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Kato... Has there been any mention of them then doing this for later G-Cars?

Don't see why we should miss out on the action :)

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OOPS! Read the rest of it more clearly!! YAY! Glad to hear it :P :P

Did they hint at even a 'ball park' (non-legally binding :lol: ) price?


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Woohoo!!! Top Banana!

There's no reason imho why our lovely lightweight G-Cars should'nt end up handling like a GT3?! :):lol:


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Bugger all this spring and shock nonsense, when are Lotus going to offer an "Active Suspension" retrofit? :lol:active3.gif

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:):lol: AND Its on a GCar!!

IWANTIWANTIWANTIWANTIWANTIWANT!!!!!!


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What from this:

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Kato is that a recent photo? Have you seen/ridden in that car? Where did you find that photo? (I only have one photo in a book) tell me more please :lol:

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I like this one too :)

I like the proper integrated rear spoiler, And look! way

back in '93 those wheels look very Sport 350 don't they?

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"The show embraces the usual active suspension tricks - no-roll cornering,

negative-roll cornering (where the car leans into the bend motorcycle-style:

weird) and the negative-dive braking (where the nose actually lifts when you

stand on the anchors: even weirder)."

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There you go Robin!, be even prouder of your Metro :(

Feature:

http://www.lotusespritworld.co.uk/EOtherstuff/sid.html

Roadtest:

http://www.lotusespritworld.co.uk/EOtherstuff/sid2.html

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I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you!

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Kato, I take it from the flat front tyre,

the old girl hasnt been used for a while? :)


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I like this one too  :(

I like the proper integrated rear spoiler, And look! way

back in '93 those wheels look very Sport 350 don't they?

Project-SID-Esprit.jpg

Sid2_0.jpg

"The show embraces the usual active suspension tricks - no-roll cornering,

negative-roll cornering (where the car leans into the bend motorcycle-style:

weird) and the negative-dive braking (where the nose actually lifts when you

stand on the anchors: even weirder)."

SID_2.jpg

There you go Robin!, be even prouder of your Metro  :)

Feature:

http://www.lotusespritworld.co.uk/EOtherstuff/sid.html

Roadtest:

http://www.lotusespritworld.co.uk/EOtherstuff/sid2.html

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Paul , it looks like Lotus took an extreemly ugly car (Metro6R4) and made it look slightly better (Stevens SE) :)


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Didn't Lotus auction off a load of engineering prototypes and styling models a few years ago? I am pretty sure the active Esprit was sold wuite cheaply. I was tempted myself, but I didn't have the spare cash. Probably save myself some headaches but I remember the press articles about it at the time and it was fantastic. I was working for Rover at Gaydon when it was released to the press and one of the chassis engineers had a ride in the car and was suitably impressed although the suspension was very noisey.


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Got 8 pictures in total. Know a little about it (now, not history) and will add something to the site once I have time. Need to find out more on the history of it really before I can write something.


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Kato,I have only previously seen 1 photo of it (front shot in a book). I believe there was an article in Autocar magazine in 1983 on Active Suspension. John Miles did most of the work on the car , maybe he would tell you something about it? :)


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I think that most of the British motoring magazines, like Motor, Car, Autocar, probably MotorSport, of the time carried articles on it at the time. I don't know if any back issues are still available. I wish I had kept them, now but they got thrown in a move many years ago. What a plonker!


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I think that most of the British motoring magazines, like Motor, Car, Autocar, probably MotorSport, of the time carried articles on it at the time.  I don't know if any back issues are still available.  I wish I had kept them, now but they got thrown in a move many years ago.  What a plonker!

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It was on the telly as well doing all sorts of tricks - I can't remember what show but think it might even have been Tomorrows World?

Cheers

Ed

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I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you!

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TUT TUT, we all know cameras and camera phones are banned on site !!

Took them a while to clean the rats nest out though.

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neuron,

Nice car by the way  :D

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Fair comment, I guess I just don't have the money the rest of you guys have !! :D

I'll take that as a slap down to the new boy :D anyway, back to topic.......

I'll give the old girl a pat on the bonnet next time i pass..........

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Fair comment, I guess I just don't have the money the rest of you guys have !! :D

We don't have the money just the love of the Lotus Esprit :D


Dave - 2000 Sport 350

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Fair comment, I guess I just don't have the money the rest of you guys have !! :D

I'll take that as a slap down to the new boy  :D  anyway, back to topic.......

I'll give the old girl a pat on the bonnet next time i pass..........

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No NO NO!!!! :(

You get me wrong!

I REALLY do mean Nice car! :D

Me and Vic went and test drove the Exige earlier in the year and we loved

it to bits, great car. Hell, even the very earliest Exiges are still selling for more

than my SE is worth, so there is 100% no slap down from here mate.

Give her a pat from me too :)

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No NO NO!!!!  :o

You get me wrong!

I REALLY do mean Nice car!  :P

Me and Vic went and test drove the Exige earlier in the year and we loved

it to bits, great car. Hell, even the very earliest Exiges are still selling for more

than my SE is worth, so there is 100% no slap down from here mate.

Give her a pat from me too  :P

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Paul, Please accept my humble apologies

....back on topic, There was a rats nest in the old Active car....not a nice job to clean out, but yes it's true-she runs (of a fashion)!!!

To the previous post, I might not own an Esprit but I DO love 'em.

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