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The tartan maybe a nod to the sports cars of the 1950s.
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We should have the new parts manuals in a few weeks and should be able to order the revised shifting mechanism and the new console by Q2 2016.

Are you intimating that the new shift mechanism will be backwards compatible with the non V6 Exige?
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Are you intimating that the new shift mechanism will be backwards compatible with the non V6 Exige?
Possibly. There are a ton of shared parts on the new Exige V6 and the 2zz Exige and Elise. We will know more in a few weeks.
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Possibly. There are a ton of shared parts on the new Exige V6 and the 2zz Exige and Elise. We will know more in a few weeks.
That would be great news. A more precise shift mechanism would fix a major short coming in our cars, please keep us posted. I'll even live with the risque outer packaging much like Kim's dress.
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We should have the new parts manuals in a few weeks and should be able to order the revised shifting mechanism and the new console by Q2 2016.

Please let us know how much. I'd love to upgrade this.


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Sounds like you guys had sour grapes for lunch? Fact is, even if it were hidden under the center console it would still be a work of art because of what it does: makes the shifts precise, what more could you ask for, a Pagani?!
Hey Ray, where did you get those red seat belts?
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I got a source, red or yellow, direct replacements, made in Germany from a company that makes seatbelts for buses.
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I got a source, red or yellow, direct replacements, made in Germany from a company that makes seatbelts for buses.
Can you pm me the source please Ray. I'm quite interested. Thanks
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Can you pm me the source please Ray. I'm quite interested. Thanks
It's been a few years since I got them for me and a friend, let me see if they are still available and I will get back to you.
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I'm betting that the new shifter mechanism will be backwards compatible.

I also like that plaid interior.

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So how much is the new Sport 350 gear change mech? Is it listed in their parts manual yet?

Does it require new cables? New trim surround? Or can the old ones be used?

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Just checked, the old V6 gear change / handbrake assembly inc cables is £700 + VAT / freight. Looks very similar to the S2 Exige but I didn't check the part numbers.

Can't see the new one being cheaper... £1k?

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I wonder if the stock cables would work since the V6 may have a different mounting arrangement

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I wonder if the stock cables would work since the V6 may have a different mounting arrangement

It looks like it would be similar.

Top Gear did a road test and said the new mechanism was orgasmic (or similar).


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Top Gear did a road test and said the new mechanism was orgasmic (or similar).
Here is the review . . . pretty high praise for the shifter indeed.

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Here is the review . . . pretty high praise for the shifter indeed.



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Seriously. You would think it was made with unicorn bones with the way the slather praise. I'm excited about it, and willing to drop $$ to have that shifting mechanism. I always thought this was the ONLY letdown of the car. Plus the ugliest part.


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Looks mean :-)

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Bet the SC felt even sharper sucking-in all that cold air... road surface looks slippy mind.

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I switched to my Lotus 211 from a track day Cayman R. I loved everything about the car, except the crappy shifter. The Cayman had a fantastic shift. Switched it out for a Quaife sequential. All is right with the world.

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I did and have been looking for a adaptation to a 2005 Elise for a few weeks now
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