Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: westminster co
Sante Fe Sport 2T P&T (wife)
Saab 9-5 (me)
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Link below to Colin Chapman's quotes, but his "simplify, than add lightness" definately is seen in the Elise, besides lacking stuff like AC I'm not sure there are airbags or much of any standard safety equipment, my friend who had one said driving I-25 on his work commute he was nearly crushed several times by large trucks that couldn't see the Lotus - it's profile is so low to the ground and the lower third of one's body sits under the door rails - which I think also serve as the frame. Took me several minutes to exit the car.
But if you get in an accident you would be road kill. Nothing handles like a Lotus though, it is "on rails" and the driving experience is completely transposed to that of a Hyundai - where road feel, steering input and all that good stuff is intentionally insulated from the driver.
Just the facts ma'am - 168k and rising by the hour
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