Tony what does a Birkin weigh, and how does it handle compared to
an Elise? My Brother is thinking about getting one.
It depends on what you want, and what powertrain option the car has.
could be anywhere from 950Lb for bike power to 1280Lb for Zetec power with Birkin supplied options.
Live axled narrow track car?
On smooth roads with a decent alignment/tyres, it can match an Elise, no problem.
When the road gets bumpy, it will lose out.
It the wet with decent tyres it'll be about the same.
In standing pools of water.....heheh, scary.
Typically, once you get used to the lively rear end(it's restless on bumps and you're practically sitting on the rear axle), you'll have more confidence more of the time, than in the Elise.
If the car is set up well....It will seem to rotate right where your hips are; You think Wow! The Grip....You'll feel like a Driving god.