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Just in time for the Spring.....


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Picked up today and then dropped off at the detailer, so not much of a play!!  Done 74 miles between the dealer and dropping off I have a plan for a big drive on the 28/29th March to get the run in mileage done and dusted in one go and after the ventureshield has been done.

Did a little section s bends loved it though and even keeping below 4000 rpm it's got a useful turn of speed, and considering everything is tight feels great, TRD airbox gives a nice little reminder when the supercharger is doing it's stuff, look forward to getting it back, I'll post some post detail pictures, hopefully there will be a difference though some of these it looks shiny  :D

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Lovely, congratulations :thumbsup:

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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

Evora NA

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Great Choice! You're going to love it! And you will be surprised how comfortable (relatively speaking) the seats are on long drives...

Make sure your "big drive" is not just a motorway where you will be cruising in 6th gear as you will not be running in your engine properly... Try to find a nice twisty road where you can work the gearbox, suspension and tires... Enjoy! :)

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I am planning a trip into the lakes with a visit to the motor museum there then a drive around a couple of passes and the roads around there then, the Sunday probably pop over to Lake Bala, Bewts y Coed and the Evo Triange so going to try and get a good mix of roads and basically enjoying the car :D

 

Thanks on the colour I am not sure I'd have natually gone for green if I was choosing a pure factory build, this spec was damn close to what I was after and it was ready in Hethel in this colour and having seen it we are extremely happy with the green and silver combo as a change to the black pack.

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From researching engine running in I am now of the belief the running in is to get you used to driving the car and nothing to to with running in the engine in in the old sense of the word.

 

Buddsy 

 

"Belief is the enemy of knowing" - Crrow777

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It's a good point budsy and actually there is probably good value in getting used to the car too, I've read the manual and what it says and shall follow the guidance and take it easy on me and the car for a 1000 miles and get the first service done.  It does say Occasional Short Bursts at wider throttle will be benefical so will do some of that too. :B)

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Been cleaned now ready to take to have the paintshield sorted on Monday then driving, have booked the first service which is to be done around 1000miles, I have a time target to get the miles done.

Nice drive back enjoying getting to know the car, really enjoying it so far, and I have found where to plug an iPod and it's not the socket on the left hand of the dash :)

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Epic wheels, I really like them :D

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

Evora NA

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Awesome car and motorsport green is fantastic - was so close to ordering that!

I'm in similar situation, car has been left at detailers (since last saturday!) and is getting filmed this week (hopefully) so I'll be able to drive it for real next weekend.  The wait is worse than delivery...

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Get the roof off btw, it's a different car and much better for it :)

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

Evora NA

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Epic wheels, I really like them :D

Thanks most of the Forged Wheels I've seen and do see are black so it's nice to be different

 

Get the roof off btw, it's a different car and much better for it :)

 

We discussed doing that today we'll have a look at fiddling with that next weekend I suspect.

 

Awesome car and motorsport green is fantastic - was so close to ordering that!

I'm in similar situation, car has been left at detailers (since last saturday!) and is getting filmed this week (hopefully) so I'll be able to drive it for real next weekend.  The wait is worse than delivery...

Thanks, not a colour we'd have chosen from the swatches as it were, but it was available and they had a car that was in the same colour and it did look good and so pleased we went for it as it looks great, next week I have a big drive planned thought depending on how this weeks goes depends on location, so sounds the same thought, though I have been for a couple cheeky drives today and no doubt tomorrow, it's there to be used and the film will just stop it getting worse :)

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A few update for the Elise over the last couple weeks, and as it was nice yesterday took it to work

 

Paint Protection

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Boot Tidy

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Aero Wiper

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ScanGauge

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Leather Trimmed Sills

 

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Brings us to this week and the first run in service is complete and car is ready for the rest of 2015, got some trackdays and drives planned will update with those.

 

Having now completed around 1300 miles the car feels great and getting a good feel for it and more imporantly very much enjoying and wanting to be driving which is after all why the guys in Hethel made it to drive it.

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Well done! Beautiful...

Where did you buy th eLeather Trimmed Sills ? Or did you have them custom made at the detail shop?

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Little update completed my third trackday in the Elise yesterday and my first issue has appeared......

A cap fell off the wheel centre on the access road after filling with fuel, sure there will be more in fact there will be but ok with this so far :)

What's has impressed me is the stock brakes lap after lap although they start to whistle when they are hot which I've not got my head around, as it stops when you apply a dap of pedal, and only when really hot so wonder if the pad is very close to the disk and whistle through the drilled holes which get a bit clogged with dust, performance stays really strong lap after lap no fade.

Really enjoying the Elise

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Done a few track days with the Elise this year, today the car just seemed to suit the Oulton Park better than any other track I've used it as so far. Due to a red flag had a shorter AM and then a top up PM tuition session, the bits we focused on the the additional speed I could carry was staggering from such a tiny change in line and technique.

Of all the cars I've run on track this one is my favorite by a long way.

I've have though managed to loose another wheel cap thing.

Anglesey tomorrow

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