Many parts from S1 Evora's are still used in the Evora 4** models, some are even shared with the Exige V6. Some parts from the Evora 4** could be used to replace / update S1 Evora parts i.e. drivetrain mounts. Combined, I'm guessing there would be 70-80% parts compatibility between the different Evoras.
Many parts of all Lotus' are sourced from larger OEMs - not just Toyota, but international automotive component suppliers : AP Racing, Bosch, EFI, TRW... its a long list :-). I'm sure over the years, forums like LT will identify alternative sources / part numbers to buy the component directly from source.
Despite lower than planned Evora production volumes, specialists have started to offer parts to repair or upgrade : rear toe links, steering rack knuckles, brake discs, exhausts, coilovers... Just like early Elises, specialist will increase the number of parts available as Lotus OE availability dries-up. For example its fundamentally the front & rear bumper mouldings differ between S1 Vs 4** Evoras bodywork - these could be made from GRP.
Even today you can order newly manufactured chassis tubs from Lotus Cars for the older Type 111 cars.
So its a fairly small number of parts that are unique to Evora S1's that are likely to 1) not available at all 2) be faulty & not fixable 3) be damaged beyond repair. In future years if it required a Group Buy to get the tooling dusted-off, these actions have been done before by the Lotus community.
Heres to many years of future Evora motoring :-)
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Last edited by cain-it; 05-27-2018 at 09:51 AM.