Locked your spec - one thing you now wish you could change ?

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Oh yeah. That DV on the mirrors could be interesting. BP may demand they stay black for the flow of color but we will only know once we see it.
it's clear that DV has to be seen in the metal to get a feel for it - it's too elusive in the pictures. Even the video from the China showroom which show a cooler green, and I love the way it looks there, varies quite a bit from other shots inc. TG video which show a warmer tone (possibly lighting). I like that about it, it'll shift tone with changing light. So 100% agree, can't tell yet what BP + DV will look like, might be onto a winner, or might be a frivolous option better spent on filling that tank!
 

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I did BP on my DV so it would make the green look greener. You will see the black and say "oh yeah, I guess that car is NOT black".

Ask I can hear it's Borat doing his "not" jokes. "This suit is NOT black" 😂
 
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Great post. I love my spec. wouldn't change a thing about it. Starting a countdown to ETA tomorrow.
 

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You know me, super excited to be getting the Emira.
BUT
If I could change one thing it would be that the car didn't even exist for another year so that I would now be driving around in the excellent UK weather in a 458 Spyder.
 

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I did BP on my DV so it would make the green look greener. You will see the black and say "oh yeah, I guess that car is NOT black".

Ask I can hear it's Borat doing his "not" jokes. "This suit is NOT black" 😂
That was one of my justifications too. The two-tone but not too two-tone…
 

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You know me, super excited to be getting the Emira.
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If I could change one thing it would be that the car didn't even exist for another year so that I would now be driving around in the excellent UK weather in a 458 Spyder.

I'm faced with driving a mobile sauna as the summer weather warms up - S1 Exige has no AC and massive heat soak into the cabin from the engine and radiator pipes in the driver's side sill. But it's like a road-legal go kart, so I'm happy with my regular fix of Lotus DNA and the associated sweat-induced weight-loss and yoga to get into it.
 

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I'm faced with driving a mobile sauna as the summer weather warms up - S1 Exige has no AC and massive heat soak into the cabin from the engine and radiator pipes in the driver's side sill. But it's like a road-legal go kart, so I'm happy with my regular fix of Lotus DNA and the associated sweat-induced weight-loss and yoga to get into it.
I hope you're not doing that in a Scandinavian sauna outfit...aka birthday suit
 

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I'm faced with driving a mobile sauna as the summer weather warms up - S1 Exige has no AC and massive heat soak into the cabin from the engine and radiator pipes in the driver's side sill. But it's like a road-legal go kart, so I'm happy with my regular fix of Lotus DNA and the associated sweat-induced weight-loss and yoga to get into it.
Sat in the latest (last) Exige yesterday and even that felt mildly claustrophobic. I can only imagine what the S1 is like with no AC 🤣
It was an awesome driving position though, loved that the seat was literally on the floor!
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Got DV with BP and silver wheels, black calipers. Ice interior.

My thinking:
Understated with wheels = interior, calipers = roof. Yellow highlights in the badges complimented by yellow centre marker on wheel (aftermarket). Might get some yellow belts to replace the black ones. That red Start button cover will look out of place, hope it can be removed.

My re-thinking: (locked in already though)
Having seen some DV pics, the colour is so delicious I wish I hadn't gone for the BP, doesn't add much. Also the lettering on the rear will be practically invisible in black on DV.

Decided to go for a modern look rather than the classic green + tan. The Ice grey looks great, but concerned about how well it'll hold up and must admit the tan looks the business.

I'm sure I'll love it when it turns up anyway.

I have locked in DV without the upper black pack and I am wondering if I should have gone black pack…opposite to you frazzer ! It’s good we don’t all think the same !

I wonder what color the Lotus letters are on the back with DV and whether that changes whether you have BP or not ?

I have tan. All my cars so far have a black interior. Never really considered Ice.

Silver wheels - planning to paint gold…

Arriving Sept. Factory pick up 👌
 

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Got DV with BP and silver wheels, black calipers. Ice interior.

My thinking:
Understated with wheels = interior, calipers = roof. Yellow highlights in the badges complimented by yellow centre marker on wheel (aftermarket). Might get some yellow belts to replace the black ones. That red Start button cover will look out of place, hope it can be removed.

My re-thinking: (locked in already though)
Having seen some DV pics, the colour is so delicious I wish I hadn't gone for the BP, doesn't add much. Also the lettering on the rear will be practically invisible in black on DV.

Decided to go for a modern look rather than the classic green + tan. The Ice grey looks great, but concerned about how well it'll hold up and must admit the tan looks the business.

I'm sure I'll love it when it turns up anyway.

PS - if you find out if the red starter button cover then let me know. Might get mine powder coated yellow !
 

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I have locked in DV without the upper black pack and I am wondering if I should have gone black pack…opposite to you frazzer ! It’s good we don’t all think the same !

I wonder what color the Lotus letters are on the back with DV and whether that changes whether you have BP or not ?

I have tan. All my cars so far have a black interior. Never really considered Ice.

Silver wheels - planning to paint gold…

Arriving Sept. Factory pick up 👌
All cars with upper black pack get gloss black LOTUS badging irrespective of paint colour.
 

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Sat in the latest (last) Exige yesterday and even that felt mildly claustrophobic. I can only imagine what the S1 is like with no AC 🤣
It was an awesome driving position though, loved that the seat was literally on the floor!View attachment 6852

They're rather sparse! No ABS, traction control or power steering on the S1

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