Early 400 - options

Early 400 - options

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BertBert

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15,120 posts

177 months

Wednesday 24th June 2020
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blueg33 said:
If I like the car I am testing on Friday, my S will be for sale, although someone has already expressed interest.
Looks very nice! PM me if you can to share the details? Else we'll get closed down by the mods for being naughty!

gm77

93 posts

86 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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I would definitely test drive both a 400 and an S. I found there were quite a few differences that were important to me. Ingress, offset pedals, ride, visibility of instrumentation, and most importantly, the noise. The premium for a 400 was worth it to me but I get why others may think differently.

Greg

gareth h

2,587 posts

196 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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For me the 400 exhaust was worth the premium alone, I did test drive a 410 and 430 and felt the suspension upgrades on both incrementally improved the cars composure (upgraded bilsteins/ springs on the 410 and 3 way Ohlins on the 430) , if I’d kept the 400 it would have had Ohlins fitted, but I missed having a convertible and am back in an Exige.

rootsandculture

100 posts

51 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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Just had a scoot through the classifieds, I hadn’t realised there were good looking evora 400s being advertised under 50k now. Tempting.

Has anyone more up to date on prices seen them changing hands for much lower than that recently?


blueg33

26,475 posts

190 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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I’ve been talking to dealers, looks like about £1k movement max on the cheaper 400’s.

ParanoidAndroid

1,331 posts

249 months

Tuesday 21st July 2020
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blueg33 said:
I’ve been talking to dealers, looks like about £1k movement max on the cheaper 400’s.
Did you decide what to go for in the end? Staying with Lotus?

blueg33

26,475 posts

190 months

Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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ParanoidAndroid said:
blueg33 said:
I’ve been talking to dealers, looks like about £1k movement max on the cheaper 400’s.
Did you decide what to go for in the end? Staying with Lotus?
My potential buyer turned out to be less serious than I thought so I have now advertised my car.

I am 50/50 either a 410 sport which is the rational choice or a 360 Modena which is heart ruling head as I have always wanted a Ferrari. As a sports car the Lotus is better in all ways apart from the engine, the Ferrari V8 is hard to trump.

Spunagain

673 posts

224 months

Saturday 22nd August 2020
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blueg33 said:
My potential buyer turned out to be less serious than I thought so I have now advertised my car.

I am 50/50 either a 410 sport which is the rational choice or a 360 Modena which is heart ruling head as I have always wanted a Ferrari. As a sports car the Lotus is better in all ways apart from the engine, the Ferrari V8 is hard to trump.
Hi Blue33, have you tried a 410 with the exhaust valve opened? I went out in a mates 410IPS last year and it sounded fantastic, IMO better then the Ferrari 430 I drove a few years back. BTW we met at Lotus Silverstone a few years back when I had my NA Evora and we were both waiting to,pick a our cars up after servicing. wavey

blueg33

26,475 posts

190 months

Saturday 22nd August 2020
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Spunagain said:
Hi Blue33, have you tried a 410 with the exhaust valve opened? I went out in a mates 410IPS last year and it sounded fantastic, IMO better then the Ferrari 430 I drove a few years back. BTW we met at Lotus Silverstone a few years back when I had my NA Evora and we were both waiting to,pick a our cars up after servicing. wavey
I have, I drove a 410sport and a 410gt with IPS.

I have bought a Ferrari, hopefully it will be delivered next week.





BertBert

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15,120 posts

177 months

Wednesday 19th May
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So to resurrect my old thread. I looked back to see when I started asking Evora questions. Almost a year ago. Well pleasingly I've hopefully got there with a grey 410 sport, deal agreed pick up next week, seat brackets redrilled the next day!

Thanks to all who patiently answered my questions. And if anyone sees a similar post on TLF, that's my twin brother who's strangely bought an identical car biggrin

Evoras

34 posts

44 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Well done Bert hope you enjoy your new car. Some photos required when you pick it up. Didn't see your post on TLF?

BertBert

Original Poster:

15,120 posts

177 months

Sunday 23rd May
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Evoras said:
Well done Bert hope you enjoy your new car. Some photos required when you pick it up. Didn't see your post on TLF?
It's in the market watch section. Will post properly when I have got it and driven it for the first time!