Have seen a few photo's of Lotus cars in the snow. Let's see how many cars have seen the cold world during the winter. (my past Elise, not my current Exige).
72 Europa- Next restoration 69 Elan S4 - Restored & Sold 64 Elan S1 - Restored 12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart - Sold 07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car - Sold 07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car - Wrecked at track 06 Elise - Track pack - Sold
Last edited by Certified Lotus; 10-11-2009 at 03:37 AM.
We got surprised by a snow storm last weekend while we were out with the Elise. Still had somewhat badly worn Advan's on car. Not a good combo. Slid off road into the medain between freeway lanes. Had to drive in median about a mile to find a spot where I could climb back onto the road. The Photo's above are the result of the mile of off roading it took to get back on the road.
No damage, except REALLY Dirty, and a badly bruised ego from allowing myself to get caught like that. With halfway decent tires, the car is easy to drive in the snow. But on sheet ice, with almost slicks, not so good. There's nothing like that feeling when you are in a flat spin and know that absolutely no input you give will have any positive effect.
2006 Aspen White / Sport / Track / LSD
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the snow here is crazy today, as are you guys who take your lotus' in the snow.
05 Ardent Red, FF rear wing, FF half carbon front splitter,CF mirrors, exedy clutch, toda flywheels, revire Side scoops, arqray single tip, larini decat, fujita intake. all lights, minus the heads, blacked out.