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05-28-2019 05:25 AM
jdolluc Well you guys were right, the instructor I got was a lighter guy, so it wasn't an issue at all!

It was a blast, definitely will be doing that again. Got the tires screaming around a corner and said to the instructor "guess I went in a little hot" and his response was "nah, thats just your tires going WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" lol


Definitely recommend taking the cars out to the track, especially for an organized event like the one I did through NASA (HPDE)

NASA Great Lakes
05-28-2019 03:01 AM
Viperguy324
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Originally Posted by XHILR8N! View Post
Pic please?
Here you go...BIG.
05-28-2019 12:01 AM
bruss
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Originally Posted by GuppyCaptain View Post
110 lb blondes are just fine but brunettes up to 130 lbs are within limits in my car and if they’ve got black hair there really is no limit. Mmmmmm.....


Sorry, just having a moment 🙂
TTIPWP
(This thread is pointless without pictures)
05-27-2019 03:05 PM
brgelise It is Lotus being polite about not wanting fatties in their cars hehe.
05-25-2019 07:21 PM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by Limbdoc View Post
I’m 6’l” and about 225 lbs. I limit my passengers to ONE 110 lb blonde. I guess I’m still within the weight limit 🤣
Allowance for a 105er in the back
05-25-2019 07:15 PM
GuppyCaptain
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Originally Posted by Limbdoc View Post
I’m 6’l” and about 225 lbs. I limit my passengers to ONE 110 lb blonde. I guess I’m still within the weight limit 🤣
110 lb blondes are just fine but brunettes up to 130 lbs are within limits in my car and if they’ve got black hair there really is no limit. Mmmmmm.....


Sorry, just having a moment 🙂
05-25-2019 03:37 PM
XHILR8N!
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Originally Posted by Viperguy324 View Post
It won't break the car... I'm 6'2'' 340lbs.. and carry 200lb+ folks in the right seat all the time.
Pic please?
05-25-2019 03:17 PM
Limbdoc I’m 6’l” and about 225 lbs. I limit my passengers to ONE 110 lb blonde. I guess I’m still within the weight limit 🤣
05-25-2019 07:37 AM
NC25T Always thought the heavier the vehicle the less you notice a passenger. When I did track days in my 2750lb Saab SPG or 3000LB viggen, any passenger at the track would be very noticeable. Especially when those cars had a open diff, sometimes the extra weight gave me better traction in a turn (no one wheel burnout at 70mph+). One of my instructors had a 968 & did NASA, SCCA & Porsche club racing, he stated 7 of the 11 turns the extra weight helped him in the turn. That is as long as the passenger wasn’t to heavy.

One even my instructor was 250++ and under 6ft, he wasn’t pleased when he saw my momo race buckets in the car.... he was only a passenger for part of one session.... once he new I was OK on my own, he wanted out.

When I would take 10 people in my RV I didn’t know they were there....

I wouldn’t think exceeding the 440# number would be a issue, go have fun and report back on how the day went!
05-25-2019 02:10 AM
Redsled Looks like I picked the right time to go on a diet. Couple months before buying car was 250, now 176. With my huracan at over 800 hp I don't notice a difference in speed but 75 pounds probably make a difference on Evora
05-24-2019 10:02 PM
Viperguy324 It won't break the car... I'm 6'2'' 340lbs.. and carry 200lb+ folks in the right seat all the time.
05-24-2019 07:27 PM
cdn_alien I had an instructor at a track day who weighed 240 lbs in my Elise. He looked so uncomfortable, but he picked me out specifically because he loved Lotus cars. I had a little trouble shifting because it was a little cramped, and the car was definitely slower. On the other hand, he was a very good instructor.
05-24-2019 05:27 AM
cyow5
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Originally Posted by jdolluc View Post
Interesting. The reason I ask is because I'm doing an HPDE event tomorrow and was wondering if I need a scale for the in car instructors

Thanks guys
Instructors tend to see "Lotus" on the sign-up sheet and automatically send you a skinny one, haha
05-24-2019 04:22 AM
jdolluc Interesting. The reason I ask is because I'm doing an HPDE event tomorrow and was wondering if I need a scale for the in car instructors

Thanks guys
05-24-2019 01:08 AM
bruss
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Originally Posted by MGB View Post
The other day I gave a ride to a coworker, who is likely 200+ lbs. I wondered "why does my car suddenly feel so slow?"
It's particularly noticeable in some cars, the Lotus being one of them. I occasionally take a pax on track, and the handling/speed change around any particular corner is always more than I expect. The Evora is a finely tuned machine and any weight change makes a big difference.
05-23-2019 10:24 PM
MGB The other day I gave a ride to a coworker, who is likely 200+ lbs. I wondered "why does my car suddenly feel so slow?"
05-23-2019 07:08 PM
XHILR8N! My son put full race seats in his street car. At 185 I can barely get in it.

“At least you won’t bring any fat girls home”
05-23-2019 04:27 PM
Julian73 The Ultra Lightweight wheels used on the Sport 410 can not be used on the 400 2+2 nor the GT430 (2+0) with high downforce aero package. Lotus believes in lightweight and that extends to driver/passenger combo.
05-23-2019 03:31 PM
quattro574 That's a great rule!
05-23-2019 11:37 AM
David Craig I think that part of the manual was the politically correct way of saying that heavy men can only invite slim women into their car.
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