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Andrew Frankel’s review

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In my book Andrew Franknel is one of the best motoring writers out there and I really value his opinion. Overall a very positive review, although unsurprisingly he found the touring suspension not best suited to track use. I am particularly pleased he found there was plenty of head and legroom and good seats as I seem to recall he is 6ft 4.
 

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In my book Andrew Franknel is one of the best motoring writers out there and I really value his opinion. Overall a very positive review, although unsurprisingly he found the touring suspension not best suited to track use. I am particularly pleased he found there was plenty of head and legroom and good seats as I seem to recall he is 6ft 4.
His Intercooler write up is actually better and more positive than this one…
 

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He comes across a bit more negative in the podcast compared to the written word:


Not that it matters to me. The more I read and watch today, the more it makes me think Lotus has similar traits to Ducati, Porsche to Honda. I would never buy the later two despite knowing they are easier to drive and ride on road and track. Just personal preference. Horses for courses!
 

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Right… still have that podcast to listen to…. For me I just don’t want the Porsche as it slips quietly by unnoticed knowing I had to pay 20k on options to make it resellable
 

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You have paid 15k in options on the Emira if you have an FE coming 😋😘
Very true… but I don’t feel trapped into it I guess as I did when I spec’d a Cayman
 

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Very true… but I don’t feel trapped into it I guess as I did when I spec’d a Cayman
The beauty of speccing the Cayman is you can spec it. Ironically you are trapped into having options on the Emira that you may not want.
 

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Weirdly listening to Monsieur Frankel I had a tinge of excitement hearing him speculate about 470bhp i4 AMG Emira S cars. I want to love the V6 and have never owned an auto, but it could just be the missing link to make the Emira truly great.
 

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Weirdly listening to Monsieur Frankel I had a tinge of excitement hearing him speculate about 470bhp i4 AMG Emira S cars. I want to love the V6 and have never owned an auto, but it could just be the missing link to make the Emira truly great.
I felt the same tinge and thought process. Started me thinking the FE for a couple of years or so, then swapping to an ‘ultimate Emira’ as last petrol car would be a option. I equate flappy paddles to quickshifter on bikes, they’re a bit silly but quite fun.
 

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You have paid 15k in options on the Emira if you have an FE coming 😋😘
You guys pay 15k (I assume pounds in the UK) for options?? In the US we pay $11k USD for a fully loaded model (FE).
 
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