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So I think I may have persuaded the wife of the wisdom of moving up from our Elise.

Does anyone know what the Evora approach angle is? I've looked everywhere and no joy.

I can just about get the Elise onto the driveway by approaching it at a 45 degree angle and it just touches the concrete (I am resigned to replacing the front clam bump guards every year or two).

Anyway, that's my dilemma...
 

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If you use the same procedure, the Evora should be better (i.e., no scraping). But the Evora also has bump guards that are "sacrificial".
 

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In my time DDing both, I had to be more careful with the Elise as those two chins stuck out at a more precarious angle. The Evora approach angle isn't great, but much better than most expect due to the upward cant of the bottom side. As JLSELISE mentioned, further back (from memory roughly 12" back) from the actual lip there are two delrin-like pucks to protect.

This may lend SOME perspective...The boards were required, and it was very close (about 1/2" at one point, but remember my splitter juts out an additional 1.5-2") but it cleared just fine.



Without the splitter there would've been tons of clearance, but the boards were still required for a straight on approach. Daily, I just take things at an angle to be safe without much of a problem.
 

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My Evora isn't quite as bad as my last car, which routinely forced me to approach inclines/declines at a 45, sometimes prompting the unknowing car immediately behind to lay on the horn thinking I was some sort of crazed driver. :)
 

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I know the angle is defined in the owner's manual if you can find a PDF of it out there (or a hard copy of the manual if available). I believe it says there is an 11 degree approach in the front and 18 degree in the rear. I haven't read my manual in a little while, so don't quote me on those numbers exactly, but they have to be close. I'll check one of these nights and correct myself if I'm wrong.
 

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I know the angle is defined in the owner's manual if you can find a PDF of it out there (or a hard copy of the manual if available). I believe it says there is an 11 degree approach in the front and 18 degree in the rear. I haven't read my manual in a little while, so don't quote me on those numbers exactly, but they have to be close. I'll check one of these nights and correct myself if I'm wrong.
Here ya go..
 

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