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Today 05:49 PM
RWLott
1000 mile checkup

Drove 225 miles (each way) for the 1000 mile checkup. All went well. Its now a month old.

During the trip drove through torrential rain - could feel a small bit of hydro plaining on the OH Turnpike a few times. Glad I applied RainEx prior to the trip. Never needed wipers.

Averaged 24.8 MPG for the 482 total miles. Gave it a much needed bath - looks like new again.
Yesterday 09:19 AM
georgiadawgs98 Went to see the 2020 Evora GT and parked my red 400 next to it. The GT looks fantastic with all that CF and the nicer interior.
Yesterday 08:27 AM
UrbnCowboy Went on an awesome drive with a bunch of R8’s, a few Lambos, two Ferarris and a couple other random cars. Heck of a time and the Lotus kept up just fine... except when a 720s decided to punch it by me lol.
07-21-2019 08:37 AM
Julian73 Went for a saturday drive after a C&C in Tyler. Also met up with one of my childhood dream cars.
07-18-2019 08:15 PM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by Ryan_G View Post
The engine noise increases substantially at 4k rpm because the exhaust valve opens at that point even if you're not in sport. There may be a small bump in power in that case as well because the exhaust is suddenly flowing much more freely which is good for power. I only ever drive in sport or race so I have never even noticed if there seems to be a dramatic difference from 4k on in normal mode. I will say that even in sport the car pulls hard above 4k rpm but that's because the super charger just keeps building more power all the way to redline.
above 4k it starts pulling because that's where the torque starts to peak
07-18-2019 04:29 PM
Ryan_G
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Originally Posted by RWLott View Post
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Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
Superchargers are belt driven off engine thus boost in proportion to engine rpm
What is happening is when I floor the car, at 4K+ rpms, there is a definite sudden increase in engine noise and boost in acceleration. I'm not in sport mode. Something extra is kicking in.

As I said earlier, it reminds me of the Elise and its variable valve timing kicking in at higher rpm.
The engine noise increases substantially at 4k rpm because the exhaust valve opens at that point even if you're not in sport. There may be a small bump in power in that case as well because the exhaust is suddenly flowing much more freely which is good for power. I only ever drive in sport or race so I have never even noticed if there seems to be a dramatic difference from 4k on in normal mode. I will say that even in sport the car pulls hard above 4k rpm but that's because the super charger just keeps building more power all the way to redline.
07-18-2019 03:37 PM
RWLott
supercharger?

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Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
Superchargers are belt driven off engine thus boost in proportion to engine rpm
What is happening is when I floor the car, at 4K+ rpms, there is a definite sudden increase in engine noise and boost in acceleration. I'm not in sport mode. Something extra is kicking in.

As I said earlier, it reminds me of the Elise and its variable valve timing kicking in at higher rpm.
07-18-2019 09:12 AM
Docflaco Drove 300 miles south of San Antonio to South Padre Island for the week. The car performed flawlessly.
07-18-2019 05:42 AM
RWLott
dealer

Michael Melville
Sales & Marketing Director

Auto Europe
33816 Woodward Avenue
Birmingham, Michigan 48009 USA
248.645.6300 x119
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07-16-2019 09:58 AM
jdolluc
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Originally Posted by RWLott View Post
New Evora 400 Observations


Excellent dealer. Complimentary service included for the 1st 3 years. Delivered to my doorstep, and loaded the old one up as a trade in.

An awesome car.
Where you at in NE Ohio? I'm in Painesville/Mentor...what dealer did you go through? Cleveland Motorsports?
07-15-2019 06:47 PM
DBG
What did you do to your Evora today?

That makes more sense. Appreciate the explanation.
07-15-2019 06:04 PM
Julian73
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You learn something every day. I had assumed boost must have been consistent throughout the rev range as I’d read so much about the huge increase in torque down low. Thanks mate.
Well I left of the second part that while boost grows linerarly it is typically capped (and is on the Lotus) with a blow off type valve. This allows fro significant boost application in the lower range. SC's defiantly have more boost in the lower rpm range and a more linear power curve than turbo's.
07-15-2019 12:41 PM
DBG
What did you do to your Evora today?

You learn something every day. I had assumed boost must have been consistent throughout the rev range as Iíd read so much about the huge increase in torque down low. Thanks mate.
07-15-2019 06:41 AM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by DBG View Post
With you on Start buttons. My wifeís car has one, itís a PITA.

