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I thought @anthonyyule had a sky blue 410 on order many moons ago? :unsure:

 

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1 hour ago, anthonyyule said:

I'm literally waiting to push the button on a 380 or 410 and I knew that there was an announcement coming. Thing is..... my contact knows that I don't track my car and he keeps tell me that "this possibly isn't for you".... which again makes me think that its track only (or some crazy SUV that I wouldn't buy!). I am enjoying it a lot.... its very exciting to see the new car getting uncloaked (even if I'm not sure if I want one or not!)

This is not track only but it sure is more track oriented than a 400 and even a 410. The body work and tires are fully heading this way... Power is never the big thing, chassis and weight come first ;) 

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430 bhp. More carbon. Sub 1300kg and electronic dash from 311. £98k base price. Power fold mirror switch from 1990's xtype.

That's my guess anyway.

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26 minutes ago, C8RKH said:

430 bhp. More carbon. Sub 1300kg and electronic dash from 311. £98k base price. Power fold mirror switch from 1990's xtype.

That's my guess anyway.

plus automatic gearbox ? could be interesting :)

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4 minutes ago, anthonyyule said:

small delays became large delays

so lotus... 

I have also get some delay for the delivery of my car. but finally I enjoy the car once I get it. and maybe it's another way to understand that when you want something good, hand made, you have to wait. 

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39 minutes ago, The Pits said:

I predict lots of moaning, lots of free business strategy advice for Lotus, a re-appraisal of the Sport 410 and tons and tons of want.

 

I really hope not @The Pits. Unless of course those doing the moaning and offering the free business strategy advice have actually designed, built and sold cars from scratch. If not then they should shut the flook up and enjoy the fruits, or not, of Lotus skilled engineers labours. Too many armchair experts these days as it is.

I'm quite looking forward to seeing this even though it is beyond what I would pay for a car.

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7 minutes ago, geartox said:

so lotus... 

I have also get some delay for the delivery of my car. but finally I enjoy the car once I get it. and maybe it's another way to understand that when you want something good, hand made, you have to wait. 

I waited too long - and had other reasons why I needed a car and couldn't wait longer. Long term Lotus owner - so I do quite understand (and forgive them!)

1 hour ago, C8RKH said:

430 bhp. More carbon. Sub 1300kg and electronic dash from 311. £98k base price. Power fold mirror switch from 1990's xtype.

That's my guess anyway.

This would be ACE!

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So i'm keeping my eyes peeled here. My 50/50 is due soon, and i'm assuming I'm going to be incredibly successful over the next two years - so may need to find a new Lotus.. :D 

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At 430bhp no one here will be upset, if the car gets below 1300kg it will be ridiculously fast going inside the curves and outside of it too. Still not so secretly hoping for 450 bhp to erase the GTE mark.

My question is how big is the wing and how much has to be taken from the cabin to make that weight?

Can't wait to see bibs press release tomorrow. @Bibs if you don't mind staying up and posting at 1 minute past midnight to respect the embargo that would be ace.

 @The Pits and @JayEmm really hope you'll get to share your experience with this new piece of joy on the Youtube soon.

Life goals they say. I must have a kidney to spare part of my liver would also do.

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I'd love to get my hands on whatever it is but getting a Lotus press vehicle still eludes me. I am very lucky, as with @The Pits That a few dealers are very supportive of our efforts.

FWIW to get under 1300kg you'd have to shave at least 140kg from a 400, probably around 70kg from a 410. Not sure that's possible within reasonable budget and not just building a race car which would be horrible on the road.

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7 hours ago, mik said:

No - it's an easy-weekly-checks special. B-)

Viewing apertures provided for near-instantaneous front and rear tyre tread checks without having to roll around under the car. There are further speed-holes over the dipstick, brake and coolant reservoirs, and a quick-fill funnel over the screen wash.

It's an homage to F1 pit-stops. Probably.

And when the wheels are not on the car, the rear apertures also allow quick viewing of the pad condition in the rear brakes.

Function over form. Love it. ;) 

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:coffee: Unless the Tattslotto gods play ball, I will never own one. Congratulations to anyone that gets one of these, no matter what they are.

(envisages a small compact car like a Nissan Cube with rear bumper cutouts :hrhr: )

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