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squirejo

453 posts

128 months

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Tuesday 12th June 2012 quote quote all
I had one of the launch edition evoras which, as per the reviews and awards of the time, was a superb drivers car. As usual, often worth reminding some that straight line traffic light chav races do not demark the speed difference a driver can extract from a more confidence inspiring, better suspended, more compliant car. This is no truer than on the road where my current 996 gt3 and cars which preceded it like gallardo are so firmly sprung as to threaten throwing you into the ditch unless you slow down. All good for the pursuant Clio 200 then.

I took my evora to spa in a completely unscientific test and found I was, for the most part, able to keep up with friends driving gt3 and gallardo such was the cars ability to carry immense speed into and through corners as well as considerable braking power.

I sold it 'cos it leaked and a variety of small niggles pissed me off on a day to day basis. It was an experiment in 1-car policy for all uses. It failed that test, but, I would have no hesitation recommending a newer, more sorted one, especially an S with the right bells and whistles at current price point The IPS would not be for me. The manual shift, now much improved, was ok, you just had to be a bit patient.

GrahamSaunders

129 posts

52 months

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Thursday 14th June 2012 quote quote all
Steviebeee said:
! As I said, if it had a back seat I dont thing I would change it.

Theres a reason why a 2007 GT3 is almost twice the price of a 2007 C2S
I have a 997.1 GT3 non-club sport and have put standard 911 seat belts in the rear, the mounting points are all there. Then I use a couple of graco kids seats sat in the carpet buckets. works well for my kids. If you love the GT3 then rear passengers don't have to be a reason to sell!

From what I have seen the rear seats in the evora look tiny.

bobo

1,349 posts

163 months

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Thursday 14th June 2012 quote quote all
graham, that's very interesting. can you get a few shots of that setup and post up pls? didn't think it was possible?!

GrahamSaunders said:
I have a 997.1 GT3 non-club sport and have put standard 911 seat belts in the rear, the mounting points are all there. Then I use a couple of graco kids seats sat in the carpet buckets. works well for my kids. If you love the GT3 then rear passengers don't have to be a reason to sell!

From what I have seen the rear seats in the evora look tiny.

Steviebeee

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573 posts

68 months

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Thursday 14th June 2012 quote quote all
GrahamSaunders said:
I have a 997.1 GT3 non-club sport and have put standard 911 seat belts in the rear, the mounting points are all there. Then I use a couple of graco kids seats sat in the carpet buckets. works well for my kids. If you love the GT3 then rear passengers don't have to be a reason to sell!

From what I have seen the rear seats in the evora look tiny.
Hi Graham,

yes thats possible, but I'm not sure I want to get involved in stripping out the cage etc. It was always one of the things I wanted when buying it. A bit of a boyhood dream I suppose. Then theres the non reclining carbon buckets. If we were to have an accident, I would always fear I could not get the kids out from the back.

A comfort car yes, but too many drawbacks for the CS.

Stevie

P155flaps

74 posts

28 months

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Thursday 14th June 2012 quote quote all
GrahamSaunders said:
I have a 997.1 GT3 non-club sport and have put standard 911 seat belts in the rear, the mounting points are all there. Then I use a couple of graco kids seats sat in the carpet buckets. works well for my kids. If you love the GT3 then rear passengers don't have to be a reason to sell!

From what I have seen the rear seats in the evora look tiny.
Have you advised the insurance co, I have a feeling that carrying more passengers than a car is designed to carry / registered to carry invalidates your insurance!?
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mrdemon

5,585 posts

150 months

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Saturday 16th June 2012 quote quote all
Tuna said:
It's a bit of a pity the first response you get is from mrdemon, who hangs around Lotus forums trolling on behalf of Porsche. biggrin
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What a laugh, I am only stating facts, it seem to upset some, as for top gear, no idea how the car got on.
The simple fact is the Evora s I doubt has 345bhp and thus is out dragged in a straight line by a 1m or a Cayman s.

It's not hard to grasp,

If you are used to 997.1 gt3 engine then the Evora will feel slow it's that simple.

Where the Evora gets it back is under brakes and the ease it corners, but fast it ain't ;-)
Although it puts in strong lap times as a complete package.

As I stated in my 1st post, Lotus get most things so right but cannot seem to finish the car off.
2012 specs are said to be better but the performance issue needs looking at.

Oilchange

3,204 posts

145 months

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Saturday 16th June 2012 quote quote all
Quite, the Evora stuffs the 1M on ALL the circuits. If it was all about drag races what a boring world it would be...
Difference between winning and losing.


Lap Times (7)
Track 1 Series M Coupe Evora S
Hockenheim Short 1:14.10 1:13.20
Laguna Seca 1:43.31 1:42.49
Virginia International Raceway 3:06.60 3:05.30
Fuji Speedway (post 2005) 2:03.70 2:03.20
Spring Mountain (Radical loop section) 1:22.82 1:21.73
Adria 1:34.95 1:32.00
Folembray 1:00.32 0:59.91
Technical data
Engine 3000 241 bhp/tonne
Specs
Max speed 250 kph 277 kph
0 - 100 kph 4.5 s 4.6 s
0 - 100 mph 9.8 s 10.4 s
0 - 200 kph 15.2 s 16.1 s
0 - 60 mph 4.2 s 4.3 s
0 - 40 kph 1.6 s 1.4 s
0 - 180 kph 12.8 s 15.4 s
0 - 80 kph 3.4 s 3.6 s
1/4 mile 12.8 s @ 111 mph 12.8 s @ 110 mph
1/8 mile (est) 8.5 s @ 92 mph 8.6 s @ 90 mph
Power/weight ratio 222 bhp/tonne 241 bhp/tonne
Summary
Discipline 1 Series M Coupe Evora S
Track Performance 0 points 40 points
Straight line speed 338 points 338 points
Total 338 378
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