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Lovely.

love the hint of yellow.

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My new Baby! I think it is the first 410 on German roads  

Epic Spanish trip. 2800 miles including a 700 mile drive back to tunnel. 410 performed perfectly . 

410 ordered. Another Exige owner making the jump over to Team Evora, though there seems to be a fair bit of traffic both ways. Never had one before but always admired them and have thoroughly enj

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No problem; car has been put to bed but I'll fire a pic of the battery & trickle charger up over the next day or so.

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Cheers Jonny,

Yes there have been a few passing glances. I parked it outside the local Halfrauds earlier while they wired in my dashcam and came back an hour later to find a small crowd around the car. The guy doing the wiring was lapping it up and the store manager asked if I could park out front more often as it was good for generating business.

Fast cars, bikes and any form of motorsport is massively popular in this part of the world. People love to see something that is out of the ordinary and a few of the young guys who spoke to me knew exactly what they were looking at (spec etc), which is encouraging for Lotus & their somewhat random & erratic social media marketing effort. :) 

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15 hours ago, Neal H said:

The black & yellow combo looks fantastic. Looking forward to your thoughts on how the 410 differs to the 400.

Neal, my first impression is that they are quite different cars in terms of approach if that makes sense (400 more GT  but I want to try to be as objective as possible. I will live with the 410

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On 29/04/2017 at 16:34, blindside said:

Some pics taken when changing plates earlier:

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Great looking car and from a good new dealership 

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My imagination, or have they stopped painting the lower part of the charge cooler setup?

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Previously Owned: 2016 Lotus Evora 400 'Hethel Edition' in Essex Blue, Red Leather, Red Calipers, Silver Forged Wheels
Previously Owned: 2010 Lotus Evora NA in Solar Yellow, Sports Pack, Tech Pack, "Heritage Edition" Recaro Seats
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It saves yet more weight Lee.

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Not your imagination. Another slightly odd weight saving choice. Like the removal of the plaque from the Exige's supercharger, or the engine cover in the Elise. Not sure anyone notices the weight removal, but they look cheaper for it :(

 

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IMO that is one of the pitfalls of 'Weight Saving'. It's very easy for the car to start looking cheap which is a bad idea in the price bracket of an Evora.  We all marvel at how light cars were in the 1960's and 70's. it was because they were cheap ( Cortinas, Minis, Imps, Marinas, Avengers et al..... all light weight, all crap attention to detail or finish ). I'm still in two minds whether to change my Evora S Sr for a 400 or not. Whilst I like the idea of the 400 mechanically, I think the 400 interior looks cheap in comparison to the car I have.  Ok, so I like the car as a GT, not a balls out track car, but I do think the 400 looks a bit ordinary inside TBH. It's subjective I know.

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I agree @Breeze re the 400 interior. It just does not look as good to me as the S1 Evora and it does look a lot more mass produced / main stream. But then I was not a fan of the painted / plastic SR interior bits either - I liked the brush metal of the originals much much better and would kill for the original metal interior door handles. Literally!

Oddly, I think for some reason it looks OK in the 410 (yes, I am an odd one!)

However, I do think the 400 is a very accomplished car as a whole package. If you don't mind spending the money you should get one. I could imagine a 400, with a KT 430/460 conversion would be truly immense in your part of the world, easily capable of holding on to Marranelo's finest etc.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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On 4/29/2017 at 16:44, mawheele said:

Any chance of a look at the battery and wiring?

A good look here on video at 2.29

 

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1 hour ago, C8RKH said:

and would kill for the original metal interior door handles. Literally!

I have a new pair which I have not got round to fitting yet. You've made me feel both guilty and a little afraid...

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Good job I don't know where you live @Danelaw. Yet!

If you ever want to sell them give me a shout.

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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I think I'd need a hand-crafted carbon fibre or titanium alternative before selling them. I was thinking I'd look at fitting them this week as it's the first quiet work week I've had for some time, but then my wife hit a deer with her hatchback and I'm having to replace the front grilles and a light fitting as the priority job.

I do agree with you on the original brushed metal finish and I've never understood the level of criticism for the S1 interior. I love it and feel it is special. I don't want my Lotus interior to be like a focus, golf or any other mainstream car. Those who have a  400/410 seem to like the interior, so i'm sure it's fine, but the S1 has a purity of design that they seem to have moved away from due, I believe, to some petty criticism's by journalists.

The carbon fibre and those wheels on the 410 are fantastic - they get full marks from me for those parts.

What I want to know now from a 410 owner daft enough to investigate is have Lotus changed the battery tray spacers from heavy steel items to something lighter?

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There seem to be a few more 410s on the market now. Out of interest, can anyone comment on how the 410 rides/handles/steers compared to a 911 GT3? I have never been in a GT3, but they always seem to get praise for their handling and steering. The 400 absolutely demolishes a cayman/boxster/911, so just intrigued what happens when you start comparing the 410 to cars higher up the food chain.

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