Bigger and heavier with the exact same engine? Good! That way I won't feel tempted to buy it.etypeiii said:It's kind of weird - in the latest Road and Track (oct. 04) they have a short blurb on the "2006 Elise Mk. 3" with the same picture of the yellow Elise/VX220 lookalike as has been already posted in another thread.
"In late 2005, an all-new version of the Lotus Elise, one that meets U.S. crash standards, will make its debut. The significantly wider car will be built on an all-new modular chassis, and will continue with the 190-bhp Toyota engine."
My guess is that, if this is true, the "MK3" Elise would debut in Europe first, then find its way to the U.S. a year later (2007 model year.) Plus, given Lotus' timeframes, it may debut in late 2005, but no one will be able to buy one until model year 2007.
Now that looks BIIG.Randy Chase said: