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Evora replacement

Post by DJ » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:07 pm

Sold the Evora about a month ago. Wasn’t until it was gone and I started looking more seriously for a replacement that I appreciated how difficult it was to find something I really wanted. I think the issue with having Lotus cars is I found a reasonably standard sports car wasn’t doing it for me. One car that did surprise me was the Alpine and I can see me owning one at some point in the future, but at the moment it was more than I wanted to spend. At one point I thought I was going to end up being another member of the SE M2 club!
I lasted a whole 6 days without a replacement before buying a Cayman R. It gets a decent write up and funnily enough the EVO article at time of release says the only car comparable to it is an Evora.
Not many around - were only 6 for sale in UK when I was looking - so hoping it might hold its value a bit better than some other Porsche models. It is quite different from an S which was the appeal and it’s the first PDK car I have owned. I went to view not expecting to like the PDK but once I drove it I can see the appeal. The R has both Sport and Sport+ modes in addition to normal and the latter effectively makes it like a manual - it won’t change gear at all unless you make it, maxing out in gear without over revving the engine. Nice touches like lightweight doors and strap handles from the GT3, lightweight alloys from the Spyder and sits lower with some more bhp, more downforce and 50kg lighter than the S. Saying that, mine has been spec’d up with air con, heated seats, lap timer, PCM and PSE so a lot of that weight is probably back on.

Won’t be everyones cup of tea on here but quite liking the change having owned an Elise, Exige and an Evora. A few pics below:

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Re: Evora replacement

Post by campbell » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:57 pm

I rather like that, Dickson

Well done you.

When I saw this thread title I was expecting to type “it’ll be a hard act to follow!”

Looks like I was (nearly!) right.

Let’s have a 4-week review from you too.

PS you’ve inspired me to dig the Elise out given the sunshine . Just need to work out how to sneak out for 30 mins (“just going for a paper, dear”)
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by douglasgdmw » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:01 pm

DJ,

You will not be dissapointed with the Cayman R, basically a GT3 at 2/3rd of the price.

Love my 987 Boxster Spyder so essentially the same car minus the roof.

Values have remained a bit static the last year but you will br happy with depreciation free motoring.

If you have a warranty then check thenair condensers as a weak link on 987's.

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Re: Evora replacement

Post by mik » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:47 pm

Very nice - like them
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by C7Steve » Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:08 pm

:thumbsup

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Re: Evora replacement

Post by DJ » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:51 pm

Thanks for the comments.

I went for a wee run this afternoon too, Campbell. Heated seats were a nice new feature to have today.
I see what you mean - the subject header could be misleading. Wonder how many clicked on this thinking Lotus had announced a replacement for the Evora!

Yes George, I got the Porsche warranty and the car went through the 111 point Porsche approved check.

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'55 Boxster S - Sold :(
'08 Exige S 240PP - Sold :(
'10 Evora NA - Sold :(
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by Dark » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:16 pm

:thumbsup
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by Simon82 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:52 am

Very nice :thumbsup
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by campbell » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:00 am

DJ wrote:Thanks for the comments.

I went for a wee run this afternoon too, Campbell. Heated seats were a nice new feature to have today.
Well I switched my heater on Image

The face level vents are sheer luxury compared to the ol’ S1 !!

It was well greasy out there, so I drove like Miss Daisy’s granny.
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by ed » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:31 pm

Mmmhhhhh Nice wheels!
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by Scotty C » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:15 am

:thumbsup like that
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by Andy G » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:43 pm

look forward to seeing it soon mate
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Re: Evora replacement

Post by baz111r » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:31 pm

Well done Dixson !!!


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