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Very nice, I do feel the 380 is the sweet spot for the Exige.

What made you chop in the Elise Cup, was it a 220 or 250?

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220 Cup. Really enjoyed owning it but coming up for 3 years decided it was time to try something else, life being short etc.

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Welcome to the 380 club 👍

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Congratulations, a good looking example. Is that @Dan.G Old car? It looks familiar....
 

I agree with most, the 380 was the sweet spot of the range. Some great extras over the 350. 

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I think one of the best upgrades is to the Nitrons.

I had a 380 Sport on standard and after trying a  Cup 430 which has 3 way Nitrons that was the clincher to change.

The Nitrons give great on road ride quality but a few knob twists and it’s ready for tracking. Well worth the money imo 

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Thx - good feedback.

The visual benefits of the lower stance also do no harm...

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2 hours ago, Edinburgh 111s said:

Congratulations, a good looking example. Is that @Dan.G Old car? It looks familiar....
 

I agree with most, the 380 was the sweet spot of the range. Some great extras over the 350. 

Not mine, but a cracking example. Well done.

Mine had a cf roof and harness.

Im in a gt3 these days

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3 hours ago, Edinburgh 111s said:

Congratulations, a good looking example. Is that @Dan.G Old car? It looks familiar....

Nope... I got that one.😀

Got it from Edinburgh in September. 

 

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4 hours ago, Dan.G said:

Not mine, but a cracking example. Well done.

Mine had a cf roof and harness.

Im in a gt3 these days

How are you finding the GT3 Dan? 
I am becoming a little disillusioned with the brand following the appalling way Lotus has handled the lack of dealership in Scotland...

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Lovely car mate 😎  This the one from Stratton Motors?  I had my eye on this one but got spec creep and ended up with a 410.

Enjoy!

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11 hours ago, Shibby said:

Nope... I got that one.😀

Got it from Edinburgh in September. 

 

Still in a 'favourite cars' list

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8 hours ago, Edinburgh 111s said:

How are you finding the GT3 Dan? 
I am becoming a little disillusioned with the brand following the appalling way Lotus has handled the lack of dealership in Scotland...

As you know, thats why I left, brand support. Ill try and give some thoughts..

The GT3 is quite a different car, to put it into context, id say the lotus is a chainsaw and the GT3 is a scalpel.

The lotus is much more raw and engaging, 'a laugh'. I might argue its a better weekend toy that you can play around with, the GT3 feels much more grown up and a serious 'race' car. Typically German.

The build quality of the Porsche is on a different level, as is the interior. Id say the Porsche has a better balance of road weapon vs usability, such as a radio you can actually use when you want to, for example, which I understand some people dont care about a radio but its there when you want it. The ride is harsher in the Gt3, definitely, although, no bottoming out as yet.

The GT3 is absolutely planted, I swear it could take corners at right angles, at speed, its that good. I wouldnt say it feels any faster in terms of speed over the 380. The extra revs in the gt3 is a winner.

The lotus turned more heads! I do miss my lotus but i cant justify that kind of money for a brand still having teething issues.

I test drove many exotic brands before buying into Porsche, many with more power, a better badge or more striking looks. To me, the porsche just felt right, the one that ticked all the boxes. I can confidently say, the porsche is one of the best handling cars ive driven, on the road. Buy one now before they go turbo lol

 

 

 

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@Dan.G

thank you for the insight. I absolutely agree that the brand support is poor. The dealer network is mainly amateur outfits which also doesn’t help. 
 

the car sounds fantastic, I am seriously considering something similar. Do you have any more pictures of your car ? The colour looks fantastic 

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