He's selling his Elise because they won't let him race it.
what's the reason that the roll bar is not adequate? Seems like it's bullshit to me. What are they afraid the Elise is going to whoop everyone's ass?JLSELISE said:The Elise factory roll bar is not adequate for competition (by a long shot), according to the regs spelled out in the SCCA General Competition Rules, and therefore the Elise cannot be used in competition events sanctioned by that club. So any other club that adheres to SCCA regs (say for insurance purposes) will be forced to impose the same limitation. The situation is quite different for non-competition, open track events where local clubs and tracks work out the rules together and the insurance requirements are less strict.
Folks, If I stilled lived in Brooklyn, I would never buy the Elise. The roads resemble a bombed out country and the potholes there rival grave depths.shay2nak said:Why doesn't he run with the hardtop. He also says in the auction that he hopes the Exige will come here, but you can remove the top on that car also.
Is an aftermarket rollcage available for the Elise (probably not yet in the US, but maybe UK)? Bolt-in? Weld-in?Vantage said:
Honestly, if you looked at the optional Motorsports roll cage in the Exige, you might understand where some of the weakpoints in the stock design are.
Either sanctioning body is going to require a full cage for the car, effectively making it next to worthless for street use. I don't have the SCCA General Competition Rules (GCR) handy, but you're talking about a 6 point cage (2 in the front footwells, 2 behind the seats, 2 at the rear fenders) with door bars and etc. I'm also interested in what happens when you weld a cage to the Elise bonded aluminum chassis. The whole point of binding was to avoid the heat stress of welding. Not sure I'd trust anyone but Lotus Motorsport to do this.maxxfish said:I definitely plan to roadrace my Elise. I know that the SCCA is very anal, but it seems like NASA is a bit more relaxed. Any idea if NASA would approve a stock Elise? [/B]
Certain roads are really bad, some others...not too bad. I commute to NJ and if you're a perceptive driver who "learns" the road, you become very intune with its characteristics. You learn the apexes, the lanes to be in to avoid the bumps, etc. If someone were to watch me drive to work from the sky and there was no traffic, they would think I'm nuts for constantly changing lanes, but I do that with or without traffic to avoid the potholes and other road abberations. Whereas 99% of the drivers on the road are just plain oblivious...Bobby said:Folks, If I stilled lived in Brooklyn, I would never buy the Elise. The roads resemble a bombed out country and the potholes there rival grave depths.
Commuting in the Elise in NY? Too bone jarring!