Hm... that´s a wild guess. Not too fast, I would say something about 20-25 mph at most. The cone flew about 40 yards when hit, so either my perception is false or it was hit at the worst possible angle.Randy Chase said:Hi, do you know what speed they were going?
OneFastMiata said:Cone damage is my main concern. Ive been thinking about this since I ordered the car. Im NOT going to be a happy camper if my car ends up with spidering paint and cracks from autocross action.
The body is made of GRP (glass reinforced plastic), thus "fiberglass". The method used to mold it is dfferent from either the hand layup of fiber cloth/mat, like the S1, or the chopped fiber mix sprayed into the mold like Corvette uses (or used, not sure if they still are), but still classed as fiberglass, a fairly generic term. It is not a molded plastic like the Saturn.Tripledigits said:The Elise body is injection molded plastic, not fiberglass. My dealer told me the reason is that it results in a better finish than the glass. Also, flex additive isn't used, also a quality of finish issue, so the paint chips pretty easily. We better keep a bit of touchup paint handy. I'm guessing the plastic is less likely to be damaged by cones and other objects.
ChrisB said:It is not a molded plastic like the Saturn.