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This has been on the back-burner for a while but now it's real: A fitted front splitter for 2010-14 Evora & Evora S cars with the original bumper. All the info we have can be found here: https://hethelsport.com/.../s1splitter/

We're hoping the first production splitters to arrive around August, pending safe working conditions.

And to kick-it-off, we're introducing them with a group-buy price (without the group-buy hassles) until May 29th. --Sherman

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I’m already in for one. This is exactly what I’ve been waiting for. I love the winglets on the side!
 

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Sherman, I could be very interested, but I had one of the early splitters on my 2010 that were there to "protect". The way the screws afix allowed air to ride over splitter. I had the please of having it explode under the car at 125mph!! All I am saying is put it in the wind tunnel and make sure the mounting is capable of the downforce it will create!!!
 
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Sherman, I could be very interested, but I had one of the early splitters on my 2010 that were there to "protect". The way the screws afix allowed air to ride over splitter. I had the please of having it explode under the car at 125mph!! All I am saying is put it in the wind tunnel and make sure the mounting is capable of the downforce it will create!!!
I agree that the flat sheet designs all have the same weakness in that they only have the thickness of the sheet to resist bending, which is one reason I never bought one after all these years. While this splitter may still flex down under load in a fore-aft sense, the flexural rigidity between screws left to right should be immensely greater due to the added cross-sectional height at the leading edge, increasing the moment of inertia. I think overall, this will be far more rigid in all senses, but when it arrives, I’ll be buying all new slightly longer fasteners with larger diameter washers to help distribute load. I might also place some strategic silicone or Sugru just to make sure a gap can’t momentarily form if I hit a bump at high speed.

It would be cool to see someone with a wind tunnel test all the splitter options though just to see how they compare in a safe setting.
 

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Sherman, your "Group Buys" were all hassle free (at least for us.... not necessarily for you 😜)!
Oh my gosh... that first group-buy was nuts. I took me 2 days to unload everything, mostly because I didn't know how to break open ocean freight crates. And then it took me ±five hours to build & pack each individual outgoing bumper crate. ...funny thing about all that is I loved every minute of it. It took a lot of bumpers to get that down to the current 1-hour build-&-pack time, and I still enjoy it! --Sherman
 

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Thanks Sherman. just take it up to 150 for me and have someone in front with a rear facing camera! That was a brown spot moment years back!
Maybe that will work nicely with my gurney flap .
 

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no more group buy ? just saw this
The link in the original post says that it’s officially over, but that you might be able to still get in if you contact Sherman via email. It ended yesterday, but you should definitely email him ASAP and see what he can do.
 

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...but that you might be able to still get in if you contact Sherman via email...
(y) Yeah, you should definitely do that. ;) --Sherman

(The group-buy link is back up for a day. Fabrication order will go in Sunday night, 9 PM PST)
(Thanks @ShadowWulf369)
 

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I know it’s been a looooong time since this group buy was over, but I finally got the splitter installed on my car and I thought I’d share some photos for anyone who is on the fence about buying one. I posted some of these photos in another thread, but figured they’re going to be easier to find here for someone in the future. I will mention that this does not use the majority of the stock fastener locations and requires the drilling of nine holes in the bumper.

The fitment is superb. It is tight to the stock bumper all the way around the leading edge and the small stops that locate the bumper in the wheel well are gap free as well. I was able to install this while the bumper was still on the car; it only required being on ramps and removal of the under tray. The piece is very rigid and didn’t flex during any of the installation which will help it evenly distributing force along the bumper. I had mine PPF coated prior to installation because if I’m going to catch a stone, the leading edge of the car seems like where it would be. I haven’t scraped on anything yet, but I’ve also been very careful. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Now that I have a true functional adjustable rear wing, I am trying to decide what I want or like better, the front splitter or canards for next year. Splitter is the natural choice but event the flat one I had on 2010 was more prone to contact for street. Canards won't have this issue
 
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