Sorry it took so long for me to respond. The Elise beat all the non-corvette contenders (camaros, mustangs, RX-8 track car, bmw 335i, etc). It beat about half of the corvettes. A fair number of the corvettes were trailered in. Most importantly, it was 6 seconds faster around the track than the local president of the corvette club. He works in the same building as me, and we smack talked for a couple weeks before the event. The track had more of an "open" vibe than a typical SCCA track; I was sure it would give him a significant advantage. The fastest times were runs optimized for speed, as versus hugging the cones. At the end of the day, the fastest drivers were those who had judicious control of their throttle, with many drivers losing time (due to partial spins) in the slalom. It was the classic challenge of agility versus raw power. (don't get me wrong, the new high end corvettes can corner quite well). In the final analysis, only drivers with much more experience than me ran faster times, the difference appeared to be more the driver than the car (no surprise there for most people who autocross). For the given experience level, the Lotus was a bit faster around the track.
Storm titanium 2005 Elise with carbon fiber spoiler, BWR sway bar, BOE toe links, gPan2, LidBone, sector 111 wheel studs, Grey RAC Monolite wheels with toyo R1R, Team Dynamics 1.4 with Hoosier A6/R6s, Katana2 Supercharger, ECU with 265 flash. PPE headers w/decat, CEL angle eliminator, Silent touch catback, Rear Panel Eliminator, HKS intake, V2 fuel tank, Walbro255 fuel pump. HID lights.
Last edited by addertooth; 10-10-2012 at 05:54 AM.