Hey guys: had been looking hard at getting
An evora, but in the end I decided I wanted
A convertible and something with more power. Also I'm
Alittle too far from a lotus dealer for my comfort.
And frankly, as much as I liked the test drive, I thought
It wasn't a great value proposition, new or even used,
I test drove a boxster s and it was pretty
Fun, about the same power feel as an evora s.
also test drove a 997.1 turbo. Very quick.
After the fear subsided, I laughed out loud because of the power, but
It was alittle too refined for me: too modern and too many
Buttons, not a pure enough sports car.
Then I drove a 996 turbo s, and that that was hauntingly
Good for me. Much more raw that the 997,
Much better feel through the steering wheel
And on the butt.
But they are alittle boring looking stock. Too rounded, like a VW or Audi Tt.
Saw something on eBay which I thought was a deal,
04 turbo cab with a full gt2 body kit, which
Makes it look more menacing and less like VW.
Also had a fully built engine, putting it beyond
Mcclaren and zr1 performance level, aftermarket Bluetooth
Stereo and other stuff, all for less than most used
Evoras, and I got a 3 year power train warranty.
Drove it from Vegas to NorCal over the weekend mostly with the top down. It's a monster. exhaust is quiet until the turbo's kick in and at around .3 bars, then
It's like a jet engine, scary loud and you just have to
Hold on for dear life. Never felt that kind of acceleration, and I was too afraid to floor it. Going to get some training in the car because it's so far above my capabilities.
Anyway different strokes for different folks, thanks for all
The sage advise from you all; great group of enthusiasts.