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I have a exige 380 cup currently, but am thinking about swapping for a 3-11.  I previously had a 2-11 which i loved, tried caterhams but was really disappointed with build quality - was new but needed repeat trips to sort basic issues.  The exige is a fantastic toy and more than fast enough for me, but i find that i use it no more than i would the 2-11 and think i'd enjoy the more open air experience of the 3-11 for when i can take the car out.   Tend to be mainly road driving, including the annual five day french trip around Le Mans, but found that no impediment to enjoying the 2-11 with a balaclava and motorcross goggles.

Would welcome experiences of those who may have swapped.

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Getting close to another year past & I'd only repeat what I said previously. The 3-11 (and 2-11) just gives a much more visceral experience then you get with an Elise or Exige... or pretty much anything else for that matter. 
Definitely low on the practicality meter, so not for everyone, but if you are in it for the experience... it's going to be hard to beat.

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Had an Exige 350 and 311. Swapped the Exige for a Corvette and kept the 311. 

Both cars drive totally different. 311 on the road sucks. I drove 10000 road km since 2018. Michelin tires wont get to temperature. I swapped to Federal Rs Pro (yes those shitty china rubbers) and now it is more compliant on the road. On track you will have more fun with the 311. But on the road it feels kinda weird. You can drive high speed with the 311, on german autobahn I went 280kmh...It was fun and totally stable but the wind punches in your face really scary.  With the right tires 311 is really fun but factory setting is for racing and not for road driving.

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3 eleven is a fantastic car, more involving than the Exige V6 and also more technical to drive.

 buy this car to use it on track. honestly I don't understand the interest to use it on road. did you try to remove the roof of the 380 ? 




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