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Yes, both in the same colour... Battleship Grey. Absolute crazy. Also saw a couple of Exiges, we were really lucky with the weather today as well. Forecast said rain, but it didn‘t start raining until the track closed down and everyone left for dinner and drinks ;)

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I think the colour looks great on the GT430 a very cool sight. 👍

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On 28/04/2018 at 22:04, hml_xy said:

I had a very strange moment today, leaving the Ring entrance parking lot at Devils Diner, waiting at the roundabout. Couldn‘t believe my eyes when i saw „my cars sister“ 😂 What a coincidence!

Same spec besides GT430 instead of Sport and the black brakes. 

 

We stopped at the car park and had a nice chat, the owner is a real car enthusiast and also has a Lancia Stratos 😮

 

 

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The Rear diffuser on that GT430 (not the Sport), is the Standard one or the Aluminium more pretuberant one?

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Just received confirmation and a couple of photos of our GT430 Sport on the production line.

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Awesome. Are you planning to visit the factory so see it on the line?

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Lotus France meeting last week Exige 430 380s 

A Dozen Evoras std modified good turn out

And a GT430 

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Car left the factory yesterday, we should be popping into Central Lotus after work Thursday to see how they are getting on with the final touches to our new car.

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Congratulations, looking forward to the pics.

 

Trevor.

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On 14/05/2018 at 20:30, The Pits said:

Awesome. Are you planning to visit the factory so see it on the line?

Yes we went on 22nd May

6 hours ago, Trevsked said:

Congratulations, looking forward to the pics.

 

Trevor.

Looking forward to driving the car

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Interior pics please 

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alcantara on the sides of the centre console 😍

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On 04/07/2018 at 23:23, DarrylV8 said:

interior photos

 

 

 

 

thank you for your post. what is your feedback regarding the gearbox ?

do you plan to use the car on track ?

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The auto gearbox is absolutely amazing ! 

By the past, I had an Evora S with the AT, but it was not really nice to use. The up shift was not fast at all, and down shift was even bad. You couldnt go down in first gear in hairpin bend (even if you could go down in first below 50km/h, in real situation, it was impossible to do). Now, it's quite as fast as every double clutch gearbox. I went on track with it, was really nice, the problem was I got a black flag due to the noise (106dB). The only complain with the AT is the lack of a LSD, but I can't feel it on main figures. 

Another great point for me, regarding the AT is the sound when you up shift, it's like a crackering noise, a big bang at every single change. You cant hear that with the manual ! 

The only "issue" you can't get the open/close exhaust button fitted like on the manual or previous Evoras. I assume is due to a different ECU mapping, but impossible at this moment. It's really annoying when you go on track, as you'll be black flagged on quite every track day. 

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@DarrylV8, out of interest, have you changed the ‘plate on your 430? (Shhh... ;))

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Nicholas, we previously had the AT on the S, the AT on the GT430 is unbelievable.

No decision yet on tracking the car.

Michael, you are incorrect regarding the exhaust valve override switch, your dealer should be able to carry out this mod, if not you need to speak to a British dealer when you are next in the UK, or speak to Central Lotus in Nottingham.

yes Jonny we have transferred Sue’s plate from the S to the 430

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Then I passed you on your way back from FoS on the Friday, I think. (I wasn’t in my Evora, unfortunately). 

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12 hours ago, Bravo73 said:

Then I passed you on your way back from FoS on the Friday, I think. (I wasn’t in my Evora, unfortunately). 

Hopefully Sue was driving 

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17 hours ago, DarrylV8 said:

Nicholas, we previously had the AT on the S, the AT on the GT430 is unbelievable.

No decision yet on tracking the car.

Michael, you are incorrect regarding the exhaust valve override switch, your dealer should be able to carry out this mod, if not you need to speak to a British dealer when you are next in the UK, or speak to Central Lotus in Nottingham.

yes Jonny we have transferred Sue’s plate from the S to the 430

I really would like to test this evora GT430 with the ips gearbox. Due to the lack of automatic gearbox on the new Exige , this is for the moment the only choice I have in the lotus range.

But I don't think that we have one in France , so it will be complicated to test. I will take my decision during this autumn, I would like to stay in the Lotus club.

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Pretty sure the auto box in the 430 will be identical to the 400, so if you could find a standard 400 auto to test drive you would get to know what the box is like. Suffice to say it's very, very good.

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2 hours ago, Neal H said:

Pretty sure the auto box in the 430 will be identical to the 400, so if you could find a standard 400 auto to test drive you would get to know what the box is like. Suffice to say it's very, very good.

Nope. Not from what I was told. Same internals for sure but completely recalibrated again.... the software was causing the engineers some headaches which was going to delay my GT430 auto so eventually I went manual. If it had been identical then this delay wouldn’t have been an issue :) 

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I doubt that they are attempting to make it worse though, so the suggestion about trying a 400 sounds like good advice.

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