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Nearly bought a Exige today but now undecided on which one

GT Two

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I nearly put a deposit on a Sport 380 today, I was all set to do it however watching some videos on the cars I found some comments about heat soak. This got me looking at solutions and considering what else I would spend on the car once I bought it.


Exige 380 Sport £57k ish

If I added a some other bits over time.


Exhaust so I can track the car £1500

Induction £500+

Pulley? £?

Intercooler £?

Potentially a larger wing £1500?


I have spent north of £5k fairly easily, am I better off going for the 410?


The answer is probably where do you stop? I will only do 4-5 track days per year so the remainder of the driving is on B roads.


Any thoughts that will help my decision making process?




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About a month ago I nearly bought a 380 sport too, same price, could be the same car. I did some more last minute research and decided to go for a 410. I don't do track days, but my reasons being I wanted the charge cooler, uprated clutch, 3 way Nitron suspension, plus I love the 410 carbon fibre engine cover panel, and a few other little things like J hook brakes and Cup2 tyres which stick like bubble gum. I think the 410 is the sweet spot.

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@GT Two You could always wait to see how the Emira looks and weighs up against the Exige?

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It's very easy to go down the rabbit hole of looking to find the perfect car. In reality, it's just down to budget. I've "only" got a V6S but I've loved modifying it over the time I've owned it... part of the fun for me. Manufacturers are always held back by rules and regs, so I always prefer aftermarket for components as I never believe a manufacturer's OEM stuff is quite as good as what's being engineered by independent companies that have a true passion to create exciting products. A 380 with various upgrades from Komo-tec etc would be a much more fun route than buying a 410 and keeping it standard, but it just depends on what floats your boat.

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