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Yeah, there were several. I think with the exception of Shadow Grey, I saw every other external colour there.

I think it's been said on here before, but every single colour that I saw looked great.
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I'm curious to know whether the line of cars you saw being assembled had an vivid red (not Magma) one with orange wheels? (That was on the line when I visited on 3rd May)
 

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Yeah, there were several. I think with the exception of Shadow Grey, I saw every other external colour there.

I think it's been said on here before, but every single colour that I saw looked great.
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As Leonard said actually, IF IF IF it was just the wheels, surely they would be able to give us some other options. We supply our own wheels, they get a new temporary supplier ....
its all easier said than done of course, but I doubt there is any car 100% finished apart from just the wheels.. .Im guessing.
Getting a bit depressing now, July now pushing out to September potentially and September getting towards Xmas....
As jethro said, or kind of said... what a shame, shame shame.... but in a different context ;)
 

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As Leonard said actually, IF IF IF it was just the wheels, surely they would be able to give us some other options. We supply our own wheels, they get a new temporary supplier ....
its all easier said than done of course, but I doubt there is any car 100% finished apart from just the wheels.. .Im guessing.
Getting a bit depressing now, July now pushing out to September potentially and September getting towards Xmas....
As jethro said, or kind of said... what a shame, shame shame.... but in a different context ;)
It's definitely not just wheels they are missing, but our guide wasn't telling us what else they were waiting on.
 

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Great info
Sounds like we need to source our own wheels, could be fun 😁
Braid will be a good option. They have already built a number of runs for Evora fitments.

There's a thread for aftermarket wheels options elsewhere on the forum, it's getting closer to time to begin reaching out to wheel manufacturers but we still don't have the offset data on the Emira wheels.
 

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I'm curious to know whether the line of cars you saw being assembled had an vivid red (not Magma) one with orange wheels? (That was on the line when I visited on 3rd May)
The wheels they use during production are "roller" wheels they remove at the end of the production process when the final wheels go on. They usually get used again and again. Lotus seems to be using a mix of older wheel stock for this purpose rather than using dedicated production process wheels.
 

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I'm curious to know whether the line of cars you saw being assembled had an vivid red (not Magma) one with orange wheels? (That was on the line when I visited on 3rd May)
I might have missed something, but I didn't notice any cars on the factory floor that weren't in FE colours. Plenty of orange wheels, but nothing red that wasn't Magma.

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