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Congrats @blindside. Sounds like a cracking car.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Forgot to mention the all important colour scheme. Black with gold alloys. This should allow some scope for gold ‘go faster’ stripes across the car as a homage to JPS Lotus (& to assuage the guilt over my betrayal).

 

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Please don't!  It's a Porsche. Not a Lotus. Be good with your decision.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Bite it then! :)

You know I'm not a Porsche lover, but also will note the differentiation I make between the usual knob who buys a Porsche to pose, versus the petrolheads who buy the "proper cars", the GT cars.  Believe it our not, I'm actually looking forward to your thoughts and observations re the car, especially when compared to your GT430.

Has it had the suspension turrets strengthened at the front?   :devil:

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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Ha ha 😂 I suspected it would not be long before this came up. I’m hoping the newer 718 version has got reinforced concrete items. (Special Stuttgart lightweight mix of course).

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The Proper livery..... 😁

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1 hour ago, JimH said:

 

The Proper livery..... 😁

Martini. Yeah, that sounds like the drink of choice for Porsche drivers.

So @blindside, when you gonna post some more piccies from your Scottish run in the on topic GT430?

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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On 26/10/2019 at 11:26, KG said:

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@ken2020 thank you for a great day and for bringing my dream car closer to reality! Glad you can “fly” now with your new CF hatch and wing on!

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I have a S1 Evora with quickjacks.  how is it that you are able to lift the front end without a cross brace?

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@jimichangaA large part of my emotional attachment to all things Lotus hopes that you are absolutely right. However, Porsche, (love or hate them), have already nailed their colours to the mast in terms of the future development strategy for their GT cars. I will be looking with great interest to see how the incoming GT4 RS stacks up against the Emira equivalent; if a Cup style variant is actually planned. Also Porsche appear to be taking a far more ‘graduated’ approach towards transition to all electric power trains with their GT car division. I am encouraged to see that they have announced their planned GT model updates & sales plan for the all important US market for 2022 and beyond. As some have already noted on here the Emira appears to be more of a stop gap for Geely. Nothing wrong with that and I understand the need, but it is my hard earned moolah and these cars need to be viewed as investment assets to a degree.

Brand fan boy stuff put to the side, you just can’t ignore the fact that the incoming GT4 RS does appear to be shaping up to tick some significant boxes:

https://drivetribe.com/p/ultimate-sportscar-2021-porsche-aJp3no5JRNKdwBaW950fUA?iid=Ag_xRvD4TKKyuf8V_kJqFQ

 

 

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Either way then it doesn't sound like you'll have the GT4 for long! It will be interesting to see how the GT4 fares as an 'investment asset'. From that point of view it would be wise to get shot of it well before the GT4RS is announced.

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Guys I need ur advice

the ESP light went On twice today in my GT430, forcing the car in normal automatic mode. I couldn’t active any mode before turn the car Off then On. 1st time it happens. It had 7000km on it. All is ok otherwise.

any idea about that?

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That was a great read Jimmy, thanks for your initial impressions.

I briefly contemplated a GT4, but after chatting senselessly with the dealer for over an hour (I wanted a test drive) he didnt seem to want to sell me product! No offer of a test drive. Considering he knew I was coming from an Audi R8 it was rather strange.

I had already driven a GT410 and had gotten to know the friendly local Lotus dealership staff, together with the long calendar of events they organise for owners each year, it was a no brainer.

I have since gotten to know a 981 GT4 owner reasonably well. I dont think he is quite enamoured with his car. 

Me? Absolutely smitten with my GT430 Sport. As you say, the noise, the steering, the handling. There is nothing like it for the money.

 

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Very objective and informative ready Jimmy, thanks for sharing :)

 

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@blindside really enjoyed reading that Jimmy. No hint of "pompousness" to be honest and I thought it came across as a balanced, informative view.  No doubt as the miles get put on the car we'll hear more about how it compares to the GT430.  Happy driving...

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

The first guy to ride a bull for fun, was a true hero. The second man to follow him was truly nuts!   

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On 29/05/2021 at 20:53, exeterjeep said:

Essex Blue GT430 for sale....https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11716556

looks a nice colour.. £79950.

Looked a few days ago and it seems to have been sold, so there are no GT430's for sale at the mo.

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May be and especially after the GT4 Emira version is announced sometime in the future.

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