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Old 11-30-2012, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First Federal 2013 Evora S IPS

As promised my local dealer has the first one:

Used 2013 Lotus Evora S-IPS 2+2 (1ST Available IN USA) For Sale | Jacksonville FL | VIN: SCCLMDSU4DHA10029

I need to find an excuse to stop by the dealer and have a look
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Now that is unique, a USED MY 2013 available in 2012.
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I guess that's why it's the first. It's the first used one? The first grey one?

This one was the first new one??

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/1805457-post1.html

The "used" car: SCCLMDSU4DHA10029

The new car: SCCLMDSU9DHA10026
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I think it's new (only 25 miles), just mislabeled as used on the site.


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notice the battery cover

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I noticed one good change for 2013 cars. The battery cover is now accessible. The velcro on the carpet for existing cars is way stronger than the glue they used to stick the soundproofing. As a result to get to the battery you about have to destroy the foam to get it off. I also see a battery tender--is that standard from the factory for these cars. Good to see them at least making a few tweaks.
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most of the factory velcro is very strong and in many cases stronger tahn the adhesive used to attach it to the aluminum/fiberglass...same as in the Elises..in both I have had velcro that was designed to come apart for access just come unglued from the fiberglass/aluminum.

Good news is you just clean the spot up, by some velcro brand industrial strength, cut to fit, replace.

A good chunk of the velcro holding my trunk lining up has come off the fiberglass.
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I noticed one good change for 2013 cars. The battery cover is now accessible. The velcro on the carpet for existing cars is way stronger than the glue they used to stick the soundproofing. As a result to get to the battery you about have to destroy the foam to get it off. I also see a battery tender--is that standard from the factory for these cars. Good to see them at least making a few tweaks.
This change was made on later MY12's. I have ordered the new cover and plan to cut carpet. It uses uses 4 screws instead of orginal 3, but i dont expect thsi to be much of a burden.
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I guess that's why it's the first. It's the first used one? The first grey one?

This one was the first new one??

http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/1805457-post1.html

The "used" car: SCCLMDSU4DHA10029

The new car: SCCLMDSU9DHA10026
Trumped by Lotus of Austin: SCCLMDSU7DHA10025.

http://www.lotusofaustin.com/web/new...ition_id=10425

This all said, while I did lay eyes on this car a few weeks back during the F1 race there is no guarantee that the lowest VIN number is actual the "1st" into the US. While numbers are assigned in sequence by the factory, they do not necessarily build and delivery to that sequence, in fact they will try to luster groups of same color in build and shipping is a whole different issue. Early this year I was the recipient of the first customer delivered MY12, but not a clue on the VIN sequence, while the letters are specific to a Federal (US) version Evora, the SN sequence covers all cars and models built for the world.
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This change was made on later MY12's. I have ordered the new cover and plan to cut carpet. It uses uses 4 screws instead of orginal 3, but i dont expect thsi to be much of a burden.
Yes, my My 12 has the battery cover shown in the pics of MY 13 also.
To load the battery you could use the socket in the boot (ignition has not to be put "on" for that) - but I also added a connection to the tender coming from the battery (maybe nearly similar to the connection shown in the pics) because I like that solution better, a little bit more firm but no big difference. Before adding the battery cover I would use the socket in the trunk.
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I do use the socket in the truck for my battery tender.. I just want a cleaner access to the battery itself, I have a CF Chimera, its a work of art. In Texas heat the Velcro has unglued from the forward truck bulkhead anyways.
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