Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Southeast Michigan
I was just done ordering a Cayman GTS when they announced the GT4, but decided it's not the way to go. I'm sure it will be very quick, like the Cayman R is very quick, but will be a rough time on the road.
I'm not sure what the pricing complaints are on these. A GTS with 340HP etc goes out the door at ~$77K if you lay off the cosmetic options and carbon brakes. What does the supercharged Evora that the local dealer was pushing at me run? And if I recall correctly, the later Exiges were well into the $60Ks new, and you could hit $70K if you tried really hard.
The 981 chassis is a heck of a ride. I drove one on a track the same day as I drove my Elise, and while they are different, they are not SO different, except the Cayman S I drove had LOTS more engine than my Elise. You don't have to go insane fast to have fun in either, but if you want to, you can. Works for me.
One of the posters above said exactly what I was thinking, that driving an Elise a couple of hours to a track is a bit of a chore. Honestly, I wanted something more day to day livable after 6 years with the Elise.
I suspect the GT4 will sell quickly and well. My local dealer told me they got 7 deposits the day it was announced.
Ross, I don't get you at all, man. You must have $80K in your Exige and you're going on about how you can get a track car, a truck and something else for $100k? Well, yeah, you can get a Turbo 944 or a race car Miata or a Formula Ford (more fun than any street car) for $15K any day. So what?
[SOLD] 2005 Lotus Elise, NFB with orange trim N/A+ Nitron DA's+gPan+little tiny Odyssey battery++ Lotus Sport seats+ DBA 5000's/Stainless++Lotus Sport wheels ++ V2 stuff like gas tank, arms ++Track pack harness bar/6pt++2Bular GT3 and sport cat++ quick release and a few steering wheels++ custom rear delete++ Magical Racing mirrors with custom mounts ++ RTD brace ++ toe link upgrade++ other little stuff