Just got off the phone with Desert European and heard that their demo "Should" get here in the next week to 10 days.
I am #14 and have been told to expect my car the first week or two of October. It was July 15th - August 1st, but obviously that didn't happen.
Was told that the "star shield" option only makes the dealer $299 as they are charged $700 by Lotus. I was also informed that both the Stage I and Stage II exhausts should pass CA emmissions requirements as they are post cat. systems.
In an earlier conversation they had planned on putting the Stage I exhaust on their demo, will be interesting to hear how it sounds.
They only contact customers when our cars reach the San Diego distribution center.
The stage II exhaust will be $695 + about $80 to $100 in installation charges. Total around $800....starting to lean away from the Stage II in lieu of an aftermarket one....
....how likely will it be that an aftermarket company like HKS will build an aftermarket, HP increasing, exhaust? Is it possible to tweak the exhaust to squeeze out another 5 hp?