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TLF Evora 'Sports Racer' Club!


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So, the Sports Racer S is rarer than the GT430. Maybe I should keep the SR instead. 🤔

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Amazing car - they get better and better the more you drive them. I miss mine a lot but lucky enough to have a little Elise at the moment!

don’t wait for dry weather, just drive and enjoy 😃😃

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Seen that car several times in Hendy Exeter, very nice colour blue (better looking blue than the Emira).

 

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So happy for you @parkem50. A great back story. 

I've been lucky enough to drive Ferrari, Porsche etc.....and nothing can touch a Lotus for pure driving pleasure. 

Evora is a true great. We are privileged to own them.

Justin 

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Great car that one! Beautiful condition inside and out. 😍

Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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On 23/04/2023 at 11:09, parkem50 said:

Hi, I think I should offically say hello, as I can finally stop being a serial lurker!

I have always loved Lotus cars and grew up an easy cycle ride from the factory. My friend and I were caught on a number of occasions by security peering through the then wooden fence on the tracks hairpin bend. That was back in the days of the Camel v12 F1 car. After a visit to Cringleford school fete from the Esprit with the skis on the back I was hooked. I had my dream car!

Having a "toy" in my garage has always been an ambition, but life has always managed to halt that ambition. Until now!! I always wanted an Esprit but only having basic spanner skills I decided the newest Lotus I could afford would be the best idea. The Evora ticked all the boxes. I wanted a car to tour in and one that could fit luggage. As a lurker of all the Lotus forums I had done all the research possible on the Evora. Once the green light was given by my wonderfull wife, the hunt was on. Within two minutes I produced the advert from Hendeys of Exeter of a blue Evora S (sr). At this point I had never been in an Evora so a quick trip to the Lotus garage in Long Stratton fixed that. They had a 400 and an S, but one was to pricey the other not my colour. 

So ignoring any advice about test driving a few cars and never buying the first car you see, I bought the car from Exeter. It came a few weeks later on a transporter and now it was mine. It was November. The weather was awful. I waited and waited for a dry day to actually drive my first Lotus.

OMG. There are moments in life that can't be described to others.....this was one of them. I was taken to a heavenly place. Its awesome. Im still an absolute novice at driving it, It scares me and makes me smile at the same time. Its the fastest car I have owned and in my world it is a super car. It is a masterpiece. And I have never driven a Porsche so nothing to compare it with! Long live Lotus!

So Hello TLF and thanks for the years of reading!

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Congrats! You’ve got an absolutely lovely car there. What a minter!
 

Is it a manual or IPS? Note - if manual, you’ll find heel and toe much easier in sport mode. Throttle doesn’t blip well enough otherwise in normal 👍

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It's an IPS can just be seen in one of the pics. It was 1 of 2 IPS Evoras at Hendy.

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Lovely.

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I came into this world screaming and covered in someone elses blood. I'll probably leave it in the same way. 

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Yes, welcome. I could be wrong but I am sure this car was for sale down Northampton way, the same year I bought mine(2016). I liked the look of it then so your right don't change them with the red calipers it's a great look.

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