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My 3 Eleven 430


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  • 3 weeks later...

Just been out in the GT430, it's a mighty engine, feels very strong in an Evora from tickover right through to the redline. A 311 with that motor will be INTENSE!

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One area for improvement with the 311 was the relative lack of midrange. It made the car a bit edgy when the top end power kicked in. The 430 motor will fix that at a stroke. More linear and more powerful all the way through the rev range, win-win. It will be a lot faster over a lap than the 20bhp difference suggests.

It’s a monster engine, hard to imagine what it’s going to do in a much lighter car.

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The first car period!! The press car was a Std 311 updated to look like and perform like a 430, (I used the registration number of that car to trace the chassis number on a parts look up system I have that links to DVLA!!)

The digit in the chassis number denoted the engine code for a 400, Mine has the chassis digit for a 430 power plant.

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1 hour ago, NicktheQuick said:

And where is it? Mine has arrived 2 weeks before.

In the garage at home...

Dome almost 1400 miles and includes two track days.

I cannot at the moment see this car ever being sold (well whilst I am able to get in it) This one is deffo a keeper

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