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31 minutes ago, DJW said:

Just the roofline. It’s a separate panel that is bonded in place so in the realms of things wouldn’t be that hard to produce.

Re Exige , it’s a completely different car to the Evora.  However some people like me, those with 2+0 and the 430s only want 2 seats in the larger, more refined Evora. 

And what would you do with the roll over bar?

I imagine that what you are asking for would require recertification. And there isn’t any money for that (at the moment).

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1 hour ago, DJW said:

 

Re Exige , it’s a completely different car to the Evora.  However some people like me with exquisite taste and panache, grace and an appreciation of very fine sports cars, those with 2+0 and the 430s only want 2 seats in the larger, more refined Evora. 

FTFY.

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@Bravo73 my understanding is the roller over bar is at the top of the rear hatch ?  If so, you can run a perfectly horizontal line across from there to top of windscreen.  When you try that you will see how much roof is above that line, so plenty of scope to create a lower sleeker look within current boundaries of car.  Can’t be any harder or more expensive than creating the 400 front or rear end ?  

@NedaSay if you look at rooflines of R8’s , mclarens, Ferrari’s etc, there is very little rise in roofline from top of windscreen.  Makes for a very sleek look. The Evora looks like it’s wearing a cap.  I have sat in all those other cars and at 6ft tall had plenty of space above one side head.  

Fully understand why it was done for 2+2 and roof had to be compromised accordingly .  For a 2 seater option though there’s is no way Lotus would have made that roofline that high. That’s where the missed opportunity is imho. 

Anyway all great cars and I’m sure I’ll have my 3rd Evora in the next 12months ....I’ll just try not to look at the roof too much ;)

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16 hours ago, DJW said:

@Bravo73 my understanding is the roller over bar is at the top of the rear hatch ?  If so, you can run a perfectly horizontal line across from there to top of windscreen.  When you try that you will see how much roof is above that line, so plenty of scope to create a lower sleeker look within current boundaries of car.  Can’t be any harder or more expensive than creating the 400 front or rear end ?  

Judging by how much difficulty Lotus seem to be having with creating the Evora Roadster, you still think that developing another body shape for 120 cars would be viable?

If the roofline ran straight from the ‘top of the hatch’ to the windscreen, I for one wouldn’t be able to fit in the car. And definitely not with a helmet on. (Anyway, ISTR (from B is for Build) that the roll hoop runs up the ‘B pillar’, ie just behind the door). 

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The rollover hoop in these cars runs up and along the firewall and also around the B-pillar, it very much is a cage when you look at it.

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Well in that case my plan for a sleek roofline is scuppered ....damn. 

Viviid green Evora would look cool !

Previously owned :Exige 380,  Exige 350,  Evora 400,  Exige V6S,  Esprit GT3,  2-11 SC,  Evora S,  Elite 501

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3 hours ago, The Pits said:

Can't really argue with the name! Will see how close I can get to it.

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That looks awesome 

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Hard to tell from this clip but looks like windsock isn't quite flat even with that amount of downforce. Would love to see a full lap.

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Wow, congratulations :thumbup:

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I'll be over there on Friday so hope it is still there as would love to see one in the flesh, looks awesome even on the trailer :-)

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40 minutes ago, Mark Allin said:

So as some of you have seen on FB my GT430 has arrived at Silverstone!  More pics and stuff to come when I finally get my hands on it.

 

 

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congratulations. love the color.

 

 

 

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Hope the seats don't squeak!     Only joking.........:sofa:  Superb colour that, lovely blue and will be an amazing car to see in the flesh.

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Wow - that's really quick. Great over delivery - well done Lotus!

Congrats Mark!

The colour looks amazing ?

Do the run in on the Corsica trip ?

Look forward to seeing it in the flesh and getting a pax ride ?

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