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"Empire Green" Evora

"Empire Green" Evora

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M5Fan

Original Poster:

100 posts

85 months

Saturday 12th May 2012
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http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3567631.htm

Is this owned by anyone on here? If so I'd be interested to hear what you think of it..

dom180

1,180 posts

176 months

Saturday 12th May 2012
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M5Fan said:
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3567631.htm

Is this owned by anyone on here? If so I'd be interested to hear what you think of it..
Step away from the standard ratio gearbox.... (imho.)

[How can the standard ratio gearbox suit the appearence of the car. smile ]

twisted2fit

113 posts

128 months

Monday 14th May 2012
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i think though the cr box helps with resale...the reality is the car is a GT and the std box serves that role well. If you going to track a lotus regularly u r better buying an elise or exige me thinks:-)

dom180

1,180 posts

176 months

Monday 14th May 2012
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But you don't get out of 3rd on a b-road with the standard box.... smile

I'd urge people to try both. If the original ratios were any good they wouln't have discontinued them. - I found the ratios terrible: eco mini cab driver ones...

twisted2fit

113 posts

128 months

Monday 14th May 2012
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i dont find it too bad---benefit is sig better fuel economy and much quieter on the motorway:-) i plan on taking mine across to mainland europe---depends i guess on how and what u use ur car for:-)if u get a sports exhaust, de-cat pipe and go for a cai or headers id imagine the cr would be loud at motorway speeds
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Thorburn

1,786 posts

105 months

Monday 14th May 2012
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dom180 said:
But you don't get out of 3rd on a b-road with the standard box.... smile
You don't really have to be beyond 3rd with the close ratio box either, it's still good for over 100mph in Sport mode.

dom180

1,180 posts

176 months

Monday 14th May 2012
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Thorburn said:
dom180 said:
But you don't get out of 3rd on a b-road with the standard box.... smile
You don't really have to be beyond 3rd with the close ratio box either, it's still good for over 100mph in Sport mode.
Sure but 4th is so much lower in the close ratio box so well suited to a b-road while 4th in the old box wasn't as it was far too high so you were forced to use 3rd....

3rd in the old box closer to 4th in the new compared to 4th in the old which was like a fifth.....

Edited by dom180 on Monday 14th May 16:36

M5Fan

Original Poster:

100 posts

85 months

Wednesday 25th June 2014
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Phwoar crikey, I think it's for sale smile

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/l...


LotusOmega375D

3,222 posts

65 months

Thursday 26th June 2014
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The vendor's right: that "Empire Green" colour looks significantly lighter than the "Imperial Green Metallic" of a Lotus Carlton, which to the uninitiated appears black in many light conditions. Still looks lovely though, unlike the Caramac coloured interior! hurl

Boogs

164 posts

55 months

Thursday 26th June 2014
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I beg to differ. That interior is really nice in the flesh. I had a good look when the car was there when I was at bell and Coalville.

Being familiar with empire green and seeing the car in the flesh It is definitely much lighter than empire green.

Edited by Boogs on Thursday 26th June 23:09

C43

666 posts

110 months

Friday 27th June 2014
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don't worry about standard ratios compared with sports ratios. Mine is standard and I drive mine loads cross country (fast) and it is not an issue. I had one with sports ratios in for a few days and when pushing on fast you don't notice a big delta. The standard ratios are nice if you do a load of motorway miles.

C43