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They are very hard to find as most S160 owners will have kept them either in their car, or ready to refit for resale.
They are knackered, and need to be retrimmed, which will be £££ of course, but at least I'll have them available to fit when I want to, and to make the interior totally OEM, as well as the exterior.
They are the red & black ones, but I'll be getting them done in blue and black, as that's what my car left the factory with.
I'm probably getting them retrimmed by Allon White's, in full alcantara rather than the original brushed nylon for the backrest, as it is so much harder wearing and doesn't delaminate. I spoke to John there this week, he was hugely knowledgeable about the whole thing of course, they have done S160 seats before too, so I have lots of confidence in the outcome.
Here are the seats I've bought (picking them up tomorrow) and a pic of what they will look like once retrimmed (ie in blue & black alcantara). I'll also be stripping and respraying the runners & frames so they will be like brand new seats when done, hopefully.
If they turn out to be too damned uncomfortable for longer trips (I've heard they aren't exactly sofa-like...) I will simply keep them in the loft, ready to fit for eventual resale of the car.....
Anybody know of any alternative places I can get quotes for retrimming, to factory standard? Dave The Trimmer is back next week so I'll approach him, but there must be others.....
Oh, and a good chiropractor too please
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· 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds; 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds
· Top Speed of 186 mph; 300 km/h
· Fastest production Lotus sports car ever
The first Evora 400 sports cars destined for customers and dealers have driven off the assembly line and are soon to arrive at dealerships across the UK and mainland Europe. The significant occasion was marked by a small celebration with proud members of the engineering and manufacturing team at Lotus, who are responsible for hand-building Lotus’ fastest production car to date.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc states, “The Evora 400 has already received admiration and critical acclaim from media around the world, praising its performance, handling and design. In September and October, Lotus dealers throughout the UK and mainland Europe will be receiving their demonstrator and customers cars, so now is the opportunity for drivers to get behind the wheel and experience the Evora 400 for themselves.”
Over two thirds of the Lotus Evora 400 is new, including its supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine which produces 400 hp and 410 Nm of torque. Such revisions result in a faster and dynamically more capable model than the previous Evora and are the reason the new Evora 400 has become the most eagerly anticipated Lotus model for several years.
Weighing just 1395 kg, (42 kg lighter than the previous Lotus Evora S) the new Evora 400 combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. This performance, and handling, combined with a maximum speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds), enables the new Lotus Evora 400 to lap the Lotus test track at Hethel seven seconds faster than the previous Evora S in a time of 1 minute 31 seconds.
The Lotus Evora 400 benefits from a high level of standard specification including 370 mm composite two piece brake discs from AP Racing, a Limited Slip Differential, automatic air-conditioning and infotainment system including satellite navigation. In addition to this, the options list includes automatic transmission, cruise control, Alcantara or Leather trim upgrades and metallic paint.
A “Black Pack” option provides a distinctive look, with selected exterior panels including the roof, sills and centre section of the three-element rear wing in gloss black and a dark headlining in the interior. Lightweight forged alloy wheels can be specified along with optional yellow or black brake callipers.
Over the last 15 months, Lotus has increased its number of dealers worldwide from 138 to 193.
North American markets and China will receive the Evora 400 as a 2017 model year in early 2016.
Drivers who are interested in test driving the new Lotus 400 are encouraged to contact their nearest Lotus dealer or to visit http://www.lotuscars.com/testdrive.
Lotus Evora 400 International pricing including local taxes where applicable:
UK (Pound Sterling) - £72,000
Germany (Euros) - €96,000
Japan (Yen) - ¥13,200,000
USA (Dollars) - $89,900 (excluding local sales taxes)
China (RMB) - 1,318,000
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Seems the tips are further apart than the original exhaust, has anyone else installed and had this problem. I will be trying to use the existing mesh grills for the time being.
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The First Lotus Evora 400 Sports Cars Leave Lotus’ Hethel Headquarters
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