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About Thorburn

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    Porsche Carrera 4S
  • Birthday 09/06/1984

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    IT Support and Contracting
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    Lotus Elise, Ford Fiesta Zetec S
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    Lotus Elise, Subaru Forester
  1. Post a pic of your car

    Parking at Goodwood today wasn't Evora friendly. Let's offroad by James Thorburn, on Flickr Let's offroad by James Thorburn, on Flickr Didn't help with the marshal directing us all towards the boggiest patch of grass possible, and then buggering off once a Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin, Citroen Berlingo and myself were all stranded! Tractor pulling by James Thorburn, on Flickr Tractor dragged us to a space with a gap in the fence to park up, and then a few kind passers by gave us a push start when we were leaving.
  2. Post a pic of your car

    Took the Evora down to Cornwall to brighten up the place a bit. IMG_20180309_142034 by James Thorburn, on Flickr Wife and dog came along too. Evora selfies by James Thorburn, on Flickr
  3. Post a pic of your car

    I kind of agree, I'd have considered a red one, but does seem a bit Ferrari wannabe. Nah, need the contrast with a bright colour IMO. Elise is yellow with silver wheels, but I have a ratty set of AWIs I keep meaning to sand down and have a go at painting black.
  4. Post a pic of your car

    Agreed. Had seen this one advertised in Lamborghini Verdi Mantis Green Metallic, but decided that was a bit TOO lairy.
  5. Post a pic of your car

    Still the Toyota 2GR-FE engine, but new supercharger/charge cooler arrangement and power up to 400bhp, revised gearshift mechanism (I've gone with a manual) and a Quaife LSD at the back. Quite a different interior to the earlier models with a revised dash layout and Sparco seats, along with revised chassis with lower, slimmer sills so getting in and out is a breeze. Performance is around 4.1s to 60mph and will go on to 186mph apparently. I've also got my dads V12 Vantage S now as he passed away October last year, but getting the Evora to use regularly, V12 Vantage will be kept for special occasions and hoping to manage some track days in the Elise.
  6. Post a pic of your car

    Evora 400, 2+2, Metallic Orange, Alcantara Interior Trim Pack, Alcantara steering wheel, Black Pack (roof, sills, chin spoiler, wheels), Cruise Control, Subwoofer and Cupholder (yay!). They've got things like satnav, parking sensors, reversing camera and heated seats as standard on them.
  7. Post a pic of your car

    Was worried it might be a bit subtle. I was going to go yellow to match the Elise as it is a no-cost colour on factory orders vs. £1200 for orange, but the saving on an unregistered late-2017 car already at the dealership was huge vs. ordering new.
  8. Post a pic of your car

    Picking up later this month. Lotus Evora 400 by James Thorburn, on Flickr Lotus Evora 400 by James Thorburn, on Flickr
  9. M2 or Macan

    M2, manual. The M135i feels like it is limited by the open diff, would certainly be interested in trying an M2 to see if it is better.
  10. Post a pic of your car

    Picked up the Vantage yesterday after getting the Performance Pack with titanium exhaust fitted. Takes it up to 595bhp and it is really rather loud now! Need to do a proper recording, but short clip here:
  11. 720 Wop

    They are actually acting as ducts to radiators. Taking the silhouette of a traditional light cluster, installing small light units inside the and then ducts above and below the central bar (DRL?).
  12. 720 Wop

    Talk I went to at the weekend focused a lot on the design of the 720S, really interesting hearing just how much work goes into the aerodynamics, and how integral it is to the whole process. Can't say I love the look of the lights, but make more sense when you understand why they've been designed as they have. Bet you can't wait!
  13. My kind of art exhibition

    I do some work for a local antique showroom (IT support, website, product photography) and they had some flyers for the exhibition. They know I like my cars so pointed them out to me whilst I was there doing some work. Was good value too, £10 per person.
  14. My kind of art exhibition

    I'm not a massive art fan, but the Art of Motion exhibition at Messums Wiltshire in Tisbury definitely gets a (y) from me. Runs until May 29th: Went along for a talk by Mark Roberts of McLaren about the design process behind all of their road cars, from the F1 onwards. Good to hear his daily driver is a supercharged Exige too. Stupidly forgot to take my SLR, so just a few phone shots. Some nice stuff in the car park. Ferrari F1 V8 crankshaft sculture. Yours for just £30k + VAT McLaren F1 XP5 Ferrari 288 GTO McLaren P1 Alfa Muira AC Cobra E-Type Roadster
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    It is QUITE LOUD.