Interior pictures of alcantara and yellow stitching (Seneca Blue show car)

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I had a request for some alcantara + yellow stitching pictures so thought I'd start a thread. These are all from the Seneca Blue show car and taken at Goodwood or UK dealer tour last year. Feel free to add more.

Bear in mind the seats in this car are non-production and the whole car has been hand-built. The design intent is accurate, so things like materials, colours and design are close to production.

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Passenger side dashboard
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Instrument binnacle
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Steering wheel and primary instruments
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Headlining and visors
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Door and details
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Rear luggage space
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Thanks for sharing these Tom. After driving a Ferrari 458 with the paddle shifters, its making me rethink going with the 6spd. The paddle shifters were fantastic and felt great. Is this automatic transmission a DCT?
 

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Thanks for sharing these Tom. After driving a Ferrari 458 with the paddle shifters, its making me rethink going with the 6spd. The paddle shifters were fantastic and felt great. Is this automatic transmission a DCT?
Don't you think it makes driving too easy though?? I was out today in my M3 cab with paddles and it's so easy but yet so removed from the analogue feeling.
 

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Thanks for sharing these Tom. After driving a Ferrari 458 with the paddle shifters, its making me rethink going with the 6spd. The paddle shifters were fantastic and felt great. Is this automatic transmission a DCT?
The automatic is not a DCT
 
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Thanks for sharing these Tom. After driving a Ferrari 458 with the paddle shifters, its making me rethink going with the 6spd. The paddle shifters were fantastic and felt great. Is this automatic transmission a DCT?
The car in my pictures has the i4 DCT interior, so the stick is D-N-R-P selection and there are the paddles on the steering wheel.

The V6 auto is a torque convertor and has buttons rather than a stick for DNRP. That also has paddles on the steering wheel, as you can take it out of full auto mode and control the shifting yourself.
 

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Don't you think it makes driving too easy though?? I was out today in my M3 cab with paddles and it's so easy but yet so removed from the analogue feeling.
I had a 335I with paddle shifters and they were garbage. The Ferrari on the other hand....wow. You dont feel so disconnected, and the shifts are instantaneous its incredible. But I do own 3 vehicles that are 6 speeds, so I am in the manual transmission club, but was intrigued by the DCT 7 spd Ferrari Transmission.
 
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The car in my pictures has the i4 DCT interior, so the stick is D-N-R-P selection and there are the paddles on the steering wheel.

The V6 auto is a torque convertor and has buttons rather than a stick for DNRP. That also has paddles on the steering wheel, as you can take it out of full auto mode and control the shifting yourself.
I did not know this. I assumed the V6 Auto had the same stick as pictured here. Are the D-N-R-P buttons designed the same as the Evora GT?? Or did Lotus do a new design??
 

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I did not know this. I assumed the V6 Auto had the same stick as pictured here. Are the D-N-R-P buttons designed the same as the Evora GT?? Or did Lotus do a new design??
Dont think this is true.. it’s the same stick as the i4… maybe ‘unicorn auto v6’ in spain can confirm.
 

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CONFIRMED, same stick as i4

Push Forward for R
Pull for D
Pull left for downshift and right for upshift.
The only button is for P
Once you push once right or left while driving, it will go into full Manual, and then you change gear with the paddles and stays in Manual.
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First time I'm seeing the 3 lines in the alcantara seats.
 

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First time I'm seeing the 3 lines in the alcantara seats.
The alcantara backrest stripes (or perforations) were on pre-production vehicles. Notice that the seat headrest is flat - dead giveaway. The three backrest stripes then disappeared for production alcantara seats (but appeared on leather seats!). Another Lotus foible. 🤷‍♂️
 

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CONFIRMED, same stick as i4

Push Forward for R
Pull for D
Pull left for downshift and right for upshift.
The only button is for P
Once you push once right or left while driving, it will go into full Manual, and then you change gear with the paddles and stays in Manual.
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I would find it weird to "manually" change gears by moving the lever left or right. Thankfully there are paddle shifts making this "feature" redundant.

This is not intuitive at all and is a step backward from move lever left/right into "manual/auto" mode then push "up/down" to change gears.
 
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I would find it weird to "manually" change gears by moving the lever left or right. Thankfully there are paddle shifts making this "feature" redundant.

This is not intuitive at all and is a step backward from move lever left/right into "manual/auto" mode then push "up/down" to change gears.
I only use the lever (compulsory of course) for Drive and Reverse front and back.
After that I click once right or left to go full manual an that's it. Very simple.

If you wanted to change gears with the lever, it's not up/down, it's still right/left
 

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I only use the lever (compulsory of course) for Drive and Reverse front and back.
After that I click once right or left to go full manual an that's it. Very simple.

If you wanted to change gears with the lever, it's not up/down, it's still right/left
From mnual how do you get back to auto? Pulling the lever in D?
 

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