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Welcome to the forum Matt. Remember to add your car to our registry and we'll need pics :lol:

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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Matt,

Welcome! You'll find a lot of good information on the forum. Look at some of my early comments from some initial impressions of the car (slicks, traction control, LSD, instrumentation, USA driver's seat, engine mounts, etc.). If your car is a true 2009, you should not have to worry about fuel surge caused from low fuel in the OEM tank. Many of these issues you should at least be somewhat familiar having previously owned an Exige "S". Good luck!

Bill

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Dan,

I'm not sure when Lotus officially called a certain build number a 2009 model. Only Lotus Cars USA or possibly Bibs could confirm this. All 2009 models, theoretically, should be 260hp and have a fuel tank with a revised pick-up to eliminate fuel surge on a low fuel situation in long left hand high "G" force turns. You had a front tow hook on your car. Are all newer cars so equipped? I'm not sure what other changes there might be. I would think that Matt's build number would be a 2008 model. It's also earlier than mine (as is yours) and #193 was the first delivered in the States (July 2008). Lotus has always been infamous for making minor mid-stream model year changes with poor records documenting them (whatever is left in the part's bin!). I think these cars are also made in batches so that further compouinds the problem. Good thing they're a blast to drive!

Bill

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Hi All, the model year for your car is defined by the 10th digit of the VIN stamped on the chassis. 7 is 2007, 8 2008 and 9 2009. When it gets here 2010 will be A! The cars are not made in batches by the way, they are built to order in amongst all the Elise, Exiges, Europas and Teslas and sequencing is only moved around a little to assist with labour assignment on the production line.

Enjoy. Nick

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