Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Philadelphia, PA
I had a 1988 Carrera track car for 4 years before I bought the Elise. The Carrera was a stock 3.2 but with headers, exhaust, and lowered gears. I think (no real data) the Elise is quicker to maybe 75 after which the Porsche is better. I know that at the brake zone at the Glen, after the esses, the Carrera was around 127-130 mph (indicated) before the gearing and around 135 after, while the Elise can't exceed around 121 MPH (real), which is 125-130 indicated.