For people that are actually interested in the handbrake solution, here is the preliminary stats that I'm aiming for:
1) Approximately 4 pound system weight. I'm aiming for zero weight gain or perhaps a slightly weight loss with this handbrake + the front calipers as compared to the stock rear caliper setup.
2) Hopefully Plug and play solution with the current handbrake cables.
3) Pricing of around $800 for handbrake calipers + pads.
If this sounds good to you, let me know and I'll see if I can develop a kit. Otherwise, I might just make something for myself.
2011 Lotus Elise SC Final Edition 15 of 15 - Ardent Red