it all for me in terms of an ultimate Exige spec, rarity & colour combo.

I appreciate that it’s very unlikely to be the case just now but if you are ever thinking of moving it on....🤞 I’d be really interested.

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There you go, Nathan, you have a buyer. 
Except there’s nothing you could upgrade to! Think you’ve peaked. 🙂

Wonder how many 430s there are in the UK now? Think the usual guess is between 25 & 30. Anyone know...?

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@blindside thanks, it was the subtle but not subtle spec and rarity that won me over too. Doubt I’ll be moving it on any time soon but if I do I’ll let you know. 
 

@Gordon S based on the number of people we know with 430s it feels like there must be thousands of them across the UK. 😂

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Nathan, that's a stunner, but you already know that 🙂  

1 hour ago, Gordon S said:

There you go, Nathan, you have a buyer. 
Except there’s nothing you could upgrade to! Think you’ve peaked. 🙂

Wonder how many 430s there are in the UK now? Think the usual guess is between 25 & 30. Anyone know...?

29 according to 'how many left' not sure that includes 2020 cars though but cant be more than a handful. I would guess by the time production ends going to be around 35-40 RHD UK cars?

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3 minutes ago, PeterG said:

Looking on 

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/lotus_exige_cup_430 there's 26 on the road and 4 on sorn. 

Sport 410 there's 59 on the road and 7 sorted. https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicle/lotus_exige_sport_410

Both pretty rare.

There are some weird anomalies with HML.  I think for the most accurate number go to engines tab and that is most accurate,  The other 3 tabs always slightly out with each other.

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Hi Guys,

I am just about to sign on a Cup 430 this Thursday but for the last week I have had people tell me I am mad for it as I am planning on using it for at least the next 6 months as a daily drive. I thought rather than listen to a load of people who have no idea on the car and have just seen a few reviews and photos ask you guys who actually own one! I have to admit I have one concern and that is nothing to do with the minamilst interior or potentially harsh ride (I am young) but is instead its capability in the weather especially heavy rain. I will be using it for work commuting which is around the country and I will probably in the 6 months or so clock up 5000 to 8000 miles before I get a secondary car which I can use as my daily. In short I guess I am asking, Is it reasonable to use this as a daily driver and how does it cope in the wet conditions with grip?

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22 hours ago, JackWoods678 said:

Hi Guys,

I am just about to sign on a Cup 430 this Thursday but for the last week I have had people tell me I am mad for it as I am planning on using it for at least the next 6 months as a daily drive. I thought rather than listen to a load of people who have no idea on the car and have just seen a few reviews and photos ask you guys who actually own one! I have to admit I have one concern and that is nothing to do with the minamilst interior or potentially harsh ride (I am young) but is instead its capability in the weather especially heavy rain. I will be using it for work commuting which is around the country and I will probably in the 6 months or so clock up 5000 to 8000 miles before I get a secondary car which I can use as my daily. In short I guess I am asking, Is it reasonable to use this as a daily driver and how does it cope in the wet conditions with grip?

Should be fine.  George Williams uses his EX460 as a daily with winter tyres.  I use mine in the winter no problem (not as a daily) but if you are using in bad weather I would change the tyres to at least MPS4S. The cars are quite comfortable, AC / heater works well, they have cruise and parking sensors and are easy to maneuver.  The only thing that would 'slightly' worry me is the exposed engine through the slats.  If I was going to leave outside I would think about how to protect the engine from all the extra rain.  I'm sure its fine but that's all I would worry about. Make sure ride height is not super low as well.   You are definitely no mad, its everyone else who is not normal 😉

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