Harry’s Garage

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Broccers » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:40 am

speedingfine wrote:
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Have not watched it yet (and won’t be able to until later) but this has just gone live.

Cheers Mik, look forward to seeing that 8-)
Watched last night - he seemed to like it :lol:

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by IanF » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 am

Sounds great! He mentions low numbers, are many sold these days?

Also, I didn’t know there was no storage in the front - that’s impressively poor packaging! 😁
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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by GG. » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 am

Phwoar it makes a good noise doesn't it. 8-)

The way they cinch the waist in with the black sills is cool (but I would prefer clear stone guards). Anyway, if I were going down the LOLtus route I would plump for an Exige... but then I think I would want a 380... and then the price/high residuals just don't stack up for me at £60k+ :(
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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by mik » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:07 am

IanF wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 am
Sounds great! He mentions low numbers, are many sold these days?

Also, I didn’t know there was no storage in the front - that’s impressively poor packaging! 😁
Lotus have sold 131 cars YTD (to the end of June). Not sure of the breakdown between Elise/Exige/Evora, but looow numbers.

Porsche UK sales are 6785 for the same period. :?

For the 410 (and430 I think) they removed the door bins. Cost or weight saving? Dunno. Pretty stoopid though. :roll:

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Maurice » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:10 am

GG. wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 am
Phwoar it makes a good noise doesn't it. 8-)

The way they cinch the waist in with the black sills is cool (but I would prefer clear stone guards). Anyway, if I were going down the LOLtus route I would plump for an Exige... but then I think I would want a 380... and then the price/high residuals just don't stack up for me at £60k+ :(
The 380 is a bit of ginger stepchild of the Exige range, as it’s the only one that has its rev limit pared back to 6800rpm (as opposed to 7200rpm for the 350). It’s the supercharger pulley they change, so they reputedly don’t put the increased power out for long either due to heat soak.

The carbon bits are nice though.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by GG. » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am

Maurice wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:10 am
GG. wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 am
Phwoar it makes a good noise doesn't it. 8-)

The way they cinch the waist in with the black sills is cool (but I would prefer clear stone guards). Anyway, if I were going down the LOLtus route I would plump for an Exige... but then I think I would want a 380... and then the price/high residuals just don't stack up for me at £60k+ :(
The 380 is a bit of ginger stepchild of the Exige range, as it’s the only one that has its rev limit pared back to 6800rpm (as opposed to 7200rpm for the 350). It’s the supercharger pulley they change, so they reputedly don’t put the increased power out for long either due to heat soak.

The carbon bits are nice though.
Ah I see. Which ones get an exposed gear linkage - is that the 350 Sport as well?
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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Maurice » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:49 pm

GG. wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:33 am
Maurice wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:10 am
GG. wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:49 am
Phwoar it makes a good noise doesn't it. 8-)

The way they cinch the waist in with the black sills is cool (but I would prefer clear stone guards). Anyway, if I were going down the LOLtus route I would plump for an Exige... but then I think I would want a 380... and then the price/high residuals just don't stack up for me at £60k+ :(
The 380 is a bit of ginger stepchild of the Exige range, as it’s the only one that has its rev limit pared back to 6800rpm (as opposed to 7200rpm for the 350). It’s the supercharger pulley they change, so they reputedly don’t put the increased power out for long either due to heat soak.

The carbon bits are nice though.
Ah I see. Which ones get an exposed gear linkage - is that the 350 Sport as well?
Yup, they all now benefit from the exposed gear linkage. I haven’t driven one with it fitted, but it’s apparently an improvement on mine (which is by my no means bad, it just can’t be rushed).

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by Marv » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:40 pm

So how easy would it be to fit that carbon fibre bootlid to your car, Mik? 😆

I do love the view out of the windscreen on the Evora. Never knew what it reminded me of, but the Stratos makes sense.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by V8Granite » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:46 am

Well that impressed far more than expected.

I think that over the Exige now.

Dark blue, silver wheels with exposed carbon and red leather seats please.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by integrale_evo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:06 am

Surely the big thing on top of the engine was the charge cooler not the supercharger? As such, not exactly a massive amount of weight.

Would have been nice to see the rear seats too.
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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by RobYob » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:38 am

integrale_evo wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:06 am
Surely the big thing on top of the engine was the charge cooler not the supercharger? As such, not exactly a massive amount of weight.
Integrated Sc and cooler, one sits ahead of the other in that big box. Being W2A it's going to have a fair heft of water in it too I guess.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by ZedLeg » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:28 am

Kind of a weird video that.

He first made the comparison between the Evora and the Alpine on Insta and I thought he meant it would be worth looking at second hand Evoras if you were considering a new Alpine. The comparison between that car and the Alpine didn’t make sense.

Also there was a bit in the middle of the video that reminded me heavily of Marion and Geoff for some reason :lol:.

Car looks good though.
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Re: Harry’s Garage

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by speedingfine » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:55 pm

Love that car. Sounds brilliant too. Definitely on my lottery list 8-)

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by mik » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:50 pm

The weight figure is mind boggling - then you remember they are properly tiny.

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Lovely car, and love the chat about the different panel thicknesses depending how flush lotus was at the time :lol:

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by JonMad » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:29 am

Harry said the Evora has finessed. I'm thinking he was talking in terms of its handling as he was saying the dash was still below par for the budget. But I think they were always that good weren't they, in a typical what-you'd-expect-from-a-Lotus kind of way?
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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by JLv3.0 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:39 am

mik wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:41 pm
That was a brilliant vid from Harry - I thought it would be Evija-focussed which put me off immediately as the car will never be made, but really it's an Elan vid with a bit of made-up car non-love at the end. Elans are just little pieces of perfection, aren't they. Oh - and who saw the numberplate on the 90s Elan in that vid? :lol: - very good.

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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by mik » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:51 am

@JonMad

The "series1" Evora interior is quite different to the later 4xx cars. Buttons in plastic as opposed to alu etc. 4xx undoubtedly looks more modern, but some claim this was also a cost-down exercise (?).

They also dropped the Recaros and fitted Sparco seats in the 4xx. Lighter, but lots of complaints of squeaks and discomfort. The Recaros are absolutely superb.

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From a handling perspective the 4xx are definitely more capable than early cars (suspension a bit stiffer, more grip) but unlike Harry, most hacks seem to feel the earlier cars are sweeter. RobYob may have insights.


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Re: Harry’s Garage

Post by mik » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:41 am

JLv3.0 wrote:
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Oh - and who saw the numberplate on the 90s Elan in that vid? :lol: - very good.
Yes very good :) Although the M100 really was a WWD lowpoint. :(

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