The 175s on the front are standard for all elises except I believe the 135, 160. Clearly the 175s are standard to prevent the vast bulk of real world drivers (me! me! me!) from getting into trouble!
Look at the planned elise usage poll in this site. Only 10% plan to do track days and limited street driving. THe rest all plan exclusively street driving or street with occasional track. As I've said all along, a comparitive few of these cars will see a track on a regular basis (I"ve felt it would be about 10%) so they're designing the car to work for the biggest group.
Thankfully for the percentage that do yearn for high track usage, the Lotus sport suspension package will probably help in that respect.
The specially designed yoko A048s mentioned in the article should be quite nice too!!
Last edited by zvezdah1; 10-04-2003 at 07:43 AM.