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Hello all, after many years driving Honda type r's i now find myself in a position where i can think about something a bit more exotic. I was always set on a 981 Cayman GT4 but came across the Evora 410 and thought maybe this is a better fit for me. My issue is i have owned my current Civic FK2 type r for nearly 8 years and still absolutely love it, it is a very capable car and it would be a big decision to part ways with it. I have had a quick drive in a 410GT sport and was slightly underwhelmed by it but it wasn't in the right enviroment to really enjoy the car so it hasn't put me off. I am doing lots of research and finding many positive reviews but i am still not sure which way to go especially as the Evora will cost me 40kish on top of the Civic. Whilst researching i found an Evora 400 laptime round the Nurburgring which was  slower than the FK2 type r which makes no sense to me given the higher power to weight ratio and superior handling of the Lotus. So i'm on the fence guys but please feel free to talk me round, i really want it to be the right car, thanks Rich.

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I’ve driven and been in a wide variety of cars. Nothing comes close to the feel of a Lotus. The lap time around the Ring means nothing to me. I’ve owned a Exige S and an Evora 400, both great cars. If you want to feel like you are driving by the seat of your pants, try a 3.5 Exige - phenomenal.

I have taken a standard Elise on a track, utterly brilliant despite the lack of brute horsepower. 

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Welcome! 

Find one for a test drive, then you'll get what they're all about! The Evora is a great all round sports car and a hell of a lot of fun! 

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So many variables with the "Ring" time including weather, tyres, etc.

As this seems important to you I am assuming the car will spend a lot of time on track. Given that, surely you'd be better off looking at a V6 Exige?

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Lotus production cars, with the occasional exception (EG. 3-11, 2-11), are designed for road use primarily with supple suspension and forgiving handling. Chasing driver involvement not lap times. 

Of course, they'll be good on track, better than most but that's a bonus not a focus. 

Justin 

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