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Side skirts and rear winglets making a welcome return. (For me at least!)

But of course it's just a render so could be completely different in the flesh. 

Looks FANTASTIC in that colour!

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Rear winglets look different to 380 style. Much prefer these stripes over the 380cup/430cup

Don't like the body colour rear (taillight area)

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Glorious! I’d also prefer a black rear but unfair of Lotus to try and tempt me out of the Evora already!

Even by current Lotus standards it’s a bit early for a special edition though surely? I’d love to know the rationale if there is one.

 

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Are the stripes and pinstripes painted or stickers?

love the colour combination of both 

need interior pic of seats 

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For he older readers on here, reminds me of an Archie Bell and the Drells record... FFS

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What a load of bollox

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3 minutes ago, SFO said:

Are the stripes and pinstripes painted or stickers?

love the colour combination of both 

need interior pic of seats 

Most likely paint like the 380/430 cup.

 

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I'm waiting for the 430 LF1 Cup

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Looks stunning, sure there will be lucky 25 buyers out there. Why not use your heritage to sell cars, all the other manufacturer's that have any motorsport history do.

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At this level no two 430’s are alike everyone has what they want, they are all one offs really or certainly can be, arguably should be for the price too. So it certainly doesn’t annoy me if they do editions, much more important things out there to be bothered about. While it may look like Lotus marketing is focused primarily on upsetting those few customers left who are brave, loyal and daft enough to buy new, really the only grounds for being upset by a limited edition if you wanted something very similar but was told you can’t have it. Anyone who just bought a Cup 430 just needs to remember that their non limited production car is rarer than any edition!

Interesting that the extra aero parts aren’t worth any downforce, claim is unchanged, for what it’s worth I like the look of them.

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It looks fantastic, no denying, but why is this on a cup car. Surely this should be done on the 380. 

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6 hours ago, LF1 said:

I'm waiting for the 430 LF1 Cup

that should be out next week 

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we should start a special edition sweepstake! 

If that was a nod to the 99t I think I would have been on the phone to Hofmann’s asap.

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1 hour ago, BatMobile said:

we should start a special edition sweepstake! 

If that was a nod to the 99t I think I would have been on the phone to Hofmann’s asap.

I bet Lotus would make you one, and then it'd be 1 of 1!

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I would not be surprised if the dealerships asked for those edition, not very expensive to make each model special, and much easier to sell, just like Bugatti use to do .. 

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Have Lotus sold 25 430's yet? I'd like to think Lotus are just playing along with the joke now, especially as it's 3k of options plus sills and winglets for 10kish - if someone will pay that rather than speccing there own then why not.

They'd be better of billing these as a showcase for their exclusive programme and getting people into that

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Running for my cheque book right now not, would it not of been a nice touch to of launched this car actually at Duns as the Jim Clark weekend is this weekend with a ceremony to start the new extension 

still who am I 

ps 1997 Elise on way to stable if nothing new at least some of the old stuff is good

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I remember 10 years ago, saw the Jim Clark Type 25 Elise SC on the internet. I e-mailed the dealer that night and was talking to the dealer by 9 am the next day, and paid the deposit there and then.

To my knowledge, it was the top of the range Lotus at the time, since it matched the 240PP Exige (I didn't  know the 260 Cup Exige existed)

I feel ever so sad that this Exige doesn't do it for me, even if it is top of the range. I've always fancied doing the same thing assuming Lotus would release a 50th anniversary Type 25.

I'm so put off by the fact you get 3 k worth of options for 10k extra cost. That concept to me is an insurmountable hurdle. The Jim Clark Elise had 6k of options for 3.5k extra cost, plus Lotus paid a contribution to the Jim Clark memorial fund. And it was still cheaper than an Exige 240PP. Bargain.

Maybe Lotus will surprise me and launch a Jim Clark Elise Sprint 260 on 7th April, with not a hint of matt black on it, twin tail lights and proper width yellow stripe over full body colour green, with the wooden gear knob the same shape as the Type 25 race car, red interior and steering wheel...

...or I might just drift into classic car ownership by keeping the Jim Clark Elise. 

 

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