Originally posted by dechien
In all this time of my waiting for the Elise, I have never really thought of the weight limit issue. I am 5'10", at a solid 175 lbs. From the past threads, I trust that my weight and height should be fine in the driver's seat. However, one of my professional athlete friend is 6'2" at 250 lbs. My burning question is this. "What is the maximum weight tolerance per seat in the Elise? And should we try our best to balance the weight in both seats? Or is this a case where if they weigh more than me, they cannot be in the passenger seat?"
Given that this car is at about 2,000 pounds, I imagine any additional 200 lb would perhaps tip it somewhat?
Dreadfully tired, mildly concerned, and becoming more and more impatient during this waiting process.
(#29 at Newport European)
There's actually no problem at all with either your weight or your passenger (even if he/she's XXL
). You can still; go out for a really quick blat, and the chassis will do its magic, as usual! You haven't ordered a Huyndai, you'll in queue for an Elise, remeber that!
The only issue you'll see is that of space lack . If your friend is XL (or XXL like me
), you may find yourself asking him to change gears for you, or your elbows will touch. For me Elise is actually a single-seater toy car. If the driver and passenger are like you, then it's OK, but space is limited for greater sizes...May we ask for a SV chassis, like Caterham's? :-)
Moreover, you'll be able to feel the extra passenger weight on the steering wheel. It will fell slightly heavier but still noticeable to you... The heavier your chap, the heavier it'll feel :-). You may even check it by yourself, when you try to steer it from outside, and when you're behind the wheel!...