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56 minutes ago, Black Forest Power said:

... this is not compromise, this is all just magic!

Congratulations!!

 

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Stunning 

 

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Well can I say, 30min drive yesterday in the 430, hard to describe how amazing this car is, sound ( exhaust button fitted) speed and what amazed me the most on this short drive was the ride quality the Olins dampers what ever settings they where on, gave what you can only describe a magic carpet ride for a car in this class on some very unbroken roads and congratulations on your Order yesterday Darryl full of envy.

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On 15/04/2018 at 15:42, Black Forest Power said:

... this is not compromise, this is all just magic!

Congratulations!!

 

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Can’t wait 


Darryl & Sue

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

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White one (I don't know the owner)

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Why be classic when you can be unique

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On 4/15/2018 at 17:03, scotty435 said:

Well can I say, 30min drive yesterday in the 430, hard to describe how amazing this car is, sound ( exhaust button fitted) speed and what amazed me the most on this short drive was the ride quality the Olins dampers what ever settings they where on, gave what you can only describe a magic carpet ride for a car in this class on some very unbroken roads and congratulations on your Order yesterday Darryl full of envy.

Who fitted your exhaust button? Was it easy to do i.e. the wiring was already there etc? Did yours come with a blanker plate where it normally is?

Question is also to the wider 430 community who has managed to get a working exhaust button fitted.

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Sorry not my car, a dealers demo car, the dealership did say it is a easy modification and the car did have the 400 exhaust button that glows red when pressed to activate the exhaust valve.

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1 hour ago, scotty435 said:

Sorry not my car, a dealers demo car, the dealership did say it is a easy modification and the car did have the 400 exhaust button that glows red when pressed to activate the exhaust valve.

Which dealer was it if you don't mind me asking?

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Silverstone have done a few.

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7 hours ago, Babas89 said:

White one (I don't know the owner)

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seems to be the classica motors trackday at "circuit de bresse". did you participate ?

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Yes it is :)

I was not, à Friend send me some pics of the cars there


Why be classic when you can be unique

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It seems that all new GT430 from now will be fitted with the exhaust button.

Last demo cars have it. 

The exhaust button has to be activated by removing a "bracket" that keeps it from being operational. You need also an ECU upgrade. 

Cheers,

Michael


Elise R 07 - Europa SE 2008 - 2Eleven GT4 - Evora N/A - Evora S - Evora S SR - Evora GT430 Sport

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Hi, does anyone have visibility on how many GT430 got sold? Looks like a fair few vs initial target in the UK, not sure for other countries. Are we getting close to the final number?

I also imagined the GT430 would sell more than the GT430sport (as looks more unique and the sport is a bit redundant with the 410), is there a moment where they remove the GT430 and keep the GT430 sport available to order?

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I think the wingy GT430 will sell out more quickly but I doubt either will reach 60.

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Remember that there will be “additional” GT430s for the US. 

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On 17/04/2018 at 20:05, alexthewheelman said:

Which dealer was it if you don't mind me asking?

Central Lotus on this particular demonstrator, they will also be carrying out this modification on our Sport GT430 prior to us collecting our car, anticipated mid-end June to CL with us picking up (hopefully) first week in July 

4 hours ago, PAR said:

Hi, does anyone have visibility on how many GT430 got sold? Looks like a fair few vs initial target in the UK, not sure for other countries. Are we getting close to the final number?

I also imagined the GT430 would sell more than the GT430sport (as looks more unique and the sport is a bit redundant with the 410), is there a moment where they remove the GT430 and keep the GT430 sport available to order?

When we placed our order for the GT430 last Saturday, we were informed about 20 GT430 in UK including two Sports 

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Darryl & Sue

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

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Yes UK has done better than they anticipated. The fact that they are doing a tour of the dealers with a demo car shows they hope to sell even more.

It’s an exceptional driver’s car and deserves to do well. Enjoy tomorrow Babas, a very special day. I look forward to seeing some pics. 👍

 

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3 hours ago, DarrylV8 said:

20

21 now 👍


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On the one hand it's nice to see the car succeed as its a wonderful vehicle, I haven't found anything that comes close to the driving experience for me, but sadly it feels like the last one I buy due to there being twice the number produced than I was told. A big part for me was buying a low numbers vehicle and while some will come on and say 20 plus cars is incredibly low volume, I'd argue I was told 6 then 10 and bought in at that description, I think I've been fooled into parting with more money on that basis. That's not a nice feeling and Lotus have damaged our relationship forever, but my love of their product.

 

Trevor.

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I'll get around to it at some point.

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In part Trevor I have to agree.

The relationship has definitely soured..... the whole DAB-Gate demonstrated to me their hunger at grabbing more money from the customer (I’m still ££ out of pocket for paying a premium for the now “standard” fit Apple-play stereo - standard if ICE is specced I mean). 

Plus if I decide I want the exhaust valve illuminated button as now fitted as standard I guess I will have a new fight with them to see who has to pay for the purchase and install..... if I bought a GT430 today it would cost me £0.00.

increasing numbers of vehicles and changing the spec on a car-by-car basis for such a low volume special seems to me to be a bit desperate. Even the diffuser has now been changed. I share your view. I love the car and the brand - but I am definitely out of love with the current management and how they treat their (many of whom) very loyal customers. 

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Yes far too many instances like this for my liking at the moment. GT430 was their shot at the big time. A crucial car to test JMG’s price strategy and move the whole brand upmarket. Given its importance to this its bewildering to see them drop the ball over some controllables. Really hard to believe that the same people built such an incredible car to drive some days.

I think unexpected UK demand is not found elsewhere so I’m not too concerned about overall build numbers. I get the feeling that the US version won’t show up either. But I do take the point that it was sold on the basis of a very exclusive production number and that for many, myself included, the thought of better residuals helped to justify spending so much for an Evora.

Knowing what I now know about the car and the way it drives, I would do it again. Residuals are more of a concern should I ever want to part with it but ultimately it’s better to have 20+ cars that are sought after than 6 cars that nobody wants. Not sure how many Sport 300 Esprit were rhd UK cars but a similar story back then. Very high price, very high spec, focus on grip and handling over power. A revered car today of course and almost impossible to find. If (and it’s a big if!) they stick to a limit of 60 it will be even rarer than the Sport 300. I certainly can’t afford to take a bath on it so the residual value will have a lot to do with whether or not I buy another Lotus also. Something I hope they might consider before going back on promises about production numbers. Virtually all of the GT430 owners are repeat Lotus customers. Try as they might to attract new people to the brand, it’s us lot that actually buy the cars.

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45 minutes ago, anthonyyule said:

Even the diffuser has now been changed. 

Looks like the rear windows are now glass instead of CF panel 

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These estimated GT430 sale figures raise some interesting points.

1) Why did Lotus intimate that only 6 of the 60 (non US) cars would be for the UK? Surely 10% for the home market was at best pessimistic. Consequently there was a rush by the early adopters on here to get their orders in before the 6 were sold. Did Lotus really expect to sell 90% of their output in the other non US markets? If so they got that badly wrong!

2) The big wing GT430 has massively outsold the GT430 Sport, which shows that a GBP 125K Lotus is a viable proposition in the future. I don't think the GT430 Sport will sell anything like the "limited" 60 non US + 60 US models envisaged.Even the big wing model will struggle to get anywhere near.

3) If there really was going to be a 60-off US version of each model, I think we would have heard more concrete details by now. I hope I am wrong.

Of course all will be great cars to enjoy and be around in very small numbers.

Just wait until Stratton buys up the unused parts in a few years and tries to sell a few more! 😉

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