Early 400 - options

Early 400 - options

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BertBert

Original Poster:

14,036 posts

168 months

Wednesday 24th June
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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

89 posts

77 months

Friday 26th June
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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

2,352 posts

187 months

Thursday 2nd July
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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

85 posts

42 months

Tuesday 21st July
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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

24,342 posts

181 months

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

ParanoidAndroid

1,303 posts

240 months

Tuesday 21st July
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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

24,342 posts

181 months

Wednesday 22nd July
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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

601 posts

215 months

Saturday 22nd August
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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

24,342 posts

181 months

Saturday 22nd August
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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.