New arrival. Exige 410 Sport

New arrival. Exige 410 Sport

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ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Monday 12th August 2019
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Test fit of the 2bular 350mm track cans to compliment the already much quieter QP system.


GTRene

11,765 posts

182 months

Tuesday 13th August 2019
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as a extra you can turn them away from the microphone db testers on a track, if those stand only on 1 side of a track.

ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Tuesday 13th August 2019
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GTRene said:
as a extra you can turn them away from the microphone db testers on a track, if those stand only on 1 side of a track.
I'm hoping not the need them as the QP exhaust is pretty quiet already. It'll only be for Thruxton and maybe Goodwood that I'll need to carry them as a backup.

footsoldier

1,766 posts

150 months

Friday 16th August 2019
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ecain63 said:
Test fit of the 2bular 350mm track cans to compliment the already much quieter QP system.

Interested to read your thread...I'm about to be on my second Alfa QV and 3rd V6 Exige, so we have similar (good) taste!

It's a 430, and i would prefer to keep the standard exhaust, as there are no noise restrictions at Knockhill...
Won't need super quiet (e.g. Goodwood), but maybe trips to places like Silverstone.
Can the Tubular track cans go on top of standard system, and is that enough to get to sensible dB? Cheers

gareth h

2,367 posts

188 months

Friday 16th August 2019
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I believe that Maidstone Sports Cars are coming up with a similar solution for the standard exhaust, I’m in the same boat, don’t want to lose the “sound of thunder” but want to be track day compliant.

ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Friday 16th August 2019
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gareth h said:
I believe that Maidstone Sports Cars are coming up with a similar solution for the standard exhaust, I’m in the same boat, don’t want to lose the “sound of thunder” but want to be track day compliant.
Yeah, I was looking at the Maidstone solution but gave up asking. I'm not sure it'll get you through many off the major noise restrictions though. Might be ok for 105 days but that's it, we'll see what comes of it.

CTE

1,353 posts

198 months

Wednesday 28th August 2019
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Well given all the good weather we`ve been having in the East of England, I`ve unbolted my hardtop and have loved the even harder edged sound. I like it so much that I want to fit a soft top for the rest of the summer. I`ve heard of people retro fitting the soft top, can anyone advise where I`d buy one from ready to fit or do I have to go to my local Lotus specialists for fitting?

I`m very aware of the speed limitations without a roof having experienced my previous Exige roadster go light at approximately 140mph without the roof...won`t be doing that again!

Tickle

3,901 posts

162 months

Wednesday 28th August 2019
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Lovely looking 410, very nice.

I believe most dealers will do the conversion. Hoffman's have some prices.

http://hofmanns.co.uk/roadster-conversion/




Caterbroon

73 posts

88 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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I converted mine last year - I'd forgotten just how great it is in a lotus with the roof off. Do it.

I ordered the soft top and kit through Lotus but at the time there was something like a 10 week wait as there were loads on back order. Anyway - it was worth the wait.

CTE

1,353 posts

198 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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Thanks for your info...price does not seem outrageous aswell.

kiethton

11,788 posts

138 months

Thursday 29th August 2019
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is a second hand one on SELOC atm too:https://classifieds.seloc.org/ads/soft-top/

R.Sole

11,376 posts

164 months

Monday 9th September 2019
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ecain63 said:
gareth h said:
I believe that Maidstone Sports Cars are coming up with a similar solution for the standard exhaust, I’m in the same boat, don’t want to lose the “sound of thunder” but want to be track day compliant.
Yeah, I was looking at the Maidstone solution but gave up asking. I'm not sure it'll get you through many off the major noise restrictions though. Might be ok for 105 days but that's it, we'll see what comes of it.
Is it just me who finds a track oriented car that isn’t track day compliant?

ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Monday 9th September 2019
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Fantastic day at Thruxton with MSE. The new exhaust scraped us through noise testing at 89dB with the 350mm bolt on cans (93dB without the cans). Hopefully this has opened up a lot of options for 380/410/430 owners now we know it works.


Rocketreid

306 posts

30 months

Wednesday 11th September 2019
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ecain63 said:
Fantastic day at Thruxton with MSE. The new exhaust scraped us through noise testing at 89dB with the 350mm bolt on cans (93dB without the cans). Hopefully this has opened up a lot of options for 380/410/430 owners now we know it works.

A 430 Cup will be in region of 105db static and 107 on most driveby.

I managed to get onto Goodwoods 105db day on a Lotus day with some difficulty but it is virtually impossible to get through a static test.

Donington and Silverstone both operate driveby and you can get on track but you have to short-shift past the 2 main noise meters to avoid a black flag

It’s not ideal and unfortunately in order to get the drama/sound of the Titanium exaust you have to live with it.

There is no fix unless you are prepared to have 2 exhausts and switch your exhaust system for road and track

ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Thursday 12th September 2019
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Rocketreid said:
A 430 Cup will be in region of 105db static and 107 on most driveby.

I managed to get onto Goodwoods 105db day on a Lotus day with some difficulty but it is virtually impossible to get through a static test.

Donington and Silverstone both operate driveby and you can get on track but you have to short-shift past the 2 main noise meters to avoid a black flag

It’s not ideal and unfortunately in order to get the drama/sound of the Titanium exaust you have to live with it.

There is no fix unless you are prepared to have 2 exhausts and switch your exhaust system for road and track
Which is what I'll do. It's a pain, but it will allow me to get the car on track and use all the power without holding off for meters. My stock exhaust will go back on in October and I'll keep it stock for Spa in November and then through the winter before the 2020 season starts.

ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Tuesday 17th September 2019
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Exhaust would appear to be bedded in now smile


ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Sunday 6th October 2019
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Quick lap of Thruxton.

https://youtu.be/1ctqQvv0Qe0

ecain63

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10,145 posts

133 months

Tuesday 31st December 2019
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Happy New Year Lotus fans


andy_s

16,821 posts

217 months

Tuesday 31st December 2019
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Yup - here's to a bright future with 2020 vision!

GT03ROB

9,515 posts

179 months

Wednesday 1st January
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Great looking car! Happy New Year