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4 hours ago, DarrylV8 said:

The GT430 is 250kgs down force at 190mph

OK... so that's about 64.0kg of downforce at 100mph then! 😉

Must take my wife out with me on track days from now on... in the boot!! 😊

 

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9 hours ago, Trevsked said:

I can say without fear of factual contradiction that there is a marked difference in the GT430 as you pass through 110-120mph. The cars just stabilises, and a new confidence is installed to the drivers seat. My Evora GTS was similar but at a lower speed, probably 90-100mph, prior to these two cars I can say I didn’t notice aero effect on my V6 Cup which I think produced about 60kg at 120mph, May have that figure wrong though.

 

Trevor.

Interesting observation...

But let's not forget the high spec Ohlin TTX dampers fitted to the GT430... great dampers make a huge difference. 

And of course, some downforce, even a miserly 60kg, is much better than some early Audi TT style 'lift'.

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5 hours ago, pete757 said:

OK... so that's about 64.0kg of downforce at 100mph then! 😉

Must take my wife out with me on track days from now on... in the boot!! 😊

 

Having reread the GT430 brochure Lotus quote 64kgs of downforce at 90mph


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19 minutes ago, DarrylV8 said:

Having reread the GT430 brochure Lotus quote 64kgs of downforce at 90mph although I’m not sure it’s all at the rear?

Your reference to the dampers in reply to Trevor might well be reasoning to increased level of grip through corners and coupled with the increased downforce certainly allows me to make greater use of the available power and yes a very satisfying drive WITH a very smug smile when getting out of the car each time!


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Envious mate! Very! 

How about another photo then! 😎

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The 430 Sport with Ohlins simply wont feel as planted at 120 as the GT430, that’s the difference in downforce.

 

Trevor.


I'll get around to it at some point.

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21 hours ago, pete757 said:

Zero lift is great! 😎

 Eg, in fast jets, you can push to get zero lift and as such go 'ballistic'! Fab... no lift, no drag, just keep going! 👍

The bravest way to run away, too (max acceleration) :thumbup:

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3 hours ago, EGTE said:

The bravest way to run away, too (max acceleration) :thumbup:

Exactly!

 

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Looks lovely. Out of interest, did you hang onto your original bootlid/spoiler?

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7 hours ago, Bravo73 said:

Looks lovely. Out of interest, did you hang onto your original bootlid/spoiler?

Hi Jonny,

yes we have kept the full fat tailgate, it takes less than an hour to R/R ancillary items and swop tailgates over.


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is this a GT430 w/o the rear spoiler?

did you balanced in the front the loss of DF in the rear?

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1 hour ago, Ratman said:

is this a GT430 w/o the rear spoiler?

did you balanced in the front the loss of DF in the rear?

He just makes his wife sit in the boot when he is driving it fast on the road. Works a treat apparently and silences the screaming.


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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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

He just makes his wife sit in the boot when he is driving it fast on the road. Works a treat apparently and silences the screaming.

I find it doesn't silence it, but muffles it pretty well. 

That looks smart Darryl. Is that a Lotus oem tailgate as fitted to 400/410/430 cars?

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29 minutes ago, Bruss said:

I find it doesn't silence it, but muffles it pretty well. 

That looks smart Darryl. Is that a Lotus oem tailgate as fitted to 400/410/430 cars?

Hi Paul,

yes oem tailgate as fitted to E4** cars 

4 hours ago, Ratman said:

is this a GT430 w/o the rear spoiler?

did you balanced in the front the loss of DF in the rear?

Hi Federico,

Yes GT430 w/o rear spoiler 

no re-balancing between front and rear of car, and no not tracked car since swapping tailgate’s over 


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Proud to drive and own a true British supercar the Evora GT430

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1 hour ago, DarrylV8 said:

Hi Federico,

Yes GT430 w/o rear spoiler 

no re-balancing between front and rear of car, and no not tracked car since swapping tailgate’s over 

please, be careful when traking as you should have oversteer in the fast corners.

The Dallara Stradale has a couple of blockers in the front diffuser for the non winged configuration.

in that case, it is not a 250kg "only" DF, but 800KG that is much more

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A few more from the same event ConcoursUK you got to say it looks stunning and fits the backdrop perfectly.

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On 29/08/2018 at 13:07, Ratman said:

please, be careful when traking as you should have oversteer in the fast corners.

The Dallara Stradale has a couple of blockers in the front diffuser for the non winged configuration.

in that case, it is not a 250kg "only" DF, but 800KG that is much more

Hi Federico,

thanks for the information, will more than likely refit the full fat tailgate when we track car.


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Proud to drive and own a true British supercar the Evora GT430

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13 hours ago, scotty435 said:

A few more from the same event ConcoursUK you got to say it looks stunning and fits the backdrop perfectly.

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Must be the twin to ours!

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