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SapphireBlack

82 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 12th April 2011 quote quote all
Gill

Can you post some pictures when you get the car smile I'm waiting for my car to arrive in May and I really want to see the suede tex interior wink

Thanks

Conor

dmpriso

20 posts

41 months

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Tuesday 12th April 2011 quote quote all
Do you already have your S?

I'll pick up mine on Friday!

chapmancolin

54 posts

133 months

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Tuesday 12th April 2011 quote quote all
I have first to pay taxes in France next monday, and hope to Pick it up mid next week to hit to the Nürburgring saturday 23...(Not on the track, naturally!).

Gil

dmpriso

20 posts

41 months

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Tuesday 12th April 2011 quote quote all
Oh, fortunately the dealer is responsible for paying all taxes here.

@SapphireBlack here are some pix of Suede Tex I found on an used car site.

http://img855.imageshack.us/i/suedetex1.jpg/
http://img691.imageshack.us/i/suedetex2.jpg/

chapmancolin

54 posts

133 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
Effectively, but for me it's an 'imported car" from Luxemburg, so I have to pay by myself all taxes due in my country.
(The COC will arrive hopefully next friday from Lotus at the dealer).
What colour and wheels did you choose?

Gil
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dmpriso

20 posts

41 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
I understand, did you save a lot of money by importing?

Mine is chrome orange with 19/20" wheels, interiour is suede tex as yours. It's a 2+2 with almost all options (except retractable mirrors). Just got my license plates, the car should arrive at the dealer tomorrow. I wish it wasn't required to have a license plate at the front ...

I'm really excited what the color will look like in reality, only know it from photos on the internet. There was a burnt orange Evora at the dealer when I ordered, but I wasn't convinced, it doesn't look so well when the sun is not shining IMO.

chapmancolin

54 posts

133 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
Well, I did not save money by importing from Lux, but the next french dealer is in Paris (400 Km), the German one 200, and my good Lotus Lux (since 30 years!!!)...80Km!!! = No doubt for me.

Chrome Orange Suede and 19"+20" is a very nice color combo, it had could be my choice, but the dealer convinced me to get a little bit more decent color, my first order was Storm Titanium, but (see my posts)the second is a good compromise in my eyes between your flashy one and a little bit effaced grey; that's why Laser Blue.

So, have a memorial good day on friday, and we'll both send pics as soon as possible on the forum.

Nice times to come beer

Gil

dmpriso

20 posts

41 months

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Sunday 17th April 2011 quote quote all
My Evora S arrived on Friday.

Great car! I don't have to tell you that steering and ride is just great. In comparison to my 370Z everything feels *much* lighter. I have never owned an Elise but I've driven an Elise for quite some time and the Evora feels very similar, except being stronger and much more comfortable.

So, but that's what you know already.

I've read some complaints on the interiour in car mags. IMO the interiour is great. Some buttons are hard to read while driving but that's something I get used to, and it's not a criteria at all in a sports car. I would not, never, prefer the interiour of a Porsche, Audi, whatever. It looks great and it's just an authentic Lotus interiour.

Can't tell too much about the Engine, still breaking in. I've driven 380km the last two days and I limit myself to 4000RPM. Dealer told me that there is a noticeable increase in power after 500km. However it's just easy to drive and be fast enough <4000RPM in regular driving. You can sometimes hear the supercharger a bit, but it's not loud or annoying.

Also gearchange is just very good as of now, but I haven't changed gears at high revs, so let's see.

Here are some pix (you have to click twice to see them in high resolution).

http://img20.imageshack.us/g/sdc10820m.jpg/

justin220

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2,845 posts

87 months

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Sunday 17th April 2011 quote quote all
fantastic colour choice! wink

Nightmare

4,639 posts

167 months

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Sunday 17th April 2011 quote quote all
looks absolutely stunning - congrats thumbup

chapmancolin

54 posts

133 months

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Monday 18th April 2011 quote quote all
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- 4 for me...

SapphireBlack

82 posts

90 months

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Monday 18th April 2011 quote quote all
Looks fantastic smile

Can't wait to get mine but it's still 2 weeks away.

Initially wanted mine in Chrome Orange but decided to go with Burnt instead.

Enjoy smile

chapmancolin

54 posts

133 months

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Thursday 21st April 2011 quote quote all
Got mine today ! Whoohooo!!!

1st gear nearly impossible to get in, my dealer said it will be better after a few KM, I hope so, otherwise it would be terrible.

Just went home since 5 mn, I'll post pics tomorrow.

Gil

chapmancolin

54 posts

133 months

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Saturday 23rd April 2011 quote quote all
What a car!

It's almost too smooth and soft to give "pure" sportscar feeling like my Elises end Europas...
You can use it every day for bringing bred and croissants, and blast the C roads when you go home!

I NEVER drove a car with such a balance and comfortable suspensions, AND real sport-engaged chassis.
Incredible...

The engine is grunty and waiting to let me push it after carefully running in after 2000Km.

No niggles yet, but it's a Lotus, so wait and see...

I hope the pics will be good, because the colors from my phone aren't so "real"

Gil

dmpriso

20 posts

41 months

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Thursday 28th April 2011 quote quote all
Did the issue with the first gear go away?
I have reached 1700km now and am waiting for my dealer to change my oil next week.
Two small issues will also be fixed:
Once the yellow wrench symbol indicated that there's some non-emission relevant electronic problem, but the car drove just normally, so it shouldn't be an issue.
The rubber seal above the A-pillar (outside) sometimes gets lose at about 180+km/h.

How about your mileage / fuel consumption? My car used about 15-16l/100km during break in, mixed highway and city, but driving quite fast (below 4000RPM)

Looking forward to more pics from your car!

chapmancolin

54 posts

133 months

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Saturday 30th April 2011 quote quote all
The major issue with my first gear will be fixed by the dealer next wednesday; he called me yesterday after mailing to Lotus, another S had the same problem as mine, and they told them what to do. (They will resolve it from the inside (!?) passing behind the parking brake after removing the console...carefully!) Hope so!

I got the car with 15,9 L/100, but after 400 km, Autobahn/130 Kmh - Road, it falled down to 11,6.
I'll report another time after the first service.

Did you click on the posted pic ? They are 3 other to enlarge, so the quality will be a little bit better.

Have a good time
Gil
You could eventually mail me directly to not ennoying the forum with our blabla, and my german is better than my english...


Andyt25

1,045 posts

131 months

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Sunday 4th September 2011 quote quote all
Just had a good read and must say your car looks great...Colour is stunning and really did not look out of place in the pics with the exotic.....Love it...

justin220

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2,845 posts

87 months

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Monday 5th September 2011 quote quote all
Thanks smile are you thinking about buying one?

I'll maybe do an update when I get the chance

justin220

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2,845 posts

87 months

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Saturday 29th October 2011 quote quote all
Quick update.. It's been quite a few interesting months with the Evora, will update longer when I can. I've now had it 16months and getting itchy feet already..

Shortlist for its replacement are R8/V8 Vantage/GT-R/Sagaris/V6 Exige and a very outside chance of an Evora S.

MagicalTrevor

5,324 posts

112 months

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Saturday 29th October 2011 quote quote all
What's making you look elsewhere? What's giving you itchy feet?
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