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New (to me) Car Day

Post by andy tims » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 am

Hofmanns of Henley (on Thames) delivered my Exige 410 today, which just happens to be my birthday so almost perfect timing.

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The almost part, is because having had a carpal tunnel operation yesterday, it will be a couple of days before I can drive it.
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Post by Joeprez » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:10 am

Beautiful Andy, congrats! Also keeping your other one (one for the streets, one for the track)?
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Post by jswing » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:23 am

That's beautiful, happy birthday to you!

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Post by Morethan1 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:45 am

That's a hot car! Congrats! I always liked these elise/exige lotuses.

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Post by JDC222 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:45 am

Best present ever!! Happy B Day!!!!
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Post by dnslater » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:20 am

That car is incredible. Would love to own a Lotus. Been infatuated with the Esprit since I was a kid, although the Toyota V6 in the Exige would be a hell of a lot less headache. What is service like with these?

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Post by andy tims » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:00 am

Thanks all.
dnslater wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:20 am
What is service like with these?
It's not especially cheap - circa £500 for an annual service as things are not that easy to access, but I got 3 years servicing included in the deal.
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Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:53 pm

Wow. That's to fancy to be a car. It's amazing.
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Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:56 pm

And Happy Birthday!!!

For my birthday, I bought myself a fully loaded bean, beef, and cheese burrito.
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Post by andy tims » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:17 am

Private plate (yes I know it's too long - trying to get a shorter one)

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and sun strip fitted for that extra splash of yellow, as well as helping to keep the sun out of my eyes.

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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:40 am

1954Selmer wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:56 pm
And Happy Birthday!!!

For my birthday, I bought myself a fully loaded bean, beef, and cheese burrito.
^^^ same here

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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:41 am

andy tims wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:16 am
Hofmanns of Henley (on Thames) delivered my Exige 410 today, which just happens to be my birthday so almost perfect timing.

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The almost part, is because having had a carpal tunnel operation yesterday, it will be a couple of days before I can drive it.
The car is very cool, but I really love the look of the crushed stone drive and brickwork on the house (?) behind the car.
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Re: New (to me) Car Day

Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:51 am

that is an amazing looking Lotus congratulations what’s the engine output on these?
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Post by unsub073 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:23 am

That is awesome. Congrat's on both.

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Post by andy tims » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:00 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
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what’s the engine output on these?
410 bhp. The car weighs about 1050 kg and can apparently sprint to 60mph in 3.3 seconds.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:47 pm

andy tims wrote:
Jeep99dad wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:51 am
what’s the engine output on these?
410 bhp. The car weighs about 1050 kg and can apparently sprint to 60mph in 3.3 seconds.
Freaking beast and probably corners and breaks like a track king too
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Re: New (to me) Car Day

Post by andy tims » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:42 pm

I can't wait to get it on track - 3 dates booked in August. The 380 was fabulous (see the vid if anyone missed it before)

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

but this thing is going to be even better. No heat soak power loss, even better brakes & 3 way adjustable suspension, that I can fine tune.
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Re: New (to me) Car Day

Post by andy tims » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:38 pm

Had my second drive in the Exige Sport 410 this afternoon.

What a thing - it's brilliant.

It’s only an extra 30hp but combined with circa 20kg less weight it is certainly noticeable compared to the 380, but the bigger difference is the suspension.

The 3 way nitrons appear to have been set up very nicely for the road. The ride is a bit plusher and better damped so I can get on the power hard and early more often out of those corners that are less than perfectly surfaced i.e. most of them.

The supercharger is much louder than in the 380, but not as high pitched whiny as the Series 2 cars.

My 410 has the optional sound deadening, so supercharger aside, it’s a quieter car.

I understand the sound deadening is just the carpet to the foot wells and the sides of the cills - If that's correct, I might take it out as I prefer the rawness of the extra noise.

Couldn't feel any discernible difference in the braking department - I expect you need track speeds to feel the advantage of the J hook discs.

Looking forward to my first outing on the 3rd of August.

PPF is going on the whole front tomorrow & I'm looking to get the car ceramic coated.
Andy

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