Good question and one I should have answered in my orginal post. I am trying to determine if I theWhat is prompting your question? Are you having a hard time shifting between 2-3/3-2, cables binding or not returning stick to center?
Bruss mon ami, you're correct that the 2012 blue cables are the upgraded ones for S1 cars.Cable looks grey which is the old type. Blue cables are where it's at for oem.
You mention an updated shifter. There isn't one for the S1 evora.
That would have made sense, but I think even the updated 2012 S1 shifter still had a plastic ball in it. Perhaps Lotus prefers to fix one problem at a time...Ah, thanks for that. I'd missed the upgraded S1 shifter mech. Was that the one for the broken ball problem?
Now I am more confused. The ‘upgraded S1 shifter’ I have, but have not installed, has gray cables.Bruss mon ami, you're correct that the 2012 blue cables are the upgraded ones for S1 cars.
However they came as part of a whole new shift assembly, which did in fact have some improvements from the original 2010-2011. (I know this because I was one of the first to upgrade.) So it's not wrong to say that there's an improved 2012+ S1 shifter.
And the 4xx shifter was something else entirely, as you say, and as noted by several folks it is not an easy retrofit to pre-4xx cars.
So, three shifters:
-- 2010-11 S1 (grey cables)
-- 2012+ S1 (blue cables)