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Garage conversion just about finished now. I'm doing the last few bits and should be sorted in a week of two. Cars have been away in storage (thanks to David Whalley) for a few months. 340R came back the other week after a trip to the BBMF and yesterday after being away for an exhaust and then service / MOT the S2 came back.
Proper pics of garage and mancave to follow when it's finally finished but at last the cars are back together.....
Mind you the OH's car will be going back in now winter is here so the 340R gets relegated to it's Permabag in the sectional concrete garage at the bottom of the garden
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TBH I'm impressed. Ansar Ali was there in person, and a very nice chap. We spoke as much (if not more) about the business and it's goals than the car. (As well as some insider info on the workings of both Lotus and Caterham of course )
The car itself was a bit scrappy cosmetically around the edges, as you'd expect from a test car, but fundamentally it seemed very solid. No knocks, bangs, rattles or squeaks. They had a sample piece of the carbon fibre from the tub and it was incredibly light.
Unfortunately the weather today around Silverstone was dreadful, so I really did have to go pretty gently on the road portion of the test drive, and more disappointingly the whole circuit was red flagged, so I didn't get a full speed PAX lap.
As I left the service roads, I could feel the front was washing out a little on the greasy roundabouts, but it all felt very well balanced and could feel some movement of the back under throttle (I wasn't about to powerslide the only road legal Zenos on a public road though). Basically a safe road setup.
The guy who had just jumped out of his drive commented how hard he had to press the brakes, but coming from my unassisted K series car, it felt perfectly natural.
The car seemed to have much less roll than my standard Elise, but if anything it was an even more compliant ride. The race engineer their put it down to how long the wishbones are, all I can say is it was good. If asked to put it in Lotus terms, I'd say at least as flat through the corners as my old Exige S, but slightly more comfortable than my current K.
The steering was lovely and crisp.
At 6'3, with long legs I was much more comfortable in the Zenos, as the seats go back farther than an Elise.
The gear lever is really high up though and the test car had exposed linkages, so you couldn't rest your elbow on the "transmission" tunnel. The placement was a bit more like my old Civic Type-R than any other manual I've driven.
The big question in my mind now is could I live without a roof?
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Last few remaining cars For Sale.
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having spent the best part of 3 hours coo-ing over one last Thursday can certainly recommend to all Lotus and importantly Evora S lovers. £10K deposit secures a bit of history.
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