Harry’s Garage 31st October

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Harry Metcalfe has a new video on his YouTube channel tonight.
Shows him picking his spec, an interview with Russell Car and a few passenger laps.


Online from 17:00
 
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Very good. Always interesting to hear Russell talking about the design process and decisions. Confirmation too that the bonnet opens for access. V6 engine noise on track sounded great, even with basic microphones, and the handling looks as excellent as we expected.
 

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Very good. Always interesting to hear Russell talking about the design process and decisions. Confirmation too that the bonnet opens for access. V6 engine noise on track sounded great, even with basic microphones, and the handling looks as excellent as we expected.
Did you notice the different colour cars in the background? Though I could see the red and the grey.

Tom what did you think of Harry’s spec?
 
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I knew a few people would spot that so I screen grabbed it!

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Edit: I think that's (from back to front) camo, Verdant Green, Seneca Blue, Nimbus Grey, Magma Red

Edit #2 1st Nov 2021: I've just heard via someone at the factory: the red Emira at the front of the line isn't Magma Red. It's a validation car painted in a basic solid red. So don't draw any conclusions from it.

Edit #3 2nd Nov 2021: ... and now it's been confirmed none of them are FE colours, they just happen to all look close to 4 of them! So me and a few others have been suitably wrong-footed by Lotus :)
 
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Really good video. Interesting he is going for the sport suspension, doesn't sound like it will be overly firm.

Although I'm not a fan of the spec he went for, silver with silver wheels. A bit boring IMO.
 

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Really good video. Interesting he is going for the sport suspension, doesn't sound like it will be overly firm.

Although I'm not a fan of the spec he went for, silver with silver wheels. A bit boring IMO.
Shame we can’t see the yellow, even tho I’m not a fan of the yellow on the configurator I would still like to see it especially with the black pack.
 

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Did you notice the different colour cars in the background? Though I could see the red and the grey.

Tom what did you think of Harry’s spec?
I found the vided informative (yet chatty). The drive sequence is about 19 minutes in, for about 10 minutes. Harry spec'd his with Nimbus Grey. This adds to our understanding of the design thinking. More reasons to be filled with anticipation.
 

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Harry Metcalfe has a new video on his YouTube channel tonight.
Shows him picking his spec, an interview with Russell Car and a few passenger laps.

Online from 17:00
Thanks for the tip.
 

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Really good video. Interesting he is going for the sport suspension, doesn't sound like it will be overly firm.

Although I'm not a fan of the spec he went for, silver with silver wheels. A bit boring IMO.
I agree the colour choices seem strange: Nimbus Grey (silver) with silver wheels and silver calipers. Then grey stitch on the alcantara interior.

But also interesting to hear his reasoning and some of Russell's comments on the other options. I did think, as they started that segment, oh no this is going to open up my thoughts on config again! But I'm happy with what I've chosen. Or maybe alcantara would be nice.... ;)
 

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I think Nimbus will be the classiest look for the car as will really show off the curves and lines.

Anyone else notice noise from exhaust is a tad muted vs Evora 4xx which for me is a good thing as I found mine too loud on the road some times when hooning it.
 

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Yes, they're due to be competing in the 2022 season so need the car available about as soon as early First Edition deliveries.

Edit: I think there's a launch event to prospective teams before the end of the year.
 

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Really good video. Interesting he is going for the sport suspension, doesn't sound like it will be overly firm.

Although I'm not a fan of the spec he went for, silver with silver wheels. A bit boring IMO.
I noticed Harry said this towards the end of the passenger laps, ""Doesn't feel nearly as stiff as I'd assumed." Then when he gets out of the car, "I can't get over the ride." Then it's the first thing he mentions to Russell.

Frankly it might have changed my mind AGAIN as I'd finally decided touring was the better option having optioned sports!
 

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I noticed Harry said this towards the end of the passenger laps, ""Doesn't feel nearly as stiff as I'd assumed." Then when he gets out of the car, "I can't get over the ride." Then it's the first thing he mentions to Russell.

Frankly it might have changed my mind AGAIN as I'd finally decided touring was the better option having optioned sports!
Remember too that Harry said he hadn’t been at Hethel since the test track was redone. The old one had some very variable surfaces. The current one is billiard table smooth.

I’m sure that and Dan’s driving were also factors!
 

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I noticed Harry said this towards the end of the passenger laps, ""Doesn't feel nearly as stiff as I'd assumed." Then when he gets out of the car, "I can't get over the ride." Then it's the first thing he mentions to Russell.

Frankly it might have changed my mind AGAIN as I'd finally decided touring was the better option having optioned sports!
Remember though this was on a smooth track. If I was running one of these as a daily I reckon touring is a good compromise. For me personally the car will be a weekend toy so have gone sports chassis.
 

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Interesting he said the car going into 3rd at 70 mph how does that compare to the evora certainly shorter than the gt4?
 

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That’s the same as the V6 manual Evora - 2nd is good to 70mph then 3rd to over 100
 

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Remember too that Harry said he hadn’t been at Hethel since the test track was redone. The old one had some very variable surfaces. The current one is billiard table smooth.

I’m sure that and Dan’s driving were also factors!
The car was also on the Cup 2s, on the Goodyears got to believe its going to be fine on the road in Sports setup
 

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