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    My next car will be a Lotus Elise

    Alright so I was on highway 9 today (which is really twisty 2 lane road) and I see a Lotus Elise in my rear view mirror really riding by bumper. I come up to a turnout and he flashes his lights at me so a pull of the road and let him pass, and then I pull out and again try to keep up with it for a while. Well obviously it was pretty much a lost cause it pretty much disapeared from sight after 4 turns. That thing handles like a motorcycle. So I've determined that my next car (some day) will be a lotus elise. Their about 45k right. Seems like a good deal for the performance.
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    its a freakin expensive go-cart

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    saw one of those at e-town auto xing. had a set of falken azenis 615s and was murdering the track.
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    I just read my recent issue of Car & Driver and they had a four-banger shoot out. They had two lotus' and they both kicked some ass. They were both boosted, one with a k20 motor swap. I was disappointed in the STi's performance... here is a link you can check out.

    http://www.caranddriver.com/article....ticle_id=10165

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    Yeah I saw that one looked pretty nice. The elise seems to have quite the aftermarket due to the toyota engine. But on a slightly related note what was with the STi in that comparo I mean the 0-60 they got was almost worse than a stock STi?
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    Yea, they had a small blurb about the driver not being familiar with the car. I think he was a pro track racer of some sort that they brought in to drive the car during the contest.

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    They're autocross beasts! Though some MR2s showed them what was up at this year's MR2/Elise/All-Trac meet. Sweet-ass cars but found out they're not really made for the quarter-mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtony
    They're autocross beasts! Though some MR2s showed them what was up at this year's MR2/Elise/All-Trac meet. Sweet-ass cars but found out they're not really made for the quarter-mile.
    There top speed is on;y like 140 or so right? but acceleration is crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by br3ez
    saw one of those at e-town auto xing. had a set of falken azenis 615s and was murdering the track.
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    I plan to buy one in 5-7 years and make it a track monster..(slap a forcedfed s/c on it)

    by then it should only be like 25-30K for a 2005 one... maybe not cause it is a rare car... but Im hoping!


    there are people that like to go fast in straight lines.. thats what cobras and dragsters are for
    there are people that like to go fast taking turns, thats what the Elise is for!

    id love to take an on-ramp at 100 mph.. aahaha..



    Just wait till they bring the exige over!
    they call STi's STDs because everyone is getting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amukaoen

    just wait till they bring the exige over!

    +1 I forgot about the exige. Maybe I should change the title. its supposed to be even more hardcore than the elise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino333
    +1 I forgot about the exige. Maybe I should change the title. its supposed to be even more hardcore than the elise.



    I know! I want one so bad... with 300 hp that thing will friggin FLY!







    "The S1 Exige is very hardcore. a great car. real fun.

    I've been int he supercharged Honda engined S1 and all I can say is it is EXTREMELY fast. I was touching cloth at 140mph and 0-60 felt to me it mush have been about 3 secs.

    It will piss on anything you care to mention short of Bugatti Veyrons and the like. IMO much quicker than a F360 or F430 and I know Christian has ****ed a 575M in his.

    I on the other habd have the S2 with the toyota lump, which I love as its got all the feel and is SOOOO usable. "

    http://www.exiges.com/ubbthreads/sho...b=5&o=&fpart=1

    Not sure what the differnce between the S1 and S2 exige is really (probably just the honda and toyota engine)..maybe I should search?

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    Lotus is supposedly making one even more hardcore then the Exige!

    MORE HARDCORE? yup... more hardcore... its supposed to be a one seater made just for track use! probably around 1,200 lbs down from 1,900 lbs for the Elise... and expect tons of downforce, its what makes all those lotus's handle like its glued to the ground.
    they call STi's STDs because everyone is getting them.

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    the exige is sick and there's been a red elise zoomin around by me for a while, it looks great with its ssr comp's
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    Whats the top speed on an exige? I've heard the top speed is some what lacking compared to its blazing 0-60 time. But I'm
    not sure of thats true or not.
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