Hethel Yellow Emira in Bavaria

schorsch

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Hey there,

I am starting my Emira journal today as I am collecting my car in a few days.
My car arrived at the dealership (Komotec) mid January and went straight to a PPF specialist nearby and is getting a full XPEL wrap.

My spec:
  • V6 FE in Hethel Yellow with full black pack
  • Diamond Cut wheels
  • Alcantara interior + alcantara steering wheel + yellow stitching
  • Touring suspension
While I can't share any experiences with the car yet, I found a couple of interesting information in the documents (the CoC document):
  • The build data of my car is Oct 10th 2022, whereas the car arrived at the german dealership mid Jan 2023. Now idea whether this is a common delta between production and delivery for german cars
  • The standing noise level (Standgeräusch) is specified with 97 dB(A) (at 3750 rpm). My Evora S was specified with 95 dB(A). So the Emira is allowed to be a little bit louder than the Evora S (in Germany at least)
  • The so-called "tested mass" of the car is: 1644 kg (I will put the car on scales asap)
  • Interestingly there is another number called "mass of ready to drive vehicle": 1568 kg
Here is one picture of the "just arrived" car (still somewhat dirty) from a few weeks ago send by my dealership.
 

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Hey there,

I am starting my Emira journal today as I am collecting my car in a few days.
My car arrived at the dealership (Komotec) mid January and went straight to a PPF specialist nearby and is getting a full XPEL wrap.

My spec:
  • V6 FE in Hethel Yellow with full black pack
  • Diamond Cut wheels
  • Alcantara interior + alcantara steering wheel + yellow stitching
  • Touring suspension
While I can't share any experiences with the car yet, I found a couple of interesting information in the documents (the CoC document):
  • The build data of my car is Oct 10th 2022, whereas the car arrived at the german dealership mid Jan 2023. Now idea whether this is a common delta between production and delivery for german cars
  • The standing noise level (Standgeräusch) is specified with 97 dB(A) (at 3750 rpm). My Evora S was specified with 95 dB(A). So the Emira is allowed to be a little bit louder than the Evora S (in Germany at least)
  • The so-called "tested mass" of the car is: 1644 kg (I will put the car on scales asap)
  • Interestingly there is another number called "mass of ready to drive vehicle": 1568 kg
Here is one picture of the "just arrived" car (still somewhat dirty) from a few weeks ago send by my dealership.
Wait. 1568kg "ready to drive"? Like, without a driver? That's almost 3500 lbs curb weight. Surely that can't be right, can it?
 
Also, welcome to the forum! Looking forward to your review once you get the car!
 
Lovely spec, bet you can't wait to actually collect and drive the car!!
 
Congratulations on the car and all the best! Lovely spec 😉
 
  • The build data of my car is Oct 10th 2022, whereas the car arrived at the german dealership mid Jan 2023. Now idea whether this is a common delta between production and delivery for german cars
Mine was built in 04.10 and arrived in Mendig 12.10. Weight according to CoC is stated ready to drive (fahrbereiten) and actual (tatsachlichen) both 1586 kg. Maximum permitted weight is 1763 kg. Whatever this means, actually my car weighted 1450 kg with 3/4 tank of fuel and no driver.
 
Hi Schorsch,
Congratulation and all the best with hand over in a couple of days.
I would like to know your experience with licensing and take over (delivery), when available. I ordered my Emira also in Hethel Yellow for delivery Munich. However, I still have to wait a long time. I went for the i4.
Keep us updated. Thanks.
 
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Hi Schorsch,
Congratulation and all the best with hand over in a couple of days.
I would like to know your experience with licensing and take over (delivery), when available. I ordered my Emira also in Hethel Yellow for delivery Munich. However, I still have to wait a long time. I went for the i4.
Keep us updated. Thanks.
Sure, I will share more experiences soon.
 
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Finally, the wait came to an end !!

On Thursday I picked up my Emira from Komotec (Lotus am Ring). After a 5h journey by public transport, I arrived at Mendig at Komotec. After some paperwork and the handover of the nice key-box (which others have already reported about), I pulled off the cover from my car. Seeing the Hethel Yellow for the first time in the flesh blew me away. It looks as I had hoped for, maybe even a bit better ;-).
After I got all car features explained I went off for a 2h test drive. I wanted to be sure that all is fine with the car before leaving since Komotec is 3-4h away from where I live. I drove through some B roads and nearby villages and spent I guess at least 30min at just looking at the car before I returned to Komotec for the final procedure.
The only thing that popped up was the handbrake warning that others have reported on already, but the warning disappeared quickly and no functionality was impacted. A technician diagnosed the car and found a "communication error" in the logs which they promised to send to Lotus. Since then the warning never appeared again.
I drove 400 km home and had no issues at all. The weather was not great (wet and slight rain), but no issues at all when cruising along at 180 km/h on the Autobahn (this is at 4k rev in 6th gear). I owned an Evora S with the Komotec 460 kit on it before and I'll do a writeup on how those compare once the car is run in and I had a chance to really push it.
Komotec recommended a run-in period of 1500km and also suggested an oil change after 2000 km (although not required).
I cannot really describe in words yet how blown away I am by the presence of the car when looking at it. It looks great on pictures but on the street it is easily one of the 3 most beautiful sports cars I have ever seen in my life (regardless of price point). I got approached by various folks because of the car (all positive reactions) and even when parked in front of my house a guy stopped by and took pictures of it (without me being with the car). Some may love and others may hate that, but this is sth that comes with the car and you have to live with.
Here are some first pictures. Of course I plan to share many more over the next couple of months.
I plan to put it on scales soon and also do some acceleration measurements with my GPS device once run in.
Feel free to ask any questions.
See you later - have to do some driving now ;-)

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Congratulations looks very nice :love:and always have a safe journey!!
 
Congratulations, great choice of spec! Looking fwd to the GPS measurements and the experience comparison with your Evora.
 
Congratulations! Enjoy many miles of smiles and I look forward to reading about your adventures and feedback.
 
Fabulous spec that looks a million dollars. Hope you get much joy out of it!
 
Congratulation and thanks to the detailed information, specially about the speed in 6th gear at 4000 rpm
 
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Today, I was finally putting my Emira onto a scale (a public industry scale usually used to weigh trucks with up to 60t).
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The car looks a bit lost on this thing. The precision is supposed to be +- 20kg.
There is usually a 10 EUR fee for using the scale, but the guy operating the scale just let me do it for free but involved me into a 10min conversation about the car. He was pretty stunned by it and mentioned that this is a beautiful design and he liked it much better than Lamborghini or Mercedes AMG GTS.

The car was empty (without any luggage and no driver) and the tank was completely full. The scale showed 1480 kg which is very much aligned with the number published in the German car magazine (1482 kg) that was mentioned in the 0..60 thread.
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Hi Schorsch,

are the Goodyear tyres "winter legal" in Germany?
 
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