Factory Tour & Drive Home - new Nimbus owner

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Picked up my car on Monday 16th from the factory.

Really nice to get the tour from Scott and Sam, and impressive to see the set up. Much more modern than I was expecting and a lot of activity, must have been 80 cars in the factory or parking area. Incidentally my car was number 80 in the UK. Highly recommend the tour if logistics allow. Wide range of colours and they all look good. Have to say I'm super happy with my spec (Nimbus / touring / red callipers / black pack / brown seats) but they honestly all look good. I went for the diamond cut wheels in the end but also like the black wheels. The very last car I saw in the factory was the exact same as mine - you will love it whoever you are. The brown seats are really nice, unlike anything I have seen on another manufacturer.

Now driven 210 miles in some pretty rubbish weather and loving it. Car getting a nice reaction, being let out of junctions etc. Gear change is really precise. Headlights are the best I have seen. Really relaxing cruising on the motorway. Loads of low end torque.

A little louder than I expected, some gearbox noise in lower gears and water running into the engine bay is annoying but can't wait for spring and some road trips.

Emira or Cayman? - if this car is reliable it will be Lotus all day.
 

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Picked up my car on Monday 16th from the factory.

Really nice to get the tour from Scott and Sam, and impressive to see the set up. Much more modern than I was expecting and a lot of activity, must have been 80 cars in the factory or parking area. Incidentally my car was number 80 in the UK. Highly recommend the tour if logistics allow. Wide range of colours and they all look good. Have to say I'm super happy with my spec (Nimbus / touring / red callipers / black pack / brown seats) but they honestly all look good. I went for the diamond cut wheels in the end but also like the black wheels. The very last car I saw in the factory was the exact same as mine - you will love it whoever you are. The brown seats are really nice, unlike anything I have seen on another manufacturer.

Now driven 210 miles in some pretty rubbish weather and loving it. Car getting a nice reaction, being let out of junctions etc. Gear change is really precise. Headlights are the best I have seen. Really relaxing cruising on the motorway. Loads of low end torque.

A little louder than I expected, some gearbox noise in lower gears and water running into the engine bay is annoying but can't wait for spring and some road trips.

Emira or Cayman? - if this car is reliable it will be Lotus all day.
looks awesome...almost identical to my spec...I just didn't go for the full black pack...not because I don't like it (I do so very much)...but more because I think it imight be harder to look after and the nimbus just looks so good. Enjoy her and I look forward to seeing lots of photos...not least because your colour, calliper and wheel choice and interior combo is as unusual as mine and it would be good to see more of it in the real.
 

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Congratulations and looks great. Sadly not the best weather to be collecting and running in!

I’ve moved this to the Owner Journals sub-forum and look forward to more updates as you get more miles with the car.
 
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Picked up my car on Monday 16th from the factory.

Really nice to get the tour from Scott and Sam, and impressive to see the set up. Much more modern than I was expecting and a lot of activity, must have been 80 cars in the factory or parking area. Incidentally my car was number 80 in the UK. Highly recommend the tour if logistics allow. Wide range of colours and they all look good. Have to say I'm super happy with my spec (Nimbus / touring / red callipers / black pack / brown seats) but they honestly all look good. I went for the diamond cut wheels in the end but also like the black wheels. The very last car I saw in the factory was the exact same as mine - you will love it whoever you are. The brown seats are really nice, unlike anything I have seen on another manufacturer.

Now driven 210 miles in some pretty rubbish weather and loving it. Car getting a nice reaction, being let out of junctions etc. Gear change is really precise. Headlights are the best I have seen. Really relaxing cruising on the motorway. Loads of low end torque.

A little louder than I expected, some gearbox noise in lower gears and water running into the engine bay is annoying but can't wait for spring and some road trips.

Emira or Cayman? - if this car is reliable it will be Lotus all day.
Congratulations!! Enjoy your new Emira. I'm eagerly waiting for U.S. deliveries to begin.
 

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Thanks for posting the pictures. Mine is a Nimbus with the same color seats. I think the seat color is wonderful. We were trying to come up with what they look like and finally decided it was like the color of a new baseball glove. That may only be meaningful to people in North America, though!

Glad you have yours, I hope we get ours before the summer ends!
 

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Picked up my car on Monday 16th from the factory.

