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380 Sport ... is this a sweet spot? ( Newbie alert 🚨)


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2 hours ago, Davey D said:

Yeah that looks damned good 🤩

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You can of course also order from TLF at a small discount but it all adds up. I saved around £120 on a front carbon piece for my 410 Sport for instance.

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If you want to track your Exige keep in mind that the 380 exhaust exceeds the noise limits of most tracks - besides, no watercooled charge cooler...

Therefore last year I decided for a new Exige 350 (Vivid Green) and applied the KomoTec phase EX460 upgrade - perfect decision!

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40 minutes ago, Wilbert Camshaft said:

If you want to track your Exige keep in mind that the 380 exhaust exceeds the noise limits of most tracks - besides, no watercooled charge cooler...

Therefore last year I decided for a new Exige 350 (Vivid Green) and applied the KomoTec phase EX460 upgrade - perfect decision!

Funny you should that, because that was exactly the car I spec'd this afternoon when thinking about new with some mods (Beast) versus 380 (Less beastly)!

Did you play with the suspension and /or brakes too?

 

 

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Yes, I did - but please keep in mind that my modifications are based on a 90% track use profile...

Chassis: Nitron 46 2-way (great for track use but very noisy at low speed on B-roads, for street use I would recommend the very good and low-noise Ohlins "road and track" chassis)

Transmission Oilcooler (track)

Quaife LSD (track)

KoBra 4-4 brakes (track - for road use maybe just the front axle if at all...)

Forged wheels (track and street - just looks great and feels better)

Exige Sport 350, EX460, Ohlins Road and track chassis. forged wheels - nothing left to be desired!!

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Wilbert Camshaft said:

Yes, I did - but please keep in mind that my modifications are based on a 90% track use profile...

Chassis: Nitron 46 2-way (great for track use but very noisy at low speed on B-roads, for street use I would recommend the very good and low-noise Ohlins "road and track" chassis)

Transmission Oilcooler (track)

Quaife LSD (track)

KoBra 4-4 brakes (track - for road use maybe just the front axle if at all...)

Forged wheels (track and street - just looks great and feels better)

 

 

 

Yeh, I can see the focus clearly! Sounds wonderful, especially in the Vivid Green. Thank you re the Ohlin suggestion.

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Well i test drove a 350 and a 380 and a 410 and i bought a 350.  The 380 was noiser in a great way than the 350 but it didnt feel much quicker.  Then i drive a 410 again around Hethel track and soon after i bought a 410.  It really is a very different car than the 350 in so many ways.  For me there is no contest between the 350/380 and the 410.  But there is a chunk of money that separates them.  Each to their own etc.

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On 07/11/2020 at 17:19, stephenwhyte said:

Steve - you’re clearly a very sensible chap with excellent observational skills. 380 has been seen as the sweet spot by many including those that have sold Exige’s new, for some time.
Go on - get yourself over to the dark side.....in the long run, it’ll be the place to be😉🏆 stunning looking Exige is it fire Red?

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This is why I decided against a 410 and got myself a 350

  • exhaust noise (to noisy for trackdays)
  • carbon tailgate (ugly to my eyes....)
  • tail lights (ugly....)
  • manifolds (kats) are the same as with the Sport 350
  • carbon seats (too narrow)
  • no LSD
  • Michelin Cup2 tires
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  • 3 weeks later...

Looks the nuts, congratulations! Hofmanns are a proper bunch of enthusiasts too, great place to buy from. 

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On 02/12/2020 at 00:14, EX16FUN said:

So just to add an update ... got really close to a 380 purchase, but in the end, the 410’s ‘430 heritage’ was too much to resist and the deal I was offered was ‘just too good to miss’, honest 🤪.

The principle of Nitron adjustability, remarkable engine response, and the way it sits on the road (tracks will be superb I am sure), it just feels like what I always hoped my garage car would offer.
 

Oh and the wife loved the colour too, so it was a no brainer!

 

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Congratulations. Excellent choice, the right version with an amazing color👏👏

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