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      12-14-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Lotus Elise

0-60 mph 4.7 sec with sport pack. Ultra-light car with only a 190hp engine.




46,270 $ + 2480$ with the sport pack.

Superb design:
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      12-14-2007, 02:14 PM   #2
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guy down the street has one....looks like a wind-up-toy or a death trap...take your pick


daily driver 1ster??? :biggrin:
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      12-14-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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....looks like a wind-up-toy or a death trap...:biggrin:
Well they improved it safety by adding "2" airbags to satisfy US reglementation. Its a nice toy anyway.
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      12-14-2007, 05:11 PM   #4
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daily driver 1ster???
Don't tempt me! My last daily driver was a Mazdaspeed Miata.
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      12-15-2007, 09:49 AM   #5
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Fantastic car, albeit very raw. They drive pretty much like a slot car, but it's certainly pushing the limits of using it daily. I'm 6'3", and they aren't exactly easy to get in and out of; with the roof panels removed. Put those roof panels in, and you pretty much have to coat yourself in bearing grease to get in and out of one. :wink:
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      12-15-2007, 12:19 PM   #6
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Hey Larry - try a 7even with the weathergear in place. I actually made it into a buddy's Caterham, but I'm only 6' 0". It would have been easier with a removable steering wheel though.
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      12-15-2007, 12:35 PM   #7
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Only seats 2, super ugly, and somewhat fragile to just jack up or change tires. Bad choice all day long.

There's just something about the windshield and general proportions that makes me suspect that the Elise is built on a reworked third generation MR2 platform. Plus the Elise has a Toyota engine too. I've never cared that much about either car to do the research and see if there is any shared componentry.

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      12-16-2007, 02:33 PM   #8
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gee... where's is the ignore button when you need it...
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      12-16-2007, 03:43 PM   #9
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Only seats 2, super ugly, and somewhat fragile to just jack up or change tires. Bad choice all day long.

There's just something about the windshield and general proportions that makes me suspect that the Elise is built on a reworked third generation MR2 platform. Plus the Elise has a Toyota engine too. I've never cared that much about either car to do the research and see if there is any shared componentry.

Nope.

All Lotus, with the exception of the Toyota engine.

Lotus wanted the Honda K20 engine, was told no, then approached Toyota who said yes. The Lotus would have been a MONSTER with K20 power!

Google will bring up the performance numbers of these cars with engine swapped supercharged K20's in them.:eyebulge:
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      12-16-2007, 03:53 PM   #10
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Nope.

All Lotus, with the exception of the Toyota engine.

Lotus wanted the Honda K20 engine, was told no, then approached Toyota who said yes. The Lotus would have been a MONSTER with K20 power!

Google will bring up the performance numbers of these cars with engine swapped supercharged K20's in them.:eyebulge:
Did they really want the K20 engine??? Why the hell did Honda say know. That would've been so cool.
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      12-16-2007, 07:21 PM   #11
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K20 powered Lotus on the 'ring.

Imagine what a supercharger would do to this car:

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      12-17-2007, 06:48 PM   #12
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Wonder what his lap time was? Pretty awesome overtaking bikes on straights.
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      12-18-2007, 04:04 PM   #13
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The new elise 2008 will have 220hp engine that may be better than the k-20.

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      12-18-2007, 04:57 PM   #14
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i sat in one and it hurt my bum
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      12-18-2007, 05:25 PM   #15
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i sat in one and it hurt my bum
I doubt I could even get in one! Much to my embarresment.
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      12-19-2007, 12:22 AM   #16
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i sat in one and it hurt my bum
Your butt is aching for more.
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      12-20-2007, 06:19 AM   #17
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Buy one of those and ship it to me in Seattle and pay me me to do my magic, and i will build you the fastest car you have ever driven in your life. Just crazy fast!

K-Series Supercharged/350+HP...Every shift @9000 RPM.

Just do the math.
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The new elise 2008 will have 220hp engine that may be better than the k-20.

How is that?

NOT A CHANCE!

A K20 Comes with 220hp stock without a Blower. And thats a eaton45 on that ecotech motor there and it only makes 220HP w/a Blower...HAHAHA
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      12-20-2007, 06:54 AM   #19
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nah, the atom with that engine is the fastest :P
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Yeah maybe so. But the Atom is not a better car.
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