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7 minutes ago, Bravo73 said:

FYI, the wording of the warranty refers to timed events, or the use of timers etc, invalidating it. Therefore, that includes racing but not track days (at least in the UK, where timing obviously isn’t allowed). 

However, if an owner chooses to post YouTube videos of themselves at a track day using a timing device, then that’s their choice. 

What exactly is a timed event? You track but you time yourself?

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Picked up my loaner car earlier tonight, the Evora 400. Damn its so quiet and comfy, and it has electric side mirrors, xenon lights and I can even lower the passenger side window from my door. So much

First some backstory. I picked up my car early this year from the Lotus dealership. It was the display model and had done around 3,400km mileage that included a couple of heavy track days. But I got a

Warranty info from Lotus.    Thank you for your recent e-mail.  Whilst our formal policy may at first seem contradictory and at odds on how we position our products within the market pl

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So, the distinction is whether the track organizer/event is doing the timing vs self-timing?

Otherwise, don't wear your Rolex while you are on track.  :sofa:

Jack
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1 hour ago, Jack said:

So, the distinction is whether the track organizer/event is doing the timing vs self-timing?

Nope. The use of any timing device invalidates the warranty (technically). It doesn't matter if that device is trackside or in the car.

 

From a previous discussion about warranties and track use:

 

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47 minutes ago, usurp said:

so on the bright side, McDonalds in Kuwait is giving away a Lotus Exige with the Happy Meal. Specifically, the Lotus Exige R-GT which I didn't even know existed until this Happy Meal. 

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Sorry to hear about this, I would guess that it's pretty rare - that's what we're all hoping anyway...

i think you need to check the engine bay on the Happy Meal model, could be some random bits of Big Mac in there...

EDIT - Unboxing video here ?

 

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Sorry to hear about you problem, however I think you will enjoy the exhaust sound of the 400 

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Previously owned :Exige 380,  Exige 350,  Evora 400,  Exige V6S,  Esprit GT3,  2-11 SC,  Evora S,  Elite 501

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First V6 failure I’ve heard of. Sorry it had to happen to you. I hope a new engine is on its way out there soon. Best of luck and keep us posted. It will be very interesting to find out what happened.

I might be the first person to visit Kuwait just for a McDonalds! :D

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Sorry to hear what happen to you Mark.

In Middle East the Lotus owners group is not very large. I hope the dealer will sort out the situation quickly and well.

Keep us updated on the progress.

 

 

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The warranty will be fine. Following the statements in the warranty's details about track days I wrote to Lotus and they replied saying you would be covered as long as there hadn't been any engine mods. I posted the letter they sent it on this forum. If you need it I will dig it out.

 

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Just an update. Lotus approved an engine swap under warranty. Still don't know the cause of the engine failure but if I do find out anything from the dealer will post it here.

I've traded in my Exige S for a 380 Cup.

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