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post #141 of 692 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 08:08 AM
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Gunmetal S2 hits soft wall- possible suspension failure.
http://www.mx5forum.com/gallery/data/500/Elise.wmv

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Gunmetal S2 hits soft wall- possible suspension failure.
http://www.mx5forum.com/gallery/data/500/Elise.wmv
i don't know about the suspension failure. Some turns before the accident, the guy was just whipping the car into the turn. Seems like he just upset the balance and couldn't recover the last one. He almost lost it a few moments back also. I think he was driving too hard because he didn't want the Mazda to pass him. IMO.

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I agree

A better driver in a slower car most of the time gets the win
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i don't know about the suspension failure. Some turns before the accident, the guy was just whipping the car into the turn. Seems like he just upset the balance and couldn't recover the last one. He almost lost it a few moments back also. I think he was driving too hard because he didn't want the Mazda to pass him. IMO.
Agreed. I had a feeling 15 seconds before the crash that something bad was going to happen. It was getting too competitive, and there was way too much adrenalin flowing inside that Elise.

We learn something else from this video - When you're driving hard, you do not notice a fly on your arm until you slow down. Watch the last few seconds of the video carefully, especially the area between the center vent and the passenger airbag as he brushes his arm. If I could be a fly on the wall, I would probably hang out at the track too.

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If it were me

After getting home and watching the video of the crash again. I can't stop feeling bad for the driver.I know myself and if I was in the car driving and that MX5 was on my ass like that I'm sorry to say I would be likely to take it over the top and eat the wall.
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Elises at Zandvoort now, LIVE on webcam
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i don't know about the suspension failure. Some turns before the accident, the guy was just whipping the car into the turn. Seems like he just upset the balance and couldn't recover the last one. He almost lost it a few moments back also. I think he was driving too hard because he didn't want the Mazda to pass him. IMO.
I agree. It almost looks like he was driving in his rear view when he lost it or he just wasn't paying attention to the track. Being humble is the first thing you need to learn on the track. A lot of people don't understand that the driver makes all the difference in who wins and looses. Just because your car puts down faster numbers when driven by professionals, doesn't meen you have anything to prove either. We all start somewhere.

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post #148 of 692 (permalink) Old 09-15-2005, 01:37 PM
 
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New video of an Elise at a track (Spring Mountain MOtorsports Park..aka Pahrump).

http://www.thezam.org/kam/Videos/LotusElise_102304.wmv
Does anyone still have this video around? I'm a big fan of that track, but the link no longer appears to work. I'd love to see the Elise on that track, since I'll be driving it myself in Lisa pretty soon.

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I'm right at the end of the video - streams to Media Player

mms://stream2.myvideotalk.com/1167/2...cf1dce404c.wmv

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Short video-clip (1,15min - 10mb) taken from my Exige during "Stelvio or bust 2005" last thuersday 13-09-2005

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Gunmetal S2 hits soft wall- possible suspension failure.
http://www.mx5forum.com/gallery/data/500/Elise.wmv
Ahhhh.....Pride rears its ugly head. I can understand not wanting to let the Mazda by....BUT... if a slower car catches me, I assume the difference is driving skill. I let the car go by, try to follow them and learn something.
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The way the Mazda driver cleans his arm off after the crash is great. It's almost like he's saying..."done...next". I agree...that Elise was in trouble long before the crash. He started driving way out his comfort zone.
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Does anyone still have this video around? I'm a big fan of that track, but the link no longer appears to work. I'd love to see the Elise on that track, since I'll be driving it myself in Lisa pretty soon.

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I have it, give me some time to upload it.

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That miata driver was not exactly the High Priest of Smooth Driving, either. He seems pretty busy behind the wheel, and catches more than one tail-out moment.

The elise was trying to brake too deep into the turns, was getting the rear light and squirrelly right before diving in. This car will trail brake well, but it needs to be done with a lighter hand.
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Autocar's "Best Driver's Car in Britain" video

Not really an Elise video per se, but there's a comment at the end about a Lotus in the competition. Interesting video including M5's, Ford GT, AMV8 and more.

http://www.autocarmagazine.co.uk/

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this is what happens when an elise (probably modified, but it is not the newer one) and a decent driver meets up with a Ferrari F40 and a Porsche GT2!

http://www.gti18t.com/files/leluc.mpeg
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Not an Elise but a BMW M3 CSL (supposedly supercharged as well):

http://www.my330i.com/videos/ess_csl.wmv

I'm not a fan of how the SMG sounds when it shifts...sound rather harsh on the drivetrain. I was also thinking why they don't offer clutch by wire in addition to throttle by wire. So you could have a full SMG paddle type shifting as well as a third pedal for when you want to finesse the shifting. It would work, no?
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I think that CSL was in BMW Performance magazine. It's a gorgeous M3. Too bad they never sold it here. But that just reflects the views from Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson about the Mustang GT.

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this is what happens when an elise (probably modified, but it is not the newer one) and a decent driver meets up with a Ferrari F40 and a Porsche GT2!

http://www.gti18t.com/files/leluc.mpeg
YES! Thanks so much for that video- that was hot.

You can really see the strengths of the F40 vs. the Elise. The F40 blows by him on every straight, but the Little Liz That Could out-brakes him in every corner, and eventually loses him. Some excellent driving of some awesome cars there.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to be alone for a while.

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I have it, give me some time to upload it.
Awesome! Thanks so much! I look forward to it.

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