Magma sighting today

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I saw the magma emira today with the ice interior, obviously a pre prod test mule but what stood out to me was that the seats looked fantastic compared to the original show tour cars.

The chap mentioned that these seats aren't even the finished product.

The Interior looked sublime as well, much better finishing and quality again than the original show car.

The steering wheel oddly had the auto flappy paddles but it was a v6 manual too....

I can't wait for (supposed) delivery of mine next month, I was torn between the magma and Hethel yellow,and although this was beautiful today,I feel the red was too "deep cherry" for me.

That ice interior was stunning though.

Also, I'm glad Scott Walker also talked me out of the privacy glass,as the V6 was on full view today, I wouldn't want to hide that at all.
 

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Externally I've configured the same Magma, half black pack, diamond cut wheels, no privacy glass and black brake calipers - hopefully mine will arrive with wheel centre caps!
 
I saw the magma emira today with the ice interior, obviously a pre prod test mule but what stood out to me was that the seats looked fantastic compared to the original show tour cars.

The chap mentioned that these seats aren't even the finished product.

The Interior looked sublime as well, much better finishing and quality again than the original show car.

The steering wheel oddly had the auto flappy paddles but it was a v6 manual too....

I can't wait for (supposed) delivery of mine next month, I was torn between the magma and Hethel yellow,and although this was beautiful today,I feel the red was too "deep cherry" for me.

That ice interior was stunning though.

Also, I'm glad Scott Walker also talked me out of the privacy glass,as the V6 was on full view today, I wouldn't want to hide that at all.
its looks quite copper toned to me.... not a great day though for fotos, no sun at all by the look of it. The wheels, which I have ordered, dont look that great on it either....
but I am still hopeful.. hah
 
Man wish I would have opted out of privacy glass, but I do believe the engine will still be viewable even with the privacy glass
 
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its looks quite copper toned to me.... not a great day though for fotos, no sun at all by the look of it. The wheels, which I have ordered, dont look that great on it either....
but I am still hopeful.. hah
My photography skills are about as good as a chocolate teapot to be fair,but I can confirm it was gorgeous in red.

You won't be disappointed
 
The ice leather leather seats are missing the black center stripes that are shown on the Lotus site. Hopefully the black stripe will make the final version of the seats.
 
My photography skills are about as good as a chocolate teapot to be fair,but I can confirm it was gorgeous in red.

You won't be disappointed
thank you.... I may change to black wheels at some point... OR...just wrap them.
I went with the forged diamond cut supposedly as I am sure these wheels are worth more than the others and hence, as all is bundled in, why not......
I am sure on the base version these wheels will be about 1000 extra over the others.. so made sense.
 
The ice leather leather seats are missing the black center stripes that are shown on the Lotus site. Hopefully the black stripe will make the final version of the seats.
We're seeing various pre-production seat covers being used. I think one of the prototype cars with tan seats also had no headrest stripes on at least one of its seats.

We need to remember that Lotus is a small scale car manufacturer. To save development costs, they re-use prototype seat foams or covers where they can, and don't invest in add-ons that don't affect testing objectives (like the headrest stripe or the three embossed areas on seat backrests) to reduce unnecessary financial waste.

The pre-prod cars also use factory seconds like chipped wheels, earlier iteration plastics that didn't quite fit right as these cars will mostly likely be binned or crushed and can't legally be road registered. The whole process is very wasteful, but highlights how expensive it is to design new cars these days.
 
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