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Evora (Again)

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Boggy

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4,538 posts

140 months

Thursday 14th June 2012
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I know I'm going to get flamed but I want an Evora more than ever, main issue here is Mrs Boggy will not sell her BMW to buy One & I don't want to part with my 2 11 as it's the best Toy I've ever owned. If an Orange 2+2 or a Green car becomes available for sub 32k I will not be responsible

I've got to stop changing cars

Boggy

Toaster

1,354 posts

98 months

Saturday 16th June 2012
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Boggy said:
I know I'm going to get flamed but I want an Evora
Why would you get flamed? don't listen to the guys on here Evora's are fantastic cars....different to your 2-11 but still a true lotus over the months less have been for sale yet more have been placed on here so they are shifting

Boggy

Original Poster:

4,538 posts

140 months

Tuesday 26th June 2012
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Toaster said:
Why would you get flamed? don't listen to the guys on here Evora's are fantastic cars....different to your 2-11 but still a true lotus over the months less have been for sale yet more have been placed on here so they are shifting
Thanks Sir

The 2 11 will have to go eventually as we don't have the room for both in our garage, the Evora stacks up better for us plus I love the driving experience on the road.

2 11 is a great track car but a bit of a bind on the road and I'm just not using it enough I'll see how it goes for a few month's with a view to selling on next year and replacing with an Evora

Boggy

cathalm

596 posts

149 months

Thursday 26th July 2012
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Get it done, the Evora really is fantastic

alex_gray255

5,419 posts

110 months

Thursday 26th July 2012
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Heh. If I didn't like the Evora, I wouldn't have bought it!

Great car! Not perfect, but great fun.
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douglasgdmw

345 posts

124 months

Saturday 28th July 2012
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Boggy,

Know of a great Evora if your interested :-) it's black and more than want to pay but thought I would let you know in case. Am only getting rid as I have an Exige V6 on order.

No pressure but if you want any info then feel free to give me a shout :-)

George

Edited by douglasgdmw on Saturday 28th July 22:32

Nightmare

4,808 posts

189 months

Sunday 29th July 2012
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im also still really tempted.....and having seen maclotus's thread, also tempted to have a go at making a GTE front bumper for it too

also really like the new Exige V6...but am assuming that's going to be as raw as my elise, and my spine reckons something like an evora would be a good move for a bit smile

justin220

3,156 posts

109 months

Sunday 29th July 2012
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Nightmare said:
im also still really tempted.....and having seen maclotus's thread,
Got a link?

Nightmare

4,808 posts

189 months

Tuesday 31st July 2012
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justin220 said:
Got a link?
sorry...think might be going to disappoint you...its not that he's made a GTE bumper, just what he IS making himself for his conversion is quite inspiring.....and i do like making things smile

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

justin220

3,156 posts

109 months

Tuesday 31st July 2012
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Still very interesting, thanks. I'll have a read smile

Thorburn

1,533 posts

98 months

Tuesday 31st July 2012
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These guys in the US list the Mansory carbon fibre front bumper used on the Mansory concept car they showed off before the Evora GTE. Similar style, but suits the width of the regular car. Pretty pricey though.
http://shop.britishracinggroup.com/Mansory-Carbon-...

You'd think this sort of thing is what they'd be offering through the Lotus Bespoke service, but haven't really seen anything beyond the announcement? http://www.lotuscars.com/gb/our-cars/special-cars/...

Nightmare

4,808 posts

189 months

Tuesday 31st July 2012
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That looks pretty damn good...but yeah, kinda costly (considering you can buy enough carbon fibre matting and resin to make something of this size for a few hundred quid)....but whether you could make something that doesn't look - to quote another thread - 'utter gash' I really don't know!

C43

665 posts

103 months

Tuesday 31st July 2012
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you could do something at home. But it would either look gash because if was not moulded surfaces ro weight a ton due to the filler / support structure.

I am guessing at that price they will have to sell 4 - 5 to break even on the design / tooling charges.

C43

Nightmare

4,808 posts

189 months

Wednesday 1st August 2012
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i suspect you're correct!

and i guess that factored into the purchase price 3k aint awful given current car prices..

would modifying a standard bumper work/be easier i wonder.....

Davel

8,220 posts

163 months

Tuesday 4th September 2012
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As a matter of interest, do any of you drive these as an everyday car and, if so, what are they like in snow and / or ice?

Sorry, not wishing to hijack the thread, but I quite fancy one too.

douglasgdmw

345 posts

124 months

Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Davel,

I tucked mine away during the winter but I do know of another Evora owner who fitted winter tyres on his Evora and said it was great in the winter weather and handled great.

Longest trip that I did on mine was a 2 week holiday from Netherlands down to Mugello in Italy. We were in the car most days. I found it to be excellent so suspect as a day to day car it would be great and definitely easy to live with.

George

Edited by douglasgdmw on Tuesday 4th September 12:36

Davel

8,220 posts

163 months

Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Thanks.

May keep the Defender anyway.

alex_gray255

5,419 posts

110 months

Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Mine is an everydayer. So drive it in winter, rain and sun.

Works fine so far.

Although I won't drive it in snow.

Oilchange

3,924 posts

165 months

Tuesday 4th September 2012
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I've driven my Esprit in packed snow. It was bloody interesting nuts
Didn't get out of second gear and had to be feather light on the throttle or I was oversteering at 5mph yikes

Toaster

1,354 posts

98 months

Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Drive mine every day, and its been rock solid. in the heavy rain that we have had it feels very planted. You may want to get a copy of this DVD goes through the development, testing and launch phases all very impressive.

http://www.dukevideo.com/Cars/DVD/Marques-and-Mode...

A key part was when the car was taken to Bosch for its custom software, plus the crash test sequence all very impressive yet hardly spoken about on the forums.