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all of the colors look badass. I don't know if it was the lighting, the camera or both but I don't think that the red and especially orange actually look like that. The white looks really good.

Thanks!
 

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Donovan said:
You guys are up late, and it's a saturday and you're at home....oh wait, so am I....
can't miss SNL. watching Apollo now. they always boo the amateur rappers, don't know why. LOL!
 

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What is Apollo? As in Late Night at the Apollo?
yes. The audience can be pretty brutal sometimes. Then you have these crazy ass people who are just on the show so they get kicked off the stage just to mix things up. Pretty talented amateurs out there who sing, rap & dance. The older seasons are better though.
 

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Would the Exige be considered an Elise trim level (for lack of a better term) if Lotus tried to bring it over? Or would the Feds see it as a different car that would need crash and safety testing? Seems like they've done a lot of the work with the Elise, bringing the Exige may not be much more work?
 

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Snowphun said:
Would the Exige be considered an Elise trim level (for lack of a better term) if Lotus tried to bring it over? Or would the Feds see it as a different car that would need crash and safety testing? Seems like they've done a lot of the work with the Elise, bringing the Exige may not be much more work?
Maybe. But I heard from someone at Lotus that they want more differentiation before bringing the car over. Otherwise people will be saying..

"But..wait a minute.. the Exige is just an Elise with LSS and some more body parts???"

There has been some talk of first making a higher horsepower (supercharged) car and then bringing it over.
 

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when I talked with English a few weeks ago at LCU, they weren't sure the exige would be allowed in under the elise exemptions. Not going to really make a decision whether to bring the exige over for at least 6-8 months.

My guess IF it comes, it'll be supercharged, maybe 220 hp and about $15-20k more expensive. I doubt realistically their'll be any bigger market for the exige as for the S1 Exige, but I guess time will tell> Although I think the exige with the removeable roof would definately be sweet.


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From rumors I've seen aroumd the web, I think Zvezdah has it right.

From what I understand the Elise w/LSS is essentially an Exige w/o the bodywork. For the other countries to get LSS, they get the Exige body as a bonus (if you think of it that way). I've heard that if the Exige comes here, it will be supercharged (and possible the USA will be the only country to get the supercharged Exige). Of course, that will justify the car to cost $55K.
 

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Someone needs to pass along the solution to John English:

Regulations don't allow a lot of things from the factory because they'd have to pass extra regulations.

Why now make the Exige a "dealer installed option" they could classify it as a body kit...or something. Maybe the dealer could even give you a small refund on your new car bodywork that you turn in on conversion.

The exige is a big $$$ premium over the standard car anway.

Hmmmm
 

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I doubt we would be the only ones to get a FI Exige. Lotus currently has a bit of a problem with the fact that the performance is similiar to the 111R. They need some additional differentiation over on that side of the pond as well.

I'd like one in my garage. I am anticipating its arrival.....though I doubt it will slip in under the current waivers...hmmm, how about calling it an Elise Coupe? Maybe the Feds won't be the wiser...;)

I saw a bunch of white 111R/Exiges on the line at Hethel in March. They looked tight!
 

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I am anticipating its arrival.....though I doubt it will slip in under the current waivers...hmmm, how about calling it an Elise Coupe? Maybe the Feds won't be the wiser...;)

I saw a bunch of white 111R/Exiges on the line at Hethel in March. They looked tight!
I want an Exige badly, supercarged or not. Aside from lotus deciding not to send it here, I don't see the Feds holding it back. It is essentially a fastback Elise. Call it an Elise coupe, whatever you want. It has the same chassis, engine, suspension as the LSS elise. Only real difference is the bodywork which is pretty similar too.

As stated before it will be at least 6-8 months until Lotus decides to get it here. I'll bet that they already know that if they want to sell it here, they won't have to get any more waivers or whatever hoops they went through for the Elise, or they wouldn't even be considering it at this point. It is rather a decision on whether it can sell. I believe it will sell w/o a problem.

CO or KG is my only decision.
 
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