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On 9/29/2016 at 14:18, Colin G said:

How could we continue the sweeping generalised stereotype of all Americans being lazy, fat, Big Mac chomping lardbuckets if Lotus supplied all the manuals first? :P

Aren't their manufacturers kind of trying to keep manual transmission alive whereas here in Europe we're being told it's either no longer technically possible or that "nobody wants it"...*ahem* Lambo *ahem* 

Some of us don't care if 70 kg is required to press the clutch pedal!

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:lol:

 

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Quite like that. From some angles it looks like a modern pumped up version of a Lancia Stratos 

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Eww - that doesnt work for me.

 

looks like it's trying too hard to be Kermit green a-la GT3RS.

 

sample phot using Scott's car (he's on here as a 2-eleven owner).

 

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So he wants an FType replacement... but classes the F as a super car?

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Have to agree on the steering wheel, I hate the heavy sculpting and personally think it looks really shit. Might be good in the hands, but looks shit.
 

I much prefer my slightly thicker original early S1 steering wheel.  Not a fan of the all the cut-outs and shaping to be honest. And have I mentioned before how I hate those friggin' federal spec side reflectors. My god they don't look shit, they just look total shite!  They would have to go.

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I love the shape of the Evora steering wheel, but not the leather they cover it in. Generally very cheap leather in the 400's interior.

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Looks and sounds like Shmees older sibling. Nothing wrong with that I suppose. At least he did'nt try to hide his genuine surprise and excitement about the driving experience.

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1 hour ago, CocoPops said:

So he wants an FType replacement... but classes the F as a super car?

As you may remember, top of my paper list back in 2015 was the F Type and after driving thats where it stayed, top of the paper list

I couldn't afford the "R" so drove the "S" but I found it very sterile to drive and, apart from the nice exhaust sound, similar the XF i had a few years ago

Absolutely no where near the Evora for comparison, & that was pre 400

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@PaulCP have you driven an XKR? I ask only because I drove an XKR-S when trying out other possibilties, car felt very much "old man" - all the controls were far too light, no feedback at all.

I didn't know how much the F-Type moved the game on. I know it looks much sharper, sportier, but I also know it isn't that different from the XKR underneath

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I'm a fan of STG and I thought his comments were fair given that it was his first impression but I don't agree it feels raw. As for the steering wheel, I like the look of it, but not the feel of the lumps and bumps.

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Neil Kinnock's son?

13 minutes ago, Inkyfingers said:

He's quite annoying.

I recognise him, but can't work out where from.

He is a dead ringer for Neil Kinnock's son, which could explain it:

 

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5 minutes ago, JayEmm said:

@PaulCP have you driven an XKR? I ask only because I drove an XKR-S when trying out other possibilties, car felt very much "old man" - all the controls were far too light, no feedback at all.

I didn't know how much the F-Type moved the game on. I know it looks much sharper, sportier, but I also know it isn't that different from the XKR underneath

No I haven't..........................Did you ask because you thought of me as an "old man" :P:P

The F Type R is a completely different beast to the normal F Type. Haven't driven one but I've been in one and know someone who has a modified one

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@FGA I suppose it could be if you've gotten used to a squishy big car like a Jag.

 

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@blindside Maybe, but somehow think it's somebody i've met.

Anyway, my journey towards Evora ownership started with an F Type V6 S. I really liked it; the looks, the sound and even the handling, it knocked spots off the Porsche Cayman S I also drove, which felt totally soulless.

However, I was having trouble getting the purchase passed my 2 i\c who felt it was pointless buying a car we couldn't get the kids in, which got me thinking about the Evora. As soon as I made the decision to go and drive one, the outcome was inevitable.

I still wouldn't rule out an F Type at some point though, 

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