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Hello,

My name is Mohamed and I just put a deposit on a 2013 Lotus Elise S. Delivery of the car will likely take place sometime in April. The car is located in Switzerland. I've bought it to drive it around the Alps and the passes they have here, as well as to enjoy it in the occasional track day somewhere in Europe when I get a chance.

Spec of the car:

  • Carbon Grey Metallic? It's not my perfect colour. I would've preferred something brighter with more pop but you can't have everything.
  • Black pack
  • Sport pack
  • AC delete. I was on the fence about this. Ideally, I would've found a car with AC but I'm hoping I'm not gonna miss it that much since the top will be off most of the time and it will be driven mostly in Switzerland's summers. I'm slightly worried since I might take it to the South of France occasionally.
  • Came with the double adjustable Ohlins shocks. I would like to get my hands on an original set at some point. I believe it would've come originally with Bilsteins since it has the sport pack? I realize the Ohlins are probably superior but I'd like to swap out to the originals when I eventually sell the car as I think I would get more value that way and possibly easier sell depending on the buyer.

I've wanted one for a while now but things always got in the way of getting one until now. I drove a rented one last year in the Alps and I think that's when I realized that I had to have one. I used to own an S2000 that I loved very dearly and I didn't think that there would be many cars that could take it's place but I think the Elise is up to the task.

Here's a video I took on Grimselpass when I had the rental Elise last year (sorry about the wind noise and the lackluster driving):

Here are a couple of pics of my car:

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I've noticed that the car is debadged from the rear. I'd like to get the original Lotus lettering but was the raised badging or the stickers that would've originally came with the car? Based on pictures I've found online I think cars with the black pack always came with sticker letters? Also is black badge upfront an option, part of the black pack or is it an aftermarket one that the previous owner installed.

 

Anyway, that's my introduction. I hope to meet some of you in person at some point. Hopefully there are meet ups and track days around Europe that I can attend.

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Welcome, Elise looks great and will be huge fun on the passes. I took my Elise across the Alps and enjoyed it even more than the Exige V6. Great choice for Switzerland!

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Welcome to TLF Mohamed.

You'll have bags of fun. I remember how much fun Bibs was still having in his when he met me in London.

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Welcome :)

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Welcome, you can't imagine the un that car is! Absolutely brilliantt choice! Anything you need please don't hesitate to ask and we look forward to your posts about how it's going!

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"just bought it to drive round the Alps"

 

we're not jealous at all.......:P

hope you have a great time....you've picked a proper car to enjoy them (the Alps) in

congrats and welcome

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Thanks! Honestly the wait until I get to take delivery and drive my car is almost unbearable, lol. I just keep looking at videos and pictures from last year's rental to keep me sane.

Here's a pic from the top of Sustenpass from last year.

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I just Googled how long it would take me to get to the Grimselpass from Manchester in the UK.  16 hours and 880 miles! :(

Awesome road and awesome car as well! Hope you enjoy it!

I'd love to get mine over there, those roads look awesome... 

 

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Great trip.

Visited Slovenia twice in the last couple of years. Lovely country.

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:driving:

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