Steering wheel option update

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So, I contacted Lotus directly regarding the steering wheel trim on the V6 manual and got the following response:



Still not 100% clear. I guess we'll wait for official ordering to see what options we have then.

Thanks for doing the legwork on that! Sounds promising!!!
 

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Contrast stitching is available, centre marker isn't. I know, it makes no sense to me either!
 

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Not sure about configurator but it’s clearly listed in the FE cost options info
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Yes I saw that but several comments on here that with V6 manual you can only have plain black leather or alcantra - hence confusion
 

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Yes I saw that but several comments on here that with V6 manual you can only have plain black leather or alcantra - hence confusion


Yep it is confusing and disappointing to say the least. My dealer sent me the following noted in RED.

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You can find the full list of options below:

 

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OK, I’ll raise it at the dealer roadshows next week

Sweet. Thank You!

Can you also ask if the exposed manual gear linkage will be available post FE? I read somewhere that this was a FE exclusive. If so, I’m going to rip whatever trim they encase it with out ha ha. I’m sure a 3rd party aftermarket company will also develop a conversion kit if it does not stick.
 
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FWIW, here's a pic of the manual transmission steering wheel all decked out... so we all know it's possible. 🙃

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Within the first 7 seconds on this one.

Wow, that's a terrible commercial. I haven't had network TV or had to watch commercials in over a decade. Certainly don't miss that.

Anyway, are you referring to the red TDC marker? 😂 To be fair, I'm sure it's an automatic.
 

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Sounds like we'll be able to spec full leather wheels with colored 12 o'clock indicator stripes! Personally, I'm really happy to hear this as Alcantara doesn't typically hold up too well overtime.

*9/21/21 update: Sadly, it now appears only V6 automatics will have the option to choose color stitching and center marker for their steering wheel. An internal memo has gone out stating V6 manuals will only have the option for all black leather or all black Alcantara wheels.
My July build has Alcantara red stitch interior with leather wheel, red stitch and marker.
 
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My July build has Alcantara red stitch interior with leather wheel, red stitch and marker.

And it's an automatic, correct? The limitations are on manual transmission steering wheels for whatever reason.
 

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The website now doesn't seem to stipulate that stitching and TDC are only for automatic... although clearly the latest edit has something missing after 'and' for the Leather steering wheel - but gives us hope perhaps

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The website now doesn't seem to stipulate that stitching and TDC are only for automatic... although clearly the latest edit has something missing after 'and' for the Leather steering wheel - but gives us hope perhaps

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... and NOS button. Just like Fast and Furious.
 

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The website now doesn't seem to stipulate that stitching and TDC are only for automatic... although clearly the latest edit has something missing after 'and' for the Leather steering wheel - but gives us hope perhaps

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But if you go into the configurator you only get the TDC option if you select V6 Auto or i4 DCT, as before.
 

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