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  1. Daveb99

    Emira

    You’re not wrong there Scotty - black is a nightmare, but stunning when properly detailed. I’ve had 4 black cars, two of them Lotuses, exhausting process to do properly but worth it 👍🏻
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    Emira

    Agree 100% with all this. Emira will not be as much of a contrast to our boring daily drivers, of that I am sure !
  3. Daveb99

    Emira

    Spot on that mate. I also think that another problem Lotus have had is that they often make a great value used buy, as they don’t depreciate much (and often appreciate) but not necessarily a good new buy - as some people who don’t “get them” want more than a sparsely trimmed interior and old tech. I’ve had 8 Lotuses (some for longer than others 😜) yet I’ve never bought a new one. The masses (who I would rather see buy their Porsches etc to be honest) want more from a new car ie tech, gadgets etc nowadays - so Lotus are having to include all that “stuff” that has nothing to do with the
  4. Daveb99

    Emira

    I noticed......maybe the beige velour seats will be a cost option 👍🏻
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    Emira

    And therein lies the problem! Lotus will become like every other manufacturer and dumb down the driving experience.....don’t worry if you are falling asleep, your seat will vibrate and the car won’t change lanes...! Touch screens and other distractions, accompanied by “safety features” to compensate for the distraction caused by the touch screen..... 🙄
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    Emira

    Totally agree Scotty, looks fantastic and let’s hope this secures the future for Lotus and takes them upmarket too - it’s the only way they will achieve volume sales and attract Porsche customers and the like after all. It’s just the thought of some owners drifting across motorway lanes while mucking about with all the buttons etc that makes me a little sad.....
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    Emira

    That looks like it will be an unpleasant distraction from the purity of driving a Lotus to me....! Lotus - “For the Drivers who wander across lanes on a motorway messing about with their displays” 🤣 Doesn’t mean I won’t want one though....
  8. Thanks Phil - you’re welcome to have a drive whenever you fancy. Your Evora is a stunning machine in every way and I’m waiting for you to give me the nod at some point in the future! Thanks for helping me with the wiper stalk fix too - as we said, has to be the fastest fix we’ve ever done on a Lotus that one!
  9. Well it has been over 8 months since the last update on here so I thought I’d better write something.... After being SORNed for 4 months over winter, I’ve driven it a few times this year and it continues to be a lovely thing in all respects. Never fails to put a smile on my face, as well sorted S1's always do. I’ve sourced another set of AWI wheels for it as I’m such a fussy bugger I wanted them in the correct silver, as per OEM. It’s a much brighter silver and really pops in the sun. They had already been recently refurbished (wet painted) to an extremely high standard and happe
  10. Nice one Ray (and Andy) - look forward to seeing it soon, and trying to keep up 🤣
  11. Daveb99

    Goodwood FOS

    I’ll give you £50k for the GT410 mate - offer valid until Thursday 8th July 😂
  12. Daveb99

    Emira

    We were chatting to Scott Walker on Saturday night at the Caffeine & Machine Evija promo event. It sounds like the front of the Emira is going to be a carbon copy of the Evija, and the rest pretty similar too. Scott also said he’s had to learn and memorise loads of new acronyms for all the equipment in the car, so it sounds like it will be pretty high tech and well equipped. And no more raiding the parts bins of Ford / PSA etc for switchgear. Exciting times. There will be limited supply in the first year apparently, so if you want one, better get in quick.
  13. Hi Paul, looks like general admission tickets are still available for the Friday and Sunday. It’s a fantastic event, something for everyone there. I think I’ve been about 7 or 8 times now and it never gets old !
  14. Excellent Rich - turning into an MLOC trip already 😆 All we need now is to organise a run up the hill for us with an Emira and Evija ..... Raymondo?
  15. Can't wait for this. Big day out at the FoS with Phil on the Friday (3am start!!!) then up to Dovedale and Ashbourne etc for the Lotus in the Peak weekend......
  16. Too late Dunc, I’m already on my way there..
  17. I had two very young kids arguing about the Evora, which was parked up, about whether it was or wasn't a Porsche....
  18. Yes it’s easy. But for me, even after a lot of messing about with them they still aren’t as good as the full blown Nitron NTRs. But they are much cheaper so that’s to be expected.
  19. I have the Nitron SS on my yellow S1, they are ok but need a lot of setting up. I’ve heard very good things about the Quantum’s that Eliseparts sell.
  20. Simple. Buy an Evora and save yourself some cash too. This one looks lovely... https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11649475
  21. Daveb99

    NC500

    Hi Clive - guide sounds great - just PM'd you with my email addy for a copy if that's OK. Cheers buddy.
  22. Daveb99

    Goodwood FOS

    Thanks for asking me Phil, and for booking it - should be a fantastic day 👍🏻
  23. Daveb99

    Goodwood FOS

    I was told that the car you’re thinking of will be there, but very much in disguise......only Lotus could do that. Show it off to the world for heaven’s sake......!
  24. Blimey. Stick with small bright plastic cars !
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