My understanding is the supercharger is always spinning throughout the rev range, it doesnít spool up like a turbo. Never had one though!
Superchargers are belt driven off engine thus boost in proportion to engine rpm
07-15-2019 02:18 AM
DBG With you on Start buttons. My wifeís car has one, itís a PITA.

My understanding is the supercharger is always spinning throughout the rev range, it doesnít spool up like a turbo. Never had one though!
07-14-2019 04:20 PM
RWLott
the last toy

New Evora 400 Observations

The speedometer is close to accurate for the 1st time ever, about 1-to-3 mph too high. Had to subtract 8% from the analog speedometer on the Elise and í12 Evora. Digital mph readout is nice. Why no 12 hour clock?

Getting better with the clutch when starting in 1st gear (the clutch grabs quickly) - do not like over revving or stalling. Iíll blame it on sometimes hard to hear the engine revs. It has been a while since I drove the Elise for 6 years. Shifting the other gears is very smooth.

Still do not like a starter button (the Elise had one) - seems like an unnecessary step when starting the car.

No need to fiddle with the gas peddle on startup. The car starts with a roar every time. If you like a car that sounds nice, this is the one.

Now past the 600 mile break-in period. I assume it is the supercharger that kicks in at higher revs for an additional boost? Reminded me of the Elise with its variable valve timing.

Cabin noise level seems higher than the í12. At times a fair amount of tire noise depending on the road surface.

No auxiliary power outlet in the center under the dash is not good. Still no glove box big enough to hold the ownerís manual? There was no tool kit. Iíve asked for one. No need for a tow hook? Just the lug nut torx tool. The cup holders seem not useful for front seat passengers. I reinstalled the front passenger seat bar cup holder from the previous Evora.

Was surprised how quickly the heater cranked out hot air soon after starting. The AC is also nice. The climate controls are top notch.

Mainly everything is much better designed. The pull straps to tilt the front seats for access to the rear are nice. Was hoping for a 2+0, none available.

An online 114 page (ridiculous) userís manual for the radio, but nothing about the Nav. The screen is very bright and easy to see in sunlight. A friend has a Ford Taurus - over 500 page user's manual!

1st tank ≈ 26 mpg

Seats not as plush as the í12 Evora, but OK. I Like the tilt adjustment.

Excellent dealer. Complimentary service included for the 1st 3 years. Delivered to my doorstep, and loaded the old one up as a trade in.

An awesome car.
07-14-2019 01:37 PM
ByJoveByJingle Put the pack rat-violated baby onto a closed truck for transport to Las Vegas for repair. After three weeks of discussion and negotiation, my insurance company is covering the not-insignificant shipping costs. But I could just as easily be an additional grand out of pocket to get the car to Vegas. Come on Lotus, this isnít a good situation. There is a giant hole in the dealer network in the Southwest US. Las Vegas is a 6.5 hour drive away. You gotta fix this.



07-12-2019 04:23 AM
tye-bo
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Originally Posted by kell211 View Post
Is there anything additional needed to convert to The Lion battery? You mentioned having To make your own bracket, but wasnít sure how involved that got.
It was a bit of doing, I got a piece of aluminum, accompanying hardware, and used the CNC plasma cutter to make my own. The group 47/48 batteries are 5~mm too tall to fit on the factory bracket, and the factory bracket is designed for a much heavier battery. Therefore, I could get away with a less rigid design as the lateral load is significantly reduced on the LIon battery. Here are the two side by side. Also, since I needed to reduce the mass as much as possible, the cutouts are a bit of an easter egg.
07-10-2019 08:29 PM
YellowEvora New GTC bumper from Hethel Sport!
Thanks Sherman 👍
07-10-2019 11:49 AM
kell211
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Originally Posted by tye-bo View Post
I have the Antigravity group 47 24Ah battery, I can't really tell any difference from driving normally. I keep the LIon charger on it whenever it's sitting for more than a day or two. Also, it doesn't fit on the factory bracket so I had to make my own.



https://shop.antigravitybatteries.co...tive/ag-h5-rs/



The main thing is that in total, my car is 90~lbs down from OE weight (58lbs in the picture above).


Is there anything additional needed to convert to The Lion battery? You mentioned having To make your own bracket, but wasnít sure how involved that got.


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