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Wind Buffering is this a concern?


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Erm, well, with the windows down the wind will rush in at speed. I always drive my Evora with the windows open and have never had an issue. 

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I sometimes have the windows open and sometimes have them closed. It's normal to what you would expect.

Are you referring to a resonance type sound? On a previous saloon car, when the kids had their back windows open, it caused a wind resonance sound in the cabin that was slightly painful. Either closing the back windows or opening the front windows a touch would make the resonance go away. The Evora doesn't have this.

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1 hour ago, mg4lotus said:

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Are you referring to a resonance type sound? On a previous saloon car, when the kids had their back windows open, it caused a wind resonance sound in the cabin that was slightly painful. Either closing the back windows or opening the front windows a touch would make the resonance go away. The Evora doesn't have this.

Yes, referring to that resonance sound. I had a 2012 MB C63 coupe with the windows open it was just terrible. I know my Emira is over a year away but just thinking about it and the car reviewers don't address concern.

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17 hours ago, landsteam said:

Yes, referring to that resonance sound. I had a 2012 MB C63 coupe with the windows open it was just terrible. I know my Emira is over a year away but just thinking about it and the car reviewers don't address concern.

This is a C63 coupe thing...mine is absolutely terrible with the windows down. I very much doubt you'll have the same issue with an Emira.

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On AC, no Lotus currently has climate control. Emira I suspect will have this - a must to ensure a new audience gets what it expects.

I hardly use AC on any car but when I do need in Evora, it works well. 

Back on topic, Evora with windows open is fine. As is a 12c. 

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The Emira does have climate control :)

 

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I find normally that buffeting is worse in larger cars with a rear compartment, some say the Porsche 981 and 991 are susceptible, I never experienced it in ours or any other sports car so I am lucky. In our saloon car it can be bloody awful though 😖

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Considering how the airflow is designed for the air to move into the rear side intakes, it will be interesting to see (and hear) how the car sounds with the windows down.  You may be able to hear intake noise from the back, which would enhance driving the car in a brisk manner. 😃

 

 

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Also read a few complaints about wind noise with open windows for the Porsche Cayman. Seems there's some solution with little click on thingies on the side mirrors that cause a different wind flow, but no idea if this works or not.

 

My BMW E89 Z4 has absolutely no issue at all. Twee windows down, four down... doesn't make a difference. 

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My Kia will only automatically open the sunroof 75% if the windows are closed to stop the noise, it opens all the way if a window is open. 

That said, there's more than likely zero chance of the Emira having this issue, those clever folks at Hethel may have tested it for this problem so I'm amazed we're even having this discussion. It's akin to asking the max towing weight, no-one is going to be towing their caravan with one (Top Gear aside!). 

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Certainly no such issue with buffeting in the Evora, so I’d not expect Emira to be any different. I often drive with the window open if I’m on my own in the car, so I can hear the exhaust better! The wife complains of draughts so can’t do it on the rare occasions she’s in the car with me. 

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It'll be very similar to this. Judge for yourself! :D

 

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