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reminds me of watching video of some Australian series with Elises and Vipers on the track at the same time. Vipers just walked away on the straights, but then had to brake soooooo early. Looks like he got some traffic help at the right time so he could gain enough time in the corners to overcome the acceleration/top speed advantage on the big straight

Funny how much faster they both are than everyone else.
 

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Here’s one with the tables flipped. The Elan is the higher powered car and the Mini Marcos the better handling.

 

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some great footage from le tour auto optic out there. elan's seem to clobber when they try.

Won the most prestigious award in its class on the planet lately too, eh! :whistle:

"Grid 4 (1962 / 1965)
1) S. Evans / 1965 / Lotus Elan 26R / n° 17"



While the Marcos and many others may be "better" handling. Remember, the elan was designed as a street car. I still use both my +2 and baby for work daily. Try that in a Marcos or some track car (granted I use both Elise as service vehicles too, so maybe one could).
 
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