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put dyna-mat in doors to quite some of the rattles. Oh, and washed her.
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I'm avoiding driving mine much until I get the headlamp peeling issue resolved.

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Drove it , took it up to redline for the first time.....yummy yummy


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Drove mine in the wet today. Spinning wheels in third gear.... so plenty of torque...

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Loaded in my twin boys, picked up a friend, checked out his 2 newly imported Fiat 500s (1966 and 1967), solved his oil/smoke issue with it (pinhole in valve cover), then picked up the Evora from service and showed it off from Eastside to Westside across Seattle.

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Ran it to 143 on I-75 on the way to Gainesville before I chickened out. Was still climbing quickly. This car is more like a 911 than a Cayman. The Cayman is a go-kart. That's insulting to this car.

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Ran it to 143 .
I assume 6th gear. Where was the tach at that speed? Do you remember? Just wondering powerband-wise. 5k?

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I believe you can hit 143 in 5th with the close ratio gearbox. I know your close to redline doing 130 in 4th.

I drove with the BMW car club up Chinook pass, over Cayuse pass and up to Windy Ridge at St. Helens. Only had one oh s***t moment when she decided to oversteer coming around a down hill reverse cambered corner. My fault for lifting and not keeping her neutral in the corner.

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4th 127mph (131 peak 7.2k rpm)
5th 167
6th engine power limited 177-183 (6.5k to 6.8k)

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Hwy 7 to Hope and back. Way to much traffic for fun.

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I assume 6th gear. Where was the tach at that speed? Do you remember? Just wondering powerband-wise. 5k?
6th gear. Not sure where the tach was. I was too busy looking out for troopers. That's probably fast enough to be taken straight to the pokey.

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I actually used 6th gear yesterday! At 80 mph, on some long downhill stretches of the newly paved 280, the Tach hovers around 2 - 2.3k in 6th gear and the car slips quietly past everyone as it inevitably creeps all by itself up to 90. This road is perfect before this, because others are doing 80 as well, and as soon as you begin passing too many people too quickly, the road reigns you in with an incline. Then you are drawn out of your reverie by the dire need to drop back to 5th gear.


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My daughter and I (her in the 2005 Elise) and me in my Evora, were at the Super car Sunday in Woodland Hills today. We were there until 8:15 am , then ran home to clean the cars and watch the F1 race at 9:00 am.
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Took mine on track

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I took this off:
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Added this (Plack Exhaust custom cut for my S):
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And now her rear end is lighter and so much nicer:
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And is loud as all get out!

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Took mine on track

That looks like more fun than what I did. I wish there was a track close to me (closest one is about 2-3 hours away), and in the desert 110+ this time of year.
I did get to drive an N/A Evora at Laguna Secca a few years ago. It was a Skip Baraber driving school. Tons was lots of fun.
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Learned how to realign the front bumper.. Drove it like every other day Closing in on 11K.

Low2grond, just drive it!! Leaving it parked has NO affect on the headlamps.

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How and why did you realign the front bumper? I noticed that there is a little more of the front edge of my clam exposed ever since I had one of the front exit grills replaced.

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After a day further north in the White Mountains, took it out to play on the Kancamagus Highway this morning. This is just below the summit, a little less than 3,000 feet. Interestingly, there's a 9% grade headed down, and the dash indicated I was getting 54 mpg. I'm not in danger of believing that number, but maybe I can convince the Prius-owner down the street that it was real.


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