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Ridiculously Excited

Post by andy tims » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:12 am

So I had a great track day in in Exige Sport 380 on Wednesday - see highlights vid if you have a spare 20 mins & are interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rofwRjo0T-8&t=8s

but I was occasionally getting heat soak power loss, which could if it happened at the wrong time, be dangerous. I certainly don't want to be driving round it. Now admittedly it was very hot on Wednesday, but I'm really getting to grips with the car (as I hope the vid shows) and so it's not likely to be a one off occurrence.

The guy next to me in the paddock had a modified Exige with a much bigger supercharger that has charge cooling & he very kindly let me drive for a session - the mad fool. Very impressed.

Yesterday, I started looking into modifying my car, but got a shock at the cost so I decided just to buy a better "standard" Exige.

I only have the watermarked sales pics at the moment, but I pick this Sport 410 up next Friday.

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It has a charge cooled supercharger, better brakes & better suspension than the 380. It a 2019 car with only 1,400 miles on the clock. The deal includes me keeping the track friendly exhaust, the harnesses & harness bar + the soft top from my 380.

Can't wait to get it & to try it on track - I've 2 days booked in August, but might have to do something in July.
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Post by aikiman44 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:45 am

That is some car. Best of luck with it!
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Post by rockmastermike » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:03 am

You are killing it, Andy!

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Post by ericf4 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:30 am

STOOPID HOT CAR...
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Re: Ridiculously Excited

Post by andy tims » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:53 am

Thanks guys - what did you think of the video footage?
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Post by Ryeguy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:56 am

Wicked looking car!

Holy door sills though! It looks like the seats are mounted so tight to the mid-line of the car you have to step across nearly a foot of door sill.

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Post by andy tims » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:47 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:56 am
Holy door sills though! It looks like the seats are mounted so tight to the mid-line of the car you have to step across nearly a foot of door sill.
The cills are the main structural chassis members, hence the width.

There is an art to entry - Drivers seat all the way back, one leg in, drop your butt onto the seat & then bring the other leg in, slide seat forward to suit.
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Re: Ridiculously Excited

Post by HapaHapa » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:49 am

Wow! Exciting doesn’t even start paint the picture.
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Post by Selym » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:44 pm

I'd like to see a woman in a short skirt getting in.

Congratulations on the new car!

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Post by BacoNoir » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:16 pm

Gorgeous new ride but the steering wheel is on the wrong side!
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Post by amckiwi » Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:52 am

The steering wheel is on the right side!

Very cool car

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Post by dukerules » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:03 am

Just read a review. This thing is a very lightweight beast. Enjoy!

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Post by Zidane » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:43 pm

That looks amazing.

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Ridiculously Excited

Post by Zidane » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:45 pm

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Had an opportunity to check a Lotus out on a recent mountain run. I won’t fit at 6’4” though. Image My Z07 Corvette on the left for comparison.

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Re: Ridiculously Excited

Post by unsub073 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:28 am

That's awesome, and your suck dude. :cheers: :thumbsup:

Side note. I've raced that track hundreds of times in a forza league i was in many years ago. :shrug:

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Re: Ridiculously Excited

Post by Joeprez » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:23 am

andy tims wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:12 am
So I had a great track day in in Exige Sport 380 on Wednesday - see highlights vid if you have a spare 20 mins & are interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rofwRjo0T-8&t=8s

but I was occasionally getting heat soak power loss, which could if it happened at the wrong time, be dangerous. I certainly don't want to be driving round it. Now admittedly it was very hot on Wednesday, but I'm really getting to grips with the car (as I hope the vid shows) and so it's not likely to be a one off occurrence.

The guy next to me in the paddock had a modified Exige with a much bigger supercharger that has charge cooling & he very kindly let me drive for a session - the mad fool. Very impressed.

Yesterday, I started looking into modifying my car, but got a shock at the cost so I decided just to buy a better "standard" Exige.

I only have the watermarked sales pics at the moment, but I pick this Sport 410 up next Friday.

Image

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It has a charge cooled supercharger, better brakes & better suspension than the 380. It a 2019 car with only 1,400 miles on the clock. The deal includes me keeping the track friendly exhaust, the harnesses & harness bar + the soft top from my 380.

Can't wait to get it & to try it on track - I've 2 days booked in August, but might have to do something in July.
:jerk:

Not much more to say :lol:

Watched the video, I miss my track Miata.
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