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Have to say an attraction of getting my Cup was it being a 'Motorsport' car fettled by Russ and team. It's a feature that made Lotus cars even more interesting. While appreciating there must be s

Sadly the buyers just didn't get or particularly care that the Cup cars were developed by a real Motorsport team. I'm not sure many people believe that a Renault Sport or Porsche Motorsport car is muc

Private entries in the Hankook 24h series are running Evora and Elise - one is on track just now (13/1/17 to 14/1/17) Dubai 24 hour race. Pretty sure later in the series a further Evora is going to be

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I expect what might suffer is "the details" - as far as I understood it the Motorsport cars were built properly by a dedicated team. Slinging them down the production line is going to mean they're built to the same standards as the rest of the Lotus line-up. Which, judging by my Evora, is not great.

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I believe a number of members here had cars maintained by Motorsport - the GTE owners in particular I am sure are disappointed to see this happen

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Very good points as always Jonny. Driving an S1 Evora and the 400 back to back is very interesting. Lotus need to be extremely careful I think to not fall into the trap of just "make it all stiffer and faster on track" - a large part of the joy of Lotus cars is their compliance on road. It seems to be one of the few areas they can genuinely compete with their German rivals, and consistently give them a good drubbing. My 400 is still a minor miracle though - it's reasonably firm through town (although not punishing), but when pressing on it transforms and becomes just magical. Something my Elise never does, although that may be the suspension setup it has.

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That was another thing that what was great about the Cup cars, they allowed the road cars to be more road focused, to great effect.

Hopefully the E410 Sport will prevent the E400 from becoming any more track focused. It's very nicely judged as it is.

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Well I just realized today that the Evora GT4 was not displayed on the corporate website anymore.

So will it be an Evora 410 Race or 450 Race this year?

Does anyone have any idea of how many 3-Eleven Race and Road (sport) they have sold so far? 

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Private entries in the Hankook 24h series are running Evora and Elise - one is on track just now (13/1/17 to 14/1/17) Dubai 24 hour race. Pretty sure later in the series a further Evora is going to be run by another team.  

Watch live now at www.24hseries.com 

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