Really nice to get the tour from Scott and Sam, and impressive to see the set up. Much more modern than I was expecting and a lot of activity, must have been 80 cars in the factory or parking area. Incidentally my car was number 80 in the UK. Highly recommend the tour if logistics allow. Wide range of colours and they all look good. Have to say I'm super happy with my spec (Nimbus / touring / red callipers / black pack / brown seats) but they honestly all look good. I went for the diamond cut wheels in the end but also like the black wheels. The very last car I saw in the factory was the exact same as mine - you will love it whoever you are. The brown seats are really nice, unlike anything I have seen on another manufacturer.

Now driven 210 miles in some pretty rubbish weather and loving it. Car getting a nice reaction, being let out of junctions etc. Gear change is really precise. Headlights are the best I have seen. Really relaxing cruising on the motorway. Loads of low end torque.

A little louder than I expected, some gearbox noise in lower gears and water running into the engine bay is annoying but can't wait for spring and some road trips.

Emira or Cayman? - if this car is reliable it will be Lotus all day.

Congrats!

I have to say that the Tan interior is possibly the classiest spec...along with Ice Grey 👍🏻. I went for black alcantara however, because I was too much of a p*ssy to spec anything different without seeing them in the flesh!
 

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Looks great. I favoured tan leather with Nimbus but my 981 Boxter is very similar in tone, so I’m going red instead
 

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Congrats! Did you also get a framed pic of your spec?
I have one in the post. They didn't have time to arrange the print before I collected it.
 
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Thanks for posting the pictures. Mine is a Nimbus with the same color seats. I think the seat color is wonderful. We were trying to come up with what they look like and finally decided it was like the color of a new baseball glove. That may only be meaningful to people in North America, though!

Glad you have yours, I hope we get ours before the summer ends!
I would agree with the baseball glove colour, spot on!
 

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Picked up my car on Monday 16th from the factory.

Really nice to get the tour from Scott and Sam, and impressive to see the set up. Much more modern than I was expecting and a lot of activity, must have been 80 cars in the factory or parking area. Incidentally my car was number 80 in the UK. Highly recommend the tour if logistics allow. Wide range of colours and they all look good. Have to say I'm super happy with my spec (Nimbus / touring / red callipers / black pack / brown seats) but they honestly all look good. I went for the diamond cut wheels in the end but also like the black wheels. The very last car I saw in the factory was the exact same as mine - you will love it whoever you are. The brown seats are really nice, unlike anything I have seen on another manufacturer.

Now driven 210 miles in some pretty rubbish weather and loving it. Car getting a nice reaction, being let out of junctions etc. Gear change is really precise. Headlights are the best I have seen. Really relaxing cruising on the motorway. Loads of low end torque.

A little louder than I expected, some gearbox noise in lower gears and water running into the engine bay is annoying but can't wait for spring and some road trips.

Emira or Cayman? - if this car is reliable it will be Lotus all day.
Looks great - congratulations! My order is Nimbus with Black Pack, Alcantara with yellow stitching and yellow callipers! Out of interest, how long ago did you order? My current build projection is Q2 2024 but have just bought an M4 competition to keep me patient in the meantime! Enjoy the car
 

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Thank you. I wonder how you get the box thing then? Seems some have them and some don’t.
 

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Picked up my car on Monday 16th from the factory.

Really nice to get the tour from Scott and Sam, and impressive to see the set up. Much more modern than I was expecting and a lot of activity, must have been 80 cars in the factory or parking area. Incidentally my car was number 80 in the UK. Highly recommend the tour if logistics allow. Wide range of colours and they all look good. Have to say I'm super happy with my spec (Nimbus / touring / red callipers / black pack / brown seats) but they honestly all look good. I went for the diamond cut wheels in the end but also like the black wheels. The very last car I saw in the factory was the exact same as mine - you will love it whoever you are. The brown seats are really nice, unlike anything I have seen on another manufacturer.

Now driven 210 miles in some pretty rubbish weather and loving it. Car getting a nice reaction, being let out of junctions etc. Gear change is really precise. Headlights are the best I have seen. Really relaxing cruising on the motorway. Loads of low end torque.

A little louder than I expected, some gearbox noise in lower gears and water running into the engine bay is annoying but can't wait for spring and some road trips.

Emira or Cayman? - if this car is reliable it will be Lotus all day.
Fanstastic compbo!!!! IU really like those colors!!!! Congrats!!
 
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